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Seattle wins Super Bowl XLVIII

Updated 7:28 AM ET, Mon February 3, 2014
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Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll celebrates his team's remarkable 43-8 win over the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII. Ted S. Warren/AP
The helmets of the competing Super Bowl teams Seattle and Denver flank the iconic Vince Lombardi trophy. Timothy Clary/AFP/Getty
Denver makes a disastrous start as the ball sails over Peyton Manning from a snap which leads to a safety and points on the board for Seattle. Ronald Martinez/Getty Images
Manning (18) cuts a dejected figure after he walks off the field after being intercepted. Julio Cortez/AP
The Seahawks cheerleading squad had more to celebrate as its team took a stranglehold on the Super Bowl from the start. Kevin C Cox/Getty Images
Marshawn Lynch (no 24) forces his way through a pack of players to score the opening touchdown of the game for the Seahawks. Timothy Clary/AFP/Getty
Manning is about to be intercepted in the second quarter with MVP Malcolm Smith returning for 69 yards to score the second touchdown for Seattle. Christian Petersen/Getty Images
Smith has intercepted Manning's misplaced pass and is charging towards the end zone to score a touchdown. Christian Petersen/Getty Images
A young Seahawks fan is dressed for the occasion as he supports his team at Super Bowl XLVII. Timothy Clary/AFP/Getty
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie takes a welcome break from recent political controversies to share a moment with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell in the build up to Super Bowl XLVII. Timothy Clary/AFP/Getty
Seattle's controversial cornerback Richard Sherman was well protected against the New Jersey elements prior to the showdown. Elsa/Getty Images
Star quality. Actor Kevin Costner and his wife Christine Baumgartner turn up to watch the proceedings at the Metlife Stadium. Christian Peterson/Getty Images
Opera singer Renee Fleming enchanted the crowd with her rendition of the American national anthem before the kickoff. Rob Carr/Getty Images
Denver Broncos fans were dressed for the chilly weather in New Jersey for Super Bowl XLVIII against Seattle Seahawks. Timothy Clary/AFP/Getty
Bruno Mars and Anthony Kiedis of the Red Hot Chili Peppers join forces during the Super Bowl XLVIII halftime show in New Jersey. Larry Busacca/Getty Image
Wide receiver Percy Harvin is on his way to completing an 87-yard return from the kick off at the start of the second half to put Seattle out of sight in Super Bowl XLVIII Tom Pennington/Getty Images
Demaryuis Thomas scored a deserved touchdown in the third quarter to provide a rare moment of success for Denver. Stephen Dunn/Getty Images
Seahawks coach Carroll gets the traditional treatment as the clock counts down at the Metlife Stadium. Jeff Gross/Getty Images