Jack Sweeney, Staff Writer
After losing in their previous two appearances, the New England Patriots won the Super Bowl 10 years after their last victory. Quarterback Tom Brady led the Patriots to victory in the fourth quarter over the Seattle Seahawks. After giving up 17 unanswered points, New England trailed 24-14 going into the last quarter of play.
Tom Brady found wide receiver Danny Amendola for a four-yard touchdown pass to make it a 24-21 game. The Seahawks’ offense was forced to punt after only three plays the following possession.
Tom Brady and the Patriots offense drove the ball 64 yards and wide receiver Julian Edelman caught a three-yard touchdown pass to give New England a 28-24 lead. With two minutes left to play, Russell Wilson led the Seahawks offense on a 79-yard drive, which included a miraculous catch made by wide receiver Jermaine Kearse.
The final play of the Seahawks drive might be one of the most controversial play calls in Super Bowl history. Instead of handing the ball off to their All-Pro running back, Marshawn Lynch, they decided to throw at the one-yard line.
Patriots’ rookie Malcolm Butler read the play perfectly and intercepted the pass, locking in the victory for the New England Patriots.
Tom Brady was named Super Bowl XLIX MVP, with 328 passing yards, four touchdowns and two interceptions. Brady tied Joe Montana and Terry Bradshaw for the most Super Bowl Victories as a quarterback.
Brady’s four-touchdown performance in Super Bowl XLIX gives him 13 total touchdown passes in the six Super Bowls he has played in, which is also a record.
Other Super Bowl records set by the New England quarterback include: Most Passes – 247 (Career), Most Completions – 164 (Career), Most Completions – 37 (Game), Most Touchdown Passes – 13 (Career). Brady also tied two records; Most Super Bowl Appearances – 6, Most Super Bowl MVP Awards – 3.