New England Patriots Super Bowl Champs

The Patriots are Super Bowl Champions

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Julian Edelman with the Super Bowl Trophy. (Photo By: Keith Nordstrom)

 

The New England Patriots are Super Bowl Champions of the NFL!!!!!!

Celebrate Pats Nation!

The game started off fast yet slow in the scoring department as the scoring began in the 2nd quarter. The Pats got it started with a touchdown pass from Brady to LaFell. 

The Pats offensive game plan was clear, kill them with bug bites. They threw a lot of short passes and dinked and dumped it for most of the game. It was effective too, especially late in the game.

The Seahawks would get back in this game and pull ahead by going deep and picking on the Pats 3rd corner Arrington and Ryan with a 6’5 former Foot Locker employee Chris Matthews. 

The Seahawks would hand off to Lynch to tie the game up and then Brady would hit Gronk for a beautiful touchdown pass and catch to pull ahead before half time, but 30 seconds was too much time for Seattle.

Wilson would make a big scramble to get past midfield and hit Chris Matthews for the touchdown right at half time.

In the second half, the Hawks would begin with a field goal and then Brady would throw an INT and Wilson would hit a wide open Baldwin to extend the lead to 24-14 in the 3rd.

Brady and company would get going in the fourth quarter and score a touchdown from Brady to Amendola to cut into the lead with 8 minutes to go.

The Pats defense would make a stand and Brady got the ball back and went to work.

He shredded the Seahawks defense going 8-8 for 65 yards and a touchdown. He’d hit Edelman on a great throw and Edelman got rocked by Chancellor, but got back up and continue to play. Brady would make a beautiful throw to Gronk on 2nd and 11 and then follow that up by hitting Gronk 10 yards out for another first down. Brady would hit Edelman for a touchdown on a beautiful move by Edelman to get open. Edelman used that move twice, the first time he used it Brady missed him before throwing the perfect touchdown pass to Amendola, this time he hit Edelman for the touchdown and with 2:02 to go, the Pats were in the lead 28-24.

Brady was clutch as clutch could be in the 4th quarter by overcoming a 10 point deficit against the Seahawks defense, the number one ranked defense in the NFL. He was brilliant and he was named MVP and rightfully so. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a better 4th quarter performance by a QB, except for the other three times Brady led his team to a SB win. But, this…. This was different. It was a total 4th quarter domination by Tom Brady and his offense. He didn’t have any running game whatsoever and it was all on him. He did it, he won the Super Bowl. He put his team in position to win the SB with 2 minutes left, and this time they didn’t let him down.

Edelman was great too. He did everything Welker didn’t do in his 2nd Super Bowl with the Patriots. He didn’t drop any passes and he was lethal to Seattle. Chancellor hit him with his best shot and he got right back up and caught the go ahead touchdown on that same drive. He put up over 100 yards against that Seattle secondary and blew by them with excellent speed.

Amendola had his moments after a so/so season. He came to play this postseason and I’m happy for him!

Gronk was Gronk and when the Seahawks left him in man-to-man matchups he dominated them.

LaFell caught a touchdown. He went from being so/so with Carolina to being a solid New England Patriots player and he scored in a Super Bowl. Good for him, he’s proved himself all season as being worthy of being called a good wide out.

Shane Vereen was an unsung hero catching 11 passes for 64 yards. He moved the chains a lot for the Patriots during the game and Seattle’s defense had no answer for him.

Let’s flip to the defense.

They had a great first quarter until Russell Wilson found the deep ball and a game plan to pick on New England’s short 3rd cornerback, Arrington and Ryan. Wilson hit the deep pass more times than he missed in this game and that’s what gave Seattle life and that’s what almost won them this game.

Revis and Browner shut there guys down and they were great and they’re two of the biggest reasons why this defense was good enough to win a Super Bowl.

Malcolm Butler came in to take over for Arrington and he did a good job. He had a nice breakup in the game and a smart “trip” play when he fell down and tripped the wide out to make sure he didn’t catch it and the ref didn’t see him. Brilliant. He also had a breakup on the deep pass from Wilson to Kearse, but the ball bounced back to Kearse and somehow he caught it on his back. The incredible catch made me say “Oh no, not again!” The Seahawks used Lynch to run it to the one yard and the Pats tackled him there. The Seahawks threw a quick slant and Malcolm Butler intercepted Wilson and the game was over.

Butler said he got beat on that play during practice and Belichick told him not back up on that play. New England knew the Seahawks loved that play, especially in the red zone. They were prepared and they executed. Browner jammed Kearse so he wouldn’t be able to pick Butler and that allowed Butler to make a straight run to the football. Butler attacked that football with aggression and his pure will and made the great interception that will live forever in Patriots history. The guy from the college of West Alabama and the guy who didn’t get drafted, the undrafted rookie corner made the play of the decade for the Patriots and sealed their Super Bowl win.

Tom Brady won his 4th Super Bowl ring and is a 3x Super Bowl MVP. He played in a record 6th Super Bowl. He is awesome and that’s that.

Edelman made his case as the best slot receiver in the NFL, remember when that went to Welker? Yeah, not anymore. Edelman ran through the Seattle secondary, he’s the best.

The Patriots won their 4th Super Bowl ring, and that’s awesome!

Oh yeah, Belichick is the best coach ever.

When the Seahawks got to the one yard line and the clock kept rolling to about 30 seconds I said, “Wow, he’s betting this game on the defense!” A bet that paid off in a big way.

Both head coaches gambled on that faithful play, Carroll gambled on his QB and passing the ball and Belichick gambled on his defense holding on the one yard line. The best coach ever won the gamble.

The Patriots are your Super Bowl Champions so enjoy it Patriots players, coaches, their families, and all you Pats Nation fans.

Notable Stats:

QB Tom Brady: 37/50 for 348 yards, 4 touchdowns, and 2 interceptions.

WR Julian Edelman: 9 receptions for 109 yards and 1 touchdown.

RB Shane Vereen: 11 receptions for 64 yards.

WR Danny Amendola: 5 receptions for 48 yards and 1 touchdown.

WR Brandon LaFell: 4 receptions for 29 yards and 1 touchdown. 

TE Rob Gronkowski: 6 receptions for 68 yards and 1 touchdown.

DE Chandler Jones: 3 tackles and 1 sacks.

DE Rob Ninkovich: 3 tackles and 1 sacks.

CB Darrelle Revis: 1 tackle and 1 sack.

CB Malcolm Butler: 3 tackles and 1 interception.

Game MVP: QB Tom Brady.

Well duh of course. Without Brady the Patriots wouldn’t have won the Super Bowl and wouldn’t have come back from 10 down in the 4th. Butler made the game saving, and game winning play, but Brady put them in that position. He’s the best ever and was Super Bowl MVP.

 

 

 

 


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