Monday, February 3, 2014
Super Bowl XLVIII
Seattle 43 : 8 Denver
For the first time in 23 years, and the fifth time overall, the game featured the league’s top-ranked offense against its top-ranked defense. And the 23.5-point disparity between the Broncos’ average scoring output (37.9) and the Seahawks’ average points allowed (14.4) is the largest in Super Bowl history, according to FootballPerspective.com. No team was more efficient inside the red zone than Denver. No team was stingier inside the red zone than Seattle.
During the regular season, the Seahawks led the NFL in points allowed (14.4 per game), passing yards (172) and total yards (273.6) while forcing a league-high 39 turnovers. But the Seahawks haven't played an offense like that of the Broncos. By basic statistical measures, MVP and Offensive Player of the Year Peyton Manning generated the most productive season ever. At 37, he set records with 55 touchdown passes and 5,477 yards through the air while leading the Denver Broncos past the 2007 New England Patriots for most points in NFL history.