On February 2, 2014, the Seattle Seahawks and the Denver Broncos played in Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. In a blowout win, the Seahawks secured their first Lombardi Trophy in a 43-8 victory over the Broncos.
In a lopsided game, Seattle's elite defense proved to be too much for Denver's historic offense, led by Peyton Manning. The game was among the biggest blowouts in Super Bowl history, with the Broncos scoring their only points late in the third quarter. Linebacker Malcolm Smith earned Super Bowl MVP honors for his performance, which included a 69-yard interception return for a touchdown.