President Obama on Tuesday called Pete Carroll, the head coach of the Super Bowl-winning Seattle Seahawks and congratulated him on his “decisive victory,” the White House said.

“On the call, the President commended Coach Carroll and his team for a great game, and expressed how exciting it has been to watch the team play all season,” said a statement from the White House.

“The President told Coach Carroll that he looks forward to congratulating him and the team at the White House in the coming months,” the statement added.

The Seahawks crushed the Denver Broncos in Sunday's game by a score of 43-8.

The blowout likely took the president by surprise. Before the big game in an interview with Fox News' Bill O'Reilly, Obama had predicted a close contest.

The president declined to say who would win, but said the final score would be “24-21.”

“These guys are too evenly matched,” said Obama.