- Nov 2008
- Washington state
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - In the regular season, Russell Wilson didn't throw half as many touchdown passes as future Hall of Famer Peyton Manning. He came into Super Bowl XLVIII as the other quarterback, the kid and the up-and-comer.
But on the field at MetLife Stadium, 25-year-old Wilson was the model of quarterbacking efficiency. Now, he has a Super Bowl title in his second NFL season.
He completed 18 of 25 passes for 206 yards and two touchdowns. He rushed three times for 26 yards.
But he also never made the big mistake or wilt under pressure on the NFL's biggest stage. On a night when Manning was intercepted twice and lost a fumble, Wilson had no turnovers by interception or fumble. He picked up his game in the second half as the Seahawks turned a comfortable advantage into a full-blown rout.
"It's never comfortable when you're playing Peyton Manning," Wilson said. "But my whole thing is stay in the attack mode. That's what I kept telling the guys. And that's why we kept scoring touchdowns and making plays, like Percy Harvin had great night tonight. Our defense was great. Special teams made so many plays it was unbelievable."
It's not the first time a quarterback has won the Super Bowl without big stats.
So what happened to the Denver Broncos with Peyton Manning , onw of the best quarterbacks in history. This was a routing, not just a simple defeat. Manning could hardly function. I liked the Broncos when Tim Tebow was there and they did very well. Since I'm a Seattle Native the Seahawks make me proud. I thought this was one of the beast team efforts of defense seen in a long time. Russell was an outstanding passer as well.
Russell Wilson stands tall for Seahawks in Super Bowl - USA Today
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