New England Patriots vs. Seattle Seahawks: 5 Plays That Changed The Super Bowl

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Feb 1, 2015; Glendale, AZ, USA; New England Patriots strong safety Malcolm Butler (21) intercepts a pass intended for Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Ricardo Lockette (83) in the fourth quarter in Super Bowl XLIX at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

1. Malcolm Butler Pick


What else could be the biggest play of Super Bowl 49 but the game-clinching interception for the Pats. After Tom Brady had driven the Pats down the field for two huge touchdowns, all the Patriots needed was one defensive stop to bring home the Lombardi Trophy.

I personally didn’t think New England would wait until THE LAST FREAKING MOMENT to stop them, but hey, a stop is a stop. Malcolm Butler made the play of his life making that pick, and instantly cemented himself as one of the all-time great Boston postseason heroes.

You can talk all you want about the play-call, but the bottom line is Butler made a hell of a play on the ball, and Seattle just failed to execute. The result? Another championship.