Super Bowl 49
Feb. 1, 2015
At Glendale, Ariz.
New England 0.14..0.14-28
Tom Brady threw four touchdown passes, Malcolm Butler intercepted Russell Wilson in the end zone in the final minute and New England rallied from a 10-point fourth-quarter deficit for its fourth Super Bowl championship.
The Patriots had to survive one of the most controversial play calls in NFL history.
On the first series of the third quarter, Steven Hauschka's 27-yard field goal gave the Seahawks a 17-14 lead. Wilson threw a 3-yard touchdown pass to Doug Baldwin after Brady's second interception of the game and the Seahawks took a 24-14 lead going into the final quarter.
But instead of handing off to ''Beast Mode,'' Wilson, operating from the shotgun, was instructed to throw a pass against New England's stacked defense. He was intercepted by Butler on a pass intended for Ricardo Lockette.
The Patriots entered the Super Bowl coming off the ''Deflategate'' controversy after their rout of the Colts in the AFC championship game.
Brady, the MVP, become the third quarterback, along with Pittsburgh's Terry Bradshaw and San Francisco's Joe Montana, to win four titles.
Bill Belichick joined the Steelers' Chuck Noll as the only coaches to win four Super Bowls.
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