Superbowl XLVIII witnessed the biggest blowout since the 49ers defeated the Broncos 55-10 in 1990. On February 2, 2014, the Seattle Seahawks defeated the Denver Broncos 43-8. Many critics considered this odd and suspicious because prior to Superbowl XLVIII the NFL had never before seen a 43-8 defeat. Even the ending score was unsettling to many fans and NFL officials.
Rumors are circulating that NFL officials believe they have found clues that Superbowl XLVIII was rigged and fixed. People also suspect that the Broncos lost intentionally in exchange for a large amount of money. It was reported that Superbowl referee Terry McAulay heard Peyton Manning ask the Seahawks coach Peter Carrol, “When are you going to pay up?”. Although, many believe that this is a fake piece of evidence and is reported untrue.
According to an article by Howard Koplowitz, published on the International Business Time website, Yahoo user Favre wrote, “So the score is 15-0… I guarantee all the NFL is doing is setting up a Peyton 4th quarter comeback to make him look good. It’s fake. I guarantee you they let that bum Peyton win.”
The Broncos scored 8 points in the third quarter off a touchdown and a two point conversion. Other than that, the Broncos were shut out by halftime, 22-0. The fact that this wasn’t anywhere near a close game is very odd, given the fact that Peyton Manning has had an extraordinary season – one for the ages. During the Broncos game against the Patriots, Manning threw 19 out of 20 consecutive completed passes.
Fans are still currently searching for other sure clues that could indicate that Superbowl XLVIII was rigged. There are still skeptics out there and people who believe that this blowout was “no ordinary blowout,” but there have been no other clues found and the speculation continues.