2013 Denver Broncos
After a record-setting offensive season, the Denver Broncos got embarassed by the Seattle Seahawks. The Seahawks proved that defense wins championships when they mashed Peyton Manning’s Broncos in Super Bowl XXLVIII, 43-8, at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. The 35-point rout was the third-worst ever in the Super Bowl. The Seahawks forced a safety on the very first play – the quickest score in Super Bowl history — and went into halftime with a 22-0 lead, already Denver’s largest deficit of the 2013-14 season. So much for the Broncos’ scoring machine. Manning got another ring the following season, but this one really stung.
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