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Fans arrive for the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII football game between the Seattle Seahawks and the Denver Broncos at MetLife Stadium Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
FINAL: Seahawks 43, Broncos 8
First Published Feb 02 2014 03:38 pm • Last Updated Feb 02 2014 11:16 pm

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. • A look at the Super Bowl on Sunday night between the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks at MetLife Stadium.

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HILLARY’S ANALYSIS: Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton didn’t seem to mind Seattle’s Super Bowl rout of Denver. "It’s so much more fun to watch FOX when it’s someone else being blitzed & sacked!" she Tweeted.

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SCORING SEAHAWKS: Seattle started the fourth quarter with another touchdown drive, upping its lead to 43-8 and becoming the seventh team to score at least 40 points in a Super Bowl.

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RECORD-SETTER: Broncos receiver Demaryius Thomas set a Super Bowl record with his 12th reception.

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BRONCOS ON THE BOARD: Peyton Manning hit Demaryius Thomas with a 14-yard touchdown pass late in the third quarter and Denver finally broke through on the scoreboard. The Broncos’ TD and subsequent 2-point conversion pass to Wes Welker made the score 36-8 heading into the fourth quarter. There has never been a shutout in the Super Bowl.

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SHERMAN SHAKEN UP: Seahawks star Richard Sherman was briefly shaken up on Denver’s first possession of the second half. The talkative cornerback went down with an apparent leg injury, but jogged off the field and was back in the game quickly.

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12 SECONDS TO GLORY: Seattle scored 12 seconds in to the first half and 12 seconds into the second half.

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HALFTIME SHOW: Not long after Bruno Mars and the Red Hot Chili Peppers finished at rocking Super Bowl halftime show, Seattle struck again. Percy Harvin, the oft-injured receiver, returned the opening kickoff of the second half 87 yards for a touchdown and a 29-0 lead. Harvin missed much of the season with a hip injury and missed the NFC championship game with a concussion.

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SUPER BLOWOUT: Seattle led 22-0 at halftime of the Super Bowl. It was the third-largest halftime lead in Super Bowl history. Denver was on the short end of the other two as well. The Redskins led 35-10 against the Broncos in the 1988 Super Bowl. The 49ers had a 27-3 lead at the half against Denver in the 1990 Super Bowl. The current Broncos have the highest scoring offense in NFL history, but Peyton Manning and Co. are the first team to be shut out in the first half of a Super Bowl since the New York Giants against Baltimore in 2001.

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PICK-6: Peyton Manning threw another interception and this one was returned 69-yards for a touchdown by Seattle linebacker Malcolm Smith to make the score 22-0 in the second quarter. In recent years, the Super Bowl has delivered a string of close games. The last time a team led by at least 20 points in the first half of a Super Bowl was 1995, when the 49ers jumped out to a 28-7 lead in San Diego.

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ALL SEATTLE: Camera-shy running back Marshawn Lynch scored the first touchdown, a 1-yard plunge in the second quarter, to give the Seahawks a 15-0 lead. The TD came after Kam Chancellor intercepted Peyton Manning’s pass in Denver territory. Manning’s third Super Bowl could not have started much worse. He threw for 11 yards in the first quarter, the fewest for the NFL MVP since a regular-season game 2002.

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