Super Bowl result surprises Santa Clara students
THE SANTA CLARA
February 6, 2014
In dominating fashion, the Seattle Seahawks ran away from the Denver Broncos on Super Bowl Sunday and went on to capture their first Lombardi Trophy by a wide margin, 43-8.
“I, nor did anybody, see a blowout coming,” said Seattle fan and junior Ty Vanherweg. “I did expect to see the Seahawks pull it out because I have always believed that defense is what wins championships, but this game was the result of one team being ready while the other wasn’t.”
Denver fan and junior Brendan Tran expressed his discontent with how Sunday’s clash turned out.
“Being a Broncos fan, I am extremely disappointed with the game itself,” said Tran. “It was a forgettable Super Bowl. I certainly did not expect the Broncos to lose, let alone by such a wide margin.”
The loud crowd, in addition to players’ nerves, caused the Broncos to give up a safety on the very first offensive play of the game. It was downhill from there for Denver. The American Football Conference champions failed to establish any sort of offensive rhythm, and the Seahawks took advantage.
Junior Franky Petersen was disheartened to see the Seahawks come out victorious.
“I am personally a (San Francisco 49ers) fan, so I was rooting for the Broncos,” said Peterson. “It was disappointing to see Peyton Manning unable to perform at the high level that he demonstrates from week to week.”
Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson, on the other hand, took the field and certainly did not throw away any opportunity. The Seahawks’ offensive unit racked up 22 points after two quarters and were able to hold the top-ranked Denver offense scoreless.
The second half started in similar fashion to how the game began as a whole — with a Seattle score. The Seahawks’ Percy Harvin found a crease in the kickoff coverage and burst down the field for a touchdown.
“I thought there was still hope after halftime, but that kickoff touchdown sealed the deal,” said Tran.
That return increased the deficit to 29 and dug the Broncos into an even larger hole.
“I think one of the major problems was that the Broncos were unable to stay on the field,” Tran said. “Due to a high amount of turnovers, the Broncos’ defense became weary and as a result of that they were unable to make plays and the offense was unable to create scoring opportunities in order to stay in the game.”
Senior Keli Demertzis was unhappy with the game throughout.
“The game was so boring that I could do my homework while watching it,” said Demertzis.
Vanherweg also commented on the rout.
“I obviously enjoyed seeing my Seahawks defy critics with their dominant performance,” said Vanherweg, “but I could see why a majority of America turned off their TVs by halftime.”
Despite the contest being a blowout Vanherweg was excited to see his favorite team win a title.
“When Paul Allen, Pete Carroll, (Wilson) and Malcolm Smith all held the championship trophy, I felt pure ecstasy,” he said. “The Seahawks are now ready to start a dynasty and be a top contender for the Lombardi for at least the next six years.”
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