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Monday, February 2, 2015


Yesterday the New England Patriots defeated the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona.  The game was very excited and ended in dramatic fashion.

The teams were so evenly matched and after one quarter the score was tied at zero.  Both offenses got going a little bit in the second quarter and the teams ended the half tied again, this time at 14.  Seattle scored 10 points in the third quarter including a 3 yard pass from Russell Wilson to Doug Baldwin.  They were also led by a wide receiver with a familiar name, Chris Matthews.  While he is not the host of Hard Ball he did come to Glendale to play hard ball.  He caught 4 passes for 109 yards and a touchdown.  He also caught a pass in the second quarter that seemed to ignite the rest of his team.

The fourth quarter seemed to being going the Seahawks way.  That is until the 7:55 mark when Tom Brady found Danny Amendola for a four yard touchdown.  the score put the Patriots just three points down with half of the fourth quarter remaining.  Then with just over two minutes remaining Brady this time found Julian Edelman for a three yard score to put the Patriot's up 28-24.  Seattle got the ball back and started to move the ball.  The Jermaine Kearse made an unbelievable catch to give Seattle the ball first and goal at the six yard line.  The they went into "Beast Mode" .  They gave MarShawn Lynch the ball on first down and he took it all the way to the one.  There was just 30 seconds left and Seattle seemed to be on there way to winning Super Bowl XLIX and repeating as champs.  But then coach Pete Carrroll decided to get fancy.  Instead of feeding the beast and giving the ball back to Lynch he opted to pass the ball, a quick slant with a pic that would have made him look like a genius.  But then "The Butler" took over.  Rookie cornerback Malcom Butler jumper the route and picked off Wilson's pass giving New England their fourth Super Bowl title in six tries.  Tom Brady was named the games MVP.

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