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Super Bowl XLIX: New England Patriots Defeat Seattle Seahawks 28-24

New England Patriots capture their fourth Super Bowl, while Tom Brady is named Super Bowl MVP for the 3rd time in his career.

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"For it to come down to a play like that, I hate that we have to live with that," said Carroll, who is no stranger to taking gambles on the field, about the decision that will no doubt haunt him and his team.

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  • First quarterback to throw touchdowns to four different receivers
  • Tied Joe Montana and Terry Bradshaw for most Super Bowl wins by a starting QB (four).
  • Broke Joe Montana's record for career touchdown passes during Super Bowls. Brady: 13; Montana: 11.
  • Now holds the record for longest span between first and most recent Super Bowl wins at ten seasons.
  • Brady's third Super Bowl MVP award ties Joe Montana's record.
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But just short of the goal, the Seahawks chose to pass instead of hand off to Marshawn Lynch, and Wilson was picked off with 20 seconds left in the game.

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Tom Brady was... a bit excited about that break.

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With less than two minutes left in the game, Jermaine Kearse made one of the craziest catches of all time — you know, other than the Helmet Catch, which likely caused a terrible flashback for most Patriots fans.

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Just before the two-minute warning, Brady connects with Edelman for a touchdown to put the Patriots ahead 28-24.

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Still down 24-21, Brady breaks his second record of the game with a 7-yard pass to Shane Vereen.

Tom Brady has completed a Super Bowl record 36 passes.

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Tom Brady has completed a Super Bowl record 36 passes.

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With that touchdown, Brady broke his childhood hero Joe Montana's records for most touchdowns thrown during Super Bowls. With 12 in the books, Brady is now the man to beat.

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In 6 plays, the Seahawks move the ball 50 yards to fire a quick touchdown to Doug Baldwin. Seahawks lead 24-14 with 4:54 left in the third quarter.

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Tied game! Seahawks go for the touchdown with 6 seconds left in the half to tie it up at 14-14. Chris Matthews brings in his first career TD and second catch of the game.

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GRONK'D! Brady throws a 22-yard touchdown pass to Rob Gronkowski to put the Patriots up 14-7 with 36 seconds left in the first half. It's Gronk's first Super Bowl touchdown.

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Marshawn Lynch scores a 3-yard rushing touchdown to tie the game at 7-7 with 2:16 left in the first half. After receiving a serious warning from the NFL earlier this week, Lynch did not do his celebratory crotch grab.

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Brady throws 11-yard touchdown pass to Brandon LaFell with 9:51 left in the first half.

Team to score first in the Super Bowl has won 32 times in 48 previous games (66.7% of the time)

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Team to score first in the Super Bowl has won 32 times in 48 previous games (66.7% of the time)

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End of the first quarter: Score remains 0-0. The Patriots have never scored in the first quarter of a Super Bowl (6 appearances). The Seahawks were up 8-0 against the Broncos during last year's Super Bowl.

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On 3rd & 6, Tom Brady is intercepted by Jeremy Lane. It's Lane's first career interception. It's Brady's third Super Bowl interception in six appearances.

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With 11:44 left in the first quarter, refs missed a roughing the passer call against Seattle's Jeron Johnson.

Under rule 12 of the NFL rulebook, roughing the kicker occurs when a special teams player hits the kicker on their non-kicking leg. A properly called penalty should result in an automatic first down and 15 yards for the kicking team. Instead, the hit was called as running into the kicker, which the Patriots declined. Accepting the penalty would have meant their punter would have had to kick again.

The Seahawks offense took over at the 16 yard line, but went 3 & out.

NFL rule book: “Roughing the kicker if a defensive player contacts the plant leg of the kicker while his kicking leg is still in the air."

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NFL rule book: “Roughing the kicker if a defensive player contacts the plant leg of the kicker while his kicking leg is still in the air."

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Here's Marshawn Lynch snacking on what appears to be Skittles on the Seahawks sideline.

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Former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, currently on trial for a 2013 murder, will be able to watch the Super Bowl if other inmates at Nashua Street Jail in Boston choose to watch the game, WCBV reports.

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On Friday, it was reported that Hernandez would not be be allowed to watch his former team. Judge E. Susan Garsh told jurors that they were allowed to watch, but were instructed to leave the room if they heard any discussion of the Hernandez case.

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Seattle wins the coin flip, will defer possession to the second half. Tom Brady and the Patriots offense will take the field to start the game.

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The Super Bowl of commercials

Good or bad, these are the ads everyone's going to be talking about this year. Check back for updates throughout the game.

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The Super Bowl game balls will be on lockdown until 10 minutes before game-time, according to NBC Sports live broadcast.

It was also stated that more game balls will be used in rotation than normal, due to many of the footballs being later donated to various groups and charities to auction off. Each of the game balls has a computer chip inside to authenticate it was used during Super Bowl XLXI.

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