This week, SB Nation is asking each blog to denote its “best of” for the Super Bowl and today it comes down to the best Super Bowl moments; well, for the Seattle Seahawks the choice of “which game?” is easy, but “which play?” quite difficult in a crowded field of a 43-8 blowout win over the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl 48.
Well, this play by Cliff Avril and Malcolm Smith stands out to me for several reasons
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The Broncos were in Seahawks territory, moving towards potentially making it 15-7 before the half. Peyton Manning was really going for it here on 3rd and 13, but even an incomplete pass could have led to a field goal and left Denver with two timeouts before halftime.
Instead, Smith’s incredible pick-six flipped the score from a potential eight or 12-point lead to a 22-point lead and only 30 minutes remaining in the game.
Of course, Percy Harvin’s second half opening kickoff return is also a moment that made most of us go “Holy shit, the Seahawks are going to win the Super Bowl” but I think Smith’s pick-six did plenty to seal the deal.
Which Super Bowl moment stands out to you?