The end of Super Bowl 49 was punctuated with a fight by players from both the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks.
Patriots quarterback Tom Brady attempted to kneel down with 20 seconds left to go. Seahawks players apparently didn’t like being on the losing end. Several players got into a brawl with the Patriots players. A couple Seattle players were ejected over the fracas.
That Fight in the Super Bowl was just Awesome and is exactly what needed to happen after the year the NFL had
— nate (@nate_doggy_dog) February 2, 2015
The fight at the end of the Super Bowl was the most exciting part of the entire game
— Carter Hardin (@CarterHardin) February 2, 2015
Seattle Seahawks did not deserve that super bowl after that fight at the end. Bunch of sore losers
— AU (@allanunger) February 2, 2015
Super Bowl in total: A Comments: Disliked teams, superb gameplay throughout. Fight. Solid commercials. Recommend.
— Jesse Mura-Pelkey (@jmp118) February 2, 2015
So, all domestic violence and “Be a good Dad” commercials and we end the Super Bowl in a fist fight? Come on, NFL…..
— Bj Bockhop (@BjBockhop) February 2, 2015
That went from SuperBowl to Gang fight, real quick lol
— Abdifatah (@AGgedi29) February 2, 2015
Here’s The Associated Press breakdown on the game:
In the win, Tom Brady’s fourth touchdown pass was a 3-yarder to Julian Edelman with 2:02 left in the fourth quarter, giving the New England Patriots a 28-24 lead over the Seattle Seahawks in theSuper Bowl on Sunday.
Down 10 to start the fourth, Brady rallied the Patriots with a 5-yard TD pass Danny Amendola in the back of the end zone and another one to Edelman.
With the Seahawks leading 24-14, the Patriots’ defense held as Rob Ninkovich sacked Russell Wilson to force a punt. After Brady was sacked on the first play, he drove the offense 76 yards to get New England within a field goal. Brady’s scoring strike to Amendola gave him a Super Bowl record 11 TD passes. Brady also set aSuper Bowl record with 37 completions.
Brady led the Patriots 64 yards on 10 plays for the go-ahead score as New England inched closer to its fourthSuper Bowl title.
After Katy Perry’s colorful halftime performance, the Seahawks came out firing.
Wilson threw a 3-yard touchdown pass to Doug Baldwin after Brady’s second interception of the game and the Seahawks took a 24-14 lead over the Patriots going into the fourth.
Unknown receiver Chris Matthews had a breakout game in the first three quarters, making his first four career catches for 109 yards. Matthews, a cousin of Hall of Fame defensive end Reggie White, played in just three games before he made the crucial onside kick recovery in the NFC title game against Green Bay.
His first catch was a twisting 44-yard reception over Kyle Arrington to the Patriots 11. Two runs later, Marshawn Lynch scored on third-and-goal from the 3. Matthews’ next catch was an 11-yard TD with 2 seconds left in the second quarter. He had a 45-yard catch on the first series of the third quarter to set up Steven Hauschka’s 27-yard field goal for a 17-14 lead.
On the ensuing possession by New England, All-Pro linebacker Bobby Wagner stepped in front of Brady’s pass to Rob Gronkowski and returned 6 yards to the Patriots 34. Wilson had a 15-yard run and Lynch ran 14 yards before the TD pass to Baldwin, who drew an unsportsmanlike penalty for his celebration.
Brady, the first quarterback to start six Super Bowls, had only two interceptions in his first five. He threw his first pick in the end zone in the first quarter.
The teams got down to football under the open retractable roof at University of Phoenix Stadium after dealing with distractions far beyond typical Super Bowl hype over the past two weeks.
The Patriots are being investigated for using under-inflated footballs in their 45-7 win over Indianapolis in the AFC championship game.