Feb 2, 2014 at 11.30pm UK at ​MetLife Stadium
Seattle Seahawks
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Richard Sherman: 'We knew Denver Broncos routes'

Sherman: 'We knew Broncos routes'
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Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman reveals that his side had figured out the Denver Broncos' preferred routes before Sunday's Super Bowl.

Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman has revealed the reasons why his side's defence was so effective against the Denver Broncos during Sunday's Super Bowl.

Seattle completely nullified the record-breaking offence of the Broncos, limiting quarterback Peyton Manning to just one touchdown pass after a regular season in which he had thrown an all-time league high 55.

However, Sherman explained that his side had figured out what the Broncos' preferred moves were and also what Manning's hand signals meant on different plays, which allowed them to counteract whatever he had planned.

"All we did was play situational football. We knew what route concepts they liked on different downs, so we jumped all the routes," Sherman told themmqb.com

"Then we figured out the hand signals for a few of the route audibles in the first half. Me, Earl [Thomas], Kam [Chancellor], we're not just three All-Pro players. We're three All-Pro minds.

"Now, if Peyton had thrown in some double moves, if he had gone out of character, we could've been exposed."

The victory saw the Seahawks lift the Vince Lombardi trophy for the first time in their history.

Richard Sherman of the Seattle Seahawks is seen on the field during the game against the Houston Texans at Reliant Stadium on September 29, 2013
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