Less than 12 hours after winning the Super Bowl, Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll already was talking about getting started on next season.

"The first meeting that we'll have will be tomorrow. ... Our guys would be surprised if we didn't," Carroll said Monday morning. "We really have an eye on what's coming, and we don't dwell on what just happened. We'll take this in stride."

He appeared at a news conference at a Manhattan hotel with linebacker Malcolm Smith, the MVP of Seattle's 43-8 victory over Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos on Sunday night.

Carroll oversees a team with the fourth-youngest roster for a Super Bowl champion, with an average age of 26 years, 175 days, according to STATS. The youngest champs ever were the Pittsburgh Steelers who won the 1975 Super Bowl, and they collected a second consecutive title the next year.

"We've seen the effort that it takes to get to this point, and, obviously, we'll try to replicate that and do it again," Smith said. "We're looking forward to the next challenges and guys having a target on their back and people trying to come after us."

Carroll said general manager John Schneider has positioned the Seahawks to be able to avoid the problems that can make it hard to repeat as NFL champions. "One of the things that happens every so often is teams have a big fallout after they win the Super Bowl. We're not in that situation."

Broncos: 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."


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MetLife Stadium might not have been as loud as CenturyLink Field, but it was plenty spirited and when Peyton Manning lined up in the shotgun on the first play from scrimmage and called for the ball from his 14-yard line, his center couldn't hear the cadence.

As Manning stepped up to reset the play, Manny Ramirez's snap sailed into the end zone, where running back Knowshon Moreno smothered it for a safety.

"Nobody's fault," Manning said. "It was just a noise issue."

TV ratings: For the fourth time in five years, the Super Bowl has set a record for the most-watched television event in U.S. history, drawing 111.5 million viewers. The game also set standards for the most-streamed sports event online and, with 24.9 million tweets, the biggest U.S. live TV event on Twitter.

The Seattle victory eclipsed the 111.3 million viewers who watched the 2012 Super Bowl between the New York Giants and Patriots, according to the Nielsen company.

Raiders: The team confirmed that it has hired Joe Woods to coach the defensive secondary and Marcus Robertson as assistant secondary coach. Woods is a 10-year coaching veteran, the last eight with the Minnesota Vikings. Robertson was a secondary coach for the Detroit Lions in 2012-13 and before that worked for the Tennessee Titans.

Browns: Kyle Shanahan was hired as Clevelands' offensive coordinator after spending the previous four years in the same role with the Washington Redskins.

Staff writer Jerry McDonald contributed to this report.