The game ended amid controversy. Instead of running the ball on second and one at the one-yard line, the Seahawks elected to pass.
The ball was intercepted by Patriots defensive back Malcolm Butler, effectively sealing the game. On the previous play, Lynch ran for four yards.
Less than an hour after the game, NFL.com reporter Aditi Kinkhabwala tweeted about an exchange with Lynch.
Marshawn Lynch asked if he's surprised he didn't get the football. Says "No." I ask him, Why not? Says, "Because football is a team sport."— Aditi Kinkhabwala (@AKinkhabwala) February 2, 2015
As he was leaving the stadium, Lynch declined to answer questions and pushed cameras away.
Lynch created headlines at Super Bowl media day when he responded to questions from reporters with some variation of "I'm here so I won't get fined."