Bill Belichick: Final Seahawks pass wasn't surprising

Monday February 2nd, 2015

New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick said after the team's Super Bowl victory that he wasn't surprised the Seattle Seahawks threw the ball on New England's one-yard line with just 20 seconds remaining. 

On the play, Patriots cornerback Malcolm Butler intercepted Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson to essentially clinch the 28-24 win for New England. The Seahawks still had one timeout, and running back Marshawn Lynch had just ran for four yards on first and goal. 

The Patriots rallied from a 24-14 deficit to win the game. Tom Brady threw four touchdowns, including a three-yard touchdown to Julian Edelman with 2:02 remaining.

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The victory marks Belichick's fourth Super Bowl title, all of which have come with the Patriots. The game was also Belichick's sixth appearance as a head coach in the Super Bowl, though the win was Belichick's first since 2004.

New England took a 7-0 lead in the second quarter, but the Seahawks soon scored to tie the game. Both teams traded touchdowns to close the first half, and the Seahawks opened the third quarter with 10 straight points to take a 24-14 lead. 

Tom Brady threw touchdown passes to Danny Amendola and Edelman in the fourth quarter, giving the Patriots a late 28-24 lead. Butler's interception of Wilson near the goal line sealed the win. 

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