Super Bowl LVI — Seahawks waltz to victory over Houston

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DALLAS, TX — After losing to the Cleveland Browns in Super Bowl LII, the Seattle Seahawks would not be denied a second time three seasons later. 

Russel Wilson passed for 297 yards and three touchdowns and ran in one, Chris Carson scored twice on the ground, and the Seahawks waltzed to victory over the Houston Texans 52-17 in Super Bowl LVI at AT&T Stadium — claiming the Lombardi Trophy for the second time in the last ten Super Bowl competitions.

The Texans clawed their way past favored teams to win the chance of bringing home the Super Bowl trophy for the first time in it’s history, but they were ill-prepared for the “big stage”. Quarterback DeShawn Watson found himself over-matched, throwing three interceptions including a pick-six. The pick-six belonged to Shaquille Griffin who was named Super Bowl MVP.

Seattle opened the scoring on a 7-yard run by Wilson with 5:38 remaining in the first quarter. The Texans answered with a field goal and a 93-yard touchdown reception by rookie wide receiver Isaiah Pope (thanks to blown coverage) to take a 10-7 lead.

Seattle’s defense came alive in the second as Houston’s execution began to suffer. The Seahawks would outscore Houston 24-0 and take a 31-10 halftime lead. The Texans didn’t find the end zone again until late in the fourth quarter when the outcome was already decided.

Watson finished 15-for-24, 225 yards, and threw two touchdown passes against three picks. The Seattle defense would get to him for five sacks.

While Watson struggled, Wilson thrived. He found Tyler Lockett four times for 112 yards and a TD. Wide receiver D.K. Metcalf was on the other end of three other Wilson passes for 72 yards and a score. Lockett left the game and then returned — then left again with a foot-fracture in the fourth quarter.

The Seahawks running game was stifled momentarily but Carson finally found open paths to finish with 98 yards rushing and two scores.

Seattle’s win was especially significant, coming a season after Pete Carroll retired, giving the reigns to rookie head coach William Bruno.