Denver Broncos quarterback, Peyton Manning, was the biggest loser at Super Bowl 48, after winning the MVP and Best Offensive Player of the year awards during the regular season and the big favorite to win on Sunday.
But the Seattle Seahawks neutralized him in a dominant 43-8 win over the Broncos to win their first Super Bowl title at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
Manning, 37, who did not want to speak after the game simply said, "it is frustrating for it to end this way."
The veteran quarterback was looking for his second Super Bowl title after winning with the Indianapolis Colts in 2007. He would have become the third player to win NFL titles with different teams.
Manning had stolen the headlines and was the favorite entering the Super Bowl, after completing the best season in his career which included new NFL records in touchdowns (55) and yards (5,477).
The player had also alluded to retirement after the game by saying "there was a light at the end of the tunnel."
His carer had changed drastically after a series of injuries that forced him to have neck surgery, and put his future in doubt.
When he returned to the Broncos he was a star again, leading the team to the Super Bowl where the Seahawks defense halted its momentum.
Playing in his most important game of the season, he had his worst day with 34 of 49 passing for 280 yards, two interceptions and a fumble.