The New England Patriots held off the returning champion Seattle Seahawks to win Super Bowl XLIX Sunday, claiming victory with a score of 28-24.
After heavy defense from both sides in the first half, the teams came out of halftime tied up at 14-14, just the third time in history that the Super Bowl has ever been tied at the midway point. Seattle took an early lead in the third quarter, but New England scored two quick touchdowns in the fourth to take back their lead.
Seattle wide receiver Jermaine Kearse made an unbelievable downfield catch with a few minutes to go, and the Seahawks looked poised to make another dramatic comeback. But a disastrous intercepted throw by quarterback Russell Wilson put the ball back in New England’s hands with just 20 seconds to go.
The victory is the fourth championship in just 14 years for the Patriots, head coach Bill Belichick, and quarterback Tom Brady.
The win also settles the battle between Marvel superheroes Chris Pratt and Chris Evans in favor of Captain America’s hometown Pats. Other celebs also took to social media to express their joy in victory or agony in defeat.
Yeeeeeeeeeeeaah!!!!!!!!!!!! 🏈👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏🎈🎈🎈— Gisele Bündchen (@giseleofficial) February 2, 2015
Why why why why why why why why why why why do they throw to Lockette from the 1 yard line with 20 seconds left when you've got Lynch???— RainnWilson (@rainnwilson) February 2, 2015