The New England Patriots defeated the Seattle Seahawks 28-24 Sunday to win Super Bowl XLIX. Patriots quarterback Tom Brady threw for 328 yards and four touchdowns in the victorious effort.
The Patriots trailed 24-14 entering the game's fourth quarter, but overcame the 10-point deficit with touchdown passes to Danny Amendola and Julian Edelman. The Seahawks gained possession of the ball with a little over 2 minutes to go in the game and drove down to the Patriots' goal-line after a juggling catch by wide receiver Jermaine Kearse. But Patriots cornerback Malcolm Butler intercepted Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson on the goal line, effectively ending the team's bid at a comeback.
Brady, 37, is just the third quarterback in NFL history to win four Super Bowl rings. The Patriots have won four times in six Super Bowl appearances since head coach Bill Belichick assumed control of the team in 2000.