Please Register or Log in to Remove this Advertisement! Don't get me wrong--I'm not taking anything away from the Seattle D. They were awesome and smothering no doubt. But just like you can say their D "won it" you can also legitimately say that the Denver O "lost it". They were horrible. Their OL sucked. Moreno did nothing. Manning turned the ball over 3 times and hit virtually nothing except underneath dump-offs. I know great D played a big role in that but also the NFL's #1 O of all time vastly underperformed expectations. Denver's problem IMO was that they came in pretty much a one-dimensional team. They had a record-setting offense coupled with a marginal defense and a terrible ST unit (worst kick coverage team in the NFL and it burned them, snuffing out whatever little hope remained to open the 3rd Q). When their offense misfired, they had nothing to fall back on and were quickly trucked out of the game. It's just hard to beat a great team when you're relying almost exclusively on one phase to win. If that unit stumbles (and it can't be a well-oiled machine EVERY time), you're pretty much sunk.