Halftime notes as Seahawks lead Super Bowl 22-0
By Brady Henderson
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – The Seahawks scored quicker than any team in Super Bowl history and haven’t slowed down since. Here are some notes as Seattle leads Denver 22-0 at halftime.
• Safety set record. Seattle’s defense a two Super Bowl record with the safety on Denver’s first offensive play. It came 12 seconds in, beating the previous record of 14 set when Devin Hester returned the opening kickoff of Super Bowl XLI.
• Harvin involved early. The Seahawks wasted no time getting wide receiver Percy Harvin the ball in what is just his third game of the season. He gained 30 yards after taking a fly-sweep handoff on Seattle’s second offensive play. He gained 15 more yards on an end-around and caught one pass that gained 5 yards. He was targeted one other time but dropped the ball. He’ll return the second-half kickoff.
• Troubling stat for Denver. According to ESPN Stats & Info, teams who were shut out in the first half of a Super Bowl have never gone on to win. Such teams are 0-11 in Super Bowls.
• Seahawks have Mannings’ number. After shutting out the Giants in December and the Broncos in the first half of this game, Seattle hasn’t allowed a point in six quarters against Peyton and Eli Manning this season.