The historical NFL site tracks all kinds of arcane statistics, and they have a terrific search engine that can track games by a specific score. According to their database, this was the first time 43-8 ever happened.
A night of firsts indeed.
Makes a little more sense when you think about the early safety and a Broncos two-point conversion. If you had "8" and "3" in the Super Bowl squares game, congrats on an unlikely windfall.
Oh, and it was quite a night for another number — 12. Yes, the 12th Man thing has been beaten to death, but with the Seahawks faithful showing great support at MetLife Stadium, the team scored exactly 12 seconds into each half, on a first-quarter safety and a third-quarter kickoff return by Percy Harvin.
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