The New England Patriots defeated the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl 49 by the score of 28-24. This is New England’s first Super Bowl championship since beating the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl 39 in 2004.
Unlike last year’s Super Bowl, this one came down to the wire. After an insane catch by Jermaine Kearse and a run by Marshawn Lynch, Seattle was set up on the one-yard line and poised to take the lead with 20 seconds left. Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson threw an interception the very next play and that sealed the win for the Patriots.
Feb 1, 2015; Glendale, AZ, USA; New England Patriots strong safety Malcolm Butler (21) intercepts a pass intended for Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Ricardo Lockette (83) in the fourth quarter in Super Bowl XLIX at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
New England struggled in the running game, but that was no problem for Tom Brady. Brady threw 50 passes in this one and completed 37, a Super Bowl record. Brady threw for 328 yards, with four touchdowns and two interceptions and was names Super Bowl MVP.
This is Brady’s fourth Super Bowl title in his incredible career, tying him with Joe Montana and Terry Bradshaw for most all-time.
Tight end Rob Gronkowski had six catches for 68 yards and a touchdown, but the real surprise was Julian Edelman. Edelman had nine catches for 109 yards and a touchdown against the Seattle Seahawks’ secondary, which is arguably one of the best ever.
The Seahawks seemed to so everything a team should do to win a championship. They had a great day running the ball behind Marshawn Lynch who had 102 yards rushing and a touchdown. They also got a great game out of wide receiver Chris Matthews, who had 109 yards receiving on just four catches and a touchdown.
Feb 1, 2015; Glendale, AZ, USA; Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Chris Matthews (13) catches a touchdown pass against New England Patriots cornerback Logan Ryan (26) in the second quarter in Super Bowl XLIX at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports
Like most great games, this one came down to the very end and came down to one great play. Rookie Malcolm Butler made the interception with 20 seconds left to seal the deal for the Patriots.
This win was a long time coming for Patriots fans, who have seen their team lose two Super Bowls to the New York Giants and haven’t seen the Lombardi Trophy since 2004. This game was one for the ages.