the recap game balls

John Schneider: Leave it to a Wisconsinite who went to the University of St. Thomas to put the Seahawks team together.

The 12th Man: Seattle fans have been waiting a long time for this. The city’s only other major title was in 1979 (NBA).

Mother Nature: It was 49 at kickoff, and the band Red Hot Chili Peppers was still plenty comfortable at halftime.


:12 Time it took the Seahawks to take a 2-0 lead in the first quarter. It was the fastest score in Super Bowl history, 2 seconds faster than Devin Hester’s kickoff return for a score in 2007.

28 Wins (including postseason) for Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson in his first two seasons. He had been tied with Pittsburgh’s Ben Roethlisberger for the most in the Super Bowl era.

4 Quarterbacks who have won a Super Bowl within their first two seasons: Wilson, Roethlisberger, Tom Brady, Kurt Warner.