Feb 1, 2015; Glendale, AZ, USA; Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Jermaine Kearse (15) makes a catch against New England Patriots strong safety Duron Harmon (30) and strong safety Malcolm Butler (21) during the fourth quarter in Super Bowl XLIX at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports
3. Tyree 2.0
When Jermaine Kearse made that 33-yard reception late in the game, I really thought we had gotten screwed again. After David Tyree made the luckiest catch in NFL history back in 2008, and Mario Manningham pulled in a miraculous grab in 2012, Tom Brady was about to lose a fourth ring once again to a freak catch.
Fortunately for us, the Patriots managed to hang on, propelling them to their fourth title in 13 years. But let’s go back to this catch for just a second. It terms of sheer ridiculousness, the only play in in the history of the league I would put above it was that Tyree catch. I mean, Malcolm Butler goes up and makes a terrific play on the ball, knocks it away, but somehow it bounces twice off of Kearse, but right back into his arms.
That play got the Seahawks down to the New England five yard-line, which of course set them up for a chance to win the game.