Gallery: Super Bowl XLVIII in pictures
It was a night to forget for Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos but it was a Super Bowl full of colour, entertainment and touchdowns in New Jersey.
The night belonged to the Seattle Seahawks, claiming the first Super Bowl victory in their 38 year history with a trouncing of their Denver opponents.
The writing was on the wall early on when the Seahawks scored the fasted touchdown in Super Bowl history.
Manning had moved up to the line late but Manny Ramirez failed to read his intentions, snapping the ball straight back over the quarterback’s head, forcing Knowshon Moreno down inside the Broncos’ own endzone. It was the third consecutive year there had been a safety in the Super Bowl and this was by far the swiftest, at a mere 12 seconds.
The pre-game favourites suffered the first half-time shut-out since 1982 and would lose on a score line of 43-8.
The half-time entertainment was headlined by Bruno Mars and the Red Hot Chilli Peppers, while Queen Latifah was widely acclaimed for her ‘America the Beautiful’ rendition.