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Did Peyton Manning hurt legacy?

Peyton Manning completed a Super Bowl-record 34 passes on Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks, but that's pretty much where the positives ended for the legendary quarterback in Super Bowl XLVIII. Because despite those passes and Manning's 280 yards, his Denver Broncos were routed 43-8 at MetLife Stadium. Manning carries something of a poor reputation in big games, and it's impossible to say this game reversed it. Was it his fault? Did the blowout damage his legacy?

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How much was Peyton Manning to blame for the Broncos' 43-8 loss in Super Bowl XLVIII?

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  • What does the 43-8 loss in Super Bowl XLVIII do to Peyton Manning's legacy?

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  • Will Peyton Manning play in another Super Bowl?

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  • Which did more to help/hurt Peyton Manning's legacy?

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  • Where does Peyton Manning rank among the best quarterbacks of all time?

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What to make of Super Bowl rout?

It started out 2-0 after a bizarre bad-snap safety, and things never changed between the Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos. The Legion of Boom couldn't be solved and Russell Wilson & Co. couldn't be stopped, as Seattle won its first Super Bowl 43-8. Is this the start of something beautiful in the Pacific Northwest? Who was your MVP? Vote below!

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  • What do you make of the Seahawks' 43-8 win over the Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII?

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  • How much did the safety on the first play have to do with the way the Super Bowl played out?

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  • Who was your Super Bowl MVP?

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  • How would you rather your favorite team end the season?

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  • What chance do you give the Seahawks of winning the Super Bowl again next year?

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  • How many Super Bowls will Russell Wilson win in his career?

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  • Did you watch Super Bowl XLVIII to the very end?

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  • Which of these Super Bowls was the biggest dud?

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  • Which of these Super Bowl-winning defenses was best?

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  • Which was the better part of Super Bowl XLVIII?

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Super Bowl XLVIII Commercials

Watching the Seahawks annihilate the Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII wasn't the most enjoyable experience for the casual fan, but as usual the commercials delivered plenty of laughs and some heartfelt moments as well. Whether it was Tim Tebow making good use of his down time or David Beckham running around in his underwear, celebrities were out in full force to get the attention of the biggest television audience of the year. Who did the best job? Cast your vote on our special categories below!

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What grade would you give the Super Bowl XLVIII commercials?

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  • Which Super Bowl commercial made the best use of a celebrity?

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  • Which Super Bowl commercial made the best use of an animal?

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  • Which was the funniest Super Bowl commercial?

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  • Which Super Bowl commercial movie/TV trailer intrigued you the most?

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  • Which was the better part of Super Bowl XLVIII?

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  • Would you quit your job to star in a Super Bowl commercial?

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How would you grade Super Bowl?

New York Giants-New England Patriots III, this was not. Instead of coming down to the last minute, Super Bowl XLVIII was a total domination for the Seattle Seahawks, featuring a bizarre safety on the first play from scrimmage, a kickoff-return TD to start the second half and much more in a 43-8 win. But that doesn't mean it was automatically a bad game; if you're a member of the esteemed 12th Man, a fan of blowouts or someone who watches the Super Bowl for things other than football, the night provided plenty of entertainment. How would you grade the festivities?

  • What grade would you give the Super Bowl game?

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  • What grade would you give the officiating at the Super Bowl?

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  • What grade would you give the Super Bowl XLVIII commercials?

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  • What grade would you give Renee Fleming for her performance of the national anthem?

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  • What grade would you give Bruno Mars' halftime show at the Super Bowl?

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  • What grade would you give the Red Hot Chili Peppers' halftime performance at the Super Bowl?

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Peyton Manning of the Denver BroncosKevin C. Cox/Getty ImagesDoes Peyton Manning's sub-par Super Bowl XLVIII affect his all-time ranking?

That didn't go the way Peyton Manning had hoped. The Denver Broncos quarterback, he of individual records in the 2013 regular season and staggering overall numbers since he entered the league in 1998, fell to 1-2 in Super Bowls with a resounding 43-8 loss to the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday. How much does this affect his standing on the list of best QBs ever? Click on the images below to set your rankings!

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Greatest NFL QBs Ever

Troy Aikman

Troy Aikman

Dallas Cowboys (1989-2000)
61.5% completion
32,942 yards
165 TDs, 141 INTs
94-71 W-L
3-0 Super Bowl record

Sammy Baugh

Sammy Baugh

Washington Redskins (1937-52)
56.5% completion
21,886 yards
187 TDs, 203 INTs
Played before SB era

Terry Bradshaw

Terry Bradshaw

Pittsburgh Steelers (1970-83)
51.9% completion
27,989 yards
212 TDs, 210 INTs
107-51 W-L
4-0 Super Bowl record

Tom Brady

Tom Brady

New England Patriots (2000-present)
63.4% completion
49,149 yards
359 TDs, 134 INTs
148-43 W-L
3-2 Super Bowl record

Drew Brees

Drew Brees

San Diego Chargers (2001-2005)
New Orleans Saints (2006-present)
65.9% completion
51,081 yards
363 TDs, 177 INTs
110-75 W-L
1-0 Super Bowl record

John Elway

John Elway

Denver Broncos (1983-98)
56.9% completion
51,475 yards
300 TDs, 226 INTs
148-82-1 W-L
2-3 Super Bowl record

Brett Favre

Brett Favre

Atlanta Falcons (1991)
Green Bay Packers (1992-2007)
New York Jets (2008)
Minnesota Vikings (2009-2010)
62% completion
71,838 yards
508 TDs, 336 INTs
186-112 W-L
1-1 Super Bowl record

Dan Fouts

Dan Fouts

San Diego Chargers (1973-87)
58.8% completion
43,040 yards
254 TDs, 242 INTs
86-84-1 W-L

Otto Graham

Otto Graham

Cleveland Browns (1946-55)
55.8% completion
23,584 yards
174 TDs, 135 INTs
Played before SB era

Bob Griese

Bob Griese

Miami Dolphins (1967-1980)
56.2% completion
25,092 yards
192 TDs, 172 INTs
92-56-3 W-L
2-1 Super Bowl record

Peyton Manning

Peyton Manning

Indianapolis Colts (1998-2011)
Denver Broncos (2012-present)
65.5% completion
64,964 yards
491 TDs, 219 INTs
167-73 W-L
1-2 Super Bowl record

Dan Marino

Dan Marino

Miami Dolphins (1983-99)
59.4% completion
61,361 yards
420 TDs, 252 INTs
147-93 W-L
0-1 Super Bowl record

Joe Montana

Joe Montana

San Francisco 49ers (1979-92)
Kansas City Chiefs (1993-94)
63.2% completion
40,551 yards
273 TDs, 139 INTs
117-47 W-L
4-0 Super Bowl record

Warren Moon

Warren Moon

Houston Oilers (1984-93)
Minnesota Vikings (1994-96)
Seattle Seahawks (1997-98)
Kansas City Chiefs (1999-2000)
58.4% completion
49,325 yards
291 TDs, 233 INTs
102-101 W-L

Joe Namath

Joe Namath

New York Jets (1965-76)
L.A. Rams (1977)
50.1% completion
27,663 yards
173 TDs, 220 INTs
62-63-4 W-L
1-0 Super Bowl record

Aaron Rodgers

Aaron Rodgers

Green Bay Packers (2005-present)
65.8% completion
24,197 yards
188 TDs, 52 INTs
58-29 W-L
1-0 Super Bowl record

Phil Simms

Phil Simms

New York Giants (1979-93)
55.4% completion
33,462 yards
199 TDs, 157 INTs
95-64 W-L
2-0 Super Bowl record

Bart Starr

Bart Starr

Green Bay Packers (1956-71)
57.4% completion
24,718 yards
152 TDs, 138 INTs
94-57-6 W-L
2-0 Super Bowl record

Roger Staubach

Roger Staubach

Dallas Cowboys (1969-79)
57% completion
22,700 yards
153 TDs, 109 INTs
85-29 W-L
2-2 Super Bowl record

Fran Tarkenton

Fran Tarkenton

Minnesota Vikings (1961-66; 1972-78)
New York Giants (1967-71)
57% completion
47,003 yards
342 TDs, 266 INTs
124-109-6 W-L
0-3 Super Bowl record

Johnny Unitas

Johnny Unitas

Baltimore Colts (1956-72)
San Diego Chargers (1973)
54.6% completion
40,239 yards
290 TDs, 253 INTs
118-64-4 W-L
1-1 Super Bowl record

Steve Young

Steve Young

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1985-86)
San Francisco 49ers (1987-99)
64.3% completion
33,124 yards
232 TDs, 107 INTs
94-49 W-L
1-0 Super Bowl record

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