Bad snap on Denver Broncos’ first play results in Seattle Seahawks safety

Well, that didn't take long.

On the first offensive snap of the game — a mere 12 seconds after kickoff — Denver Broncos center Manny Ramirez snapped the ball over the head of Peyton Manning, resulting in a 2-0 Seattle Seahawks lead.

Manning appeared to struggle with the noise and might have been changing the cadence when Ramirez snapped it on the initial snap count. This is the first time in this postseason that the Broncos have trailed.

Per the Fox broadcast, it was the fastest score in Super Bowl history. This is the third straight Super Bowl with a safety.

What a great tone setter for the Seahawks' defense and a sign that the Seattle noise has traveled well to New Jersey.

After the play, Dallas Mavericks owner sent out a tweet that has us wondering: real or not?

But then he sent out one more.


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Eric Edholm is a writer for Shutdown Corner on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at or follow him on Twitter!

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