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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Defense wins championships.

Russell Wilson and Percy Harvin do too.

The Seattle Seahawks' Legion of Boom frustrated Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos while Wilson managed the game plan with aplomb in a dominating 43-8 Super Bowl XLVIII victory Sunday at MetLife Stadium.

"It's not too crazy to us, because we knew what we had in our locker room," Harvin said. "We knew how we prepared and we knew what we were capable of."

The Seahawks limited the Broncos to 306 yards and intercepted Manning (34-for-49 passing, 280 yards, lost fumble) two times, claiming the first Super Bowl victory in franchise history.

"Sea-HAWKS," chanted the rowdy Seattle fans, who have become known as the "12th Man."

Wilson, meanwhile, stayed within himself, avoiding turnovers. He completed 18 of 25 passes for 206 yards, ran for 26 yards and threw second-half touchdown passes to Jermaine Kearse and Doug Baldwin to set the final score.

"At the end of the season, you want to play your best football. And that's what we did tonight," Wilson said.

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