Suffocating, swarming, dominant, Seattle's D leads team to first title

Monday February 3rd, 2014
The Broncos averaged almost 38 points a game in the regular season. Seattle limited them to just eight.
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"The thing that I was most impressed about was that we played the style and fashion that we're accustomed to,'' Seahawks defensive coordinator Dan Quinn said. "We're fast, we're physical and we played this game on our terms. That was one of the things we went into the game saying. For us to go into the game in that way and have it come true, that was awesome.''

Indeed it did. Offense may still rule the NFL, but the triumphant Seahawks got the job done their way, and showed the football world there's still room at the top for defense.

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