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New England Patriots Emerge Victorious in Superbowl XLIX

The Patriots defeated the Seahawks 28–24 in last night’s SuperBowl held at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. It was the second Super Bowl played in this stadium (XLII), and the third one held in the Phoenix metropolitan area (XXX at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe).

For the second consecutive season, but only the third time in the prior 21 seasons, the number one seeds from both conferences met in the league championship game. Also, the Seahawks made their second consecutive Super Bowl appearance in Super Bowl XLIX, having defeated the Denver Broncos 43–8 in the 2014 Super Bowl XLVIII. It was the first time in a decade that an NFL team played in two Super Bowl games in a row, since the Patriots won Super Bowls XXXVIII and XXXIX.

Pete Carroll was the fourth head coach to face his former team: Weeb Ewbank defeated the Baltimore Colts in Super Bowl III; Dan Reeves lost to the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XXXIII; and Jon Gruden defeated the Oakland Raiders in Super Bowl XXXVII. Carroll coached the Patriots from 1997 to 1999, and he was succeeded by Bill Belichick.

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was named Super Bowl MVP, with a Super Bowl-record 37 completions on 50 attempts for 328 yards, four touchdowns, and two interceptions. According to post-game NFL channel graphics, the 50 attempts is tied for the third most pass-attempts in a super-bowl and the 328 yards of resulting offense is also a top five statistic.

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