Top five plays in Sunday’s Super Bowl mismatch.
Not even diehard Seattle fans could have seen this coming, could have predicted a complete Seahawks rout.
But here we go.
It isn’t often that the first play of the game ends up being one of the top five in the game, but this was different. The Seahawks won the toss and elected to kick, giving the ball to Peyton Manning and the potent Broncos offence. On the very first play from the Denver 14, Manning was in the shotgun position, then came up to the line to change the play as he does so often. The problem was that Denver centre Manny Ramirez obviously couldn’t hear Manning and snapped the ball right by him. It rolled into the end zone, where it was recovered by Denver running back Knowshon Moreno. So suddenly, just 12 seconds into the game, it’s a two-point safety for Seattle, with the Broncos kicking them the ball. The misplay set the trend for the first half, in which Manning and the Broncos never found their rhythm, made costly turnovers and trailed 22-0 at the half.