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Seahawks Crush Broncos 43-8 in Super Bowl at MetLife Stadium

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The first ever New York/New Jersey Super Bowl was a rout for the Seattle Seahawks.

Seattle dominated from start to finish, winning the game by a 43-8 score.

On the first play from scrimmage, the Seahawks scored a safety on a bad snap by the Broncos, and Denver and their star quarterback, Peyton Manning, never recovered.

The NFL's MVP threw two interceptions, including one by Malcolm Smith that was returned 69 yards for a touchdown to give Seattle a 22-0 lead at halftime.

Smith was named Super Bowl MVP.

Seattle increased the lead to 29-0 when Percy Harvin returned the opening kick of the second half 87 yards for another touchdown.

It's the first Super Bowl win in franchise history for the Seahawks and the first title of any kind for the city of Seattle since the Sonics won the NBA title in 1979.

The first outdoor Super Bowl in the north does not even break the record for the coldest Super Bowl ever.

The temperature at kickoff was 49 degrees, making it only the third coldest Super Bowl in history.

The record was set in Tulane Stadium in New Orleans in Super Bowl VI, when the temperature at kickoff was 39 degrees.

The second coldest was Super Bowl IX, also in New Orleans.

In fact, when you factor in the wind chill, even the final game of the World Series in Boston in October was colder.

Security, as expected, was tight at MetLife Stadium.

Fans were checked closely as they entered.

They had been told to arrive early, and it appears that most spectators took that advice, as the stadium filled up well before gametime.

Nobody seemed to mind the extra security, as they said that they were just excited to be there.

"A chance of a lifetime," said one attendee. "New York, cold weather, can't beat it."

"I think both on the Seahawks and the Broncos side, everybody's just having a great time and the energy is wonderful," said another.

The NFL banned tailgating in the parking lot for security reasons, but there were still plenty of fun activities set up to keep fans occupied before kickoff.

Fans could test their football skills, go shopping or just listen to music.

Mayor Bill de Blasio took in the Super Bowl with some of New York's Bravest.

He sat and watched Super Bowl XLVIII with members of Engine 220 in Park Slope.

The mayor chowed down on wings, sliders and giant hero sandwiches as he watched the game.

De Blasio had previously said that he planned to watch the game at home with his son instead of going to the Meadowlands.

This year's big event was nicknamed the first "Mass Transit Super Bowl," and before the game, many fans were cheering the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and New Jersey Transit.

The MTA advised fans to take public transit to get to and from the big game, and thousands took that advice.

New Jersey Transit added extra trains to shuttle fans across.

Some fans complained about the crowded stations as they underwent extra security screening, but the fans NY1 spoke to, most of whom flew in from out of town, said that they've been impressed by just how easy it was to get to MetLife Stadium.

"The process actually has gone better than I was expecting," said one person. "People here have been super nice, super generous and really helpful in telling us where to go."

"They seem to have a pretty good system," said another. "It got us from our hotel to down to the subway to this point."

"It has worked beautifully," said a third. "The train stopped on the clock every time. Everything's been beautiful."

Fans were also shuttled from three points in Manhattan directly to MetLife Stadium.

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