The final score of Super Bowl XLVIII was so surprising in part because the Denver Broncos' offense was predictable. Seattle knew what Denver's offense liked to do, and the Broncos didn't deviate much from the script.
"We knew what route concepts they liked on different downs, so we jumped all the routes," Sherman said. "Then we figured out the hand signals for a few of the route audibles in the first half. ... Now, if Peyton had thrown in some double moves, if he had gone out of character, we could've been exposed."
Bennett also mentioned that safety Kam Chancellor's hits early in the game helped set the tone. Seattle's physical style was hard for Denver to handle. There were no big plays after the catch.