Done well, though
Even the choice of songs in the spectacular, pyrotechnic-filled half-time show was cruelly ironic for the Broncos. After Grammy Award-winner Bruno Mars performed one of his biggest hits, Runaway Baby, the Red Hot Chili Peppers followed with Give It Away.
Even beyond the sea, Peyton gets no respect;
He has now lost 12 of 23 post-season games - more than any other player in NFL history.
Manning's third appearance on the sport's biggest stage seemed to begin with the kind of nervy performance most would have expected from his opposite number, second-year quarterback Russell Wilson.
The opening play from scrimmage ended in high farce as the snap sailed over Manning's head and into Denver's endzone. Rather than risking giving up a touchdown, running back Knowshon Moreno fell on the loose ball to concede the two points awarded for American football's equivalent of an own goal.
The theme is humiliation;
Jermaine Kearse further humiliated the Broncos when he received Russell Wilson's pass, spun 360 degrees to evade a pair of converging defenders, and trotted into the endzone for a 23-yard score.
The Broncos eventually got on the board with the final play of the third quarter, Manning's well-judged 14-yard pass caught in the endzone by Demaryius Thomas.
Manning found Wes Welker on the two-point conversion attempt, but it was little consolation for Denver, who have now been beaten in five of their seven Super Bowl appearances.
And Seattle rubbed salt into their wounds when Doug Baldwin caught Wilson's short pass and ducked under more woeful tackling for yet another touchdown, sealing a 43-8 victory.
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