Here, a cringe-worthy countdown: the top franchises in NFL history to kick butt during season play—and lose their grip on the Lombardi Trophy at the last minute.
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.
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