All right, let’s face the facts, Super Bowl XLVIII was definitely a blowout that nobody saw coming.
Not even the Vegas bookmakers had a Seattle blowout coming Denver’s way.
I made a big deal about the weather possibly playing a factor into the results of the game but that wasn’t the case at all. Instead a different type of blizzard rolled into New York, and that blizzard my friends was the Seattle Seahawks.
The Seahawks showed exactly why they belonged in that moment and why they deserved to win the Super Bowl.
The media hype throughout the week was all about Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos high powered number one offense against the Seahawks No. 1 defense.
All week I heard about how Peyton Manning couldn’t be stopped and that he is the best quarterback to ever play the game in the history of the NFL.
Truth is Peyton Manning got hot one year in the playoffs with the Colts and just so happened to run into the Chicago Bears in Super Bowl XLI with probably one of the worst quarterbacks to ever start a Super Bowl in Rex Grossman.
Manning’s playoff record now stands at an amazing 11-12.
Those 12 losses in the playoffs are the most playoff losses for a quarterback in NFL history. Just think about that, for as much success Manning has had the failures in the playoffs will go down to haunt him in his legacy.
Manning has been to three Super Bowls and is 1-2 in the biggest game of the year. The Broncos suffered the third worst defeat in the history of the game.
When you lose 43-8 in the biggest game of the year your legacy will be questioned.
No doubt in my mind Manning will be a Hall of Famer one day and will be considered as one of the best of all time, but to consider him as the greatest of all time is a stretch in many reasons.
The greatest don’t lose in blowout fashion, and the greatest don’t fail in the biggest moments.
Say what you want, but this game will forever be remembered as the game Peyton Manning got exposed.