We now know the two teams that will be playing against each other in Super Bowl XLIX in Arizona in two weeks. The Seattle Seahawks pulled off an improbable comeback vs the Green Bay Packers earlier today. Down by 12 with less than 4 minutes remaining, the Seahawks were able to score a touchdown, recover and onside kick, and then score another touchdown with a 2 point conversion to take a 3 point lead. The Packers drove it down the field and tied the game with a field goal to take it to overtime. The Seahawks won the toss, and then went down the field, and Russell Wilson threw back-to-back 35 yard passes to end the game.
Tom Brady and the New England Patriots dismantled Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis Colts tonight 45-7 to earn their ticket to the Super Bowl. They also needed a come from behind victory to stay on the path to the Super Bowl, but theirs happened last week against the Baltimore Ravens. They came back from two 14 point deficits to get to tonight's game. The Patriots looked like a completely different team, dominating on both sides of the ball. The defense held Andrew Luck to 126 yards, and forced 2 interceptions, while Brady threw for 226 yards, 3 TDs and 1 INT. LeGarrette Blount had a huge game, gaining 148 yards on the ground and 3 touchdowns.
Now the teams have two weeks off before the big game on February 1st. The early betting lines could open as a pick' em. Who will be hoisting the Lombardi Trophy?
Super Bowl XLIX (Feb 1, 6:30 p.m. ET, NBC)
Online Streaming: NBC Sports (free)
Announcers: Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth, Michele Tafoya
Halftime Performer: Katy Perry
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Flashback: Pats owner Robert Kraft hires Pete Carroll in February 1997 pic.twitter.com/PCEx7WY5n1— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) January 19, 2015