The Seattle Seahawks dominated all facets of Super Bowl XLVIII—taking the Denver Broncos to the woodshed, 43-8.
WR Jermaine Kearse played a big part of it with his strong play in the slot, coming up with four catches for 65 yards (1 TD). The Seahawks were able to exploit favorable matchups when he was covered by safeties and linebackers—and the receiver came up huge on third downs early in the game and also hauled in a touchdown catch in the third quarter, with 3:08 remaining.
The Seahawks were driving—looking to put the final nail in the coffin and build on a 29-0 lead. Most analysts and fans (including myself) assumed they’d run the football, control the clock and play it safe.
QB Russell Wilson hit Kearse for a 6-yard gain, and the receiver did the rest, spinning off would-be tacklers two separate times for an acrobatic, 23-yard touchdown catch.
It was one of many spectacular plays the Seahawks made on the evening.