The New York Giants remain the only team to have defeated the Bill Belichick-Tom Brady era New England Patriots in a Super Bowl. The Patriots escaped Sunday night with a 28-24 Super Bowl XLIX victory over the Seattle Seahawks, getting a game-clinching interception from Malcolm Butler at the goal line in the final seconds.
New England scored two touchdowns in the closing minutes to erase a 24-14 deficit. Then, with time running out Butler intercepted a Russell Wilson pass to secure the victory.
Super Bowl 2015 has arrived and Big Blue View has all the information you need to get you through the day as the NFC champion Seattle Seahawks and AFC champion New England Patriots vie for the title of Super Bowl 49 champion.
No matter who wins, history will be made Sunday. If New England wins, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady will become only the third quarterback in NFL history to win four Super Bowl titles, joining Terry Bradshaw of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Joe Montana of the San Francisco 49ers. Both of those quarterbacks went 4-0 in Super Bowl appearances.
This will be Brady's NFL record sixth Super Bowl, and as we know he has two blemishes on his Super Bowl record thanks to losses to the New York Giants. Brady's 20 career playoff victories are the most ever by a starting quarterback.
Patriots head coach Bill Belichick already has an NFL record 21 post-season victories as a head coach
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If the Seahawks win they will become the first team in a decade to win back-to-back Super Bowls. The Brady-Belichick Patriots accomplished the feat in 2004 and 2005.
Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson will become the youngest quarterback to start two Super Bowls, and the first quarterback in league history to start Super Bowls in two of his first three seasons.
"Russell and Tom Brady are both great winners," said Seattle head coach Pete Carroll. "Tom has had a long time to prove that. Russell is at the early stages of proving that to the world. But he's got a chance to be similar."
Of course, Super Bowl Sunday is about much more than just the game itself. It's about Super Bowl parties, Super Bowl recipes, Super Bowl commercials, the Super Bowl halftime show, waiting to see how long it will take the performer of the National Anthem (this year Idina Menzel) to get through the song, and listening carefully to see if she goes all Christina Aguilera and messes it up. It's about all those goofy prop bets. It's about the spectacle.
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If you are more interested in the halftime show than the game, or even if maybe you just want to check out Katy Perry, here's a preview of what you can expect from the pop diva on Sunday.
If you haven't seen the Conan O'Brien segment below, you absolutely have to spend a few minutes doing so. Your Super Bowl 2015 preparation simply is not complete otherwise:
- What: Super Bowl XLIX (Super Bowl 49)
- Where: University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, AZ.
- Teams: Seattle Seahawks (NFC) vs. New England Patriots (AFC)
- Kickoff Time: 6:30 p.m. ET
- TV: NBC
- Announcers: Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth, Michele Tafoya
- Online Streaming: NBC Sports Live Extra | NFL Mobile (Verizon customers) | More Streaming Options
- Radio: Westwood One -- Kevin Harlan, Boomer Esiason, James Lofton, Mark Malone [Westwood One station finder]
- Odds: Patriots -1.5 [Odds updated here] | Prop Bets
- Super Bowl National Anthem: Idina Menzel
- Super Bowl Halftime Performer: Katy Perry
- Super Bowl Referee: Bill Vinovich
- Team Blogs: Patriots [Pats Pulpit] | Seahawks [Field Gulls]
- Canada: Kevin Harlan, Boomer Esiason on Westwood One
- England: Rocky Boiman and Darren Fletcher on BBC Radio 5 Live
- England: Channel 4, Sky Sports, BBC Radio 5 Live
- Russia: NTV+
- Mexico: Televisa, FOX Sports, TV Azteca, ESPN
- Italy: FOX Sports 2 HD, Italia 1 HD
- Germany: SAT:1
- Canada: NBC simulcast on CTV, RDS
- Australia: Seven Network, 7mate and ESPN