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Sunday, Feb 02 2014 07:19 PM

Seahawks dominate Broncos for Super Bowl win

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    Denver Broncos' Peyton Manning passes the ball against the Seattle Seahawks during the second half of the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII football game Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

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    Denver Broncos' Wes Welker (83) scores a two-point conversion during the second half of the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII football game against the Seattle Seahawks, Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

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    Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Golden Tate (81) and wide receiver Doug Baldwin (89) pump their arms in celebration after a touchdown run by Baldwin during the second half of the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII football game against the Denver Broncos Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

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    Denver Broncos' Peyton Manning lies on the ground after being tackled during the second half of the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII football game against the Seattle Seahawks Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

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    Seattle Seahawks' Jermaine Kearse (15) walks on the field after a reception during the second half of the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII football game against the Denver Broncos, Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

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    This combo photo shows former New York Jets quarterback �Broadway� Joe Namath, wearing a long white fur coat on the sidelines in 1971, left, and on the field at Super Bowl XLVIII Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014. (AP Photo)

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    Seattle Seahawks' Richard Sherman is carted off the field after getting injured during the second half of the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII football game against the Denver Broncos, Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

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    Seattle Seahawks outside linebacker Malcolm Smith (53) reacts after making a tackle against the Denver Broncos during the second half of the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII football game, Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

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    Denver Broncos' Peyton Manning (18) sits on the bench with teammates during the second half of the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII football game against the Seattle Seahawks Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

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    Seattle Seahawks' Russell Wilson runs the ball against the Denver Broncos during the second half of the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII football game Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

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    Seattle Seahawks' Jermaine Kearse (15) runs by Denver Broncos' Wesley Woodyard (52) during the second half of the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII football game Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

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    Seattle Seahawks' Russell Wilson (3) dumps Gatorade on head coach Pete Carroll during the second half of the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII football game against the Denver Broncos Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J. The Seahawks won 43-8. (AP Photo/Matt York)

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    Denver Broncos' Julius Thomas (80) is tackled by Seattle Seahawks' Kam Chancellor (31) and Walter Thurmond after making a reception during the second half of the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII football game Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

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    Seattle Seahawks' Breno Giacomini (68) celebrates after the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII football game against the Denver Broncos Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J. The Seahawks won 43-8. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

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    Denver Broncos' Peyton Manning (18) walks the field after the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII football game against the Seattle Seahawks Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J. The Seahawks won 43-8. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

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    Seattle Seahawks' Jermaine Kearse, center, celebrates with teammate Derrick Coleman, right, after catching a 23-yard touchdown pass during the second half of the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII football game against the Denver Broncos Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J. The Seahawks won 43-8. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

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    Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll celebrates after the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII football game against the Denver Broncos Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J. The Seahawks won 43-8. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

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    Seattle Seahawks fans celebrate after the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII football game against the Denver Broncos Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J. The Seahawks won 43-8. (AP Photo/Matt York)

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    Members of the Seattle Seahawks pray after the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII football game against the Denver Broncos Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J. The Seahawks won 43-8. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

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    Seattle Seahawks players celebrate during the second half of the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII football game against the Denver Broncos, Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

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    Seattle Seahawks' Russell Wilson, left, greets Denver Broncos' Montee Ball after the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII football game Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J. The Seahawks won 43-8. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

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    A Seattle Seahawks fan holds up a newspaper front page celebrating the Seahawks' 43-8 win over the Denver Broncos after the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII football game Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Matt York)

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    Seattle Seahawks' Jermaine Kearse, left, celebrates with teammate Percy Harvin, right, after catching a 23-yard touchdown pass during the second half of the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII football game against the Denver Broncos Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J. The Seahawks won 43-8. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

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    Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll celebrates after the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII football game against the Denver Broncos Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J. The Seahawks won 43-8. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

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By ASSOCIATED PRESS

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks have won their first Super Bowl title, crushing the favored Denver Broncos 43-8.

Linebacker Malcolm Smith returned an interception of Peyton Manning 69 yards for a touchdown late in the first half Sunday, and Percy Harvin returned the opening kickoff of the second half 87 yards for another TD.

The Seahawks led 36-0 before Denver finally scored on the last play of the third quarter.

Manning was 34 of 49 for 280 yards, but most of that came after Seattle had all but put the game away. He was flustered by Seattle's fierce defense for most of the first half, throwing two interceptions. The second fluttered into Smith's hands after Cliff Avril struck the five-time NFL MVP's arm as he was releasing the ball.

Second-year quarterback Russell Wilson was coolly efficient for the Seahawks, throwing for two touchdowns.

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