The New England Patriots are Super Bowl 49 champions!
This year’s game was between last year’s champs, the Seattle Seahawks, and the powerhouse New England Patriots. Seattle was led by their young star QB Russell Wilson and their soft-spoken but tough-running back Marshawn Lynch.
This was Coach Belichick and QB Tom Brady’s sixth time in the Super Bowl together and their fourth Super Bowl victory. This time it wasn’t easy, and the Seahawks could’ve easily come back to win the game. The Seahawks were on the two-yard line with 20 seconds left in the fourth quarter. It seemed like an easy decision to give Lynch the ball to run right up the middle for the game winning touchdown but it didn’t turn out well. Instead, Wilson threw an interception to Malcolm Butler to end the game which was by far the biggest play of Butler’s career.
Brady completed 37 passes for 328 yards and four touchdown along with two interceptions. Julian Eddleman caught nine catches for 109 yards with one touchdown. Rob Gronkowski caught six passes for 68 yards with one touchdown. Russell Wilson completed twelve passes for 247 yards with two touchdowns and one interception. Lynch ran for 102 yards with 24 rushes along with one touchdown.
The Seahawks would’ve been the first team to win back-to-back Super Bowls since the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XXXVIII and Super Bowl XXXIX. Wilson would’ve been the youngest quarterback to ever win back-to-back titles, but it was not to be.
Final score: Patriots – 28 Seahawks – 24