Transcript for Super Bowl Recap and the Game Changing Opening Play
And next, tonight, all of us, of course, talking about the big game. More than 111 million Americans watched the super bowl, making it the most-viewed TV event in American history. All of us watching Peyton manning of the broncos stunned in the first 12 seconds. And the seahawks with the loudest fans of any sport. ABC's gio Benitez takes us behind the big moments we saw and some that we didn't. Reporter: It was the shocking opening play that defined the super bowl, launching the seahawks right out of the gate. Quarterback Peyton manning, one of the games greatest, disappointment written across his face. We now know what happened. To Seattle, fans are the 12th man on the team, breaking that glumness record for being the loudest. And last night on the first snap, they roared and no broncos player could hear manning's signals. Just a noise issue that really caused that play to happen. Reporter: Peyton has played 14 more seasons than Seattle's young quarterback, russel Wilson, who was inspired by his father, who right before he died told Tim why not you? But, it wasn't the only father/son inspiration last night. Seattle's heath Farwell with his children. It's something you dream about. He loves his dad. He's eating me up. Reporter: And he's proud, too. For bronco's player Shaun Phillips he texted his son, sorry I let you down. His son replied, it's okay, daddy. You are still my hero. On the field, there was derrick Coleman, the first legally deaf player in the NFL, inspiring those twin 9-year-old girls who are also hearing impaired. Behind him and his teammates, those two girls in the stands. Derrick, those little girls to be able to bring them to the super bowl. I'm glad they came. I'm blessed to have them support me. Reporter: It was a night full of moves, especially for Bruno Mars at halftime. But back on the field this group of ultimate underdogs had one more thing on their side. This is a childhood dream, to make it to the super bowl. Reporter: A dream that could not be denied. Gio Benitez, ABC news, east
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