Super Bowl XLVIII: Russell Wilson praises the Seattle Seahawks

Last Updated: 03/02/14 11:19am

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Quarterback Russell Wilson hailed a superb team performance as the Seattle Seahawks lifted the Vince Lombardi trophy for the first time with a 43-8 rout of the Denver Broncos.

The game was billed as Seattle's top-ranked defence against the record-breaking Denver offence - however it was the Seahawks who ran away with Super Bowl XLVIII.

Seattle never looked back after scoring a safety after just 12 seconds, with Marshawn Lynch, Super Bowl MVP Malcolm Smith, Percy Harvin, Doug Baldwin and Jermaine Kearse all going on to cross for touchdowns.

Denver quarterback Peyton Manning was never able to get going as the 'Legion of Boom' was able to dismantle the threat.

And Wilson, who threw for 206 yards and two touchdowns, was thrilled with the dominant team performance.

"At the beginning of the season I said to the lads, 'hey why not us?'," said Wilson.

"We believed we could get here. We had the talent, we had the coaching staff, we had the best fans in the National Football League and we wanted to win it all.

Unbelievable

"We continue to fight and continue to grow together. We have got great team-mates here and I couldn't have done it without the guys.

"Our preparations were unbelievable. It was a great team win. Special teams, Percy Harvin coming back with kick-off return, our defence was relentless, offensively we were clicking on all cylinders and that's what we wanted, especially in the last game of the season to finish that way in that fashion. That's our mind-set. We want to be champions every day."

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll also chose to praise the performance of his team as a whole.

"This is an amazing team," Carroll said.

"Took us four years to get to this point but they never have taken a step sideways. These guys would not take anything but winning this ballgame."

You can watch highlights of Super Bowl XLVII on Sky Sports 2HD at midday and again at 5.30pm

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