The Seattle Seahawks proved that defense wins championships last night when they mashed Peyton Manning’s Denver 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.
This round-up goes out to every man who has ever had to resign himself to the fact that his team wrote a check its ass couldn’t cash. Herman Edwards said it best: "You play to win the game." And these teams did a lot of winning—just not when it counted, unfortunately.
Who remembers the team that lost out on the Super Bowl? Nobody. Until now. Here, a countdown of the 10 best. Where would you rank Seattle’s beatdown on Denver on this list? Tell us on Twitter @MensFitness.