Then it sailed out of his hand, and into the waiting arms of the top-ranked Seahawks defense.
It was the beginning of a nightmare night for the NFL’s Most Valuable Player, and the culmination of a dream season for Seattle, which dominated the Denver Broncos for its first Super Bowl championship, 43-8 on Sunday night in East Rutherford, N.J.
The game began with the fastest score in Super Bowl history, 12 seconds in, as the opening snap sailed into the end zone, where Denver’s Knowshon Moreno fell on it for a safety.
The second half started just as stunningly, with Seattle’s Percy Harvin returning the kickoff 87 yards for a touchdown — again just 12 seconds in.
Clearly that 12th Man energy was heating up the cold MetLife Stadium — and making some magic.
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