Happy New Year!
I hope each and every one of you, regardless who your favorite team is, has a wonderful New Year!
I will take a look back at my personal favorite Patriots moment from the year that was 2015.
5. Defeating the Colts.
Defeating the Colts was a highlight this season because they were the ones that began the deflategate nonsense. Beating them by 50 or 10 didn’t really matter as long as the Patriots went into Indy and came back with a win, which they did. This game provided one of the best, funniest, and the worst special team play I have ever seen. The Patriots easily stopped the attempted fake punt and it was glorious. I loved it and the game too.
4. Banner Night.
Banner night was special and it’s the kind of night that will always be special. The 2015 banner night for the Patriots after their fourth Super Bowl win was one of the best nights this season especially with the off-season. The Patriots defeated the Steelers that night too, with Brady and Gronk going off. Brady threw four touchdowns and Gronk caught 3 touchdowns. It was an awesome night, but seeing the banner drop was the best thing that night.
3. Tom Brady’s reaction to the Super Bowl ending interception and win.
Brady’s reaction was amazing and hilarious. His screaming and jumping summed up the reaction all through Patriots Nation. He was so happy, you just knew how badly he wanted that fourth Super Bowl. The Seahawks were on the one yard line and it seemed like another one would slip away, but an interception ensured a Patriots fourth Super Bowl win and Tom Brady’s place as the best ever. Brady’s reaction was made into a gif and I still love watching it over and over.
2. Tom Brady’s fourth quarter game-winning drive.
The Patriots were down 10 points in the fourth quarter to the best defense in the NFL, but that did not matter as Tom Brady went off on the Seahawks. He passed his way to the red zone and connected with Danny Amendola to bring the Pats within three points. Next drive, Brady would pass his way back into the red zone and hit Julian Edelman for the go ahead touchdown with just over a minute left to play. It was clutch, epic, beautiful, and legendary.
1. Malcolm Butler’s game-winning interception.
Butler’s game-winning or game-ending interception, or whatever you want to call it, was amazing and one of the best plays I have ever seen in a Super Bowl. Russel Wilson had just connected with Kearse on a lucky/amazing play where Butler thought he had made the play. Lynch ran to the one yard line to put the Seahawks right there to win the game, but with the clock running down to 30 seconds or so, the Seahawks dropped back to pass and then it happen. Browner blocked the screen on Butler, and a free Butler ran straight forward and into the WR for the interception. It was amazing, and epic, and the best play ever. It ended the game, it won the Super Bowl for the Patriots. A rookie undrafted free agent from West Alabama won the Super Bowl for the Patriots. The Butler certainly did it.