Tom Brady connected with WR Brandon LaFell during Super Bowl 49 against the Seahawks.
The touchdown was scored in the second quarter, making it 7-0 Patriots.
Brady threw an interception earlier in the game in the red zone.
After 1Q AP:
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Jeremy Lane made a leaping interception in the end zone on a poor throw byTom Brady and the Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots were scoreless after one quarter in the Super Bowl on Sunday.
Brady engineered a 58-yard drive that lasted 7:20 before throwing a pick from the 10 on third-and-6. Bradythrew off his back foot and took a crunching hit from Michael Bennett and Cliff Avril after he released the ball.
Lane made his first career interception and weaved his way to the 14 before Julian Edelman knocked his own helmet off while making the tackle. Lane went to the locker room after being injured on the return.
The Patriots started with the ball after losing the coin toss and Seattle deferred to the second half. After getting one first down, New England punted. Seattle’s first possession ended with a punt after Marshawn Lynch ran three times for 8 yards.
Russell Wilson didn’t attempt a pass in the first quarter, while Brady was 9 of 11 for 48 yards.
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. Meanwhile, star running back Lynch was a daily sideshow for the Seahawks this week because he refused to answer questions from the media.
In the 12th matchup between No. 1 seeds since 1975 and the second in a row, the Seahawks (14-4) are trying to become the first team to win consecutive Super Bowls since the Patriots (14-4) a decade ago. Seattle routed Denver 43-8 last year.