When Tom Brady and the Patriots broke the huddle with 12:10 remaining in the fourth quarter of Super Bowl XLIX, they were in a position that no team wants to be in.
New England trailed the Seahawks by 10 points, 24-14, and was basically without a running game, rushing four times for four yards in the second half to that point. So the Patriots were going to have to throw the ball the length of the field against one of the most vaunted defenses in the annals of the NFL. Seattle finished the regular season with the league’s best defense in points, total yards and passing yards allowed.
In a fourth quarter for the ages, Brady completed 13 of 15 passes for 124 yards and two touchdowns. After his final throw of the night, a three-yard touchdown pass to Julian Edelman with 2:06 remaining, Brady’s passer rating for the quarter was 140.7.
In the aftermath, NFL fans from coast to coast basked in the glow of one of the most competitive and thrilling Super Bowls in history. Super Bowl XLIX will take its place alongside XLII (Plaxico Burress’s touchdown with 35 seconds left to give the Giants the win over the undefeated Patriots), XLIII (Santonio Holmes’ TD with 35 seconds remaining to beat the Cardinals), XXXIV (Rams linebacker Mike Jones tackling Titans receiver Kevin Dyson a yard short of the end zone as time expired) and XXXVI (Patriots kicker Adam Vinatieri’s game-winning 48-yard field goal as time expired).
That last Super Bowl was when an unheralded former backup quarterback named Brady moved the Patriots 53 yards in nine plays with no timeouts for the game-winning field goal. It was the first title for Brady, Belichick and owner Robert Kraft.
Brady is now tied with Joe Montana and Terry Bradshaw as the only quarterbacks to win four titles, and Brady tied Montana with his third Super Bowl MVP. Belichick joined Chuck Noll of the Steelers as one of two coaches to win four Super Bowls. The Patriots became the sixth team to win four Super Bowl titles, all of which have come since Kraft bought the team in 1994. source: si.com
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On the other hand,with the Super Bowl officially over, all eyes shift to some of the more pressing offseason headlines beginning to unfold. With free agency just around the corner, every team in the league is trying to figure out the futures of players currently on the roster. The Denver Broncos might have the biggest issue of all as they await to find out if Peyton Manning will be back with the franchise or not. Ending his season on a bad note with injuries, the Broncos hope a decision comes quickly.
According to ESPN.com, Manning is expected to make a decision on his future in the coming week. The quarterback will either return to the Denver Broncos or potentially retire and forego his 18th season in the league. The Broncos are beginning a new era after firing head coach John Fox and hiring Gary Kubiak and they certainly hope the quarterback position is not one they must worry about as well.
Several people have predicted the quarterback returns in 2015. Teammates like Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders have stated their confidence in the quarterback playing again. Manning’s father Archie Manning told the media that he expects his son to be back in Denver, stating that Manning is a big fan of Kubiak and his offensive system. source: Sportsworldreport.com
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