EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. â They shut down Peyton Manning and shut up their critics.
And then, in the happy celebration of the Seahawksâ first Super Bowl title in their 38-year history, defensive end Red Bryant stood up in the locker room and issued a challenge to everyone within earshot.
âThis team has got to go down as one of the best defenses of all time,ââ Bryant yelled after Seattleâs 43-8 victory over the Denver Broncos on Sunday at MetLife Stadium. âItâs got to. And the best thing about it is they called us misfits, overachievers, said that nobody wanted us. But now weâre the best.ââ