Monday, February 2, 2015

Super Bowl XLIX

New England Patriots  28 : 24  Seattle Seahawks
Tom Brady put a stamp on his legacy with a cold-blooded fourth quarter, leading the New England Patriots from a 10-point deficit to capture his fourth Super Bowl ring and third MVP award in the 28-24 win over the Seattle Seahawks.

"It wasn't the way we drew it up, certainly throwing a couple picks didn't help," Brady told NBC after the game. "It was great, a lot of mental toughness, our team's had it all year and we never doubted each other. ... That was a great football team we beat. I'm just so happy for our team."

The Patriots had lost three straight Super Bowls since winning three in four years a decade ago. Brady responded with an MVP performance worth his lore.

Brady threw four touchdown passes and set a career Super Bowl record with 13 touchdown strikes in his six games played, passing Joe Montana's mark of 11.

The 37-year-old quarterback might have a sore arm on Monday after attempting 50 passes, completing a Super Bowl-record 37 for 328 yards. The Patriots came in with a game plan to pick apart the Seahawks' secondary with a million paper cuts.

The Seahawks pulled off a miraculous rally to beat Green Bay in the NFC Championship Game and were in position for another improbable victory when Jermaine Kearse made a juggling, 33-yard catch while on his back.

With the ball on New England's 1, Seattle appeared to be headed toward a second straight Super Bowl title. Malcolm Butler spoiled the Seahawks' bid, stepping in front of Ricardo Lockette for the interception.

More information:
» Bill Belichick: The Great Defender
» Aaron Rodgers Becomes Ninth Player Ever to Win Multiple MVP Awards
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