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Patriots Win Super Bowl!

February 2nd, 2015

Patriots' Malcolm Butler intercepting a pass meant for Seahawks' Ricardo Lockette to help the Patriots win Super Bowl XLIX, Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015, in Glendale, Ariz. Photo licensed: AP Photo/Kathy Willens

What an exciting game … and what a win for the New England Patriots!

They beat the Seattle Seahawks 28-24 to win the Super Bowl — with the entire game coming down to the last couple of nail-biting minutes!

It looked like the Patriots were going to win it when the Seahawks’ Jermaine Kearse made possibly one of the most INCREDIBLE catches EVER in a Super Bowl:

You can see better footage and commentary of this INCREDIBLE play here at The Bleacher Report .

This one amazing play shifted the momentum in the Seahawks’ favor.

The Seahawks were now about 30 seconds and 1-yard away from winning the Super Bowl!

Seahawks’ quarterback, Russell Wilson, threw the ball for a touchdown that would put them in the lead and effectively seal the deal.  Seattle fans were literally halfway out of their seats cheering a repeat Super Bowl victory when …

… New England Patriots’ rookie (rookie!) Malcolm Butler — who worked at a Popeyes restaurant in Mississippi just 4 years ago — intercepted the throw ON THE GOAL LINE. WOW! A stunning turn of events!

The best video of that is here (at the New England Patriots’ website).

And, just like that, the New England Patriots got the ball, kept their lead, and won the Super Bowl. Game. Over.

Headlines everywhere today read: “The Butler did it!”

And while it was an incredible play by the Patriots, practically everyone today, real quarterbacks and armchair quarterbacks alike are scratching their heads wondering why (why?! why?!) the Seahawks decided to throw the ball instead of pass it off to Marshawn Lynch, aka Beast Mode. It’s what he does best and he’s better at it than pretty much anyone.

When you throw a ball it can be intercepted, but when you carry it there’s less chance it’ll get into the other team’s hands. Which is exactly what happened. And Seattle had numerous chances to make their play. Oy.

This is the 3rd time Patriots’ quarterback, Tom Brady, was named Super Bowl MVP (most valuable player).  And it’s the 4th Super Bowl win for the Patriots in the last 14 years. Last night, Tom Brady also broke the record for most Super Bowl touchdown passes. Not a bad night for a guy who was the 199th draft pick in 2000.

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