Super Bowl: Patriots Make History by beating Seahawks
On a dramatic night for Super Bowl fans the New England Patriots overcame the biggest deficit in the history of Super Bowl to come from behind and beat the Seattle Seahawks 28-24. With only two minutes remaining they held on for victory. The fact that Super Bowl 2015 MVP was Tom Brady says it all. The game took place at the 72,000-capacity University of Phoenix Stadium.
Super Bowl Key action Points
- Patriots win their first Super Bowl in 10 years
- Malcolm Butler intercepts a one-yard Seahawks pass on the goal-line with 20 seconds left
- Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (MVP) throws four touchdown passes
- Seahawks came back from 7-0 and 14-7 down to lead 24-14
- Patriots were down 10 points halfway through the fourth quarter
- Brady throws a winning three-yard pass to Julian Edelman with two minutes, two seconds left
Most Valuable Player
The New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was named the MVP, most valuable player of Sunday’s Super Bowl, with the 37-year-old throwing four touchdown passes, two of them in the fourth quarter.
Tom Brady set a new record for career Super Bowl touchdown passes with 13. This broke the previous record held by his childhood idol Joe Montana. Brady’s 37 completions also added a new Super Bowl record.
The half time interval was entertained by Pop star Katy Perry. She was joined by special guests Lenny Kravitz and Missy Elliott.
Katy Perry made an eye popping entrance as she rode onto the pitch on a giant golden robotic lion singing her hit ‘Roar’ followed by rock legend Kravitz serving up some rock n’roll with Missy Elliott providing the hip-hop. Perry finished off the show with her hit song ‘Firework’ as she was suspended 50 feet above the pitch.
5 Facts about last night’s Super Bowl you didn’t know
- The New England Patriots players all receive $97,000 (£64,000) per player in prize money. The Seattle Seahawks players get $49,000 (£33,000) each.
- Over 110 million people were estimated to have watched the Super Bowl. It was broadcast live in over 25 different languages.
- A 30 second advert would have cost you an estimated $4.5m (£3m) in this year’s Super Bowl.
- Throughout the day of the Super Bowl Americans consume the second largest amount of food and drink. Only Thanksgiving Day beats it.
- The Pittsburgh Steelers hold the record with six Super Bowl titles. Joint second with five each are The San Francisco 49ers and Dallas Cowboys.