PHOTOS: Seahawks stomp Broncos, 43-8 in Super Bowl XLVIII

There was no fast start for the Broncos. In fact, there was no start at all. (USATSI)
There was no fast start for the Broncos.  In fact, there was no start at all. (USATSI)

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Trindon Holliday led the Broncos out of the tunnel. (USATSI)
Trindon Holliday led the Broncos out of the tunnel. (USATSI)
Heath Farwell carried the 12th man flag for the Seahawks. (USATSI)
Heath Farwell carried the 12th man flag for the Seahawks. (USATSI)
Seahawks kicker Steven Hauschka kicks off as one lonely bulb flashes in the distance. (USATSI)
Seahawks kicker Steven Hauschka kicks off as one lonely bulb flashes in the distance. (USATSI)
This is a metaphor for the Broncos' night: a safety 12 seconds into the game. (USATSI)
This is a metaphor for the Broncos' night: a safety 12 seconds into the game. (USATSI)
Easily the best play of the first half for the Broncos: a pass defended in the end zone. (USATSI)
Easily the best play of the first half for the Broncos: a pass defended in the end zone. (USATSI)
Kam Chancellor was the first to intercept Manning on the night. (USATSI)
Kam Chancellor was the first to intercept Manning on the night. (USATSI)
That led to Beast Mode touchdown. (USATSI)
That led to Beast Mode touchdown. (USATSI)
Cliff Avril got to Manning ... and that led to another interception that went for six. (USATSI)
Cliff Avril got to Manning ... and that led to another interception that went for six. (USATSI)

The way things were going, we fully expected Bruno Mars to score for the Seahawks too. (USATSI)
The way things were going, we fully expected Bruno Mars to score for the Seahawks too. (USATSI)

Not how you want to start the 2nd half: a Percy Harvin TD return. (USATSI)
Not how you want to start the 2nd half: a Percy Harvin TD return. (USATSI)

Demaryius Thomas fumbles in the 3rd quarter after a 23-yard reception. (USATSI)
Demaryius Thomas fumbles in the 3rd quarter after a 23-yard reception. (USATSI)

Russell Wilson was still throwing in the 4th quarter, including another TD pass. (USATSI)
Russell Wilson was still throwing in the 4th quarter, including another TD pass. (USATSI)

It was a long, long, loooonnng night for Manning. (USATSI)
It was a long, long, loooonnng night for Manning. (USATSI)

Pete Carroll took the full brunt of the Gatorade bath. Click to enlarge. (Ryan Wilson, CBSSSports.com)
Pete Carroll took the full brunt of the Gatorade bath. (Ryan Wilson, CBSSSports.com)

Pete Carroll hoists the Lombardi Trophy after the game. (USATSI)
Pete Carroll hoists the Lombardi Trophy after the game. (USATSI)

Marshawn Lynch uses interpretive dance to express his joy. (USATSI)
Marshawn Lynch uses interpretive dance to express his joy. (USATSI)
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Ryan Wilson has been an NFL writer for CBS Sports since June 2011, and he's covered five Super Bowls in that time. Ryan previously worked at AOL's FanHouse from start to finish, and Football Outsiders... Full Bio

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