It's the NFL's policy. Planners initially indicated there would not be a halftime show at all due to the possibility of poor weather conditions. Touchdown Entertainment, the company that produced the event, incorporated the live audience into the show and transformed the crowd into "the largest ever LED screen". The hats transformed the audience into an enormous human video screen made up of over 80, pixels. The company that invented and provided the crowd activation technology is the Montreal-based company PixMob.
The game kicked off at 6: On Denver's first play after receiving the opening kickoff, center Manny Ramirez snapped the ball while quarterback Peyton Manning was shifting forward from shotgun formation in the process of calling an audible, resulting in the ball going past Manning into the end zone.
Running back Knowshon Moreno recovered the ball to prevent a Seahawks touchdown, but he was downed for a safety to give the Seahawks a 2—0 lead. Denver was forced to a three-and-out on their next drive, and after the Denver punt, Russell Wilson completed a yard pass to Doug Baldwin , leading to another Hauschka field goal, this one from 33 yards, that increased the lead to 8—0.
On the third play of Denver's ensuing possession, Manning was intercepted by Kam Chancellor , giving Seattle a first down on the Denver Aided by a yard run from Harvin on the first play, Seattle quickly got the ball into the red zone. The Broncos defense eventually managed to force an incomplete pass on third down, but defensive back Tony Carter was flagged for pass interference in the end zone, giving Seattle a first down at the one-yard line.
One play later, running back Marshawn Lynch crashed into the end zone, hitting the line so effectively that he ended the play on his feet, scoring a 1-yard touchdown run that made the score 15—0 three minutes into the second quarter. At this point, the Broncos offense finally managed to get moving, picking up a first down for the first time in the game at But on third-and, Manning was hit by Seahawks defensive end Cliff Avril as he tried to throw a pass to Moreno, causing a high short floater that was intercepted by linebacker Malcolm Smith and returned 69 yards for a touchdown.
After Seattle's kickoff, Denver mounted a drive to the Seahawks' yard line, aided by Demaryius Thomas 's yard reception on third-and With just over a minute left in the half, Denver faced fourth-and Rather than kick a field goal, they tried to pick up a first down, but Manning's pass was incomplete and the score would remain 22—0 at the end of the half.
The point deficit was the largest faced by the Broncos all season. In order to avoid a big kickoff return, Matt Prater kicked the second half kickoff short, hitting the ground at the Seattle yard line.
But it did not stop Harvin from picking the ball out of the air and taking off for an yard touchdown return that increased Seattle's lead to 29—0. The touchdown took place 12 seconds into the second half, exactly the same amount of time that the Seahawks took to score the safety in the first half. It was also the first time that consecutive Super Bowls had kickoff returns for touchdowns Jacoby Jones ' return in Super Bowl XLVII being the previous one, which was also the second half opening kickoff.
After an exchange of punts, Eric Decker gave Denver good field position with a 9-yard return to the Denver Two plays later, Manning completed a yard pass to Demaryius Thomas, but cornerback Byron Maxwell knocked the ball out of his hands and Malcolm Smith recovered it, returning the ball seven yards.
An unnecessary roughness penalty against Denver added 15 more yards onto the end of the play, giving Seattle the ball at the Denver yard line. Two plays later, Russell Wilson hit tight end Luke Willson for a yard completion on third-and-7 and later completed a yard pass to Ricardo Lockette. On the next play, he threw a short pass to Jermaine Kearse , who broke four tackles as he took off for a yard touchdown reception bringing the score to 36—0.
Denver finally managed to respond on their next drive, advancing the ball 80 yards as Manning completed six consecutive passes, including a yard completion to Wes Welker , and finishing the drive with a yard touchdown toss to Demaryius Thomas on the last play of the third quarter. Then Welker caught a pass for a successful two-point conversion, cutting the score to 36—8.
However, any momentum Denver might have gained was quickly snuffed out as Seattle tight end Zach Miller recovered Prater's onside kick attempt on his own yard line. He also caught a yard reception as the Seahawks subsequently drove 52 yards, featuring a yard reception by Kearse, and scoring on Wilson's yard touchdown pass to Baldwin, increasing their lead to 43—8.
There were more than 11 minutes left in the game, but this would be the final score, as Denver's last three drives would result in a turnover on downs, a Manning fumble that was forced and recovered by Seattle defensive end Chris Clemons the only sack of the game for either team , and time expiring in the game.
Baldwin was his top receiver with five catches for 66 yards and a score, while Kearse added four catches for 65 and a touchdown.
In addition to his yard kickoff return touchdown, Harvin was Seattle's leading rusher with 45 yards, even though he only carried the ball twice. Chancellor had nine tackles and an interception. His top target was Demaryius Thomas, who caught 13 passes a Super Bowl record for yards and a touchdown.
Welker added eight receptions for 84 yards. Linebacker Danny Trevathan had 12 tackles. Moreno was Denver's leading rusher, but with just 17 yards.
Overall, Denver's record setting offense gained only yards, with just 27 yards on the ground. Teams with an interception return for a touchdown also stayed perfect, improving to 12—0 in Super Bowls. As a result of scoring their safety 12 seconds into the game and subsequently never relinquishing the lead for the rest of the game, the Seahawks set a Super Bowl record for holding a lead continuously for the longest time Denver became only the second team in the past 30 years to score less than 10 points during the course of the game.
Organizers dubbed Super Bowl XLVIII the " Mass Transit Super Bowl ", emphasizing and encouraging game attendees and other visitors to use public transportation to get to the game and other festivities throughout the region. The host committee in conjunction with other metropolitan transit agencies, such New Jersey Transit , the lead agency, and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and Metropolitan Transportation Authority developed special services, fares, schedules and maps to promote the use of metro area's trains, subways, light-rail, and buses during Super Bowl Week.
The Super Bowl was considered a level one national security event. Security planners stated that access to the area would be strictly limited and regulated. To that end, parking spaces were greatly reduced, tailgate parties restricted and walking to the venue strictly prohibited. The area was patrolled on land, by air, and by water since it is surrounded by wetlands. More than 3, security guards and police officers were on duty on game day.
In February , controversy arose with mayors of five local municipalities saying they would not provide emergency services, stating they have been poorly compensated for past stadium events. Roseman of Carlstadt, New Jersey , stated: I had to cut back my police department budget by a total of a million dollars over the last several years.
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