Fresh off spending more than two hours winding his way in front of a parade crowd that surpassed the population of Seattle, Pete Carroll was ready for the postseason to finally arrive.
It took 38 seasons of existence but the Seattle Seahawks finally reached the top of the NFL.
President Barack Obama has congratulated the Seattle Seahawks for defeating the Denver Broncos and winning Super Bowl XLVIII.
For a city accustomed to losing not just games, but teams, the Seattle Seahawks' dominant Super Bowl win provided a long overdue catharsis, buoying the spirits of a fan base that hasn't always had much to cheer about.
Three words raced through Seattle Seahawks linebacker Malcolm Smith's mind as he streaked toward the end zone in the Super Bowl, returning his interception of a pass by Peyton Manning: "Don't get caught."
As he basked in winning his first Super Bowl title, Russell Wilson thought back to all the times he was overlooked.
The Seattle Seahawks have won their first Super Bowl title, crushing the favored Denver Broncos 43-8.
The Super Bowl got off to its strangest start ever as Denver Broncos center Manny Ramirez snapped the ball by Peyton Manning on the first play from scrimmage. The ball was recovered by Knowshon Moreno in the end zone for a safety.
The gates are open and Super Bowl fans are heading into MetLife Stadium.
The first cold-weather Super Bowl was actually pretty warm.