Malcom Butler intercepted Russell Wilson in the end zone to clinch a 28-24 victory in SuperBowl 49 for the New England Patriots over the Seattle Seahawks from University of Phoenix Stadium. Tom Brady gave the Patriots a four-point lead, finding Julian Edelman on a three-yard score with 2:02 left in the fourth quarter, concluding a ten-play, 64-yard drive. The game-winning touchdown was Brady's fourth TD throw of the game as he won his third Super Bowl MVP Award. He completed 37-of-50 passes for 328 yards, but was intercepted twice.
It was Brady and Belichick's fourth Super Bowl victory together. Edelman had nine catches and 109 yards receiving. Rob Gronkowski, Danny Amendola and Brandon LaFell scored the other three TDs.
Seattle went into the fourth quarter with a 10-point lead before allowing the Pats to reach the end zone twice in the final eight minutes. Seahawks wide receiver Chris Matthews, who never caught an NFL pass coming into the game, surprisingly piled up four catches for 109 yards and a touchdown.
Wilson threw for 247 yards and two touchdowns, in addition to the fateful interception. Marshawn Lynch compiled 102 yards and 24 carries and hit pay dirt. Seattle failed to become the ninth team to win back-to-back Super Bowls.
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