Super Bowl 48 live blog

Boston.com's Zuri Berry provides live commentary and insight – his own and pulled from social media – about Super Bowl XLVIII between the Broncos and Seahawks.


Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll celebrates after winning Super Bowl XLVIII. (Ted S. Warren / AP photo)
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Final: Seahawks 43, Broncos 8
Seattle linebacker Malcolm Smith returned a Peyton Manning interception 69 yards for a touchdown. He was named Super Bowl XLVIII MVP. (Evan Vucci / AP photo)
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Seattle coach Pete Carroll is doused with Gatorade as the clock was winding down in Super Bowl XLVIII. (Adam Hugner / USA Today Sports)
by Zuri Berry, Boston.com

MVP: Seattle LB Malcolm Smith

— Smith had nine tackles (five solo), an interception returned for a touchdown, and a fumble recovery.

Stats leaders

— Russell Wilson was 18 of 25 for 206 yards and 2 touchdowns.

— Marshawn Lynch carried the ball 15 times for 39 yards and a touchdown. 

— Doug Baldwin caught five passes for 66 yards a  touchdown.

— Jermaine Kearse caught four passes for 65 yards and a touchdown.

—Bobby Wagner had 10 tackles (5 solo). 

Scoring summary

1st quarter

— Seattle: On the first play of the game, Broncos center Manny Ramirez snapped the ball over Peyton Manning’s unsuspecting head. Broncos running back Knownshon Moreno recovered the ball and was tackled in the end zone by Seattle’s Cliff Avril for a safety. 

— Seattle: Steven Hauschka kicked 31-yard field goal with 10:25 left in the quarter. 

— Seattle: Steven Hauschka kicked a 33-yard field goal with 2:21 left in the quarter. 

2nd quarter

— Seattle: Marshawn Lynch punched in a 1-yard touchdown with 12 minutes remaining in the quarter.

— Seattle: Peyton Manning was hit while he was throwing the ball, getting intercepted by Seahawks linebacker Malcom Smith who returned it 69 yards for a touchdown with 3:36 left in the half. 

3rd quarter

—Seattle: Percy Harvin returned the opening kick of the second half 87 yards for a touchdown. At 14:48, only 12 seconds in. 

— Seattle: Jermaine Kearse caught a 23-yard pass from Russell Wilson, bouncing off three tackles for to score a touchdown with 2:57 left in the quarter. 

—Denver: Peyton Manning threw a 14-yard touchdown pass to Demaryius Thomas at the end of the third quarter. They converted on the 2-point conversion with a pass to Wes Welker. 

4th quarter

— Seattle: Doug Baldwin caught a 10-yard pass from Russell Wilson, avoiding two tacklers, for a touchdown with 11:55 left in the game. 



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