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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?
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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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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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?