Seahawks Lead Broncos 36-8 After Third Quarter of Super Bowl
The Denver Broncos scored a touchdown to trail the Seattle Seahawks 36-8 with three seconds remaining in the third quarter of the Super Bowl.
The Seahawks took a 2-0 lead when the ball was snapped over the head of Manning on the first play from scrimmage and Knowshon Moreno recovered the fumble in his own end zone for a Seattle safety. The score, after 12 seconds, was the quickest in Super Bowl history.
Steven Hauschka then kicked field goals of 31 and 33 yards to make it 8-0 to the Seahawks.
Manning was intercepted on Denver’s last possession of the first quarter and Marshawn Lynch scored a touchdown on a one-yard run on Seattle’s next drive to make it 15-0 three minutes into the second quarter.
The Seahawks extended their advantage to 22-0 at halftime after Malcolm Smith returned Manning’s second interception 69 yards for a touchdown with 3:21 remaining in the second quarter.
It was the first time a team was shut out in the first half of a Super Bowl since the Baltimore Ravens led the New York Giants 10-0 at halftime in the title game after the 2000 season. Baltimore went on to win 34-7.
The Broncos fell 29-0 when Percy Harvin returned the second-half kickoff 87 yards for a touchdown.
Jermaine Kearse then scored a touchdown to make it 36-0. Kearse caught a 23-yard scoring pass from Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson after Seattle recovered a fumble by Thomas.
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