East Rutherford, NJ (SportsNetwork.com) - The ball was snapped over Peyton
Manning's head and into the end zone on the first play from scrimmage of Super
Things didn't go much better on his team's next two possessions as the Seattle
Seahawks took an 8-0 lead over Manning's Denver Broncos after the first
The Seahawks took a 2-0 lead on the fastest score in Super Bowl history -- a
safety 12 seconds in after Broncos center Manny Ramirez snapped the ball over
Manning's head from the 8-yard line.
Manning, set up in the shotgun, was walking toward the line and appeared to be
calling out protection when Ramirez hiked it. Denver running back Knowshon
Moreno recovered the ball in the end zone.
Seattle receiver Percy Harvin, back after missing the NFC title game with a
concussion, had a 30-yard run on a reverse to help set up Steven Hauschka's
31-yard field goal for a 5-0 lead less than five minutes into the game.
On Seattle's next possession after a Denver three-and-out, Russell Wilson
dropped a pass into Doug Baldwin's hands for a 37-yard gain down the left
sideline to the Denver 6.
But the Seahawks settled for a 33-yard field goal after Broncos linebacker
Nate Irving knocked the ball out of Jermaine Kearse's hands on a third-down
pass into the end zone.
Manning was then intercepted by safety Kam Chancellor on third down, setting
Seattle up deep in Denver territory heading into the second quarter.
The NFC-champion Seahawks are trying to win their first Super Bowl title in
their second appearance in the game.
Manning is attempting to become the first starting quarterback to lead two
different franchises to a Super Bowl win.
The Broncos are 2-4 in six previous Super Bowls, winning back-to-back titles
in 1998-99 behind quarterback John Elway, who is now the team's executive vice
president of football operations.
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