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Super Bowl 2015: Score, results and reactions for Patriots' win over Seahawks

Everything about the Super Bowl in one place.

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There is plenty of news and reaction to catch up on after a wild finish to Super Bowl XLIX. Here's a quick list of must reads following the Patriots' 28-24 win over the Seahawks last night:

Three things we learned from the Patriots' Super Bowl win

Seahawks players openly criticize final play call

Seahawks OC, Darrell Bevell, blames his wide receiver

NFL players react to final play call

Richard Sherman's reaction to game-ending INT is pure heartbreak

Fan reactions to end of Super Bowl XLIX

Brandon Browner got in Richard Sherman's face following the game-ending INT

Left Shark was the real Super Bowl MVP

Super Bowl fight at the end of the game

Tom Brady is just 'Gisele Bundchen's husband' in Brazil

While most think of Super Bowl Sunday for the showdown between the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks, there are hours of additional coverage before, during, and after the game. That coverage begins early Sunday and continues past the midnight hour.

Super Bowl XLIX and much of the coverage that brackets it can be found on NBC. The network last broadcast the Super Bowl three seasons ago when Eli Manning and the New York Giants knocked off the New England Patriots, 21-17, in a thriller. The league-owned NFL Network will also supply pre- and postgame coverage.

Super Bowl Halftime Show

The game itself looks like a great matchup on paper. The Seahawks enter Super Bowl XLIX as the first team to make back-to-back trips since the Patriots did a decade earlier. Seattle's defense ranks atop the league in points allowed (15.9 per game), total yards allowed (267.1 per game) and in advance metrics like Football Outsider's DVOA (-16.3 percent unweighted, -19.8 percent weighted). But the Seahawks aren't just about defense. They possess the league's top rushing attack behind Marshawn Lynch and duel-threat quarterback Russell Wilson. Lynch galloped for over 1,300 rushing yards in 2014 along with a career high 13 touchdowns. Meanwhile, Wilson ran for 849 yards himself at a clip of over 7 yards per carry. That was by far the most in the league by a quarterback and 16th overall for any player.

Meanwhile, the Patriots return to the Super Bowl after a three-year absence with a more talented and healthier team. In their last trip, All-Pro tight end Rob Gronkowski was severely limited with an ankle injury. Perhaps because of that injury, Gronkowski was unable to come down with the football on the final play of the contest, a result that cost New England the game. Elsewhere, the Patriots have a much stronger ground game this time around with the colossal LeGarrette Blount plowing through defenses. Throw in an improved defense led by All-Pro cornerback Darrelle Revis, and it isn't hard to see why many believe another Lombardi Trophy is headed to Foxborough.

After the game, NBC, ESPN and the NFL Network will break down the game, each with an All-Star cast of analysts and broadcasters.

Pregame show

NBC kicks things off with its Super Bowl pregame show at noon ET. As the network broadcasting Super Bowl XLIX, NBC's coverage is set to include a cavalcade of analysts and former players, including Dan Patrick, Tony Dungy and Rodney Harrison from the station's popular Football Night in America. Former San Francisco 49ers and current Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh is set to join the crew to break down the matchup as well. The group will discuss the action on the field as well as controversies such as DeflateGate and Marshawn Lynch's ongoing battles with the media. ESPN and the NFL Network will provide their own pregame coverage as well.

Update: Johnny Weir is wearing a Johnny Weir outfit during the Super Bowl pregame show.

Update: ESPN pays emotional tribute to Stuart Scott.

Update: Talking with Bob Costas on NBC's Super Bowl pregame show, John Harbaugh denies tipping off the Colts about Patriots' deflated footballs.

Update: We've got your Super Bowl injury reports: Patriots injury reportSeahawks injury report.

Update: The president once again gave a live interview on Super Bowl Sunday. Watch President Obama's interview with NBC's Savannah Guthrie.

Update: Marshawn Lynch is wearing illegal gold cleats!

Update: SB Nation has its own live pregame show. You can also follow along all night with our Super Bowl live chat.

Scoring and game updates


Update: Refs miss roughing the kicker call, ending Patriots' opening drive.

Update: Tom Brady throws interception to end promising drive.

Update: At the end of the first quarter the Patriots and Seahawks are tied 0-0. That means double 0 gets the Super Bowl squares money for the first quarter.


Update: The Patriots take a 7-0 lead on the Seahawks after Brandon LaFell touchdown catch.

Update: Marshawn Lynch scores on short touchdown run set up by beautiful Chris Matthews catch. 7-7.

Update: Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski connect to put the Patriots up 14-7.

Update: The Seahawks drive 80 yards in 29 seconds to make the halftime Super Bowl score 14-14. That gives double 4 the halftime Super Bowl squares win.


Update: Another long Chris Matthews catch leads to a Seahawks field goal. Seattle leads 17-14.

Update: Doug Baldwin moons the crowd after scoring a touchdown to give the Seahawks a 24-14 lead.

Update: At the end of the third quarter the Seahawks are leading the Patriots 24-14. That give the third quarter Super Bowl square to double 4s once again.


Update: Tom Brady connects with Danny Amendola for Super Bowl record breaking TD number 12, cutting the Seahawks lead to 24-21.

Update: Super Bowl score now 28-24, New England, after Julian Edelman TD catch.

Update: Russell Wilson throws game-ending interception to Malcolm Butler. New England wins Super Bowl XLIX 28-24. Super Bowl squares results give the money to Seahawks 4, Patriots 8.

Update: Tom Brady wins Super Bowl XLIX MVP.

SB Nation presents: Final thoughts on the unbelievable finish to Super Bowl XLIX

Halftime show

The Super Bowl halftime show will be headlined by pop star Katy Perry. Perry is the hit maker behind "Hot N Cold," "I Kissed a Girl," "Firework" and many other chart-topping songs. Singer-songwriter Lenny Kravitz is set to join her onstage during the performance. As is usually the case, surprise guest musicians are likely to join the scheduled Super Bowl halftime show performers during the show as well.

Update: Notorious halftime show performer, M.I.A., wishes everyone a happy Super Bowl Sunday.

Update: Full Super Bowl halftime show recap.

Puppy Bowl

For non-music fans, a popular halftime alternative is the annual Puppy Bowl. For a decade, Animal Planet has put adorable puppies into a model stadium and let them run wild with a pet-sided football toy. The "competition" on the field isn't the real attraction, though. All the puppies featured in the game come from animal shelters.

Follow along with our full 2015 Puppy Bowl coverage.

Update: We've got Puppy Bowl XI gifs!

Update: Here's your Puppy Bowl 2015 MVP.

Kitten Bowl

Are puppies too vivacious and energetic for your liking? If so, the Hallmark Channel offers a feline alternative. The construct is largely the same, but with kittens and what appears to be multiple toy footballs. The Kitten Bowl debuted last year and garnered enough attention to warrant an encore.

Super Bowl prop bets

Sportsbooks offer many intriguing prop bets for interested fans. As with every Super Bowl, you can wager on the length of the national anthem, what player will score the first touchdown, and the color of the Gatorade bath at the conclusion of the game. Nearly any type of bet you can conjure is available, but here are a few suggestions:

How long will it take Idina Menzel to sign the U.S. national anthem?

OVER/Under 2 minutes 1 second: Idina Menzel goes OVER, singing the National Anthem in 2 minutes 5 seconds. Watch the National Anthem video.

Who will the Super Bowl MVP mention first in his interview?

Teammates 3/2

God 5/1

Fans/City 15/2

Coach 12/1

Family 12/1

Owner 12/1

Does not mention any of the above 2/1

Which Color will Bill Belichick's hoodie be?

Grey 1/2

Blue 7/4: Bill Belichick is wearing a blue hoodie with full-length sleeves.

Red 7/1

Bill Belichick Hoodie Type?

Sleeves Cut -150 (2/3)

Sleeves Intact +110 (11/10)

How to watch

Where: University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale

Super Bowl time: 6:30 p.m. ET

Super Bowl TV coverage: NBC

Announcers: Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth, Michele Tafoya

Radio: Patriots Radio Network, Seahawks Radio Network

Super Bowl 2015 live stream: Verizon NFL Mobile,, WatchESPN


The Patriots are 1-point favorites according to OddsShark.

Further reading

For more on the Patriots, check out Pats Pulpit. For additional coverage of the Seahawks, head on over to Field Gulls.