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Miscues, miscalculations doom Denver in Super Bowl debacle

Super Bowl XLVIII

NEW YORK — The seeds of Denver’s stunning Super Bowl self-destruction were planted during Wednesday’s practice when coach John Fox decided to turn down the speakers that simulate crowd noise because “it’s not an away game.”
A silent snap count would have been so much better because Seattle’s famed 12th Man showed up on Denver’s first play from scrimmage and helped ruin whatever great game plan offensive coordinator Adam Gase and Peyton Manning had come up with.
Instead of thwarting the Seahawks’ stingy secondary and stout front seven, the Broncos fell apart.
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