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New England Patriots bringing home the 2014 Super Bowl Ring
The American Football Conference (AFC) champions New England Patriots defeated the National Football Conference (NFC) champions and defending Super Bowl XLVIII champions Seattle Seahawks, 28–24. The game was played on February 1, 2015, at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, the second held at the stadium and the third in the Phoenix metropolitan area.
The Patriots’ victory was their fourth overall and first since Super Bowl XXXIX, ending a 10-year championship drought. They finished the regular season with a 12–4 record en route to their eighth Super Bowl appearance, tying the record held by the Dallas Cowboys and Pittsburgh Steelers, and sixth under the leadership of head coach Bill Belichick and quarterback Tom Brady. The Seahawks, led by their Legion of Boom defense, also obtained a 12–4 record and were making their third Super Bowl appearance, in addition to their second consecutive after winning Super Bowl XLVIII. As the defending champions, the Seahawks were seeking to become the first to repeat since the Patriots in 2004. For the second consecutive season, both teams were the top seed from their respective conference.
A competitive affair, Super Bowl XLIX saw the Patriots overcome a 10-point deficit during the fourth quarter to take a 28–24 lead with 2:02 remaining. The game is best remembered for the Seahawks’ last play, where they threatened to score a winning touchdown at New England’s 1-yard line, but were intercepted in the final moments by Patriots cornerback Malcolm Butler. Butler’s interception is regarded as one of the greatest in NFL history, while Seattle’s decision to pass instead of run the ball is considered one of the worst calls in league history. Brady was named Most Valuable Player (MVP) for the third time, tying the record held by Joe Montana, after setting the Super Bowl record for completions at 37. Two years later, Brady would break his completions record in Super Bowl LI.