Peyton Manning may be one of the greatest quarterbacks in the history of the NFL but he and his team got off to an absolutely dismal start in Super Bowl XLVIII. From their very first offensive snap, the Broncos' record-setting offense produced points for the Seattle Seahawks. Unfortunately for the fans in orange and blue, Manning and the Broncos were just getting started generating scores for the opposition.
Both of the interceptions that Manning threw in the first half resulted in touchdowns for Seattle. After his first interception, the Seahawks needed seven plays to march 37 yards for a touchdown. Seattle Seahawks linebacker Malcolm Smith made sure that the offense didn't need to work so hard after Manning's second interception. After defensive end Cliff Avril hit Manning's arm as he attempted a pass on a third-and-13 play from the Seahawks' 35-yard line, Smith ran under the wobbly ball. He caught it before it could drop and tore down the left sideline. Smith returned the interception 69 yards for a touchdown to stretch the Seahawks' lead to 22-0
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