Tom Brady threw four touchdown passes, Malcolm Butler intercepted Russell Wilson in the end zone and the New England Patriots rallied from a 10-point fourth-quarter deficit to beat the Seattle Seahawks 28-24 in the Super Bowl on Sunday.
Brady overcame two interceptions to lead the Patriots to their fourth Super Bowl championship, becoming the third quarterback along with Pittsburgh's Terry Bradshaw and San Francisco's Joe Montana to win four titles.
"It took a lot of mental toughness," Brady said. "Our team's had it all year. We never doubted each other."
Brady, coach Bill Belichick and the Patriots needed three tries to win their fourth title since 2001. They lost to the New York Giants twice before dethroning the defending champion Seahawks.
Brady jumped up and down on the sideline and hugged Belichick to celebrate the win. A dejected Wilson walked off the field stunned.
Down 10 to start the fourth, Brady rallied the Patriots with a 5-yard TD pass Danny Amendola in the back of the end zone and a 3-yarder to Julian Edelman with 2:02 left in the fourth for the go-ahead score.
"We worked our tails off, and this is the epitome of what Boston's all about," Edelman said.
After Katy Perry's colorful halftime performance, the Seahawks came out firing.
Wilson threw a 3-yard touchdown pass to Doug Baldwin after Brady's second interception of the game and the Seahawks took a 24-14 lead over the Patriots going into the fourth.
His first catch was a twisting 44-yard reception over Kyle Arrington to the Patriots 11. Two runs later, Lynch scored on third-and-goal from the 3. Matthews' next catch was an 11-yard TD with 2 seconds left in the second quarter. He had a 45-yard catch on the first series of the third quarter to set up Steven Hauschka's 27-yard field goal for a 17-14 lead.
Brady, the first quarterback to start six Super Bowls, had only two interceptions in his first five. He threw his first pick in the end zone in the first quarter.
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In the 12th matchup between No. 1 seeds since 1975 and the second in a row, the Seahawks (14-5) were trying to become the first team to win consecutive Super Bowls since the Patriots a decade ago. Seattle routed Denver 43-8 last year.
But the Seahawks answered quickly. Wilson drove them 80 yards on five plays in only 29 seconds.
Robert Turbin ran 19 yards. Wilson followed with a 17-yard run. Wilson then connected with Lockette for 23 yards and a facemask penalty away from the ball tacked on 10 yards.
Instead of kicking a field goal, the Seahawks ran one more play with 6 seconds remaining. Matthews beat Logan Ryan to make the catch.
Jeremy Lane made his first career interception on Brady's first poor throw and weaved his way to the 14 before Edelman knocked his own helmet off while making the tackle. Lane went to the locker room after being hurt on the return and was ruled out for the rest of the game with an arm injury.
The Patriots tied Dallas and Pittsburgh for most Super Bowl appearances with eight. They became the sixth franchise to win at least four. Brady and Belichick — the only coach-QB combo to reach six together — led the Patriots to three Super Bowl titles from 2001-04.
After John Legend delivered a stirring rendition of "America The Beautiful," Idina Menzel followed with a rousing performance of the national anthem. A pro-Seahawks crowd booed when Belichick was shown on the video screen during the anthem.
At halftime, the lights went out, and Perry took over the stadium with a spectacular concert that included Lenny Kravitz and Missy Elliott.