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IN PHOTOS: Super Bowl XLVIII -- Seahawks supreme

Scenes from MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., as the Seattle Seahawks snared Super Bowl XLVIII with a 43-8 thrashing of the Denver Broncos — giving Paul Allen his first championship as owner.

  • Photos courtesy of Michael Workman

  • Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson shows off the Vince Lombardi Trophy on stage with Seahawks coach Pete Carroll (right) after Super Bowl XLVII.

  • The Seattle Seahawks make their entrance.

  • Max Unger (left), former Oregon Duck, heads onto the field alongside linebacker Malcolm Smith, who would become the Super Bowl MVP, and Heath Farwell (right).

  • Denver's Knowshon Morena gets to the ball for a safety, averting a possible Seattle defensive touchdown, on the first snap from scrimmage - which got past the unsuspecting Broncos quarterback, Peyton Manning.

  • A 37-yard reception by Seattle's Doug Baldwin set up a first-quarter field goal.

  • Knowshon Moreno recovers the ball in the end zone for a safety, as the Seahawks surround him and Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning looks on.

  • Marshawn Lynch gets through the Broncos line for Seattle's first touchdown of Super Bowl XLVIII.

  • Marshawn Lycnh hands the ball to the umpire his touchdown in Super Bowl LXVIII.

  • Denver quarterback Peyton Manning sees his Super Bowl victory chances slip away early.

  • Julius Thomas, Denver's tight end from Portland State, is dragged down by Seattle linebacker Bobby Wagner. Thomas had four catches for 27 yards.

  • Seattle linebacker Michael Bennett and safety Earl Thomas move in to bring down Denver running back Montee Ball.

  • Seattle's Percy Harvin breaks through and then outruns the Denver coverage to open the second half with an 87-yard kickoff return for a touchdown.

  • The Seahawks had their fans at MetLife Stadium.

  • A scampering Russell Wilson eludes the Broncos' defense.

  • Oregon Ducks alum Walter Thurmond (right) pursues Denver receiver Wesley Welker as the Seahawks defense puts the clamps on the Broncos' high-powered offense.

  • Devner coach John Fox has a debate with the officials.

  • DeShawn Shead (left), former Portland State defensive back, heads down the field on kickoff coverage.

  • Denver QB Peyton Manning keeps his eye on the shotgun snap.

  • NFL analyst Jimmy Johnson takes a call as the Seahawks turn the Super Bowl into a 43-8 rout.

  • Russell Wilson drops back to pass as linemen Max Unger (60), from the University of Oregon, and J.R. Sweezy (64) lend protection.

  • Peyton Manning and the Broncos are clearly frustrated.

  • Malcolm Smith, Super Bowl MVP linebacker, recovers a fumble, one of four Denver turnovers.

  • Russell Wilson winds up to throw.

  • Jermaine Kearse (center) celebrates his 23-yard touchdown catch in the third quarter with teammates Zach Miller and Derrick Coleman. The score gave the Seahawks a 36-0 lead.

  • Receiver Doug Baldwin goes in for the game's final score, a 10-yard touchdown pass from Russell Wilson.

  • Seattle cornerback Richard Sherman leaves the game with an injury.

  • Seattle receiver Golden Tate draws an interference call on Denver defender Tony Carter.

  • Seahawks confetti falls on cue at the end of the game.

  • Seattle receiver Golden Tate has his own ways of capturing the postgame celebration, as the media nab him for an interview on the field.

  • If Joe Namath needs a press credential to get on the field, so does everyone.

  • Broadcaster and former New York Giants QB Phil Simms wears a Joe Namath-esque coat.

  • Tackle Russell Okung dances after the Seahawks' big victory.

  • Seahawks coach Pete Carroll gets the last laugh.

  • It's Paul Allen's turn to hold the Vince Lombardi Trophy, as the Seattle Seahawks owner and organization enjoy their first Super Bowl championship.