The New England Patriots defeated the Seattle Seahawks tonight 28-24 to win Super Bowl XLIX. The Patriots are World Champions for the 2014 NFL season.
This is the fourth Super Bowl win in Patriots history. The Giants and Packers also have four. Only the Steelers, 49ers, and Cowboys have more. With the win, Bill Belichick ties Chuck Noll with his fourth Super Bowl win as a head coach, and Tom Brady ties Joe Montana and Terry Bradshaw with his fourth as a quarterback. Brady also collected his third Super Bowl MVP. That also ties Brady with Montana for the record.
New England erased a 24-14 second half deficit to register the win. With under 2:00 to go trailing by 4, Jermaine Kearse made a ridiculous circus catch that was every bit the match of David Tyree to put Seattle 5 yards from a go ahead touchdown. Two plays later from the 1, Russell Wilson was intercepted by Malcolm Butler. Seattle was a yard away from a second straight championship and decided throwing to Ricardo Lockette was a better bet than running Marshawn Lynch. Lockette ran a terrible route. Butler made a nice play, and that was that. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you Pete Carroll.
I know this was a tough one, gang, but hang in there. Better days are ahead.