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Seattle lets Super Bowl slip away, Brady wins fourth ring

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Super Bowl XLIX was one for the ages.

The game was a tough fight between two excellent teams, the Seattle Seahawks and the New England Patriots. 

Going into the Super Bowl, the Seahawks were the better defensive team. However, the Patriots proved their doubters wrong and proved to the Seahawks that they could play a little defense of their own. The Patriots’ defense held Seattle scoreless in the final quarter of the game, leading to a comeback, with a final score of 28-24 in favor of the Patriots.

The first half was close, with the Patriots getting on the board first with an 11-yard touchdown pass to Brandon LaFell from Tom Brady in the second quarter. The Seahawks came right back with a score of their own as Marshawn Lynch scored on a 3-yard touchdown run.

The Patriots scored once more in the first half with 22-yard touchdown pass to Rob Gronkowski from  Brady. However, the Seahawks tied the score with a touchdown pass to Chris Matthews from Russell Wilson with two seconds left in the half.

The second half was even more intense then the first. The Seahawks started off the scoring with a 27-yard field goal from kicker Steven Hauschka. Then quickly got the ball back and scored again, with a 3-yard touchdown pass to Doug Baldwin. The Seahawks held a 24 to 14 point lead over the Patriots as the third quarter concluded.

“I thought the Seahawks had the game on lockdown as the third quarter ended. I was even more thrilled that I was going to win a bet I made with my dad,” sophomore Jordon Washington said.

The fourth quarter was one that belonged to the Patriots. They made it a one score game with a 4-yard touchdown pass to Danny Amendola.

After stopping Seattle again, the Patriots had all the momentum. With two minutes left to play, the Patriots scored again on a 3-yard touchdown pass to Julian Edelman.

However, the Seahawks were able to move down the field due to an incredible catch made by Jermaine Kearse. It looked as if the Patriots would let the Super Bowl slip through their fingers once again.

“I can’t believe Kearse made that catch; it was incredible,” sophomore Megan Birdsell said.

The Seahawks had perfect field position, however, Wilson threw an interception with 20 seconds remaining.

It sealed the victory for the Patriots and gave Brady his fourth career Super Bowl win.

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