Super Bowl XLIX: New England Patriots Defeat Seattle Seahawks 28-24

New England Patriots capture their fourth Super Bowl, while Tom Brady is named Super Bowl MVP for the 3rd time in his career.

Morry Gash/Associated Press


Here’s what Seahawks coach Pete Carroll had to say about his decision to call a pass play — which resulted in an interceptions — near the end zone.

Kyle Terada/Usa Today Sports

“For it to come down to a play like that, I hate that we have to live with that,” said Carroll, who is no stranger to taking gambles on the field, about the decision that will no doubt haunt him and his team.

Here are the records Tom Brady broke or met tonight:

Rob Carr / Getty Images

– First quarterback to throw touchdowns to four different receivers
– Tied Joe Montana and Terry Bradshaw for most Super Bowl wins by a starting QB (four).
– Broke Joe Montana’s record for career touchdown passes during Super Bowls. Brady: 13; Montana: 11.
– Now holds the record for longest span between first and most recent Super Bowl wins at ten seasons.
– Brady’s third Super Bowl MVP award ties Joe Montana’s record.

But just short of the goal, the Seahawks chose to pass instead of hand off to Marshawn Lynch, and Wilson was picked off with 20 seconds left in the game.

Jamie Squire / Getty Images

Tom Brady was… a bit excited about that break.

— imbeccable (@Becca Laurie, PI)

With less than two minutes left in the game, Jermaine Kearse made one of the craziest catches of all time — you know, other than the Helmet Catch, which likely caused a terrible flashback for most Patriots fans.

Just before the two-minute warning, Brady connects with Edelman for a touchdown to put the Patriots ahead 28-24.

Still down 24-21, Brady breaks his second record of the game with a 7-yard pass to Shane Vereen.

Tom Brady has completed a Super Bowl record 36 passes.

— JeffDuncan_ (@Jeff Duncan)

Brady connects with Danny Amendola with 8 minutes left in the game. Seahawks lead 24-21.

Kevin C. Cox / Getty Images

With that touchdown, Brady broke his childhood hero Joe Montana’s records for most touchdowns thrown during Super Bowls. With 12 in the books, Brady is now the man to beat.

In 6 plays, the Seahawks move the ball 50 yards to fire a quick touchdown to Doug Baldwin. Seahawks lead 24-14 with 4:54 left in the third quarter.

Baldwin took a penalty for excessive celebration, though.

Ronald Martinez / Getty Images

Brady throws his second interception of the game to Seahawks Bobby Wagner. Going into the game, Brady had two interceptions TOTAL in five Super Bowl appearances.

Ronald Martinez / Getty Images

Ronald Martinez / Getty Images)

After an explosive halftime show by Katy Perry, the Seahawks bring a soft strike against the Patriots by scoring a field goal on their opening drive. Up 17-14, it’s their first lead of the game.

David J. Phillip/Associated Press

Tied game! Seahawks go for the touchdown with 6 seconds left in the half to tie it up at 14-14. Chris Matthews brings in his first career TD and second catch of the game.

GRONK’D! Brady throws a 22-yard touchdown pass to Rob Gronkowski to put the Patriots up 14-7 with 36 seconds left in the first half. It’s Gronk’s first Super Bowl touchdown.

Marshawn Lynch scores a 3-yard rushing touchdown to tie the game at 7-7 with 2:16 left in the first half. After receiving a serious warning from the NFL earlier this week, Lynch did not do his celebratory crotch grab.

Stephen Dunn / Getty Images

Read more: