New England Patriots Intercept Seattle Seahawks Back-to-Back Championships

Super Bowl XLIX was a great game! The top teams from their division.  Two brilliant coaches.  One of the best quarterbacks, New England Patriots Tom Brady, went against a top defense with a fast secondary known as the Legion of Boom.  It went back and forth and kept me on the edge of my seat.   This is what a championship game should be.

The first quarter was uneventful.  Neither team scored.  New England almost scored, but Brady’s pass was intercepted right at the goal line.  At the end of the second quarter, the New England Patriots finally got on the scoreboard.  A touchdown pass from Tom Brady to Brandon LaFell.  The Seattle Seahawks answered by running the ball.  Running back Marshawn Lynch (Beast Mode) rushed for a touchdown and tied the game.  Both teams scored again and the game was tied 14 – 14 at half-time.

The third quarter was all Seahawks.  They got a field goal and another touchdown.  This time it was through the air.  Quarterback Russell Wilson threw a touchdown pass to Chris Matthews.  On the other side of the ball, the New England Patriots seem to fall apart.  Brady threw his second interception.  The Seahawks were up 24-14 at the end of the quarter.

In the fourth quarter, the Patriots came back.  Tom Brady threw two more touchdown passes.  The Patriots used over four minutes on their drive to the second touchdown.  They led 28 – 24 at the two-minute warning.  Then the Seattle Seahawks got a glimmer of hope.  Jermaine Kearse made a crucial catch with a little over one minute left in the game.  The ball bounced, but never hit the ground.  Kearse kept it alive by tapping it several times before he eventually caught it. This put Seattle at first and goal a little over a minute left in the game.  Watch Kearse’s amazing catch.

The Seahawks were in position to close it out.  With twenty-six seconds left and one yard away from the end zone, Seattle called a pass play and Russell Wilson threw an interception.  Patriots strong safety Malcolm Smith intercepted it and returned it for one yard.  Tom Brady and Bill Belichick’s fourth Super Bowl championship together was imminent.

Tom Brady was honored as the championship’s game MVP.  He set a new record for completions in a Super Bowl (37) and he joined Joe Montana and Terry Bradshaw as quarterbacks with four Super Bowl rings.  He is certainly one of the best and will go to the Hall of Fame.

Heels & Helmets REAL GAME CHANGER AWARD goes to Malcolm Butler.  At the end of the game with the championship on the line, Butler was focused and relentless.  His interception saved the championship and made his usually cool super start teammate Tom Brady jump up and down with excitement. Watch Butler’s game saving interception.

Congratulations to the New England Patriots!

Get in the game!
SW
@MzGridiron

Posted on February 2, 2015 at 3:03 pm

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Shavannia Williams

Shavannia is the founder of Heels & Helmets and editor of its e-magazine, heelsandhelmets.com. She also writes the football column, Gridiron, for the e-magazine. A sports marketing professional with over 13 years of experience, Ms. Williams has worked with the NBA, NCAA, NFL, NHL, and WNBA. As the owner of a marketing firm, Shavannia’s client roster includes: DC Women’s Business Center, NFL Players and United Way NFL Partnership. Her love for football began at The University of Michigan – Ann Arbor, where she worked for Michigan Football and received her B.A. in Sport Management and Communication. She is excited to bring talented women together to provide a resource to help other ladies “join the conversation at the office” and enhance their business relationships. Follow her on twitter @MzGridiron.
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