Seahawks Destroy Broncos, and More of Super Bowl's Biggest Blowouts
The Seattle Seahawks destroyed the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII, adding to the history of the big game's biggest blowouts. Though the 43-8 score wasn't the biggest disparity in Super Bowl history, it was still a devastating loss for the Broncos (and for Broncos fans, of course). The game itself might not have made for much excitement, but the Seahawks delivered, thanks to a great defense. Plus, we did get a few great memes out of the game.
What other Super Bowl games were landslide galleries for one half of its players? Click on to find out.
Super Bowl XXXV: Baltimore Ravens vs. New York Giants
Score: Baltimore 34, New York 7
The Ravens proved they had one of football’s all-time best defensive units in the 2001 game against the Giants. That year, Baltimore claimed its first Super Bowl title in 30 years and its first championship since 1995.
Super Bowl XVIII: Los Angeles Raiders vs. Washington Redskins
Score: Los Angeles 38, Washington 9
The Redskins were the highest scoring team in National Football history at the time. The Raiders were the game’s underdogs. But, during the course of the Super Bowl, Los Angeles gained 385 more yards than Washington. The game is known as “Black Sunday.”
Super Bowl XXVII: Dallas Cowboys vs. Buffalo Bills
Score: Dallas 52, Buffalo 17
The Cowboys defeated the Bills in this blowout, winning their third Super Bowl in team history, and their first one in 15 years. Dallas had nine turnovers (four interceptions and five lost fumbles) and scored three more touchdowns in the fourth quarter.
Super Bowl VIII: Miami Dolphins vs. Minnesota Vikings
Score: Miami 24, Minnesota 7
The Dolphins were victorious in the big game at the Rice Stadium in Houston, Texas. It was the team’s third consecutive Super Bowl appearance, during which its defense limited the Vikings to only seven plays in the first period. In the second half, Minnesota’s defense simply didn’t bring enough to win.
Super Bowl XXIV: San Francisco 49ers vs. Denver Broncos
Score: San Francisco 55, Denver 10
Sadly, Super Bowl XLVIII’s game only continued a pattern for the Broncos. The 49ers, one of the highest-scoring teams in Super Bowl history, beat Denver in a lopsided victory. San Francisco quarterback Joe Montana also earned his third Super Bowl MVP award in Super Bowl XXIV.