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Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) holds up the Lombardi Trophy after winning the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII football game against the Denver Broncos, Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J. The Seahawks won 43-8. (AP)
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) holds up the Lombardi Trophy after winning the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII football game against the Denver Broncos, Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J. The Seahawks won 43-8. (AP)

Highlights from Super Bowl XLVIII Add to ...

Seattle used a nine play, 51 yard drive to put three more points up on the board. Seahawks lead Broncos 5-0.

Botched snap

The first snap by the Denver Broncos is snapped before Peyton Manning was ready. The ball rolled into the endzone where Manning was forced to jump on the ball. Seattle records a safety to start the game.

Fastest score in Super Bowl history.

Coin toss fiasco

Seahawks won the toss that almost was for not. Joe Namath tossed the coin before either team could make their call. Luckily the referee caught the coin before it hit the ground.

And with that toss wagers all over the world are either ripping up their tickets or counting their new found wealth. At last check both teams were -105.

Queen Latifah, Renee Fleming nail it with stirring versions of patriotic songs

Anyone tuning in early to the Super Bowl with thumbs at the ready to tweet about musical hijinks in the run up to the game was shut down by Queen Latifah, Renee Fleming and scores of choral singers.

Rapper and singer Queen Latifah and the opera star Fleming proved the perfect choices to sing “America the Beautiful” and “The Star-Spangled Banner.” Both women are accomplished performers and handled the pitfall-ridden material with relative ease in stirring performances that brought cheers from the crowd.

“Have you ever heard it sung any better,” play by play announcer Joe Buck said as fans cheered wildly after Fleming’s two-minute rendition of the national anthem.

(AP)

Broncos and Seahawks take the field

Kurt Russell introduces Seattle and Denver during a video montage before each team takes the field.

Seattle comes out carrying a flag with the number 12 to represent their fans while Denver is led out by a horse and cowgirl. 

Abnormally warm for the first outdoor Super Bowl in a cold-weather city

The first cold-weather Super Bowl was actually pretty warm.

The National Weather Service said that temperatures for Sunday’s NFL title game at MetLife Stadium were 10 to 15 degrees above normal, and just nine degrees below the record high of 62 (16.7 C) set in 1973.

It’s certainly not what league owners expected in 2010 when they awarded the game to the Jets and Giants. The fears that snow, ice and frigid temperatures would detract from the game normally held in either warm-weather cities or in a dome proved unfounded — at least by a day.

You can find the latest weather updates here.

(AP)

Harvin in for Seahawks

Jay Glazer just reported that speedy wide receiver Percy Harvin will not only play, but will be a featured part of the Seattle Seahawks' offence.

Commercial that you won't see

Although this commercial will not air during the big game, it is non-the-less garnering buzz on social media. It's a powerful message on why the Washington Redskins should change their nickname. You can watch it here.

Obama weighs in

During an interview on Fox, President Barack Obama said he wasn't sure who would win Super Bowl XLVIII, but he did predict a final score of 24-21.

PREGAME

Deaf Seahawks fullback inspires others

Seattle Seahawks fullback Derrick Coleman has triumphed already, regardless of the outcome of Sunday’s Super Bowl against the Denver Broncos.

Coleman, the third deaf player to compete in the National Football League, has beaten the odds and his story has inspired the hearing impaired and others battling adversity around the globe.

An ad he did for the Duracell batteries that power his hearing aids went viral on YouTube with more than 13 million views and led to his becoming a champion to the hearing impaired, especially among the young.

“They told me it couldn’t be done, but I’ve been deaf since I was three, so I didn’t listen,” Coleman says in the ad.

Coleman, a backup fullback who also plays on special teams, has drawn crowds of reporters during media sessions ahead of the NFL title game.

Maple leaf strong

There will be three Canadians playing Super Bowl XLVIII

Seahawks punter Jon Ryan is from Regina, Sask., while teammate  Luke Willson, from LaSalle, Ont., also plays for Seattle.

Orlando Franklin, who hails from Scarborough, Ont., plays for Denver.

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