Now that we are a couple of days from Seattle’s 43-8 manhandling of the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl #48, let’s take a look at some of the stats that helped define the Seahawk’s win.
* With a safety and two field goals, the Seahawks scored three times in the first quarter. It was only the second time in Super Bowl history that a team scored three times in the first quarter. The Chicago Bears from Super Bowl #20 were the only team to score three times in the first quarter in a Super Bowl game. They had two field goals and a touchdown on the way to a 46-10 victory over New England.
* The Seahawks opened the scoring with a safety on the first play from scrimmage when the snap sailed over Peyton Manning’s head. It was the eighth safety in Super Bowl history. Teams that record a safety are now 6-2 in those games.
* Seattle became the seventh team in Super Bowl history to score 40 or more points in the Super Bowl. Of these seven teams, three entered the game as the number one defense during the regular season: The Chicago Bears from Super Bowl #20 and the Tampa Bay Bucs from Super Bowl #37 were both the top defense in the league that year. The Bears scored 46 points in their win over New England; the Bucs won 48-21 over Oakland. Seattle was the number one ranked defense this season.