Notes and quotes from a Seahawks Super Bowl victory

Some late notes and quotes from the first Super Bowl in Seahawks history. First, a few of the best quotes from the night, Doug Baldwin’s takedown of Cris Carter not included:

From an unidentified reporter in the press box who clearly isn’t familiar with the Seahawks: “Boy these guys hit, don’t they?

S Kam Chancellor on the outcome of the game: “We did exactly what we said we were going to do… We finished business.”

And on if his early hit on Demaryius Thomas sent a message: “I definitely think it did. It just sends a message. Any time you come across that middle, you’ve got a chance of getting wrecked. That’s the way we play on defense. We play physical, we want to instill our will.”

DE Michael Bennett on the Seahawks’ pass rush: “I don’t even know how the NFL let all of us get on the same team. I mean, me, Cliff and Clem on the same team is just unfair.”

On the result: “We saw this coming. We never went into a game thinking we couldn’t win. We always knew when we played our type of defense that we play, there’s no offense that can play with us.”

On what the defense did against the Broncos: “It was the same exact game plan. At the end of the day when you’ve got these type of players, you don’t’ need to change every week. We go out there and line up, play our defense and win.”

On if the Seahawks were in the Broncos heads after some big hits early: “I don’t want to say that, but you know they were tip-toeing around those slants and stuff. But hey, I won’t want to catch a ball if Kam Chancellor was running out there. K.J. Wright is 6-4, 255 playing linebacker. It’s scary to go out there and catch a ball against them.”

WR Doug Baldwin on former seventh-round pick Malcolm Smith earning MVP honors, and on he and fellow undrafted receiver Jermaine Kearse having big games: “21 of our 53 players are undrafted, so that should tell you a lot. We have dogs on this team, and every opportunity that they get, whether it’s offense, defense or special teams, they’re going to go out there and dominate.”

DE Red Bryant on what it means to dominate a record-setting Broncos offense: “We’ll let all the pundits, we’ll let all the football historians… we’ll force their opinion on what type of team that was. We dominated on the biggest stage when the light was the brightest and played the way we played, we’ll let everybody else form an opinion of what we are.”

Denver coach John Fox: “We ran into a buzz saw.”

“There’s a reason they were the No. 1 team in defense over the season, so give them credit. They had a lot to do with it with a combination of coverage and rush.”

Seattle coach Pete Carroll on defense winning the battle of No. 1 D vs. No. 1 O: “Well people like to say defense wins championships, so you can keep going with that quote for a little while.”

On winning with offense, defense, special teams, and while dominating the turnover battle: “That’s it. That’s exactly how we try to play. We’ve been what we’ve tried to put up pretty consistently for a lot of years. I’m thrilled that it came out like that so clearly and so obviously that that’s the way we can play ball to win a championship.”

S Earl Thomas on his defense: “You can’t really game-plan for us, because the scout team guys aren’t Kam Chancellor, Byron Maxwell, Richard Sherman, especially not 29. That’s why we don’t get stressed out about the game, we just enjoy it.”

And some Super Bowl records set and tied in the game, as compiled By Elias Sports Bureau:


Quickest Score From Start of Game – 12 seconds, Seattle

Most Playing Time In The Lead, Game, Team – 59 minutes, 48 seconds, Seattle

Most Completions, Game – 34, Peyton Manning

Most Receptions, Game – 13, Demaryius Thomas

Most Super Bowls Lost, Team – 5, Denver

Most Completions, Game, Team – 34, Denver


Most Receptions, First Half – 7, Demaryius Thomas

Most Two-Point Conversions, Game – 1, Wes Welker

Most Safeties, Game — 1, Cliff Avril

Most Touchdowns, Kickoff Returns, Game – 1, Percy Harvin

Most Safeties, Game, Team – 1, Seattle

Fewest Touchdowns Rushing, Game, Team – 0, Denver

Fewest Times Sacked, Game, Team – 0, Seattle

Fewest Times Sacked, Game, Both Teams – 1, Denver vs. Seattle

Fewest Times Intercepted, Game, Team – 0, Seattle

Fewest Punts, Game, Team – 1, Seattle

Fewest Punt Returns, Game, Team – 0, Seattle

Most Touchdowns, Kickoff Returns, Game, Team – 1, Seattle

Fewest Fumbles, Game, Team – 0, Seattle

Fewest Turnovers, Game, Team – 0, Seattle


Marcus Allen, L.A. Raiders, Super Bowl XVIII, Jan. 1984 23 years, 302 days

Lynn Swann, Pittsburgh, Super Bowl X, Jan. 1976 23 years, 317 days

Tom Brady, New England, Super Bowl XXXVI, Feb. 2002 24 years, 184 days

Malcolm Smith, Seattle, Super Bowl XLVIII, Feb. 2014 24 years, 212 days

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