Patriots Top Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX

by Jordan McGuire on February 2, 2015

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I am jealous of Tom Brady’s life. Supermodel wife, classic good looks, penthouse suites and now, he has now solidified himself as the game’s greatest quarterback. The Brady-led Patriots outscored the Seattle Seahawks 14-0 in the fourth quarter and held on to win 28-24.

The game started slow for both clubs as we saw a scoreless opening quarter. Second quarter was a different story as the two battled and scored 14 a piece. The Seahawks were out-gained and out-played by an incredibly large margin in the first half, yet drove 80 yards in five plays only to score with two seconds remaining in the first half to tie the game at 14.

The third quarter was nerve-wracking for Pats fans as Seattle put up ten quick points to take a 24-14 led into the final quarter of football. Then, Tom Brady was simply Tom Brady.

Although Brady did throw two interceptions, he majestically recorded drives of 68 and 64 yards in the fourth quarter against the best secondary in the National Football League. After Brady brought the Patriots on their last scoring drive, the resilient Seahawks drove right down the field and found a bit of luck as Jermaine Kearse made one of the most insane catches in Super Bowl History. After the catch, Marshawn Lynch ran the ball to the goal line. Then things got questionable.

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Pete Carroll will have to live with his play call that led to the game winning interception by an undrafted rookie corner back, Malcolm Butler. Instead of running the ball with Marshawn Lynch at the one yard line, Carroll decided to be “unpredictable” and dialed up a passing play which resulted in a Russell Wilson interception that would catapult the Patriots to NFL royalty.

Tom Brady finished with 328 yards passing to go along with four touchdown passes. He targeted Julian Edelman countless times and Edelman ended the game with nine receptions for 109 yards and a touchdown catch. Rob Gronkowski also had a big game catching six passes for 68 yards and a touchdown. LSU alum Brandon LaFell caught Super Bowl XLIX’s first touchdown pass, he finished with four catches and 29 yards.

For the Seahawks, Marshawn Lynch had 24 carries for 102 yards with a score. Russell Wilson struggled completing 12 passes while attempting 21. Wilson threw for 247 yards with two touchdowns but threw the biggest interception of his career at the goal line. Chris Matthews, the one-time Footlocker employee, had the breakout game of his young career by making four huge catches for a total of 109 yards and had a touchdown of his own.

With this victory, Tom Brady is 4-2 in his impressive six Super Bowl appearances. He is currently tied with Joe Montana with four Super Bowl victories and three Super Bowl MVPs. It’s safe to say that the New England Patriots have achieved legendary status by winning four Super Bowls in the past fourteen seasons. Also, Tom Brady is literally a couple of plays away from being undefeated and 6-0 in Super Bowls. He has been beaten by Eli Manning and the New York Giants in both of his only two losses in Super Bowls. Congrats to Super Bowl XLIX Champions the New England Patriots.