Seahawks bring back memories

That's Wilson -- all business, always in control. He ran the ball only three times (for 26 yards) and admits he prepared to get outside the pocket and pass the ball more than run. He'll do anything to win. The good news for Seattle: Though Wilson is now a Super Bowl champion, this was just his second season in the league. He's going to get better and is already tied with Manning for Super Bowl rings. It's not out of the question that Wilson will get more. At 25 years, 65 days, Wilson is the third-youngest starting QB to win a Super Bowl (only Ben Roethlisberger and Brady were younger, and they both went on to win multiple titles).

10. Home-field advantage  on the road: It was the Seahawks who had the home-field edge in this game. In mid-December, they came to New York and shut out the New York Giants 23-0 in MetLife Stadium (amazingly, that was their last road game until Sunday night). Carroll repeated trip arrangements, trying to make the trip seem familiar. The Seahawks stayed at the same Jersey City, N.J., hotel. They practiced at the Giants facility, which is in the parking lot of MetLife. They felt as comfortable as possible before a Super Bowl, and they had the decided edge with the crowd. Seahawks fans were louder than Broncos fans -- a fact that certainly became clear as the game got out of hand, but was also there from the very beginning. Broncos offensive players couldn't hear Manning on the first play from scrimmage, leading to the bad snap and safety. Carroll kept his team comfortable, and the reward was a Super Bowl win.

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