The game started with a Broncos safety 12 seconds into the first quarter, and somehow got worse from there. Peyton Manning played one of his worst games as a Bronco. He made it to 280 yards, but needed 49 passes to do so. He also threw two costly interceptions, one of which was returned for a touchdown.
It was a shockingly comprehensive beating by the Seahawks. Seattle did what they did well all year — pressed receivers, rushed the passer, forced turnovers, got into manageable 3rd downs — only better, and all at once.