Super Bowl XLIX: Tom Brady vs. Russell Wilson | Patriots vs. Seahawks | NFL Full Game

Super Bowl XLIX: Tom Brady vs. Russell Wilson | Patriots vs. Seahawks | NFL Full Game


>>ARIZONA IS THE GRAND CANYON
STATE.
BEAUTIFUL LOOK AT GRAND CANYON
NATIONAL PARK.
COUPLE OF HOURS’ DRIVE NORTH OF
THE GREATER PHOENIX AREA.
JUST A SPECTACULAR SUNDAY
AFTERNOON.
AND NOW A LOOK AT THE UNIVERSITY
OF PHOENIX STADIUM, WHICH OPENED
IN 2006 AND IS THE HOME OF THE
ARIZONA CARDINALS.
BILL BELICHICK WEARING HIS
FAVORITE HOODIE.
THAT NO. 2 PENCIL WILL GO
INTO HIS EAR SHORTLY.
STEVEN HAUSCHKA WILL BE KICKING
OFF FOR THE SEATTLE SEAHAWKS.
AND NEW ENGLAND WILL START ON
OFFENSE, AS BACK TO RECEIVE THE
KICK IS DANNY AMENDOLA.
THE GAME IS A TOSS-UP.
BOTH TEAMS ARE TERRIFIC.
PETE CARROLL ALWAYS ENJOYING THE
MOMENT.
MARSHAWN LYNCH, WHAT KIND OF A
DAY WILL HE HAVE?
BUT HE’S GONNA START WITH
SKITTLES.
SO NOTHING ELSE IS NEW.
>>[ CHUCKLES ]
>>MIGHT AS WELL JUST BE A
PRESEASON GAME IN AUGUST FOR
HIM.
RICHARD SHERMAN READY TO GO TO
WORK.
INJURED HIS ELBOW.
EARL THOMAS, THE DISLOCATED
SHOULDER, BUT BOTH WILL PLAY
TODAY, AS HAUSCHKA GETS READY TO
KICK OFF.
SUPER BOWL XLIX UNDER WAY IN
GLENDALE, ARIZONA.
WE’LL START WITH A RUNBACK BY
AMENDOLA FROM 5 YARDS DEEP.
AND TO THE 18-YARD LINE HE
COMES, AND THAT’S WHERE
NEW ENGLAND WILL SET UP SHOP.
TOM BRADY.
HE SAID TO US YESTERDAY, AFTER
WHAT’S BEEN GOING ON OVER THE
LAST TWO WEEKS, HE SAID, “THERE
WOULD NOT BE A GAME I WOULD WANT
TO WIN MORE THAN THIS ONE.”
>>NO SHORTAGE OF RED MEAT IN
FRONT OF TOM BRADY FOR THIS ONE,
IS THERE?
>>HE HAS SHANE VEREEN AS HIS
RUNNING BACK.
MEANWHILE, NOW YOU’VE GOT
GRONKOWSKI FLANKED WAY OUT TO
THE RIGHT, NEAR THE SIDELINE.
SHERMAN ON HIM.
BRADY STARTS FROM THE SHOTGUN.
THAT’S EDELMAN IN SHORT MOTION.
AND THE FIRST PLAY IS A PASS TO
THE OUTSIDE.
IT’S CAUGHT NEAR THE SIDELINE,
BUT ONLY A MINIMAL GAIN NOW FOR
GRONKOWSKI.
BRUCE IRVIN MAKING THE TACKLE.
SECOND AND LONG.
BRADY, SIXTH SUPER BOWL START.
HE’S THROWN 197 PASSES IN THOSE
GAMES.
1,277 THROUGH THE AIR.
ALL SUPER BOWL RECORDS.
THREE WINS, TWO LOSSES.
AND ONE OF THOSE LOSSES CAME
HERE AFTER THE ’07 SEASON, TO
SPOIL THE PERFECT SEASON, AS THE
NEW YORK GIANTS DID THEM IN.
LeGARRETTE BLOUNT IS NOW IN THE
BACKFIELD.
SECOND DOWN AND 8.
THIS IS AMENDOLA COMING IN
MOTION.
SHORT DROP.
PASS CAUGHT ON THE OUTSIDE.
BREAKING A TACKLE AND COMING UP
ABOUT 2 YARDS SHY OF THE FIRST
DOWN IS AMENDOLA, AS HE GETS
AWAY FROM RICHARD SHERMAN.
AND THAT WILL SET UP A THIRD
DOWN AND 2 FOR THE PATRIOTS.
>>WELL, CLEARLY ONE OF THE
THINGS WE TALKED ABOUT RIGHT OFF
THE BAT IS, HOW CAN YOU HANDLE
THESE PASS RUSHERS?
THAT’S ONE WAY.
GET THEM ON THE GROUND WITH SOME
QUICK THROWS.
AND THEN IT’S RICHARD SHERMAN ON
THE OUTSIDE.
WE HAVE TO KEEP AN EYE ON THAT
ELBOW.
WILL HE BE ABLE TO TACKLE?
WILL HE BE ABLE TO JAM THE
RECEIVERS THE WAY THAT HE
TYPICALLY CAN?
>>IN THAT GREEN BAY GAME, IT
LOOKED LIKE HE WAS PLAYING WITH
AN INVISIBLE SLING.
THIRD AND 2.
BRADY.
GOOD, CLEAN POCKET THROWS.
AND THAT’LL BE THE GAME’S FIRST
FIRST DOWN, AS VEREEN —
SHANE VEREEN MAKES THE CATCH,
AND HE’S TACKLED THERE BY THE
OUTSIDE LINEBACKER, K.J. WRIGHT.
>>ONE OF THE THINGS THAT’S VERY
DIFFICULT WHEN YOU PLAY AGAINST
THE PATRIOTS — IF YOU CLEAR
ZONES, YOU HAVE TO HANDLE THE
LIKES OF JULIAN EDELMAN AND
SHANE VEREEN WITH INSIDE
LINEBACKERS.
THEIR QUICKNESS VERY TOUGH TO
DEAL WITH.
>>NEW ENGLAND CAN BEAT YOU
EITHER WAY.
IN THE DIVISIONAL GAME AGAINST
BALTIMORE, 53 PASSES, AND THEN
40 RUNS AGAINST INDIANAPOLIS.
THIS IS BLOUNT.
THE SEAHAWKS EXPECT THEM TO BE
MORE BALANCED — THE PATRIOTS —
TODAY.
SO HERE IS BLOUNT.
HE WAS A PATRIOT LAST YEAR.
HE SCORED FOUR TOUCHDOWNS IN A
PLAYOFF GAME AGAINST
INDIANAPOLIS.
THEN HE SIGNS WITH PITTSBURGH.
DOESN’T LIKE HIS ROLE THERE
BECAUSE Le’VEON BELL WAS CLEARLY
THE NUMBER-ONE BACK.
WALKS OFF THE FIELD BEFORE THE
END OF A GAME IN NOVEMBER,
AND THEN WINDS UP SIGNING, AFTER
HE CLEARED WAIVERS, WITH
NEW ENGLAND.
SO HE RETURNS HOME, AND HE IS
THEIR STUD RIGHT NOW BECAUSE
JONAS GRAY, THEIR OTHER RUNNING
BACK, IS INACTIVE TONIGHT.
SECOND DOWN AND 8.
AND HERE’S BLOUNT.
AND BLOUNT GETS IT UP TO THE
35-YARD LINE.
WRIGHT MAKES THE DEFENSE.
THE SEATTLE DEFENSE BECOMING
LEGENDARY RIGHT NOW.
THEIR RANKS THIS YEAR — FEWEST
POINTS ALLOWED, FEWEST YARDS
ALLOWED, THIRD AGAINST THE RUSH,
TOPS AGAINST THE PASS.
AND THEY’VE BEEN DOING THIS FOR
THE LAST THREE SEASONS.
THIRD AND 6.
DAN QUINN, THE DEFENSIVE
COORDINATOR, WHO IN THE NEXT 36
HOURS OR SO WILL BE ANNOUNCED AS
THE HEAD COACH OF THE
ATLANTA FALCONS.
BUT FIRST THINGS FIRST FOR HIM
HERE, AS NEW ENGLAND COMES UP
SPREAD OUT.
FIVE RECEIVERS.
PLAY CLOCK IS DOWN TO :02.
THIRD AND 6.
BRADY ABLE TO SURVEY.
THROWS LOW AND INCOMPLETE.
SO THEY GOT ONE FIRST DOWN, AND
NOW THEY’LL HAVE TO PUNT.
BYRON MAXWELL COVERING VEREEN.
AND SEATTLE WILL GET THE BALL.
>>ONE OF THE THINGS THAT’S SO
IMPORTANT FOR THE PATRIOTS IN
THIS GAME IS TO FORCE THESE
DEFENSIVE ENDS TO RUN THE LOOP.
GO ALL THE WAY AROUND TOM BRADY
AND THEN TRY AND SECURE IT UP
FRONT TO MAKE SURE THAT
TOM BRADY CAN STEP UP.
THAT TIME, A LITTLE ANTSY IN THE
POCKET.
GOT RID OF IT QUICKLY.
MISSED THE THROW.
>>RYAN ALLEN.
THE LEFT-FOOTED PUNTER.
GOOD, HIGH, DEEP PUNT.
FLAG IS DOWN AS IT’S TAKEN AT
THE 15-YARD LINE.
JERON JOHNSON CAME IN AND MAY
HAVE RUN INTO THE KICKER.
IF HE RAN INTO THE KICKER, IF
IT’S THE 5-YARD VARIETY, IT’S
STILL NOT GOING TO BE A FIRST
DOWN.
BILL VINOVICH WILL MAKE THE
CALL.
IF THAT’S A 5-YARD PENALTY, IT
WOULD BE FOURTH DOWN AND 1.
ROUGHING THE KICKER IS A FIRST
DOWN.
BIG CALL HERE.
>>I THINK HE GOT HIS PLANT
FOOT.
>>RUNNING INTO THE KICKER.
KICKING TEAM, NUMBER 23.
5-YARD PENALTY.
STILL FOURTH DOWN.
>>ALL RIGHT, SO THAT’S THE
GARDEN VARIETY, AS IT WERE,
WHICH MEANS THAT THE LINE OF
SCRIMMAGE WILL NOW BE THE
40-YARD LINE.
AND ANOTHER LOOK HERE.
>>THE RULE IS, IF YOU HIT THE
PLANT LEG — THIS LEG — THAT’S
SUPPOSED TO BE 15 YARDS.
I DON’T SEE RUNNING INTO THE
KICKER RIGHT THERE.
>>FIRST DOWN.
TIME-OUT.
>>WELL, JERON JOHNSON, HE CAN
SMILE RIGHT NOW, BUT HE GOT AWAY
WITH ONE.
HAD IT BEEN ROUGHING THE KICKER,
IT WOULD HAVE BEEN A 15-YARD
PENALTY AND A FIRST DOWN.
HERE IT IS AGAIN, CRIS.
>>SO THE NONKICKING LEG —
WHEN YOU HIT THAT LEG, THAT’S 15
YARDS AND AN AUTOMATIC FIRST
DOWN.
WITHOUT QUESTION.
BILL VINOVICH’S CALL, AND HE
MISSED IT.
>>SO IT WOULD HAVE BEEN FOURTH
AND 1.
NEW ENGLAND DECLINES THE
PENALTY.
THEY’LL TAKE THE PLAY.
THAT WAS A 49-YARD PUNT.
THE BALL IS AT THE 16-YARD LINE.
AND LYNCH CARRIES.
“BEAST MODE” UP TO THE 20-YARD
LINE BEFORE HE’S TACKLED BY HALF
OF THE STATE OF MASSACHUSETTS.
RUSSELL WILSON.
WHEN HE FACES SUPER BOWL-WINNING
QUARTERBACKS — HIS CAREER NOW
THREE YEARS OLD — HE’S 10-0,
INCLUDING A WIN AGAINST
TOM BRADY WHEN THESE TWO TEAMS
LAST MET IN SEATTLE, EARLY IN
THE SEASON IN 2012.
SEATTLE WON THE GAME, COMING
FROM BEHIND, AND WILSON SAID,
“THAT REALLY GOT US GOING.”
HE HAD A GOOD YEAR IN ’12.
OF COURSE THEY WON THE
SUPER BOWL LAST YEAR, AND THIS
YEAR NFC CHAMPS AGAIN.
SECOND AND 7.
STACK THREE RECEIVERS TO THE
LEFT.
WILSON HAD TO REACH DOWN FOR THE
SNAP.
AND THAT’S MARSHAWN LYNCH
PICKING UP A COUPLE.
ABOUT 2 YARDS SHY OF THE FIRST.
THIRD DOWN AND SHORT.
>>ONE OF THE THINGS THAT WE’VE
SEEN IS SOMETIMES WHEN
MAX UNGER, THE CENTER, IS MOVING
TO HIS LEFT, THE SNAPS GO TO THE
RIGHT.
THEY HAD AN ISSUE WITH THAT IN
THE CHAMPIONSHIP GAME, AND HERE
WE GO WITH THE EARLY SNAP WITH
THE SAME ISSUE.
>>THAT’S OF PARTICULAR
IMPORT — THEY’RE TRYING TO RUN
THE READ OPTION.
CAN THROW ALL THE TIMING OFF.
>>NO DOUBT.
>>THIRD AND 2.
THEY GO FOUR WIDE HERE.
AND LYNCH IS GOING TO GET
STACKED UP AND STOPPED.
SO AFTER SEATTLE GETS THAT BREAK
AND GETS THE BALL AFTER WHAT
SHOULD HAVE BEEN ROUGHING,
IT’S A THREE-AND-OUT AND THEY’LL
GET THE BALL BACK.
>>BIG VINCE WILFORK RIGHT
HERE.
YOU NEED YOUR SUPERSTARS TO
PLAY HUGE IN THE SUPER BOWL.
THERE YOU GO.
HE STANDS HIM UP.
IT LOOKS LIKE HE’S
BENCH-PRESSING JUSTIN BRITT OFF
OF HIM.
HE MAKES CONTACT — THOSE HUGE
ARMS, HE EXTENDS THEM OUT,
GAINS CONTROL, AND MAKES A BIG
PLAY.
>>JON RYAN TO PUNT.
IT WAS RYAN WHO WAS HOLDING ON A
FAKE FIELD GOAL THAT TURNED INTO
A TOUCHDOWN WHEN THEY WERE DOWN
16-0 TO GREEN BAY.
THAT WAS A HUMONGOUS PLAY IN
THAT GAME.
NOSE DOWN WITH A LOT OF
BACKSPIN.
FAIRLY SHORT KICK.
FAIR CATCH CALLED FOR AND MADE
BY EDELMAN.
BILL BELICHICK, NO. 2 PENCIL
AT THE READY.
AT LEAST HE’S NOT WEARING THE
FLIP-FLOPS THAT HE WORE ALL WEEK
LONG.
HE’S GOT HIS SNEAKERS ON TODAY.
>>[ LAUGHS ]
FORMAL WEAR.
>>QUITE A SCENE AT MEDIA DAY.
BRADY TO WORK.
STARTS FROM THE GUN.
FROM THE 32.
PRESSURE PUT ON.
VEREEN, WITH SOME HELP OUT IN
FRONT.
TAKES IT OUT TO THE 35-YARD
LINE.
THAT’S A SHORT GAIN.
KEEP AN EYE, CRIS, OBVIOUSLY ON
KAM CHANCELLOR, WHO GOT BANGED
UP IN PRACTICE THE OTHER DAY.
HURT HIS KNEE AND WEARING A
BRACE.
>>AND HE’S NOT A SPEED PLAYER
ANYWAY.
HE’S ESSENTIALLY, AS
BILL BELICHICK CALLS HIM, A
LINEBACKER, HE’S SO CLOSE TO THE
LINE OF SCRIMMAGE.
BUT HE IS THE HAMMER ON THE BACK
END, THE GUY THAT DELIVERS THOSE
BIG HITS.
AND YOU JUST HAVE TO WONDER NOW,
IF HE DOES GET IN MAN-COVERAGE
SITUATIONS, WILL HE BE THE SAME?
>>CHANCELLOR PLAYS DOWN LOW.
EARL THOMAS PLAYS DEEP.
THEY’VE GOT DEVELIN IN AT
FULLBACK.
THE FAKE TO BLOUNT, AND BRADY
FLIPS IT TO THE SIDE FOR A
FIRST DOWN.
JULIAN EDELMAN TAKEN OUT THERE
BY BYRON MAXWELL.
>>AND THIS IS EXACTLY THE KIND
OF GAME THAT THE
NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS AND
TOM BRADY WANTS TO PLAY HERE.
YOU HAVE TO GET THE BALL OUT OF
YOUR HANDS QUICKLY WHENEVER YOU
PLAY AGAINST SEATTLE.
AS A MATTER OF FACT, SEATTLE IN
PRACTICE THIS WEEK, AT 2.3
SECONDS, THE COACHES BLEW THE
WHISTLE.
THEY SAID, “YOU WILL NOT HAVE
ANY MORE TIME THAN THAT TO GET
TO TOM BRADY.”
>>8:12 LEFT IN THE OPENING
QUARTER.
PATRIOTS LINE UP
CAMERON FLEMING AT TACKLE AS
ELIGIBLE.
THEY DID THAT 28 TIMES IN THE
AFC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME.
AND A NICE LITTLE HOLE HERE
EXPLOITED BY BLOUNT, TAKING IT
ACROSS THE 50 TO THE 49-YARD
LINE.
AND THAT WILL MAKE IT SECOND
DOWN AND 5 FOR THE PATS.
>>RYAN WENDELL, ONE OF THEIR
BEST RUN BLOCKERS, IS GONNA LEAD
THE WAY ON THE POWER PLAY HERE.
AND THIS IS WHAT THE PATRIOTS
ARE HOPING TO DO.
THE BUZZ WORD FOR THEM THIS WEEK
WAS “CONTROL.”
“WE HAVE TO CONTROL THE GAME.”
THEY’RE HOPING FOR 30, 35 RUNS
IN THIS GAME WITH
LeGARRETTE BLOUNT.
>>AND BLOUNT IN AGAIN.
NOW YOU’VE GOT DEVELIN AS THE
FULLBACK.
HE SCORED A TOUCHDOWN
IN THE CHAMPIONSHIP GAME.
BLOUNT SAYS SOMETHING TO DEVELIN
AT THE END, AS THE SNAP — FROM
BRADY TO BLOUNT.
AND HE GETS GANG-TACKLED AS HE
REACHES THE 48-YARD LINE.
IT’LL BE THIRD DOWN AND 3.
TONY McDANIEL RIGHT IN THE
MIDDLE FOR THE TACKLE.
JOSH McDANIELS IS THE OFFENSIVE
COORDINATOR.
HE HAD BEEN IN NEW ENGLAND.
REMEMBER, WENT TO DENVER, THAT
DIDN’T WORK OUT.
WENT TO ST. LOUIS FOR A LITTLE
WHILE.
NOW BACK AS THE OFFENSIVE
COORDINATOR.
WE THOUGHT HE WOULD BE MUCH IN
DEMAND WITH THE COACHING
VACANCIES, AND HE WAS, BUT HE
HAS CHOSEN TO STAY IN
NEW ENGLAND, AT LEAST FOR
ANOTHER YEAR.
THIRD AND 3.
BRADY, A QUICK TOSS.
INSIDE SLANT.
CAN GRONKOWSKI GET THE FIRST
DOWN?
HE CAN.
CHANCELLOR IS THERE TO MAKE THE
TACKLE.
NEEDED 3, GOT 4.
FIRST DOWN, NEW ENGLAND.
>>JULIAN EDELMAN ON THE
INSIDE, JUST GONNA RUN OUT HERE.
AND THERE IS A COLLISION AND A
FIRST DOWN.
TOM BRADY NEVER EVEN GOT A
CHANCE TO FIND THE LACES ON THAT
ONE.
HE DIDN’T CARE.
HE FOUND THE BIG GUY, NUMBER 87.
ONE OF THE THINGS WE KNEW WAS
GOING TO HAPPEN IS THAT THEY
WERE GOING TO CHALLENGE
NATE SOLDER WITH THAT SPIN MOVE
INSIDE.
TWO YEARS AGO, 2012, THEY
PLAYED, CHRIS CLEMONS HAD A
LOT OF SUCCESS AGAINST
NATE SOLDER WITH THAT MOVE.
>>EDELMAN IN MOTION TO THE
OUTSIDE.
BRADY IDENTIFYING THE “MIKE,” OR
MIDDLE LINEBACKER.
BRADY FLIPS IT AGAIN TO THE
OUTSIDE.
VEREEN.
SHANE VEREEN TO THE 40.
BOY, IT’S BEEN A MERRY-GO-ROUND
AT RUNNING BACK FOR THE PATRIOTS
THIS YEAR.
THEY STARTED WITH STEVAN RIDLEY.
HE GOT HURT.
THEN VEREEN.
THEN JONAS GRAY CAME ON AND WAS
SPECTACULAR FOR A WHILE.
MISSED A MEETING, AND THEN THEY
BENCHED HIM AND PUT IN BLOUNT.
>>THERE GOES VEREEN OUT.
BUT WATCH AFTER HE CATCHES THIS
BALL, HOW EVERYBODY COMES
DOWN — THREE GUYS RIGHT THERE
TO MAKE THE TACKLE.
ONE OF THE BIG POINTS OF
EMPHASIS IN THIS GAME IS NO
YARDS AFTER THE CATCH.
IF THEY CAN TACKLE LIKE THAT ALL
DAY, THEY’LL BE FINE HERE.
>>GRONKOWSKI SETS UP ON THE
RIGHT SIDE FOR LEVERAGE.
AND BLOUNT FIGHTING HIS WAY,
TRYING TO PICK UP THOSE EXTRA
2 YARDS TO GET THE FIRST.
HE’S ABOUT A HALF YARD SHY, AS
HE TAKES IT INSIDE THE 35-YARD
LINE.
IT WILL BE THIRD AND 1.
>>THAT WAS THE QUESTION IN
THIS GAME — WHICH OF THESE BIG
BACKS COULD CONTROL THE GAME?
MARSHAWN LYNCH,
LeGARRETTE BLOUNT?
THE PATRIOTS SAY, “WE’RE A
LONG-DRIVE TEAM.
WE’VE GOT TO BE ABLE TO STRING
THESE TOGETHER LIKE THIS.”
AND SO FAR IN THIS ONE, THEY
ARE.
>>OFTTIMES BRADY LIKES TO
SNEAK, BUT NORMALLY IT’S WHEN
THEY GET TO THE LINE EARLIER
THAN THIS.
THIRD AND 1.
HANDS IT TO BLOUNT.
SWINGS TO THE OUTSIDE.
TURNS THE CORNER.
PICKS UP THE FIRST DOWN.
LeGARRETTE BLOUNT TAKES IT TO
THE 25-YARD LINE.
EARL THOMAS WITH THAT DISLOCATED
SHOULDER — HE TOLD US HE
COULDN’T HAVE PLAYED IF THIS
GAME HAD BEEN LAST WEEK — MAKES
THE STOP.
>>BOUNCE OUT ALL THE WAY.
THEY’RE GOING TO COME WITH THE
FULLBACK, DEVELIN, HERE, WHO’S
GONNA GET THAT OUTSIDE EDGE.
IT LOOKED LIKE AN INSIDE RUN,
BUT THE WHOLE WAY THAT WAS
INTENDED TO GO OUT ON THE EDGE.
AND THERE WAS BYRON MAXWELL,
JUMPED INSIDE, AND PICKED UP A
BIG FIRST DOWN.
>>PATRIOTS, FOUR FIRST DOWNS
IN THE GAME.
SEATTLE, NONE.
THEY HAD A THREE-AND-OUT.
SIMPLE PLAY THROUGH THE MIDDLE.
NOT MUCH THERE.
TAKING IT TO THE 24-YARD LINE
THROUGH THE MIDDLE IS BLOUNT.
IN POSTSEASON PLAY, THE SEATTLE
DEFENSE, WHICH IS SPECTACULAR,
BUT IN THE REGULAR SEASON, AS
YOU CAN SEE, THIRD IN THE
LEAGUE, BUT IN THE TWO
POSTSEASON GAMES, AND THOSE
WOULD BE THE GAMES AGAINST
CAROLINA AND AGAINST GREEN BAY,
AND EDDIE LACY HAD A BIG FIRST
THREE QUARTERS — 133 1/2.
SECOND DOWN AND 8.
FROM THE 24.
THE FAKE TO BLOUNT.
THE PASS TO AMENDOLA.
AND HE HAS A FIRST DOWN.
DANNY AMENDOLA MAKES HIS SECOND
CATCH.
>>SO FAR THEY’RE COMPLETELY
NEUTRALIZING THE RUSH OF
SEATTLE.
HERE WE GO.
JUST RIGHT OUT IN THE FLAT.
LOOKED LIKE BRADY GAVE A LITTLE
LOOK INSIDE.
JEREMY LANE BIT ON THAT.
AND SO FAR, THIS DRIVE COULD NOT
BE GOING ANY BETTER FOR
JOSH McDANIELS, THE OFFENSIVE
COORDINATOR.
EXACTLY WHAT HE HOPED FOR — BE
ABLE TO POUND IT, QUICK PASSES.
>>BRADY HAS MISSED ONLY ONE
PASS — 8 OF HIS FIRST 9.
THE BALL IS AT THE 14.
TOM AGAIN PROTECTED WELL.
THROWS TO THE OUTSIDE, TO THE
10-YARD LINE.
THAT WILL BE ABOUT A 4-YARD
GAIN AS HOOMANAWANUI MAKES THE
CATCH.
IN THE RED ZONE, THE
NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS, THEY’VE
BEEN INSIDE THE 20-YARD LINE ON
10 OCCASIONS, HAVE SCORED 9
TOUCHDOWNS.
AND YOU’RE TALKING ABOUT BRADY,
CRIS — LOOK, MOST QUARTERBACKS,
OBVIOUSLY, WOULD BE BETTER IN A
CLEAN POCKET, BUT TOM, THE
DIFFERENCE BETWEEN HIM IN A
CLEAN POCKET AND GETTING
CONTACTED IS ENORMOUS.
>>YEAH, IT’S EASY TO HAVE A
CLEAN POCKET WHEN YOU’RE
THROWING IT AFTER ABOUT A SECOND
AND A HALF.
>>RIGHT.
PART OF THE GAME PLAN.
SECOND AND 6.
AND STUFFED IN THE BACKFIELD.
LeGARRETTE BLOUNT.
THAT’S MICHAEL BENNETT,
NUMBER 72, A GUY WHO, IN WHAT IS
PRETTY MUCH A STANDARD TYPE OF
DEFENSE THAT LETS THE GUYS JUST
DO THEIR JOBS, HE’S THE ONE GUY
WHO MOVES AROUND ON THE LINE.
>>RIGHT THERE.
WILL PLAY ALL FIVE DEFENSIVE
LINE POSITIONS.
AND IT’S HIS QUICKNESS THAT IS
THE BIGGEST CONCERN FOR
BILL BELICHICK AND THE
NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS.
HE IS A GUY THAT THEY ARE GOING
TO TRY AND DOUBLE-TEAM AND HIT
ON A SECONDARY SHOT FROM THE
CENTER OR SOMEBODY ELSE BECAUSE
HIS QUICKNESS CREATES REAL
PROBLEMS.
>>THEY’VE HAD THE BALL 7 1/2
MINUTES.
HALF THE QUARTER.
THIRD AND 6.
BRADY DANCING.
AND IT IS PICKED AT THE 5-YARD
LINE.
JEREMY LANE!
STILL ON THE RUN.
TRIPPED UP.
PETE CARROLL RIGHT THERE TO
SALUTE HIM.
SO THE DRIVE ENDS ON A THIRD AND
6 AS LANE PICKS IT OFF.
AND HE’S DOWN.
THEY’VE WRAPPED UP HIS LEFT ARM.
THAT’S THE FIRST INTERCEPTION,
REGULAR SEASON OR POSTSEASON, IN
HIS THREE YEARS, BUT HE PAYS THE
PRICE, AS HE GETS CARTED BACK TO
THE LOCKER ROOM.
BRADY UNDER SOME PRESSURE THAT
TIME.
THAT WAS A 13-PLAY, 58-YARD
DRIVE.
IT TOOK 7:41.
ENDS WITH A PICK.
>>HARD TO BELIEVE THAT
TOM BRADY JUST MADE THAT
MISTAKE.
UNDER PRESSURE, YES, BUT REALLY
JUST THREW THAT ONE UP.
>>NEW ENGLAND’S RUN 19 PLAYS,
SEATTLE’S RUN 3.
ALL OF THEM RUNS BY LYNCH.
THIS TIME IT IS WILSON LOOKING
DOWNFIELD.
TAKES CARE OF NINKOVICH WITH A
GOOD FAKE.
AND THERE HE GOES.
SLIDING TO A STOP AT THE 21-YARD
LINE.
AND THAT’S WHERE RUSSELL WILSON
CAN REALLY KILL YOU, NOT ONLY
WITH HIS ARM, BUT WITH HIS LEGS.
AND BACK WE GO TO THE
INTERCEPTION.
>>HERE COMES BENNETT.
SCHOFIELD’S GONNA GO DOWN
INSIDE.
WATCH HOW LONG BENNETT WAITS.
WAIT, WAIT, WAIT.
HERE HE COMES.
AND NOW ATTACKS TOM BRADY.
AS SOON AS BRADY SEES HIM, HE
BASICALLY TRIED TO JUST LEAN
BACK A LITTLE BIT, AND THREW IT
RIGHT INTO THE ARMS OF
JEREMY LANE.
HUGE MISTAKE.
>>SECOND DOWN AND 3.
WILSON YET TO THROW A PASS.
HERE’S LYNCH.
AND LOOK AT LYNCH.
SO TYPICAL OF LYNCH.
TURNS HIS SHOULDERS.
THEY CALL HIM A SPLIT-LEGGED
RUNNER.
YOU SEE HOW HE’S BUILT.
POWERFUL.
KNOCKS OVER PEOPLE.
HAS HAD SOME OF THE GREATEST
RUNS WE’VE SEEN IN THE LAST FIVE
YEARS.
FIRST DOWN HERE.
>>YEAH, IN THE LAST FOUR YEARS,
NO ONE HAS MORE RUSHING YARDS,
100-YARD GAMES, OR RUSHING
TOUCHDOWNS THAN THIS GUY.
THEY CALL HIM BEAST MODE, AND
YOU SEE WHY.
THESE ARE LARGE HUMAN BEINGS,
AND THEY SIMPLY CANNOT GET HIM
ON THE GROUND.
YOU SEE IT GAME AFTER GAME THAT
WE DO.
>>NOW WILSON.
WITH FIVE RECEIVERS.
JUST A THREE-MAN RUSH FROM
NEW ENGLAND.
AND A SPY ON WILSON.
HAS TIME.
CAN’T GET ANY PRESSURE ON HIM.
THERE HE GOES.
AGAIN.
LOOKING FOR THE FIRST DOWN, BUT
COMING UP TO MAKE THE TACKLE
IS DARRELLE REVIS.
AND THAT IS A VERY FAST FIRST
QUARTER THAT HAS JUST COME TO AN
END.
BACK TO GLENDALE.
AL MICHAELS, CRIS COLLINSWORTH,
MICHELE TAFOYA.
THERE ARE YOUR NUMBERS THROUGH
THE FIRST QUARTER.
NEW ENGLAND HAD THAT LONG DRIVE,
AND THAT WAS ENDED WHEN LANE
PICKED OFF THE PASS.
THAT’S THE ONE TURNOVER.
YOU KNOW, WE TALKED TO
PETE CARROLL YESTERDAY — BEFORE
WE TALK ABOUT THAT, LET’S GO TO
MICHELE FOR AN INJURY UPDATE.
>>YOU MENTIONED JEREMY LANE.
IT WAS A COSTLY INTERCEPTION,
AL.
HE IS DOUBTFUL WITH A LEFT-WRIST
INJURY.
HE HAS GONE BACK FOR X-RAYS.
YOU SAW HIM CARTED BACK TO THE
LOCKER ROOM.
BUT THAT MAY BE THE ONLY PLAY HE
MAKES TONIGHT, AL.
>>THANK YOU, MICHELE.
HIT BY JULIAN EDELMAN AT THE END
OF THE PLAY.
SECOND DOWN AND 12.
HERE’S LYNCH.
YOU KNOW, CRIS, WE TALKED TO
PETE CARROLL YESTERDAY.
I SAID, “YOU THINK THIS STARTS
LIKE THE HAGLER-HEARNS FIGHT
WHERE THE GUYS COME OUT AND JUST
TRY TO KILL EACH OTHER AT THE
OUTSET, OR IS THIS MORE LIKE
YOU’RE PARRYING, YOU’RE TRYING
TO FEEL YOUR WAY THROUGH?”
THAT’S THE WAY IT’S STARTED.
>>YEAH, THESE TWO GREAT
COACHES, THEY WANT TO SEE WHAT
THE OTHER ONE IS GOING TO DO.
AND WE’VE SEEN IT IN SUPER BOWLS
BEFORE.
SOMEHOW BILL BELICHICK HAS A WAY
OF PLAYING IT A LITTLE BIT CLOSE
TO THE VEST.
BUT THAT’S A HUGE MISS RIGHT
THERE.
WHEN YOU’RE PLAYING AGAINST A
DEFENSE LIKE THAT, YOU CAN’T
TURN IT OVER WHEN POINTS ARE
SITTING THERE FOR YOU.
>>THIRD AND 9, WITH FIVE
RECEIVERS OUT THERE.
WILSON IS UNDER SOME PRESSURE.
BUT THERE HE IS ESCAPING AND
SURVEYING.
NOW HE’LL GO BACK THE OTHER WAY.
HE GETS A NICE BLOCK.
AND THE PASS IS INCOMPLETE.
DOWNFIELD, INTENDED FOR
BRYAN WALTERS.
SO NOBODY COULD GET OPEN.
PRESSURE WAS PUT ON.
FOURTH AND 9.
>>WELL, HERE’S THE KEY —
THE PATRIOTS ARE GOING ALL
MAN-TO-MAN COVERAGE.
LOOK, ACROSS THE BOARD.
THERE’S REVIS RIGHT THERE ON
DOUG BALDWIN.
THAT’S GOING TO BE HIS MATCH
THROUGHOUT THE COURSE OF THE
DAY.
THE RECEIVERS ARE SCRAMBLING
AROUND, TRYING TO MAKE A PLAY.
THERE JUST WAS ABSOLUTELY NOBODY
OPEN ANYWHERE.
AND FOR RUSSELL WILSON, HE
REALLY NEEDS TO FIND A LITTLE
RHYTHM THROWING THE BALL, BUT SO
FAR THIS COVERAGE TOO MUCH.
>>0 FOR 1 IS WILSON.
THE OTHER PLAY WAS A SACK.
REVIS GOT CREDIT FOR A SACK ON
THE PLAY THAT ENDED THE FIRST
QUARTER.
NOW THE KICK HERE BY JON RYAN.
JULIAN EDELMAN.
SHORT KICK.
FIELDS AT THE 34.
DOES A LITTLE DANCING TO THE
OUTSIDE.
TACKLED, AFTER A RUNBACK OF 2,
BY BROCK COYLE.
LATE AFTERNOON HERE AT THE
UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX STADIUM.
DARRELL BEVELL GOING OVER THINGS
WITH RUSSELL WILSON.
AND BRADY STARTS THIS DRIVE FROM
THE 35-YARD LINE.
BLOUNT IS THE BACK.
AN ERRANT SNAP, BUT HE COLLECTS
IT AND THEN HITS AMENDOLA, WHO’S
NOW CAUGHT THREE.
AND THAT’S A FIRST DOWN BEFORE
EARL THOMAS RUNS HIM INTO THE
PATRIOT BENCH.
>>WELL, WE’VE SEEN
MICHAEL BENNETT HAVE AN EARLY
IMPACT ON THIS GAME FROM
SEVERAL DIFFERENT PLACES.
DAN CONNOLLY UNABLE TO GET HIS
HANDS ON HIM.
THEN IN THE RUN GAME,
RYAN WENDELL, WHO CAN’T BLOCK
HIM.
AND THEN THE STUNT, WHERE
HE’S GOING TO COME ALL THE WAY
AROUND.
AND THIS PRESSURE LEADS TO THE
BIG INTERCEPTION.
>>THAT WAS A GAIN OF 17 ON THE
LAST PLAY.
GOOD PLAY FAKE, GOOD PLAY
ACTION, BUT GOOD COVERAGE ON
THE OTHER SIDE — INCOMPLETE.
THAROLD SIMON MAKES A NICE PLAY.
BRANDON LaFELL, THE INTENDED
RECEIVER.
AND SIMON IS IN FOR LANE, WHO IS
MOST LIKELY DONE FOR THE DAY,
SO THERE IS YOUR NEW NICKEL.
AND, BOY, THAT LEGION OF BOOM
RIGHT NOW — LANE, WHO IS KIND
OF A SUPPORTING ACTOR, IS OUT.
YOU’VE GOT THE ELBOW FOR
SHERMAN.
YOU GOT CHANCELLOR’S KNEE.
AND YOU HAVE THOMAS’ SHOULDER.
>>AND SIMON’S GOT A BRACE
THERE.
IT’S THAT TIME OF YEAR, AL.
YOU JUST HAVE TO STRAP IT ON AND
GO PLAY.
>>VEREEN IS THE BACK IN THIS
SET.
THERE GOES EDELMAN OUT OF THE
SLOT.
BRADY, QUICK FLIP OVER THE
MIDDLE.
CAUGHT.
THAT’S BRANDON LaFELL.
HAD A NICE YEAR.
CAME OVER FROM CAROLINA.
PLAYED FOUR YEARS THERE, WAS AN
UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENT.
THAT WILL MAKE IT THIRD DOWN AND
3.
>>HERE’S THE CHANGEUP RIGHT
HERE.
NOW YOU SEE WHAT’S CALLED A BULL
RUSH.
THEY SET HIM UP WITH THE SPIN
MOVE INSIDE, NATE SOLDER.
THEY’VE BEEN OUTSIDE.
AND THAT TIME, THEY TRY TO GO
RIGHT DOWN THE MIDDLE.
SO FAR, NATE SOLDER’S HOLDING UP
WELL.
>>SOLDER, THE ONLY FIRST-ROUND
DRAFT CHOICE STARTING FOR THE
PATRIOT OFFENSE.
THIRD AND 3.
BRADY OUT OF THE POCKET.
AND HE CONNECTS HERE.
THAT WILL BE A FIRST DOWN.
VEREEN TO THE OUTSIDE.
AND BOBBY WAGNER SAID, “UGH!”
CLAPPING HIS HANDS.
SHOULD HAVE STOPPED HIM,
COULDN’T — FIRST DOWN.
>>HERE’S WHAT’S HAPPENING, AL.
THEY ARE JUST BASICALLY — YOU
KNOW, IN BASKETBALL, YOU CLEAR A
ZONE, YOU LET A MICHAEL JORDAN
OR SOMEBODY GO ONE-ON-ONE?
IT’S THE SAME SORT OF THING
THAT’S HAPPENING HERE.
SHANE VEREEN, THEY’RE CLEARING
OUT A ZONE, LETTING HIM GET INTO
A ZONE WITH ONE OF THOSE
LINEBACKERS, AND JUST TRY AND
MAKE SOME ADJUSTMENTS, GET HIM
THE BALL AND ALLOW HIM TO BREAK
A TACKLE AND PICK UP A FIRST
DOWN.
>>SURGICAL.
SHERMAN ON THE OUTSIDE, LINED UP
AT THE BOTTOM AGAINST LaFELL.
BRADY, GOOD PLAY FAKE, GOOD
TIME.
DEEPEST PASS OF THE DAY FOR HIM.
AND IT’S INCOMPLETE.
GRONKOWSKI WITH SOME CONTACT AT
THE END OF THE PLAY, BUT THERE
IS NO FLAG.
IT WILL BE SECOND DOWN AND 10.
>>THAT’S A GOOD SIGN FOR
SEAHAWK FANS BECAUSE HERE’S
KAM CHANCELLOR’S FIRST SHOT
RUNNING DOWN THE FIELD AGAINST
GRONKOWSKI.
ALMOST CAME BACK UNDERNEATH AND
MADE THE PLAY.
BUT SO MANY TIMES WE SEE THIS
NEW ENGLAND OFFENSE REALLY GET A
JUMP START WHEN GRONKOWSKI
STARTS TO GET INTO THE GAME, AND
SO FAR, NOT A FACTOR.
>>IN ALL OF BRADY’S
SUPER BOWLS — THREE WINS, TWO
LOSSES — ON PASSES THAT HE’S
THROWN MORE THAN 20 YARDS FROM
THE LINE OF SCRIMMAGE, HE’S 1
FOR 22.
SO HE’S BEEN GREAT ON THE SHORT
STUFF.
HERE HE HANDS THE BALL OFF ON
SECOND DOWN.
IT GOES TO SHANE VEREEN.
TO THE 35-YARD LINE.
GAIN OF 1.
IT’LL BE THIRD DOWN.
>>WELL, SOME OF THE QUICKNESS
NOW STARTING TO SHOW UP.
AND FOR PETE CARROLL, HE HAS TO
BE SO PROUD OF HIS DEFENSE.
YOU THINK OF WHAT THEY DID IN
THAT CHAMPIONSHIP GAME AGAINST
GREEN BAY, SURVIVING ALL THOSE
TURNOVERS.
AND HERE COMES BENNETT AGAIN,
INSIDE, FLYING THROUGH THERE.
EVEN WHEN THEY’RE ON THE BACK
SIDE, YOU HAVE TO BE READY FOR
THAT QUICKNESS.
>>THIRD AND 9.
THIS WILL BE THE 26th PLAY RUN
BY NEW ENGLAND.
SEATTLE HAS RUN 8.
BRADY PROTECTED AGAIN.
THROWS — CAUGHT ON THE RUN BY
EDELMAN.
HE’LL TAKE THE BALL TO ABOUT THE
10-YARD LINE.
JULIAN EDELMAN GETS FREE OVER
THE MIDDLE.
ON A THIRD-AND-9 PLAY, THAT’S
23 YARDS.
>>SO THE INJURY SHOWING UP
ALREADY HERE NOW.
JEREMY LANE WOULD BE IN THAT
POSITION.
NOW IT’S THAROLD SIMON.
AND JULIAN EDELMAN TOO QUICK.
SO YOU WONDERED WHETHER OR NOT
THEY WOULD ATTACK DOWN THE FIELD
AGAINST THE RICHARD SHERMANS.
CLEARLY, THEY HAVE NOT TRIED TO
DO ANY OF THAT.
BUT THESE INSIDE ROUTES, THE
QUICKNESS OF THOSE TWO GUYS —
SHANE VEREEN, JULIAN EDELMAN —
NOW SHOWING UP.
>>SO THE SECOND DEEP SURGE BY
NEW ENGLAND.
THE FIRST ENDED WITH THE
INTERCEPTION.
AND THIS IS BLOUNT GOING
NOWHERE.
GAIN OF 1 TO THE 11-YARD LINE.
IT WILL BE SECOND DOWN AND 9.
>>WE’VE GOT OUR FIRST LITTLE
TACKLE-ELIGIBLE PLAY HERE.
OF COURSE, THAT WAS A BIG PART
OF THE CONVERSATION EARLIER.
SO YOU GET CAMERON FLEMING IN
THERE.
HE WOULD HAVE BEEN ELIGIBLE.
THAT ONE’S JUST SORT OF A BLUFF.
WILL THEY COME BACK AND HAVE
SOME SORT OF A PLAY WHERE HE’S
ELIGIBLE, RECEIVER’S INELIGIBLE?
WE’VE SEEN THEM ALL FROM
JOSH McDANIELS.
>>YES, WE HAVE.
FLEMING OVER TWO DOZEN TIMES
REPORTING AS ELIGIBLE AGAINST
INDIANAPOLIS.
SECOND AND 9.
BRADY THROWS — CAUGHT!
LaFELL, TOUCHDOWN!
BRANDON LaFELL, FROM CAROLINA TO
NEW ENGLAND AS A FREE AGENT,
MAKES THE CATCH, AND NEW ENGLAND
STRIKES FIRST.
>>GOING RIGHT AFTER
THAROLD SIMON.
YOU KNEW IT WAS GONNA HAPPEN.
HARD SLANT INSIDE, AND THEN
WATCH THE TAIL END OF THIS
PLAY.
IT IS EARL THOMAS THAT COMES
OVER, AND SIMON ENDS UP HOLDING
HIS ARM OR SHOULDER AFTER TAKING
THE BRUNT OF THAT HIT.
THEY DON’T HAVE MANY CORNERS
LEFT TO PLAY, SO THEY NEED ALL
THESE GUYS TO STAY HEALTHY.
>>GOSTKOWSKI FOR THE EXTRA
POINT.
SO BRADY PUTS SIMON IN THE
CROSSHAIRS.
IT’S THE GRAND CANYON STATE.
ONE OF THE YOUNGER STATES,
OBVIOUSLY.
THE 48th STATE.
ONLY HAWAII AND ALASKA HAVE BEEN
IN THE UNION A SHORTER PERIOD
OF TIME.
RUSSELL WILSON READY TO COME
BACK OUT.
NINE FIRST DOWNS FOR
NEW ENGLAND, ONE FOR SEATTLE.
TOTAL PLAYS, 28-8.
GOSTKOWSKI TO KICK OFF.
AND DOUG BALDWIN WILL MOVE TO
HIS RIGHT AND JUST LET IT FLOP
OUT OF THE END ZONE.
9:47 LEFT IN THE HALF.
WILSON READY TO TAKE OVER.
RAISED THE LOMBARDI TROPHY LAST
YEAR AND TOLD US WHEN HE PUT IT
DOWN, ALL HE COULD THINK ABOUT
WAS DOING IT AGAIN NEXT YEAR.
WELL, HERE IS NEXT YEAR, AND
HE’S GOING TO GET SACKED AGAIN
FOR THE SECOND TIME AT THE
18-YARD LINE.
CHANDLER JONES COMES IN TO TAKE
HIM DOWN TO MAKE IT SECOND DOWN
AND 12.
>>I DON’T KNOW EXACTLY WHAT
HAPPENS HERE, BUT RUSSELL OKUNG
IS GONNA PULL OUT, AND
CHANDLER JONES IS GOING TO END
UP ON THE GUARD,
JAMES CARPENTER.
MARSHAWN LYNCH, WHEN HE WAS
COMING OUT FOR THE ROUTE, KIND
OF KNOCKED CARPENTER OFF.
SO, SO FAR HERE, RUSSELL WILSON
HAS GOTTEN NOTHING GOING AT ALL.
SORT OF LIKE THE BEGINNING OF
THE CHAMPIONSHIP GAME AGAINST
GREEN BAY.
0 FOR 4 IN THAT ONE,
FOUR INTERCEPTIONS —
UNTIL FOUR MINUTES TO GO IN THE
GAME, A QUARTERBACK RATING OF 7.
>>WILSON HASN’T COMPLETED A
PASS.
BRADY’S COMPLETED 14.
TO THE 21-YARD LINE GOES
LYNCH.
TACKLED THERE BY JAMIE COLLINS.
SETTING UP A THIRD DOWN AND
LONG.
MAKE IT THIRD AND 8.
>>ONE OF THE REALLY
INTERESTING MOVES HERE, THEY’RE
BRINGING JAMIE COLLINS HERE TO
THE MIDDLE OF THE FIELD BECAUSE
THEY WANTED TO BE ABLE TO GO
SIDELINE TO SIDELINE WITH HIM.
THE FEELING WAS THAT NOT ONLY
COULD HE END UP SNIFFING OUT THE
RUNS OF MARSHAWN LYNCH, BUT IF
RUSSELL WILSON STARTS TO GET
LOOSE ON THE EDGE, HE COULD RUN
HIM DOWN, AS WELL.
A VERY SIGNIFICANT PLAYER IN
THIS GAME, JAMIE COLLINS.
>>8 1/2 LEFT IN THE HALF.
THIRD AND 8.
WILSON.
GOING DEEP DOWN THE SIDELINE.
AND BROKEN UP.
LOGAN RYAN, THE NICKEL, KNOCKED
IT AWAY FROM JERMAINE KEARSE.
AND IT’S ANOTHER QUICK
THREE-AND-OUT FOR THE SEAHAWKS.
>>YOU’RE GONNA ASK ME WHAT THE
STORY LINE OF THIS GAME HAS
BEEN SO FAR?
I WILL TELL YOU THE UTTER
DOMINATION IN MAN COVERAGE OF
THE PATRIOTS’ COVERAGE PEOPLE
ALL OVER THE PLACE.
THERE’S BEEN NOWHERE TO THROW
THIS FOOTBALL.
I’VE BEEN WATCHING IT ON ALMOST
EVERY PLAY.
THERE JUST IS NOTHING THERE.
THEY’RE SPYING, THEY’RE TAKING
CARE OF RUSSELL WILSON IN CASE
HE WANTS TO RUN, AND THE
COVERAGE PEOPLE DOWN THE FIELD
ARE WINNING.
>>GAME IS ALMOST 22 MINUTES
OLD, AND WILSON HAS NOT
COMPLETED A PASS.
JON RYAN.
GOOD, DEEP.
BEAUTIFUL KICK.
FIELDED AT THE 17 BY EDELMAN.
RUNS INTO HIS OWN MAN.
AND THEN RUNS OUT OF ROOM, AND
HE’S TAKEN OUT OF BOUNDS AT
ABOUT THE 27-YARD LINE.
IT’S THE OLD ADAGE, DEFENSE
WINS SUPER BOWLS.
THERE’S A LIST OF THE TEAMS THAT
LED THE LEAGUE IN FEWEST POINTS
AND YARDS ALLOWED.
AND ONLY THE CHIEFS IN THE LAST
SUPER BOWL BEFORE THE AFL-NFL
MERGER WOULD HAVE LOST, BUT THEY
LOST TO THE NFL’s NUMBER-ONE
DEFENSE, AS THE VIKINGS WERE
NUMBER ONE.
THEY WERE THE TEAM THAT LOST TO
THE KANSAS CITY CHIEFS BACK IN
SUPER BOWL IV, AND THEN THE
MERGER TOOK PLACE THE NEXT YEAR.
>>DEFENSE CAN’T WIN ANYTHING,
THOUGH, IF YOUR OFFENSE ISN’T
DOING ANYTHING ON THEIR SIDE.
140-22, THE TOTAL YARDS.
>>CRAZY.
>>GOODNESS GRACIOUS.
>>THEY’VE GOT GRONKOWSKI
OUTSIDE.
LaFELL IS ON THE SLOT TO THE
LEFT.
WILL THEY START TO PICK ON SIMON
AGAIN?
EDELMAN NOW SETS UP ON THE LEFT
SIDE.
HE’S GOT THREE GUYS COMING OUT
OF THE LEFT SIDE.
LOOKS THAT WAY, AND HAS IT
BATTED DOWN AT THE LINE OF
SCRIMMAGE.
IT’S TONY McDANIEL, 6’7″, 305,
OUT OF TENNESSEE, BATTING IT.
SECOND AND 10.
>>YEAH, AND I THINK THAT’S A
GOOD STRATEGY BECAUSE NOW BRADY
HAS GOT THEM SO FRUSTRATED WITH
THESE QUICK THROWS, YOU’RE NOT
SEEING THE PASS RUSHERS OF
SEATTLE EVEN MAKING MOVES.
THEY’RE BASICALLY HAVING TO JUST
GO PUSH INTO THE OFFENSIVE
LINEMEN AND THEN TRY TO GET
THEIR HANDS UP BECAUSE THERE’S
NO WAY THEY’RE GONNA GET THERE.
>>THREE RECEIVERS ARE SET ON
THE LEFT SIDE AGAIN.
BRADY.
CHECKING THE MIDDLE.
THROWS.
CUTTING OVER THE MIDDLE IS
JULIAN EDELMAN.
THEY TACKLE HIM.
IT’LL BE THIRD DOWN AND 3.
BOBBY WAGNER, THE MIDDLE
LINEBACKER WHO WAS SO
INSTRUMENTAL IN THE SUCCESS OF
THIS TEAM WHEN HE GOT HEALTHY,
MAKES THE STOP.
>>ALL RIGHT, HERE’S
BOBBY WAGNER RIGHT HERE.
AND WHAT THEY’RE DOING IS
THEY’RE RUNNING SHANE VEREEN OUT
OF THE BACKFIELD.
THEN THEY’RE RUNNING THE TIGHT
END OR SLOT ON THAT SIDE UP THE
SEAM.
SO ALL THEY’RE DOING IS CLEARING
OUT AN ENTIRE ZONE AND LEAVING
EDELMAN ONE-ON-ONE WITH
BOBBY WAGNER, AND THEY ARE
WINNING THE GAME WITH THAT
STRATEGY.
>>THIRD AND 3.
VEREEN.
MOTION TO THE INSIDE.
BRADY.
ESCAPING.
TURNS THE SHOULDERS, AND THE
PASS IS DEFLECTED AND
INCOMPLETE.
SO IT’S FOURTH DOWN.
>>LOOKED LIKE TOM BRADY WAS
LOOKING DOWN THE FIELD, AND HIS
RECEIVER GOT KNOCKED DOWN, SO
HE BASICALLY JUST TRIED TO HOLD
ON TO IT.
HE SAW HIS RECEIVER ON THE
GROUND.
COULDN’T TELL WHO THAT WAS.
MAYBE EDELMAN.
EVERY RECEIVER’S ON THE GROUND.
GRONKOWSKI AND EDELMAN KIND OF
RAN INTO EACH OTHER.
BRADY SAID, “I BETTER NOT THROW
THIS ONE.”
>>THAT’S THE FIRST
THREE-AND-OUT.
RYAN ALLEN TO PUNT.
BRYAN WALTERS SET TO RUN IT
BACK.
AND IT BOUNCES AT THE 29-YARD
LINE.
>>WHO’S HERE?
WELL, JOHN TRAVOLTA.
THERE HE IS.
KEVIN HART.
SITTING NEXT TO WILL FERRELL.
A FEW JOKES IN THAT LUXURY
SUITE.
MARK WAHLBERG LOVES HIS
NEW ENGLAND TEAMS.
KENNY CHESNEY LOOKING ON.
STEVEN TYLER IS ALSO A HUGE
PATRIOT FAN.
AND WE HAVE ROYALTY, AS WELL.
FROM LIVERPOOL.
PAUL McCARTNEY.
NOW, FROM THE 30.
THEY START THIS DRIVE, DO THE
SEAHAWKS, WITH LYNCH.
AND LYNCH WITH SOME TOUGH
RUNNING.
ALWAYS TOUGH RUNNING FROM
MARSHAWN.
UP TO THE 35-YARD LINE.
GAIN OF 5.
MATT PATRICIA IS THE DEFENSIVE
COORDINATOR.
HE’S DONE A GREAT JOB.
AND ONE OF THESE GUYS — ONE OF
THESE GUYS WHO MAYBE NEXT YEAR
WILL BE IN LINE TO BE
INTERVIEWED FOR A HEAD-COACHING
SPOT.
>>SO MANY OF THESE RUNS OF
MARSHAWN LYNCH, WHEN THEY START
LEFT, THEY GO BACK RIGHT.
AND THE PATRIOTS ARE KIND OF
CRASHING IN FROM THAT SIDE AND
TRYING TO TAKE AWAY THAT
CUTBACK LANE, AND IT’S BEEN
WORKING PRETTY WELL SO FAR.
>>SEE WHAT HAPPENS HERE.
THIS TIME, STRAIGHT AHEAD.
BUT JUST BACKS HIS WAY FOR AN
EXTRA YARD, YARD AND A HALF TO
SET UP A THIRD DOWN AND SHORT.
>>DONT’A HIGHTOWER, RIGHT HERE,
THE BIG GUY IN THE MIDDLE.
JUST GOING TO TRY TO COME IN
THERE, AND THEY’RE JUST TRYING
TO OCCUPY EVERY SINGLE LANE THAT
THERE IS.
JUST DON’T ALLOW THAT BIG GUY TO
GET STARTED, BECAUSE WHEN HE
STARTS WITH THOSE JUMP CUTS,
HIGHTOWER, JAMIE COLLINS, NONE
OF THEM ARE GONNA GET HIM.
>>THIRD DOWN, A YARD AND A
HALF.
AND A WHISTLE HERE.
WE’VE HAD A PENALTY-FREE GAME.
WE HAD ONE PENALTY, AND IT WAS
DECLINED.
BILL VINOVICH WILL FINALLY
TAKE THE MIKE.
>>FALSE START.
OFFENSE, NUMBER 82.
5-YARD PENALTY.
STILL SECOND DOWN.
>>SO A THIRD AND 1 BECOMES A
THIRD AND 6.
THAT’S LUKE WILLSON, 82, THE
TIGHT END.
THAT’S THE SECOND-LONGEST INTO A
GAME WITHOUT A COMPLETION.
NEW ENGLAND IN SUPER BOWL XX,
GOING ALL THE WAY BACK.
THAT WAS AGAINST THE ’85 BEARS.
THEY GOT THEIR FIRST COMPLETION
WITH FIVE MINUTES TO GO IN THE
HALF.
WE HAVE 5:44 HERE, BUT A THIRD
DOWN AND 6 NOW.
FROM THE 34-YARD LINE.
TO THE OUTSIDE.
CAUGHT.
CAN HE GET THE FIRST DOWN?
WELL, WE’LL SEE WHERE THEY SPOT
IT.
THEY’RE GOING TO GIVE HIM A
PRETTY GOOD SPOT HERE, AS
BROWNER IS ABLE TO TACKLE
KEARSE.
AND THEY’RE GOING TO SPOT IT
RIGHT AT THE 40, AND THAT WILL
BE A FIRST DOWN.
>>AND DESPERATELY NEEDED.
HERE AT THE TOP OF THE SCREEN,
GOING AGAINST BRANDON BROWNER —
OF COURSE, FORMER MEMBER OF THE
LEGION OF BOOM.
DOES HE GET THAT THING TURNED
OVER?
I THINK HE DOES.
PRETTY GOOD SPOT THERE.
AND THAT WAS A BIG ONE.
YOU GET THE PENALTY, YOU GET
KNOCKED BACK FROM A THIRD AND
1, AND FINALLY RUSSELL WILSON
STEPS UP AND MAKES A PLAY.
>>SO KEARSE CATCHES WILSON’S
FIRST COMPLETION.
AND NOW LYNCH TO THE 45.
YOU LOOK AT THESE SEATTLE
RECEIVERS, CRIS, IT’S A
FUNNY GROUP.
THEY DON’T GET A LOT OF
HEADLINES.
NONE OF THEM WERE DRAFTED.
NONE.
REMEMBER LAST YEAR, THEY HAD
GOLDEN TATE.
HE WENT TO DETROIT.
THEY HAD PERCY HARVIN.
THEY THOUGHT HE WOULD BE A STAR
THIS YEAR FOR THEM, AND THEN HE
RAN HIS WAY OUT OF SEATTLE, AND
THEY TRADED HIM TO THE
NEW YORK JETS.
PAUL RICHARDSON, A ROOKIE, GOT
HURT.
SO ALL FIVE OF THE GUYS WHO ARE
RECEIVERS ARE FREE AGENTS.
>>AND THEY GET UPSET WHEN
ANYBODY SAYS NEGATIVE THINGS
ABOUT THEM.
BUT HERE’S THEIR MOMENT.
THIS IS WHEN THEY’RE GONNA HAVE
TO WIN THE GAME.
AND LUKE WILLSON NEEDS TO HELP,
AS WELL.
>>THE FAKE.
WILSON, WHO HAS GOT A GREAT ARM.
DOWNFIELD, TURNING AND MAKING
THE CATCH!
TWISTING AND TURNING IS
CHRIS MATTHEWS.
ANOTHER OF THOSE FREE AGENTS.
A GUY WHO HAS PLAYED VERY LITTLE
OFFENSE THIS YEAR, BUT THE GUY
WHO RECOVERED THAT ONSIDE KICK
THAT WAS SO HUGE IN THE NFC
CHAMPIONSHIP GAME.
>>AND HE’S A BIG GUY, AL.
REMEMBER WATCHING IN PRACTICE
THE OTHER DAY, HOW GREAT
RUSSELL WILSON WAS AT THROWING
THE DEEP BALL?
FINALLY NOW HE GETS ONE
COMPLETION, THEY TAKE A SHOT —
AND NOW THE SUBSTITUTION IS
HAPPENING AND THE REFEREES ARE
HOLDING UP PLAY SO THEY CAN’T
GET THAT QUICK SNAP.
>>THEY RACE TO THE LINE.
HERE’S LYNCH.
AND LYNCH TAKES THE BALL TO THE
7 AS THE CROWD CHANTS “BEAST” —
AT LEAST THE SEATTLE PORTION.
ANOTHER LOOK AT THE CATCH BY
CHRIS MATTHEWS, WHO DID NOT
CATCH A PASS THIS SEASON.
>>LOOK AT THAT.
HOW ABOUT THAT ONE?
ARRINGTON ALL OVER HIM, IN
PERFECT COVERAGE.
BUT THE ONE THING I LOVE
WATCHING WITH RUSSELL WILSON —
NOT ONLY DOES HE THROW THE DEEP
BALL WELL, BUT HE THROWS THEM
HIGH.
HE HAS ENOUGH STRENGTH IN HIS
ARM TO GET IT UP HIGH SO A BIG,
TALL RECEIVER LIKE MATTHEWS CAN
GO UP AND GET IT.
>>TUKUAFU IS NOW IN THE GAME AT
FULLBACK TO PROVIDE LEVERAGE FOR
LYNCH.
HERE GOES LYNCH TO THE LEFT
SIDE.
HE GETS IT DOWN TO THE 2-YARD
LINE.
CHANDLER JONES MAKES THE TACKLE.
IT WILL BE THIRD DOWN AND A LONG
YARD.
>>I TELL YOU WHAT,
CHANDLER JONES JUST TOOK THE
HELMET RIGHT OFF OF
JAMES CARPENTER ON THAT ONE.
THERE IS SOME FIGHTS GOING ON
INSIDE IN THIS FOOTBALL GAME.
THIS IS JUST MAN ON MAN.
HERE WE GO RIGHT HERE.
I MEAN, THIS IS UP AND DOWN THE
LINE.
YOU CAN ALMOST PICK OUT ANY
BATTLE YOU WANT TO SEE.
HIGHTOWER, JAMIE COLLINS,
CHANDLER JONES.
IT’S LIKE THAT ALL THE WAY UP
AND DOWN THIS LINE.
>>THIRD AND 2 FROM THE 3.
WILSON.
TO LYNCH.
TOUCHDOWN!
MARSHAWN LYNCH, WHO LED THE
LEAGUE IN TOUCHDOWNS THIS SEASON
WITH 17.
13 ON THE GROUND.
IT’S ALL SET UP BY THE PASS TO
MATTHEWS.
AND WE’RE AN EXTRA POINT AWAY
FROM A TIE GAME.
>>ONCE YOU GET VINCE WILFORK
CONTAINED — THEY GET THE
DOUBLE-TEAM ON HIM, AND THEN
WE’VE SEEN IT SO MANY TIMES —
MARSHAWN LYNCH, YOU GIVE HIM A
LITTLE SPACE.
THEY HIT THE BIG PASS, AND NOW
THE RUNNING GAME FINALLY OPENS
UP.
AND SEATTLE, AFTER DOING
NOTHING, ANSWERS IN A BIG WAY.
>>YOU GOT A LITTLE BRAWL.
HELMETS FLYING OFF ON JUST ABOUT
EVERY PLAY.
>>WE GOT A SUPER BOWL GOING
NOW.
>>YEP.
>>AND JUST LIKE GREEN BAY, YOU
WONDER, DOES IT COME BACK TO
HAUNT THEM IN SOME WAY, NOT
BEING ABLE TO CONVERT EARLY IN
THIS GAME?
>>MM-HMM.
MEANWHILE, DONT’A HIGHTOWER GOT
HURT, AND HE’S BEING ASSISTED
OFF THE FIELD.
THERE’S THE LINEBACKER, RIGHT
THERE.
BACK TO THE BENCH HE GOES.
2:16 LEFT IN A VERY, VERY FAST
FIRST HALF.
A LOT OF THAT HAS TO DO WITH THE
FACT WE’VE HAD ONLY ONE
ACCEPTED PENALTY.
AND ONE DECLINED PENALTY.
>>WELL, IF YOU’RE A PATRIOTS
FAN, DONT’A HIGHTOWER COULD NOT
BE MORE SIGNIFICANT IN THIS
FOOTBALL GAME BECAUSE OF
MARSHAWN LYNCH.
>>HIGHTOWER BATTLING A
SHOULDER INJURY FOR MUCH OF THE
SEASON.
THAT WAS A 70-YARD, 8-PLAY
DRIVE.
SIX RUSHES, TWO PASSES.
EXTRA POINT BY HAUSCHKA IS GOOD.
LOOKING DOWN THROUGH THE HOLE IN
THE ROOF, THE RETRACTABLE ROOF.
THEY GROW THE GRASS OUTSIDE AND
THEN WHEEL IT IN.
THE GRASS IS GROWN IN ALABAMA.
BUNCH OF TRUCKS BROUGHT IT IN.
>>HOME OF?
>>HERE YOU GO — HOME OF
KEN STABLER.
FOLEY, ALABAMA.
>>THERE YOU GO.
>>DOWN BY THE GULF.
SO, SO MUCH MADE ABOUT THE
FOOTBALLS AND WHERE THEY’D BE
AND UNDER LOCK AND KEY.
AND THEY’VE BEEN WELL TAKEN CARE
OF.
THERE THEY ARE.
ALL OF THEM 12.5 TO 13.5 POUNDS.
CRIS, I WAS THINKING, YOU KNEW
NEIL ARMSTRONG — NOT SINCE
ARMSTRONG STEPPED ON THE MOON
HAVE MORE ASTROPHYSICISTS BEEN
INTERVIEWED ON TELEVISION THAN
THIS WEEK.
>>[ LAUGHS ]
>>I THINK WE KNOW ALL WE EVER
NEED TO KNOW ABOUT POUNDS PER
SQUARE INCH.
>>I TELL YOU, THAT WAS AN
INTERESTING DAY WITH THE
PATRIOTS THIS WEEK, THOUGH,
WASN’T IT?
>>OH, YEAH.
>>I COULD NOT HAVE BEEN MORE
DIRECT WITH MY QUESTIONING OF
BILL BELICHICK, TOM BRADY,
ROBERT KRAFT.
THEY ALL ABSOLUTELY DENIED ANY
KNOWLEDGE, ANY INVOLVEMENT, ANY
POSSIBILITY, ANYTHING THEY SAID
COULD HAVE LED TO INTENTIONALLY
DEFLATING THOSE BALLS.
>>YOU SAW ROBERT AND
JONATHAN KRAFT.
INVESTIGATION IS ONGOING.
BOB KRAFT PUT ALL OF HIS CHIPS
ON THE TABLE WHEN HE SAID HE
WANTED AN APOLOGY FROM THE
LEAGUE WHEN THEY FOUND OUT
THERE WAS NOTHING THERE.
MEANWHILE, AMENDOLA, BEFORE HE
STEPS OUT OF BOUNDS, PICKS UP
THE FIRST DOWN AT THE 31-YARD
LINE.
SO IT ALL STARTED — YOU ALL
KNOW IT.
I MEAN, UNLESS YOU WERE, I DON’T
KNOW, SOMEPLACE, SOME OTHER
PLANET, BUT THE DEFLATED
FOOTBALLS WHICH THEY DISCOVERED
AT HALFTIME IN THE INDIANAPOLIS
GAME, AND ALL OF THE WACKINESS
AND CRAZINESS THAT LED UP TO
TONIGHT.
QUARTERBACK COMPARISON.
WEIRD NUMBERS.
BRADY WITH A LOT OF SHORT STUFF.
AND THEN THE ONE PASS TO LaFELL
GOT THEM INTO THE END ZONE.
AND THEN WILSON DID NOT COMPLETE
A PASS UNTIL THAT LAST DRIVE.
HAD THE 6-YARDER TO KEARSE AND
THEN THE 44-YARDER TO MATTHEWS.
JUST TWO COMPLETIONS, BUT THAT
SET UP LYNCH TO GET INTO THE END
ZONE.
THUS AT THE 2-MINUTE WARNING,
WE ARE KNOTTED AT 7.
>>THIS IS WHEN THE PATRIOTS ARE
AT THEIR BEST.
THEY LED THE NFL WITH 66 POINTS
IN THE FINAL 2 MINUTES OF THE
FIRST HALF.
LET’S SEE WHAT THEY CAN DO HERE.
>>AND THEY HAVE ALL OF THEIR
TIME-OUTS.
STARTING THE DRIVE FROM THE
31-YARD LINE.
BEGIN ON THE GROUND.
BLOUNT.
AVOIDING TACKLERS.
FIGHTING HIS WAY FOR A FIRST
DOWN.
GETS TO THE 41-YARD LINE.
SEE WHERE THEY’RE GOING TO MARK
IT, THOUGH.
THEY’RE GOING TO MARK IT A
LITTLE BIT SHORT.
INCHES SHORT.
SECOND AND INCHES.
>>THEY’VE BEEN STARTING A LOT
OF THESE DRIVES WITH
CAMERON FLEMING IN AT TIGHT END.
THAT TIME THEY RAN RIGHT BEHIND
HIM.
GREAT DRIVE START.
>>SECOND AND INCHES.
BRADY FLIPS IT QUICKLY.
THAT CONVERTS.
VEREEN GETS TAKEN DOWN.
BOBBY WAGNER, THE LINEBACKER,
COVERING HIM ON THE OUTSIDE.
FIRST DOWN.
>>THAT’S WHAT THEY’VE BEEN
DOING.
THEY’VE BEEN TAKING VEREEN RIGHT
OUT OF THE BACKFIELD AND THEN
WORKING HIM WIDE AND CREATING
SOME SPACE INSIDE, SO THAT TIME
THEY FINALLY THROW IT TO HIM.
>>TICKING DOWN TO A MINUTE.
BRADY.
GOOD PROTECTION.
DEEP ON THE OUTSIDE.
AND OVER THE HEAD — AND
INCOMPLETE — OF DANNY AMENDOLA.
BYRON MAXWELL COVERING.
SECOND AND 10 FOR THE PATRIOTS.
PATRIOTS, 66 POINTS IN THE FINAL
2 MINUTES OF THE FIRST HALF.
>>AL, YOU WANT TO KNOW WHY
GRONKOWSKI HASN’T BEEN MUCH OF
A FACTOR — WE’RE STARTING TO
SEE SOME OF THESE LURK COVERAGES
WHERE KAM CHANCELLOR NOW IS
WALKING DOWN INTO THE MIDDLE OF
THE FIELD WITH REALLY NO
RESPONSIBILITY — NUMBER 31.
AND SO IF GRONKOWSKI COMES ON
ONE OF THOSE CROSSING ROUTES,
HE’S RIGHT THERE TO PICK IT UP.
>>THE DEFENSE CROWDING THE
LINE, AS SHERMAN’S GOING TO GO
TO THE OUTSIDE, MIRRORING
EDELMAN, WHO GETS IT, AND THEN
HE’S JUST TRIPPED UP AFTER A
SHORT GAIN.
YOU HAD EDELMAN GOING ACROSS THE
FORMATION AND SHERMAN FOLLOWING
HIM.
>>THE OLD JET SWEEP, RIGHT?
YOU JUST TURN AROUND, AND IT’S
RIGHT THERE.
AND THEN BRUCE IRVIN, AS
ATHLETIC AS HE IS, HE JUST CAN’T
REACT TO IT THAT QUICKLY.
NICE TO HAVE SOMEBODY LIKE A
JULIAN EDELMAN ON YOUR TEAM THAT
CAN DO SO MANY THINGS.
OF COURSE, ONE OF THE BIG PLAYS
OF THIS PLAYOFF RUN WAS HIS
TOUCHDOWN PASS ON THAT DOUBLE
PASS TO DANNY AMENDOLA.
>>IN THE GAME AGAINST
BALTIMORE, WHERE THEY ERASED TWO
14-POINT DEFICITS.
THIRD AND 3.
OH!
AND JUMPING ACROSS — AND THEY
WHISTLE IT DEAD BECAUSE HE
COULD HAVE GONE UNABATED TO THE
QUARTERBACK — WAS CLIFF AVRIL.
SO HE’S OFFSIDE.
AND THAT IS A FREE FIRST DOWN.
>>NEUTRAL-ZONE INFRACTION,
DEFENSE, NUMBER 56.
5-YARD PENALTY.
STILL THIRD DOWN.
>>IT JUST DOESN’T GET WORSE
THAN THAT.
WHEN YOU’RE IN A THIRD AND LESS
THAN 5, EVERYBODY ON THAT
DEFENSIVE LINE SHOULD BE
YELLING, “DON’T JUMP, DON’T
JUMP, DON’T JUMP!”
AND THEN IT’S THE VETERAN,
CLIFF AVRIL, WHO WAS SO BIG, I
THOUGHT, IN THE GAME AGAINST
PEYTON MANNING LAST YEAR BUT
REALLY HAS BEEN A NONFACTOR SO
FAR HERE.
>>SEAHAWKS WERE THE MOST
PENALIZED TEAM IN THE LEAGUE
THIS SEASON.
AND THEIR OPPONENTS DREW FEWER
PENALTIES.
IT WAS LIKE A 2-TO-1 RATIO FOR
THE SEAHAWKS THIS YEAR, THEIR
PENALTIES AGAINST THE
OPPOSITION.
COSTLY ONE THERE.
THE BALL AT THE 44.
FIRST DOWN.
BRADY.
LOW THROW, BUT CAUGHT.
OFF THE SHOE TOPS OF
SHANE VEREEN, WHO GETS THE BALL
TO THE 26-YARD LINE.
NEW ENGLAND WITH ALL OF ITS
TIME-OUTS, AND THEY WILL ELECT
TO USE THEIR FIRST RIGHT HERE.
>>THERE WE GO, OUT OF THE
BACKFIELD.
AGAIN, CLEAR THE SPACE, CLEAR
THE ZONE.
ONE-ON-ONE ROUTE.
JUST LET THEM GO TO WORK.
THEY’RE DROPPING DOWN
EARL THOMAS THAT TIME IN THE
MIDDLE OF THE FIELD, BUT HE JUST
COULDN’T QUITE GET THERE.
YOU’RE GOING TO WIN THAT BATTLE
AGAINST A LINEBACKER LIKE
BOBBY WAGNER, BUT EARL THOMAS
KIND OF GOT PICKED OFF AND MIGHT
HAVE BEEN ABLE TO GET THERE.
>>COMING UP ON THE TOYOTA
HALFTIME REPORT, THE GUYS WILL
BREAK DOWN THE FIRST HALF, TELL
YOU WHAT EACH TEAM NEEDS TO DO
IN THE SECOND HALF.
TWO COACHES WHO CERTAINLY KNOW
HOW TO MAKE ADJUSTMENTS.
COMING UP ON THE TOYOTA
HALFTIME.
BILL BELICHICK.
HE’S WON MORE POSTSEASON GAMES
THAN ANY COACH IN HISTORY.
21.
20 OF THOSE WITH THE PATRIOTS.
YOU FORGET HE WON ONE OF THOSE
WITH THE CLEVELAND BROWNS.
COACHED THERE FOR FIVE YEARS AND
WENT TO NEW ENGLAND IN 2000.
YOU GOT GRONKOWSKI MATCHED UP
WITH SHERMAN AT THE BOTTOM OF
THE SCREEN.
AND THE PASS IS FLIPPED TO THE
OUTSIDE FOR A SHORT GAIN.
VEREEN GETS SHOVED OUT OF
BOUNDS.
AND IT WILL BE SECOND DOWN.
>>YOU KNOW, ONE OF THE PROBLEMS
IS, IF THEY KEEP GOING TO THESE
QUICK PLAYS, YOU HAVE THE
OPTION, IF YOU’RE SEATTLE, TO
MAYBE BRING IN SOME EXTRA
CORNERS, BUT BECAUSE OF THE
INJURY TO JEREMY LANE, REALLY,
IT’S THAROLD SIMON — THEY’RE
ALL OUT THERE ON THE FIELD
ALREADY.
SO OPTIONS LIMITED.
SO RIGHT NOW THE PATRIOTS
SAYING, “WE’RE GOING TO STAY
WITH THIS SPREAD-OUT LOOK AND
ALL THESE RECEIVERS BECAUSE WE
LIKE THE DEFENSIVE BACKS ON THE
FIELD RIGHT NOW THAT THEY HAVE.”
>>MEANWHILE, YOU HAVE
SHERMAN — YOU CAN SEE HIM.
HE’S IN THE SLOT.
AND BRADY’S GOING TO THROW DEEP
DOWN THE RIGHT SIDE FOR
GRONKOWSKI.
AND A TOUCHDOWN!
AND THE EARTHQUAKE SPIKE.
SEE, YOU’VE GOT THE LINEBACKER
COVERING HIM.
AND GRONKOWSKI IS ABLE TO HAUL
IT IN.
K.J. WRIGHT COULDN’T HANG WITH
HIM.
22 YARDS FOR THE SCORE.
>>AL, IT’S AMAZING, IS THAT
THE PATRIOTS KNEW COMING INTO
THIS GAME THAT IF K.J. WRIGHT
WALKED OUT, HE WAS GONNA BE
ABOUT 8 YARDS OFF AND WAY
INSIDE, AND THAT SIGNALED MAN
COVERAGE.
IT ALWAYS SIGNALS MAN COVERAGE
WHEN THEY’RE IN THERE.
THERE WAS NO DOUBT AT THE SNAP
OF THE BALL WHERE THAT ONE WAS
GOING.
GRONKOWSKI AGAINST K.J. WRIGHT,
A MISMATCH.
CHANCELLOR, MAYBE.
THAT ONE WON’T WORK.
>>1:45 — THEY WENT 80 YARDS IN
EIGHT PLAYS.
GOSTKOWSKI FOR THE EXTRA POINT.
WELL, THAT WOULD FIGURE.
MOST CAREER T.D. PASSES IN A
SUPER BOWL — JOE MONTANA AND
TOM BRADY EACH WITH 11.
TWO TONIGHT FOR TOM.
>>HAD THE ONE MISTAKE EARLY,
AND SINCE THEN HAS BEEN RAZOR
SHARP, HASN’T HE?
>>MM-HMM.
20 OF 27, 177.
A LOT OF SHORT STUFF, BUT TWICE
HE’S GONE LONG AND IT’S PAID OFF
FOR HIM.
LaFELL AND GRONKOWSKI.
>>AMAZING THAT THE BIG
INTERCEPTION BY JEREMY LANE
COULD HAVE ACTUALLY TURNED THE
GAME IN FAVOR OF THE PATRIOTS.
HE GOES OUT, AND ALL OF A
SUDDEN THEY DON’T SEEM TO BE
QUITE THE COVERAGE TEAM.
>>GREAT POINT.
LOSE A GUY LIKE THAT.
TRY TO WORK AROUND IT.
AND NOW THIS WILL BE OUT OF THE
BACK OF THE END ZONE.
SO WITH 31 SECONDS, THEY HAVE
ALL OF THEIR TIME-OUTS — NOT
THAT THEY’LL BE ABLE TO GET THEM
IN WITH 31 SECONDS, BUT LET’S
SEE IF WILSON CAN GET THEM INTO
FIELD-GOAL RANGE.
>>NATE SOLDER RIGHT THERE.
HANDLED THE SPIN MOVE PRETTY
MUCH.
AND THEN ON THE OTHER SIDE,
SEBASTIAN VOLLMER GOING AGAINST
MICHAEL BENNETT.
BUT THE BALL IS OUT OF THERE SO
QUICKLY, HE KNEW PRESNAP ALL HE
WAS GOING TO DO WAS LOOK OFF THE
SAFETY.
IT WAS SO EASY TO READ THE
COVERAGE.
AND THE ONE THING ABOUT THE
SEAHAWKS IS, THEY DON’T CHANGE.
THEY NEVER CHANGE.
YOU KNOW WHICH COVERAGE THEY’RE
IN, AND I DON’T THINK THEY CARE.
>>ROBERT TURBIN NOW IN THE
GAME.
WILSON.
HE’S GONNA GIVE IT TO TURBIN.
AND TURBIN’S GONNA GET FREE AND
TAKE IT OUT TO THE 39.
IT’S A 19-YARD GAIN.
SEATTLE WILL TAKE A TIME-OUT
HERE.
MEANWHILE, BACK TO THE LAST
DRIVE, CRIS, HOW BIG WAS THE
JUMPING OFFSIDE OF CLIFF AVRIL?
THAT WAS A THIRD DOWN AND 3 AT
THAT POINT.
>>YEAH, I MEAN, YOU DON’T KNOW.
I MEAN, IS IT POSSIBLE THAT THEY
WOULD HAVE PICKED IT UP ANYWAY?
POSSIBLY.
BUT ONE THING YOU DO NOT WANT TO
DO IS MAKE ANYTHING TOO EASY ON
TOM BRADY.
>>SO, TOM BRADY, 20 OF 27
AFTER THE WACKIEST TWO WEEKS OF
HIS CAREER.
37.
WE ALL KNOW THE STORY.
DRAFTED IN THE SIXTH ROUND.
HE WAS THE 199th PICK.
GOT A CHANCE TO START IN 2001
WHEN DREW BLEDSOE GOT HURT IN A
GAME AGAINST THE JETS.
THAT WAS BELICHICK’S SECOND
YEAR.
AND THE REST IS HISTORY.
AND HE’S WRITTEN MOST OF IT.
24 SECONDS.
FROM THE 39 NOW.
WILSON.
GETTING AWAY.
AND WILSON IS OUT OF BOUNDS AT
THE 45-YARD LINE.
SO NOW YOU HAVE 17 SECONDS.
HAUSCHKA IS THEIR FIELD-GOAL
KICKER.
GOOD RANGE, BUT HAUSCHKA DID
MISS THREE FIELD GOALS IN THIS
STADIUM AGAINST ARIZONA IN
DECEMBER.
>>JAMIE COLLINS, ONE OF THE
MOST ATHLETIC DEFENDERS THE
PATRIOTS HAVE, COULD NOT GET A
HAND ON RUSSELL WILSON.
AND THE SAD PART ABOUT IT IS,
ALL THE PATRIOTS HAVE BEEN
TALKING ABOUT THIS WEEK, IN THE
FINAL 2 MINUTES OF THE HALF OR
THE GAME, OR IN BIG MOMENTS,
BELIEVE ME, RUSSELL WILSON’S
GONNA PULL THE BALL DOWN AND
RUN WITH IT, AND THEY STILL LET
HIM GET OUT.
>>17 SECONDS.
THEY NEED ABOUT 10 YARDS OR SO
AND EITHER A TIME-OUT OR OUT OF
BOUNDS.
WILSON.
ROLLING AWAY.
AND THEN HE HAS TO THROW IT
AWAY.
SO NOW YOU GET DOWN TO THE MATH.
YOU GOT 11 SECONDS.
YOU CAN STILL USE ALL OF THE
FIELD BECAUSE YOU HAVE THE
TIME-OUTS.
HAUSCHKA’S HAD A GOOD YEAR, BUT
HAUSCHKA, AS I SAID — WE DID A
SUNDAY-NIGHT GAME HERE IN
DECEMBER, AND HE MISSED THREE
FIELD GOALS.
>>AND ONLY MISSED SIX ALL YEAR.
YOU JUST WONDER — GOLF, RIGHT?
THERE’S A FEW HOLES, YOU STAND
THERE ON THE TEE, AND YOU GO,
“I’M NOT FEELING TOO GOOD ABOUT
THIS ONE.”
WONDER IF IT HAPPENS TO
FIELD-GOAL KICKERS, TOO.
>>HAPPENED RIGHT HERE TO
TIGER WOODS ON THURSDAY AND
FRIDAY, DIDN’T IT?
>>SURE DID.
>>SECOND AND 10 NOW.
WILSON.
THROWING.
AND THAT WILL BE CAUGHT.
AND THAT WILL SET THEM UP FOR A
FIELD GOAL.
BUT A FLAG HERE.
RICARDO LOCKETTE MAKES THE
CATCH.
BUT IT’S THE FIRST TIME WE’VE
HAD A FLAG IN THE SECONDARY.
IF IT’S HOLDING AGAINST THE
DEFENSE, THEY’LL DECLINE THAT,
PUT THEM INTO FIELD-GOAL RANGE.
6 SECONDS.
YOU HAD —
>>PERSONAL FOUL, FACE MASK.
DEFENSE, NUMBER 25.
THAT PENALTY WILL BE ADDED ONTO
THE END OF THE RUN, HALF THE
DISTANCE TO THE GOAL.
AUTOMATIC FIRST DOWN.
>>SO THAT’S AT THE END OF THE
RUN.
IT GETS TACKED ON.
SO, IF YOU’RE THE SEAHAWKS, DO
YOU DARE?
I MEAN, YOU HAVE 6 SECONDS.
I DON’T THINK YOU CAN AFFORD IT.
WHAT DO YOU THINK, PARTNER?
TO GO FOR IT?
>>I THINK YOU WANT TO MAKE SURE
YOU GET THESE 3 POINTS OUT
OF HERE.
BUT IT’S INTERESTING, AL, THAT
YOU’VE GOT — WE TALKED ABOUT
THESE RECEIVERS.
IT HAS BEEN BASICALLY THE
BACKUPS, RICARDO LOCKETTE AND
CHRIS MATTHEWS, WHO HAVE MADE
THE PLAYS HERE IN THE FIRST
HALF.
>>SO THE FIELD-GOAL UNIT CAME
OUT.
NOW THE OFFENSE COMES OUT.
NOW THEY CALL A TIME-OUT.
SO, I MEAN, IF YOU THINK ABOUT
IT — TO RUN A PLAY IN 6
SECONDS?
AND THEN YOU RUN THE RISK OF
NOTHING LEFT ON THE CLOCK.
AND YOU ARE GOING TO GET THE
BALL — SEATTLE WILL — TO START
THE SECOND HALF.
>>WELL, AND I’LL TELL YOU THIS,
AS WELL — THE PATRIOTS AREN’T A
BUNCH OF DUMMIES.
SO YOU’RE OVER THERE WITH 6
SECONDS.
THEY KNOW WHAT YOU GOT TO DO.
YOU EITHER GOT TO THROW A
SLANT — YOU GOT TO THROW
SOMETHING WHERE YOU CATCH IT AND
THROW IT.
SO NOW DO YOU WANT TO TAKE A
CHANCE AGAINST BILL BELICHICK
AND MATT PATRICIA’S DEFENSE, OF
SORT OF TIPPING YOUR HAND AS TO
WHAT YOU’RE GOING TO DO IN THIS
SITUATION?
THEY’RE GONNA TRY IT.
>>VERY RISKY.
VERY FASCINATING.
>>OBVIOUSLY, YOU CAN’T TAKE A
SACK.
CAN’T SCRAMBLE AROUND.
IT’S GOT TO BE A CATCH AND
THROW, AND I’M GONNA GUESS
RUSSELL WILSON’S BEEN TOLD,
“UNLESS IT IS PERFECT, THROW IT
AWAY.”
>>THIS IS LIKE THE NBA —
CATCH-AND-SHOOT TIME.
GET IT, AND GET RID OF IT.
SO PETE CARROLL GOING AGAINST
THE GRAIN, ALL THINGS
CONSIDERED.
6 SECONDS.
THAT’S THE KEY HERE.
WILSON.
LINING UP IN THE SHOTGUN.
AND NOW NEW ENGLAND IS GOING TO
TAKE A TIME-OUT.
>>SECOND CHARGED TIME-OUT,
NEW ENGLAND.
>>SO THEY TOOK A LOOK AT THAT
SET.
AND NOW WILSON WILL COME OVER
AND DISCUSS THINGS WITH THE GUYS
ON THE SIDELINE.
LITTLE RECAP OF THE GAME.
JEREMY LANE WITH THAT BIG
INTERCEPTION TO STYMIE THE
DRIVE, BUT THEN HE GOT HURT.
CHRIS MATTHEWS, WHO DIDN’T CATCH
A PASS ALL SEASON, A 44-YARD
RECEPTION, SETTING UP A LYNCH
SCORE.
THEN GRONKOWSKI BEATS
K.J. WRIGHT, HAULS IT IN FROM
BRADY.
AND WE GET TO 14-7 IN THAT
MANNER.
>>YOU KNOW, IF YOU ARE GOING TO
TAKE A SHOT HERE, YOU WOULD
THINK MAYBE CHRIS MATTHEWS.
HERE’S A GUY THAT’S 6’5″, 218
POUNDS, RED-ZONE THREAT.
THROW IT UP, GIVE HIM A CHANCE
GOING AGAINST ONE OF THESE
SMALLER CORNERS.
>>WE’LL SEE.
YOU GOT LOCKETTE AND KEARSE
GOING TO THE RIGHT.
>>THERE’S MATTHEWS AT THE
BOTTOM.
>>MATTHEWS OUTSIDE.
BALDWIN IN THE SLOT.
HE’S GOT TO GET RID OF IT IN A
HURRY.
AND HE DOES.
AND IT’S CAUGHT!
TOUCHDOWN!
CHRIS MATTHEWS.
HOW CRAZY.
ANOTHER ONE OF THE SEATTLE FREE
AGENTS.
YOU DON’T EVEN HEAR ABOUT HIM
UNTIL HE RECOVERS THE ONSIDE
KICK AGAINST GREEN BAY.
TONIGHT, A 44-YARD RECEPTION,
AND HERE A TOUCHDOWN RECEPTION.
WHAT A GUTSY CALL.
>>YEAH, AND YOU GO, OKAY,
CHRIS MATTHEWS IS THE FOURTH
RECEIVER, AND LOGAN RYAN IS YOUR
FOURTH CORNER.
BUT THE SIZE DIFFERENTIAL ALONE
AT THAT MOMENT SAID MAYBE
CHRIS MATTHEWS SHOULD BE THE
NUMBER-ONE GUY THAT WE COVER
HERE.
WHAT A GREAT CALL THERE BY
PETE CARROLL.
>>EXTRA POINT IS GOOD.
SO INSTEAD OF IT BEING 14-10,
OR 14-7, EACH TEAM WITH A
TOUCHDOWN IN THE FINAL 2:14.
AND WE’RE KNOTTED AT 14.
>>ALL RUSSELL WILSON HAD TIME
TO DO WAS CATCH IT AND THROW
IT.
I’M NOT SO SURE THAT IF HE HAD
TRIED TO THROW A FADE INTO THE
BACK OF THE END ZONE THAT THE
CLOCK WOULDN’T HAVE EXPIRED.
INSTEAD, WHAT DO THEY DO?
THEY THROW A BULLET,
BACK-SHOULDER PLAY, AS
LOGAN RYAN BACKED INTO THE
END ZONE.
AND TOM BRADY, THE WRY SMILE.
WELL, IT IS WHAT WE THOUGHT IT
MIGHT BE.
ONE OF THESE KIND OF GAMES.
TWO GREAT COACHES, GUTSY CALLS.
WOW.
>>BOTH OF THESE TEAMS, THEY
HAVE THEIR SUPERSTARS, BUT THEY
JUST ADD THESE GUYS.
THEY COME OUT OF NOWHERE.
YOU DON’T HEAR VERY MUCH ABOUT
THEM.
NEW ENGLAND’S DONE THIS FOR
YEARS, AND SEATTLE WITH
PETE CARROLL AND THEIR GREAT
G.M., JOHN SCHNEIDER, PEOPLE
SAY, “HOW CAN YOU DRAFT
RUSSELL WILSON IN THE THIRD
ROUND?”
WE KNOW HOW THAT TURNED OUT.
PICKS UP GUYS LIKE
CHRIS MATTHEWS.
WHAT A DIFFERENCE IT MAKES.
>>YEAH, AND THEY HAVE SPECIFIC
ROLES, RIGHT?
CHRIS MATTHEWS, ONE OF THOSE
GUYS, A BIG RECEIVER.
“I BET YOU HE’D BE GOOD DOWN IN
THE RED ZONE.
LET’S SEE IF HE CAN MAKE A
PLAY.”
LOOK WHAT HAPPENED.
>>AND A BOUNCING BALL WILL BE
FIELDED AT THE 31-YARD LINE.
AND THAT’S DEVELIN WHO TAKES A
KNEE.
AND THAT WILL TAKE US TO
HALFTIME, WITH A LOT COMING UP
AT THE HALF.
SEATTLE’S GOING TO GET THE
SECOND-HALF KICKOFF.
WHAT A DRIVE THERE.
80 YARDS, FIVE PLAYS.
THEY RAN IT TWICE, THREW IT
THREE TIMES.
IT TOOK 29 SECONDS FOR THE
SEAHAWKS.
ANOTHER LOOK AT THE TOUCHDOWN
HERE.
>>JUST A BULLET THROW, BACK
SHOULDER.
KNEW EXACTLY WHAT HE WANTED TO
DO WITH IT — GET IT UP HIGH TO
THE 6’5″ CHRIS MATTHEWS.
NO CHANCE FOR LOGAN RYAN.
>>RIGHT, SO LET’S SEE WHAT
HAPPENS.
>>THERE HE WAS.
GREAT FIRST HALF, THOUGH.
>>GOSTKOWSKI’S KICKOFF GOES
THROUGH THE END ZONE.
SEATTLE WILL TAKE OVER AT THE
20.
AND WE GO TO MICHELE.
>>I JUST SPOKE WITH
PETE CARROLL, WHO SAID, AFTER
THE INJURY TO JEREMY LANE, THEY
WILL NOT MAKE ADJUSTMENTS IN
THAT SECONDARY.
HE’S HAPPY WITH THE PLAYERS
THEY’VE GOT.
HE JUST SAID, “WE GOT TO GO BEAT
THE…OUT OF SOME OTHER PLAYERS
AND DO WHAT WE CAME HERE TO DO.”
AS FOR BILL BELICHICK, HE SAID,
“THIS GAME IS NO MYSTERY.
IT’S A PLAYERS’ GAME.
WHICHEVER PLAYERS PLAY BEST IN
THE SECOND HALF WILL BE
CHAMPIONS, AND THAT’S THE WAY IT
SHOULD BE.”
>>THANK YOU, MICHELE.
GREAT CHESS MATCH.
TWO GUYS WHO HAVE ONLY FACED
EACH OTHER TWICE BEFORE.
BELIEVE IT OR NOT, THESE TWO
GUYS FACED EACH OTHER IN 1994.
BELICHICK, THE HEAD COACH OF
CLEVELAND.
PETE CARROLL IN HIS ONE YEAR
WITH THE NEW YORK JETS.
AND OFF WE GO IN THE SECOND
HALF.
STARTING WITH LYNCH.
THEY’VE DONE A GOOD JOB BOTTLING
HIM UP TONIGHT.
HE GOES TO THE 23-YARD LINE.
HIS 13th CARRY BUT ONLY FOR 48
YARDS.
THE BUZZ — BRADY, HIS NUMBERS.
11 CAREER SUPER BOWL T.D.
PASSES, INCLUDING TWO IN THE
FIRST HALF.
RUSSELL WILSON.
TOOK HIM A LONG TIME TO GET
STARTED.
DIDN’T HAVE A COMPLETION UNTIL
THERE WERE ABOUT 5 1/2 MINUTES
LEFT IN THE HALF.
THREW THAT T.D. PASS AT THE END.
CHRIS MATTHEWS DIDN’T MAKE A
SINGLE CATCH THIS YEAR OR IN HIS
CAREER.
FOURTH PLAYER TO MAKE HIS FIRST
CATCH EVER IN THE SUPER BOWL.
THIRD SUPER BOWL GAME OF THE 49
TIED AT THE HALF.
LYNCH IN THE BACKFIELD.
GIVE IT TO HIM.
MARSHAWN LYNCH OFF AND RUNNING.
HIS BIGGEST CARRY OF THE NIGHT.
HIS BIGGEST GAIN.
OUT TO THE 38-YARD LINE FOR A
FIRST DOWN.
CARROLL HAPPY ABOUT THAT.
>>YOU GOT TO BE CAREFUL.
YOU’RE TRYING TO STEP UP HERE
AND COME AROUND HERE, AND YOU
JUST CREATE A LANE.
IF YOU GET THE FIRST LINEBACKER
BLOCKED, WHICH J.R. SWEEZY DOES,
NOW YOU GET THAT BIG GUY IN THE
SECONDARY, AND LOOK OUT.
THE PATRIOTS KNEW THAT TO START
THIS SECOND HALF, THE SEAHAWKS
ARE A TEAM THAT WANT TO COME OUT
AND POUND THE FOOTBALL.
SO FAR THAT’S EXACTLY WHAT’S
HAPPENING.
>>AS THEY DID AGAINST
GREEN BAY.
NOW THEY RUN PLAY-ACTION.
WILSON GOING DEEP.
AND IT’S CAUGHT AGAIN!
CHRIS MATTHEWS!
CAN YOU BELIEVE WHAT’S GOING ON?
THIS IS A GUY WORKING IN A
FOOT LOCKER STORE WHEN THE
SEAHAWKS CALLED HIM, SAID, “COME
ON AND TRY OUT.”
HE HAD TO TELL HIS BOSS, “LET ME
GET OUT OF WORK EARLY.
I HAVE TO FLY UP TO SEATTLE.”
>>I’LL SAY ONE THING FOR
CHRIS MATTHEWS — HE KNOWS HOW
TO SUBTLY WORK IT.
A LITTLE NUDGE IN THE BACK RIGHT
THERE AGAINST KYLE ARRINGTON,
BUT ENOUGH FOR HIM — JUST A
LITTLE — GOT ARRINGTON GOING
FORWARD.
AND HIS SIZE IS THE DIFFERENCE.
LOOK AT THE HEIGHT THAT
RUSSELL WILSON PUTS ON THAT
BALL.
PERFECT.
WE SAW HIM MAKE SO MANY THROWS
LIKE THAT IN PRACTICE.
>>FROM THE 17.
NOW IT’S LYNCH.
TYPICAL LYNCH RIGHT HERE.
MOVING THE PILE FORWARD.
TAKING IT TO THE 10-YARD LINE.
>>AL, THIS IS WHAT I LOVE
ABOUT SEATTLE’S OFFENSIVE LINE.
THEY LOVE MARSHAWN LYNCH.
AND AT THE END OF PLAYS, SO MANY
TIMES YOU’LL SEE THE OFFENSIVE
LINEMEN COME DOWN THE FIELD AND
SORT OF GET ON HIS BACK AND
START TO PUSH HIM, ALMOST LIKE A
RUGBY SCRUM OF SOME KIND, AND
JUST PUSH HIM RIGHT DOWN THE
FIELD.
BUT IF THAT GUY GETS GOING,
EVERYTHING STARTS TO WORK —
THE READ OPTION, THE BOOTLEG
GAME, ALL THAT STARTS TO WORK
FOR THIS OFFENSE.
>>LYNCH OUT, TURBIN IN.
BALDWIN IN MOTION.
FAKE IT TO HIM.
GIVE IT TO TURBIN.
AND HE’LL GET WRESTLED DOWN A
YARD SHORT OF THE FIRST DOWN.
SPOT THE BALL AT THE 8-YARD
LINE.
THIRD AND 1.
>>I’LL TELL YOU WHO’S HAVING A
REALLY NICE GAME SO FAR IS
J.R. SWEEZY.
WE HAVE SEEN HIM RIGHT ON SOME
BIG BLOCKS.
HE’S HAD TO TAKE ON
VINCE WILFORK MOST OF THE NIGHT.
A VERY SOLID RUN BLOCKER ALL
SEASON LONG.
AND THIS FORMER DEFENSIVE
LINEMAN IS COMING OUT HERE A
LITTLE ANGRY TO START THIS
SECOND HALF.
>>GOT A STACK AT THE BOTTOM OF
THE SCREEN, INCLUDING MATTHEWS
THERE.
YOU GOT LYNCH BACK IN THE GAME.
IT’S THIRD DOWN AND 1.
AND LYNCH IS GONNA GET STOPPED.
AND THAT IS ROB NINKOVICH.
HE COULDN’T GET BY NINKOVICH
THERE.
AND THAT’S GONNA SET UP FOURTH
DOWN, AND HERE COMES THE
FIELD-GOAL GROUP.
>>RIGHT OFF THE EDGE.
NOBODY BLOCKED HIM.
COME RIGHT DOWN THE LINE HERE,
AND THAT’S JUST A VETERAN
PLAYER UNDERSTANDING THE
SITUATION.
GONNA GIVE THE BALL TO
MARSHAWN LYNCH, AND HE JUST
BEATS THEM TO THE PUNCH.
>>THAT SETS UP A 27-YARD
FIELD-GOAL ATTEMPT FOR
STEVEN HAUSCHKA.
2 FOR 2 AT THE MEADOWLANDS LAST
YEAR.
AND THAT GIVES THE
SEATTLE SEAHAWKS THEIR FIRST
LEAD OF THE NIGHT.
BEAUTIFUL TONIGHT.
ROOF OPEN.
GOOD GAME.
17-14.
BELICHICK WORKING WITH HIS
DEFENSE ON THE SIDELINE, AND
TOM BRADY READY TO GET THE BALL
FOR THE FIRST TIME IN THE SECOND
HALF.
>>THINK YOU ONLY HAVE TO SAY
ONE THING — “SOMEBODY GO COVER
CHRIS MATTHEWS.”
>>AMAZING.
HAUSCHKA’S KICK.
RESULTS IN A TOUCHBACK.
DOESN’T GET MUCH BETTER.
BILL BELICHICK TOOK OVER IN
2000.
BRADY TOOK OVER AS THE STARTER
IN ’01.
MOST NFL TITLE GAMES,
HEAD COACH/QUARTERBACK DUO —
GO BACK TO OTTO GRAHAM AND
PAUL BROWN.
VINCE LOMBARDI, OF COURSE,
AND BART STARR — FOUR NFL
CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES AND
SUPER BOWLS I AND II.
AND BRADY AND BELICHICK.
PLAYING IN THEIR SIXTH
SUPER BOWL.
ALL OF THEM HAVE BEEN VERY
CLOSE.
THE PREVIOUS FIVE HAVE BEEN
DETERMINED BY 4 POINTS OR
FEWER.
RIGHT NOW WE HAVE A 3-POINT
GAME.
EARLY THIRD QUARTER.
BRADY.
QUICKLY TO THE OUTSIDE.
AND TAKEN DOWN IS EDELMAN AFTER
A GAIN OF A COUPLE.
KAM CHANCELLOR RIGHT THERE.
SECOND DOWN AND 8.
>>HERE WE GO.
KAM CHANCELLOR RIGHT OVER
HERE, WHO HAS BEEN SORT OF THE
UNDERNEATH COVERAGE GUY, AND
THEY’RE TRYING TO JUST ISOLATE
THOSE BIG GUYS.
EDELMAN HAS BEEN THE QUICKNESS.
SHANE VEREEN HAS BEEN THE
QUICKNESS.
AND SO FAR EVERYTHING’S GOING
FINE, AND YET THEY LOOK AT THE
SCOREBOARD AND IT’S 17-14,
SEATTLE.
>>THAT’S GRONKOWSKI.
SETS UP ON THE LEFT SIDE.
PROVIDING LEVERAGE HERE.
BLOUNT.
CAN BARELY GET OUT OF THE
BACKFIELD.
McDANIEL IS THERE TO STOP HIM.
IT’LL BE THIRD DOWN AND 6
FOR NEW ENGLAND.
>>YEAH, AND NOW COMES THE
SITUATION.
IT’S BIG IF YOU CAN GET THEM
BACK THIRD AND 6 AND KEEP THEM
OUT OF THOSE THIRD AND 2s AND
3s, BECAUSE NOW YOUR PASS RUSH
HAS A CHANCE.
BUT SO FAR, IT HAS BEEN
TOM BRADY’S ABILITY TO GET RID
OF THE FOOTBALL BEFORE THAT PASS
RUSH CAN GET THERE THAT HAS
ALLOWED THEM TO MOVE THE BALL UP
AND DOWN THE FIELD.
>>THREE RECEIVERS SET TO THE
RIGHT SIDE AND ONE — LaFELL —
UP ON THE LEFT SIDE ON THIRD AND
6.
SHOWING BLITZ.
HERE THEY COME.
BRADY GETS KNOCKED DOWN BUT GETS
THE PASS AWAY.
AND GRONKOWSKI HAS THE FIRST
DOWN.
SO BRADY GETS TAKEN TO THE
GRASS BUT GETS IT AWAY AND
CONVERTS.
>>IT’S UNBELIEVABLE.
MICHAEL BENNETT COULD NOT HAVE
GOTTEN TO TOM BRADY ANY FASTER
THAN THIS.
RIGHT AROUND, RIGHT IN ON HIM.
AND HE STILL DOESN’T GET THE
PRESSURE THAT HE NEEDS.
GRONKOWSKI ON THE OUTSIDE.
WE’VE SEEN IT ALREADY.
IF THEY’RE GOING TO PLAY MAN
COVERAGE, SEATTLE’S GOING TO
LOSE THOSE BATTLES —
KAM CHANCELLOR, K.J. WRIGHT.
THIS GUY IS JUST TOO GOOD.
UNANIMOUS ALL-PRO.
>>ANOTHER SET HERE WITH THE
GUY LINED UP ON THE END AT THE
RIGHT — CAMERON FLEMING IS
ELIGIBLE.
THEY RUN IN THAT DIRECTION,
WITH THE UNBALANCED LINE,
AND BLOUNT PICKS UP A YARD.
CHANCELLOR COMING UP TO STUFF
HIM.
SECOND DOWN.
>>AL, DON’T YOU GET THE FEELING
THAT THE PATRIOTS HAVE TO BE A
LITTLE DISAPPOINTED?
I THINK THEY THOUGHT THEY WERE
GOING TO HAVE A BETTER DAY
RUNNING THE FOOTBALL.
THEY’VE BEEN BRINGING THAT EXTRA
OFFENSIVE LINEMAN/TIGHT END IN,
IN CAMERON FLEMING, AND THEY
JUST HAVEN’T BEEN ABLE TO
ESTABLISH IT.
SO IT’S ALL TOM BRADY.
>>DEFINITELY.
HAD THAT ONE DRIVE STYMIED ON
THE INTERCEPTION, AND THEN TO
GET BEAT BY A GUY NAMED
CHRIS MATTHEWS, WHO’S NOT CAUGHT
A PASS?
AND THEN TO GIVE UP THE
5-PLAY, 29-YARD — OR 29-SECOND
DRIVE AT THE END OF THE FIRST
HALF.
BRANDON BOLDEN IS NOW THE
RUNNING BACK.
HAVEN’T SEEN HIM.
FAKE TO HIM.
AND THEN THE PASS IS INCOMPLETE.
BRADY TOSSING IT OVER THE
MIDDLE, PRESSURE PUT ON BY
BENNETT.
WAS ANYBODY IN THE AREA?
>>HE WAS DEFINITELY UNDER
PRESSURE AGAIN.
MICHAEL BENNETT.
HERE WE GO.
RIGHT DOWN INSIDE.
AND HE’S GOING TO GET THERE
AGAIN.
>>COULD THIS BE GROUNDING?
LOOK AT THIS HERE.
OKAY, PRESSURE.
WHO IS HE THROWING IT TO?
>>WELL, I…
THAT’S A GOOD QUESTION.
[ LAUGHS ]
>>HELLO?
THIRD DOWN AND 9.
PLAY CLOCK AT :01.
BRADY.
OVER THE MIDDLE.
AND IT’S PICKED OFF AT THE
42-YARD LINE BY BOBBY WAGNER!
SECOND INTERCEPTION.
BOBBY WAGNER, OVER THE MIDDLE.
THERE’S A FLAG ON THE PLAY.
THE FLAG IS UP TO THE 41-YARD
LINE.
AVRIL IS DOWN.
LANE HAD THE EARLY INTERCEPTION,
AND HE GOT HURT AND IS OUT FOR
THE GAME.
YOU’VE GOT AVRIL DOWN.
YOU GOT A PENALTY FLAG
DOWNFIELD.
AND VINOVICH WILL LET US KNOW.
IN THE MEANTIME, BRADY’S
ALREADY WALKING OFF THE FIELD.
>>HERE WE GO.
WATCH WAGNER.
AS THIS COMES ACROSS, HE GOES
THAT WAY AND COMES BACK.
BRADY THOUGHT THAT HE HAD
CLEARED WAGNER WHEN GRONKOWSKI
SETTLED DOWN.
WAGNER, ATHLETIC ENOUGH TO JUMP
BACK UNDERNEATH IT FOR THE HUGE
PLAY.
>>AND THE PENALTY IS AFTER —
>>AFTER THE INTERCEPTION,
DURING THE RETURN, ILLEGAL
BLOCK IN THE BACK.
INTERCEPTING TEAM, NUMBER 25.
10-YARD PENALTY FROM THE SPOT
OF THE FOUL.
SEATTLE KEEPS THE BALL.
FIRST DOWN.
>>AFTER THE PICK.
THE PENALTY IS ON
RICHARD SHERMAN FOR THE ILLEGAL
BLOCK IN THE BACK.
SO THAT MOVES THE BALL BACK TO
THE MIDFIELD STRIPE.
RIGHT ON THE 50-YARD LINE.
WITH 8:07 LEFT IN THE THIRD.
AND THERE’S SHERMAN AND WAGNER.
>>YOU KNOW WHAT, AL?
SOMETIMES, EVEN THOUGH YOU DON’T
GET THE SACKS, IF YOU GET THE
HITS, IT ACCELERATES THE PROCESS
IN THE QUARTERBACK’S MIND.
AND I THINK THAT THEY HURRIED
THE CLOCK OF TOM BRADY ON THAT
THROW.
BOBBY WAGNER, WHAT A DIFFERENCE
WHEN HE CAME BACK IN THE LINEUP,
RIGHT?
UNDER 10 POINTS A GAME.
>>MISSED FIVE GAMES — TURF
TOE.
PICKED IN THAT SAME DRAFT, JUST
AHEAD OF RUSSELL WILSON IN 2012.
NOW WILSON SLINGS ONE TO THE
LEFT SIDE.
MATTHEWS AGAIN.
THIS IS JUST AMAZING.
41-YARD LINE.
HE PLAYED IN THE CFL FOR TWO
YEARS.
WAS THE ROOKIE OF THE YEAR IN
THE CANADIAN FOOTBALL LEAGUE
BACK IN 2012.
>>BRANDON BROWNER IS ONE OF
THE BIGGEST, BADDEST CORNERS
I’VE EVER SEEN IN MY LIFE.
AND MATTHEWS THAT TIME JUST
THREW HIM OFF.
I MEAN, THESE ARE TWO HUGE MEN
GOING AT IT ON THE OUTSIDE.
I THINK THEY MAKE THE SWITCH
BECAUSE BROWNER HAS MORE SIZE.
HE CAN JUMP UP AND HANDLE THOSE
JUMP BALLS.
BUT NOW CAN HE HANDLE HIS
QUICKNESS?
>>SECOND AND 1 FROM THE 41.
AND LYNCH…
TO MOVE THE STICKS.
YOU KNOW, YOU WERE TALKING ABOUT
CHRIS MATTHEWS.
DARRELL BEVELL, THE OFFENSIVE
COORDINATOR NICKNAMED HIM
“HARDBALL” FOR CHRIS MATTHEWS
OF MSNBC, WHO IS HERE AT THE
GAME TODAY.
AND THIS CHRIS MATTHEWS — THE
SEAHAWKS’ CHRIS MATTHEWS —
SAID, “I CAN’T BELIEVE IT.
EVERY TIME I WIKIPEDIA MYSELF,
IT KEEPS COMING UP THE OTHER
GUY.”
TOMORROW HE MAY SUPPLANT
MSNBC’s CHRIS MATTHEWS IN THE
NUMBER-ONE SPOT.
>>JUST JUMP RIGHT OVER.
HE MAY BE THERE RIGHT NOW.
I WOULD SAY HE’S TRENDING.
YOU AND I ARE SO HIP.
BUT I WOULD SAY HE’S TRENDING
RIGHT NOW.
>>NO QUESTION.
FROM THE 38-YARD LINE.
OFF THE PISTOL FORMATION.
WILSON HAS TIME.
LOOK HOW ELUSIVE HE IS.
THERE’S A FLAG DOWN, HOWEVER.
THERE IT IS.
YOU SAW IT AT THE 31-YARD LINE.
AND WILSON WILL SLIDE TO A STOP
AT THE 21, AND WE’LL GET THE
CALL FROM VINOVICH.
>>YOU CANNOT GET A HAND ON
RUSSELL WILSON.
>>HOLDING.
DEFENSE, NUMBER 39.
5-YARD PENALTY FROM THE END
OF THE RUN.
AUTOMATIC FIRST DOWN.
>>THAT’S BRANDON BROWNER.
THAT’S NOTHING NEW, BECAUSE HE
DRAWS A TON OF PENALTIES.
>>THIS IS HILARIOUS.
CHANDLER JONES — LOOK AT THIS.
DEAD TO RIGHTS, RIGHT?
CAN’T EVEN GET A FINGER ON
RUSSELL WILSON.
WILSON SAW IT COMING THE WHOLE
TIME.
HE JUST VERY CASUALLY LOOKED
LIKE HE WAS LOOKING DOWNFIELD,
BUT SAW HIM OUT OF THE CORNER OF
HIS EYE.
THEN THAT LITTLE MOVE OF HIS,
AND TAKES OFF.
THIS GUY IS SOMETHING SPECIAL.
>>BROWNER, 39.
THERE’S THE PENALTY.
HOLDING ON TO KEARSE.
AND SHOVING HIM.
SETTING UP A FIRST DOWN AT THE
18-YARD LINE.
LYNCH.
STILL GOING.
TO THE 4.
HE’S JUST A RUNAWAY TRUCK.
TACKLED BY NINKOVICH.
>>WATCH THE MOVE IN THE MIDDLE
OF THE HOLE.
RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF THIS
RUN — I THINK THAT’S
JAMIE COLLINS THAT CAME DOWN
THERE — HE IS — AL, YOU
DESCRIBED HIM EARLIER AS A
SPLIT-FOOTED RUNNER.
HE RUNS WITH HIS FEET SO FAR
APART, IT ALLOWS HIM TO MAKE
THESE LATERAL CUTS, AND
PEOPLE — REALLY GOOD
TACKLERS — CAN’T GET THEIR ARMS
WRAPPED AROUND HIM.
>>TUKUAFU’S THE FULLBACK.
FROM THE 4.
GIVE IT TO MARSHAWN.
TO THE 3-YARD LINE HE GOES.
GAIN OF 1.
SECOND AND GOAL.
THE HAWKS’ LAST FOUR DRIVES HAVE
BEEN TOUCHDOWN, FIELD GOAL,
TOUCHDOWN, AND IN PROGRESS RIGHT
HERE.
>>HERE’S WHERE YOU REALLY —
FOR TOM BRADY, YOU KIND OF GOT
TO JUST KEEP IT TOGETHER, RIGHT?
OKAY, YOU MADE A BIG MISTAKE TO
START THE FIRST HALF, YOU MAKE A
BIG MISTAKE HERE IN THE SECOND
HALF.
BUT THESE TWO TEAMS HAVE PLAYED
FROM BEHIND DURING THE ENTIRETY
OF THESE PLAYOFFS.
NO BIG DEAL.
>>SECOND AND GOAL.
PLAY FAKE.
LITTLE LOB.
WIDE OPEN!
TOUCHDOWN, DOUG BALDWIN!
AFTER THE WAGNER INTERCEPTION,
SIX PLAYS, 50 YARDS.
FLAG WENT DOWN.
THERE WILL BE A CELEBRATION
PENALTY, WHICH WILL BE ASSESSED
ON THE KICKOFF.
>>PLAY-ACTION TO GET THE RUN
GAME GOING.
BUT LET’S GIVE CREDIT TO
DOUG BALDWIN.
A VETERAN PLAYER.
>>AFTER THE TOUCHDOWN,
UNSPORTSMANLIKE CONDUCT.
OFFENSE, NUMBER 89.
15-YARD PENALTY ON THE KICKOFF.
TOUCHDOWN IS GOOD.
>>VETERAN RECEIVER KNOWS HOW
TO USE THE UMPIRE IN THE MIDDLE
OF THE FIELD TO PICK OFF THE
MAN COVERAGE.
HE DID IT PERFECTLY.
BRILLIANT PLAY BY DOUG BALDWIN.
>>DOUG BALDWIN.
HIS FIRST CATCH.
PLAYED AT STANFORD.
THERE’S A GUY WHO HIT THE MOTHER
LODE.
HOW ABOUT CATCHING PASSES FROM
ANDREW LUCK IN COLLEGE AND
RUSSELL WILSON AS A PRO?
HAUSCHKA FOR THE EXTRA POINT.
CASH IN — TOUCHDOWN AFTER THE
TURNOVER.
>>WE SAW RICHARD SHERMAN GOING,
“24, 24.”
HERE’S WHAT HE WAS SAYING.
WHO IS THE BEST CORNERBACK IN
ALL OF FOOTBALL?
WELL, PART OF THE DEBATE,
DARRELLE REVIS, 24, JUST GOT
BEAT.
“24.
THAT MAKES ME NUMBER ONE.”
[ LAUGHS ]
>>YOU KNOW, HE’S BETTER THAN
HALF THE LOUNGE ACTS IN VEGAS.
HE’S TAKEN INTERVIEW SESSIONS TO
PERFORMANCE ART.
WHAT A CHARACTER.
AND ONE HECK OF A PLAYER, BY THE
WAY.
AFTER THE PENALTY, THE KICKOFF
FROM 15 YARDS FARTHER BACK.
AND DANNY AMENDOLA RUNS IT BACK
OUT TO THE 37.
PETE CARROLL TOOK OVER IN 2010.
HEAD COACH FACING HIS SUCCESSOR
AND FORMER TEAM — GO BACK TO
SUPER BOWL III, ONE OF THE MOST
IMPORTANT GAMES IN THE HISTORY
OF THE NFL.
WEEB EWBANK BEAT DON SHULA.
THAT’S THE JOE NAMATH GAME.
YOU GO BACK TO 2002 —
JON GRUDEN HAD LEFT OAKLAND FOR
SOME DRAFT CHOICES,
BILL CALLAHAN TOOK OVER, AND
GRUDEN WON A SUPER BOWL WITH THE
TEAM THAT TONY DUNGY HAD LEFT AT
THAT POINT.
>>AND PETE CARROLL ONE OF THE
MOST COMPETITIVE GUYS IN ALL OF
FOOTBALL.
WHEN WE ASKED HIM ABOUT IT, HE
SAID, “WHEN I GOT FIRED, I DON’T
THINK THEY REALIZED WHAT THEY
WERE LOSING.”
MAY PROVE PROPHETIC HERE IF THIS
SCORE HOLDS.
>>THREE YEARS THERE, THEN
ON TO S.C.
AND FIVE YEARS NOW THERE.
AND BRADY THROWS.
AND THAT PASS IS CAUGHT.
EDELMAN.
FLAG IS DOWN.
COULD BE A HOLD.
AT THE 48-YARD LINE.
VINOVICH WILL MAKE THE CALL
RIGHT NOW.
>>HOLDING.
OFFENSE, NUMBER 66.
>>COMING BACK.
>>10-YARD PENALTY.
REPEAT FIRST DOWN.
>>BRYAN STORK.
THAT’S THE CENTER.
>>RIGHT HERE.
YOU CAN’T BLOCK THIS GUY.
MICHAEL BENNETT IS SIMPLY TAKING
OVER THE FOOTBALL GAME.
BRYAN STORK, A ROOKIE IN THERE,
VOTED THE RIMINGTON AWARD, BEST
CENTER IN COLLEGE FOOTBALL.
NOBODY’S BEEN ABLE TO BLOCK
MICHAEL BENNETT ALL NIGHT.
>>TALKING TO PETE CARROLL THE
OTHER DAY, FIRED BY THE JETS,
FIRED BY THE PATRIOTS.
SOMETIMES IT’S A LITTLE DICEY
BRINGING IT UP, BUT HE SAID, “MY
THERAPIST TELLS ME TO TALK
ABOUT IT.”
[ BOTH LAUGH ]
FIRST AND 20 FROM THE 25-YARD
LINE.
BRADY GOING DEEP DOWN THE LEFT
SIDELINE.
AND THROWS THAT ONE ON THE
CHALK.
INTENDED FOR LaFELL.
WE GO TO MICHELE.
>>SEATTLE STARTING DEFENSIVE
END CLIFF AVRIL TOOK A HEAVY
HIT.
HE HAS GONE TO THE LOCKER ROOM
FOR A CONCUSSION EVALUATION.
QUESTIONABLE WITH A HEAD INJURY.
HE WAS ESCORTED OFF THE FIELD
AND TO THE LOCKER ROOM BY THE
TEAM INTERNIST AS WELL AS THE
LEAGUE’S UNAFFILIATED
NEUROTRAUMA CONSULTANT, SO ON
HIS WAY TO THAT CONCUSSION
PROTOCOL, AL.
>>ALL RIGHT, THANK YOU,
MICHELE.
THAT MEANS O’BRIEN SCHOFIELD,
WHO WEARS NUMBER 93, COMES IN
TO TAKE OVER THAT SPOT.
THERE HE IS.
FIFTH-YEAR GUY OUT OF WISCONSIN.
PLAYED HERE WITH THE
CARDINALS A COUPLE OF YEARS AGO.
SECOND DOWN AND 20.
AND BRADY WILL DUMP IT OFF
UNDERNEATH.
EDELMAN LOOKING FOR ROOM.
PICKS UP ABOUT 6 EXTRA YARDS
AFTER HE WAS INITIALLY STOPPED.
GETS THE BALL OUT TO THE 36-YARD
LINE.
IT WILL BE THIRD DOWN AND 9
FOR THE PATS.
>>WELL, HERE WE GO.
DOWN THE FIELD.
BRANDON LaFELL AND
RICHARD SHERMAN.
OBVIOUSLY LaFELL NOT EVEN REALLY
LOOKING FOR A PASS.
THAT’S ONE OF THOSE UNDERPLAYS
WHERE HE KNOWS ALL ALONG HIS
JOB IS TO BLOCK.
>>KEY THIRD AND 9.
AMENDOLA COMES THIS WAY AND THAT
WAY.
AND BRADY WILL FIRE.
AND IT IS AMENDOLA WHO CAN’T
MAKE THE CATCH.
AMENDOLA WITH WAGNER RIGHT
THERE.
AND FOURTH AND 9, AND IN COMES
THE PUNTING GROUP.
>>AMENDOLA RIGHT HERE.
AND THEN I THINK HE GETS A
GLANCE AT BOBBY WAGNER COMING
RIGHT FOR HIS CHIN STRAP.
BUT THAT’S A MISS BY BRADY.
JUST HAD A CHANCE THERE.
LOOKED LIKE IT HIT HIM PRETTY
GOOD, BUT MAYBE A LITTLE FLINCH.
>>WE HAVE WAGNER ALREADY WITH
11 TACKLES AND AN INTERCEPTION.
AND THE PUNT…
CANNOT BE SAVED.
>>STRATEGY PRETTY CLEAR FOR THE
PATRIOTS ON DEFENSE.
WHAT THEY WANTED TO DO IS PLAY
THE FOUR BIG DEFENSIVE LINEMEN
UP FRONT, PUT JAMIE COLLINS IN
THE MIDDLE OF THE DEFENSE AND
LET HIM RUN SIDELINE TO
SIDELINE AND MAKE PLAYS.
HE’S MADE SOME PRETTY NICE PLAYS
INSIDE, TRACKING DOWN
MARSHAWN LYNCH.
BUT IT WAS THE PLAY RIGHT BEFORE
THE HALF THAT REALLY MADE THE
DIFFERENCE.
HE DID NOT GET THE PROPER
LEVERAGE ON RUSSELL WILSON.
WILSON’S QUICKNESS HAS BEEN A
FACTOR ALL NIGHT.
AND THAT ONE RIGHT THERE SET UP
THAT TOUCHDOWN RIGHT BEFORE THE
HALF.
BIG, BIG, BIG MISTAKE.
>>LYNCH HAS CARRIED FOR 88
YARDS.
WILSON ONLY 3 CARRIES, BUT FOR
39.
LOOK AT THE TIME HE HAS.
AND THEN CAUGHT UP AT THE
45-YARD LINE.
RICARDO LOCKETTE MAKING THE
GRAB.
THAT’S A GAIN OF 25 YARDS.
>>RICARDO LOCKETTE KIND OF
MAKES ME LAUGH.
THEY GO THE BOOTLEG PLAY OUT OF
HERE.
AND WATCH RUSSELL WILSON.
THEY SAY HE DOESN’T READ
DEFENSES?
MY FOOT.
HE MUST HAVE LOOKED AT FOUR
DIFFERENT RECEIVERS ON THAT PLAY
UNTIL HE FINALLY COMES ALL THE
WAY ACROSS BACK TO THE BACK
SIDE.
RUSSELL WILSON IS GETTING VERY
COMFORTABLE.
THREE TOUCHDOWNS AND A FIELD
GOAL, THE LAST FOUR DRIVES.
>>AFTER NO YARDS, NO
COMPLETIONS IN THE FIRST QUARTER
AND MOST OF THE SECOND PERIOD.
LYNCH.
2 TOUGH YARDS.
2 1/2 MINUTES REMAINING IN THE
THIRD.
>>YOU WATCH A PLAYER LIKE
CHANDLER JONES HAVE A FREE SHOT
LIKE HE HAD ON THAT PLAY AGAINST
MARSHAWN LYNCH, AND HE BARELY
SLOWED HIM DOWN.
YOU KNOW?
AND AS YOU GET INTO THE SECOND
HALF, DEFENSES AND DEFENDERS,
ESPECIALLY THE BIG GUYS, GET
TIRED.
AND MARSHAWN LYNCH, IF YOU’RE
TIRED — HE’S HARD ENOUGH WHEN
YOU’RE FRESH.
YOU’RE TIRED, IT GETS REALLY
DIFFICULT.
>>A LOT OF SPECULATION AS TO
WHETHER THEY’LL KEEP HIM,
WHETHER THEY CAN AFFORD HIM.
THERE’S SOME SPECULATION THAT
THEY’RE READY TO MAKE A BIG
LONG-TERM DEAL WITH HIM
GOING FORWARD.
CATCH MADE ON THE OUTSIDE.
THAT’S JERMAINE KEARSE.
MALCOLM BUTLER MAKES THE TACKLE.
KEARSE, THE BIG HERO AT THE END
OF THE GAME AGAINST GREEN BAY
WITH THE OVERTIME CATCH.
HIS ONLY CATCH OF THAT GAME,
AFTER HE’D BEEN TARGETED SIX
TIMES.
ALL FOUR WILSON INTERCEPTIONS
WERE ON PASSES INTENDED FOR HIM.
THE OTHER ONE WAS INCOMPLETE.
>>HOW ABOUT A GUY THAT HAD THE
GAME-WINNING TOUCHDOWN IN
BACK-TO-BACK CHAMPIONSHIP
GAMES?
>>AMAZING.
>>RIGHT?
NFC CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES AGAINST
SAN FRANCISCO ON THAT
FOURTH-DOWN PLAY THE YEAR
BEFORE.
COMES RIGHT BACK WITH ANOTHER
ONE.
>>AND HOW ABOUT A QUARTERBACK
WHO KEEPS GOING TO A GUY WHO
KEEPS GETTING INTERCEPTED EVERY
TIME HE’S TARGETED?
THIRD AND 3.
WILSON SURVEYS.
AND IT IS BOBBLED AND DROPPED.
THAT TIME IT’S KEARSE AGAIN.
MALCOLM BUTLER, ONE OF THE EXTRA
DEFENSIVE BACKS, COMES IN TO
HELP BREAK IT UP.
IT’LL BE FOURTH DOWN AND 3.
>>GONNA GO HERE AND BACK
AROUND.
JUST A LITTLE RUB ROUTE, AND
THEY GOT IT.
THEY HAD THE ROOKIE,
MALCOLM BUTLER.
AND THAT TIME KEARSE JUST COULD
NOT HOLD ON TO IT.
HUGE PLAY.
THAT IS IN SCORING POSITION, OR
YOUR PUNTER COMES ON THE FIELD.
AND HERE COMES JON RYAN.
>>JULIAN EDELMAN SETS UP
INSIDE HIS OWN 10-YARD LINE.
OOH, LOW SNAP.
PICKS IT UP AND GETS IT AWAY.
EDELMAN SAYS STAY AWAY FROM IT.
AND IT BOUNDS OUT OF BOUNDS AT
THE 11-YARD LINE.
24-14.
YOU KNOW, YOU LOOK AT THE PATH
THAT EACH OF THESE TEAMS TOOK.
2-2 WAS NEW ENGLAND GOING INTO
WEEK 5.
THEY LOST IN KANSAS CITY ON THAT
MONDAY NIGHT.
THE SKY’S FALLING.
SEATTLE WAS 3-3, THEN THEY WERE
6-4.
HAD THAT BIG MEETING THAT BEGAN
TO TURN THINGS AROUND.
>>YEAH.
AND GO FIGURE.
HERE’S A TEAM DOWN 16-0 AGAINST
THE GREEN BAY PACKERS, BUT THEIR
DEFENSE HUNG IN THERE SO WELL —
ALL THOSE TURNOVERS IN THE FIRST
HALF — TO GIVE THEM A CHANCE TO
GET TO THIS GAME.
AND NOW THEIR DEFENSE AGAIN
DELIVERING.
AND RUSSELL WILSON,
MARSHAWN LYNCH, PUTTING ON A
SHOW, AS WELL.
>>AND NEW ENGLAND KNOWS WHAT
IT’S LIKE TO COME FROM BEHIND.
THEY WERE DOWN TWICE BY 14 IN
THE DIVISIONAL ROUND TO THE
RAVENS.
THEY START THIS DRIVE WITH
VEREEN TAKING THE BALL UP
TO THE 17-YARD LINE FOR A SHORT
GAIN.
CHANCELLOR MAKES THE TACKLE.
THAT KNEE SEEMS TO BE FINE.
PLAYING WITH THE BRACE TODAY.
>>INTERESTING HERE, AL, THAT
NOW WE’RE GETTING SHANE VEREEN
IN THE BACKFIELD.
THEY’VE BEEN TRYING TO POUND IT
IN THERE WITH LeGARRETTE BLOUNT,
AND — HERE HE COMES BACK IN THE
GAME NOW, BUT YOU WONDER NOW, AS
A PLAY CALLER, IS JOSH McDANIELS
GETTING A LITTLE FRUSTRATED?
SOMETIMES VEREEN — I’VE SEEN
HIM COME IN AT THE END OF OTHER
GAMES AND GIVE THEM A LITTLE
BURST.
MAYBE HE’S THINKING IT MAY BE
TIME.
>>HE’S GOT BLOUNT.
THEY ALSO PUT THE FULLBACK IN
THERE, DEVELIN.
AND BRADY, OFF PLAY-ACTION,
THROWS.
CAUGHT.
IT WILL BE A GAIN CLOSE TO A
FIRST DOWN.
DEVELIN MAKES THE CATCH.
HE SCORED A TOUCHDOWN IN THE AFC
CHAMPIONSHIP GAME.
THAT’S GONNA TAKE US TO THE
FOURTH QUARTER.
SEAHAWKS OWNER PAUL ALLEN, G.M.
JOHN SCHNEIDER.
PAUL ALLEN BOUGHT THE TEAM IN
’97.
STARTED MICROSOFT WITH
BILL GATES.
LEFT THERE IN ’83.
MADE A TON OF MONEY, BUT HE’S
BEEN A PHENOMENAL
PHILANTHROPIST.
MICROSOFT ALL OVER THE PLACE
HERE RIGHT NOW.
HE’S GIVEN AWAY HUNDREDS OF
MILLIONS, I THINK EVEN BILLIONS
OF DOLLARS TO FIGHT DISEASES,
MEDICAL RESEARCH FACILITIES, AND
ALL OF THE REST.
BUT KIND OF AN UNDER-THE-RADAR
GUY WHO’S NOW WATCHED HIS TEAM
GET TO THREE SUPER BOWLS IN THE
LAST 10 YEARS.
THIRD AND 1.
AL MICHAELS, CRIS COLLINSWORTH,
MICHELE TAFOYA.
15 MINUTES TO GO IN REGULATION.
THIRD AND 1.
FROM THE 23-YARD LINE.
IN A 10-POINT GAME.
BLOUNT.
GOT HIM BY THE SHIRTTAIL.
CAN’T GET AWAY.
TONY McDANIEL WAS ABLE TO BRING
HIM BACK.
AND THEY HAVE TO PUNT ON A
FOURTH DOWN.
>>WE DON’T TALK ABOUT THEM
MUCH, BUT TONY McDANIEL,
KEVIN WILLIAMS, RIGHT UP THE
MIDDLE, THE BIG GUYS.
WHEN YOU HAVE TO HAVE A STOP IN
A THIRD-AND-1 SITUATION, YOU
HAVE TO GET IN THE BACKFIELD TO
BE ABLE TO SLOW DOWN A
LeGARRETTE BLOUNT.
THEY GOT THE JOB DONE THERE.
>>WHATEVER HAPPENED TO THE
TEAR-AWAY JERSEYS?
>>[ CHUCKLES ]
>>LOW LINE-DRIVE KICK.
COMING UP TO FIELD IT IS
WALTERS AT THE 31.
AND HE GETS TACKLED AT THE
35-YARD LINE.
>>HERE WE GO.
A LITTLE HARDBALL WITH
CHRIS MATTHEWS.
DOWN THE FIELD.
THIS IS THE ONE.
THIS OFFENSE WAS STUCK IN THE
MUD UNTIL MATTHEWS MADE THAT
PLAY.
RIGHT BEFORE THE HALF, 6 SECONDS
TO GO, WHO DO YOU THROW IT TO?
OF COURSE, THE GUY THAT DOESN’T
HAVE A CATCH ALL YEAR.
AND THEN DOWN THE FIELD AGAINST
ARRINGTON.
OH, MAYBE A LITTLE PUSH-OFF.
GETS AWAY WITH IT.
HE HAS BEEN THE DIFFERENCE IN
THE GAME.
FINALLY JUMP-STARTING THAT
PASSING GAME.
>>ROD SMITH OF THE BRONCOS,
MOST YARDS BY AN UNDRAFTED FREE
AGENT.
MATTHEWS PLAYED THOSE TWO YEARS
IN CANADA.
WAS THE ROOKIE OF THE YEAR IN
THE CFL.
WAS WORKING IN A SPORTING-GOODS
STORE, SELLING SHOES, WHEN
SEATTLE CALLED AND SAID, “GET
UP HERE FOR A TRYOUT.”
>>YOU CAN’T MAKE THIS UP.
>>YOU’RE RIGHT.
YOU CANNOT MAKE THIS UP.
FROM THE 36-YARD LINE.
THAT’S WHAT WE LOVE ABOUT
SPORTS.
GAIN OF 3 FOR MARSHAWN LYNCH.
>>NOW I THINK YOU’RE STARTING
TO SEE SOME RUN BLITZES HERE OUT
OF THE NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS.
HERE COMES JAMIE COLLINS.
THIS IS NOT EXPECTING A PASS.
THAT IS SO THEY CAN CLOG UP THE
MIDDLE AGAINST MARSHAWN LYNCH
AND CREATE SOME OPPORTUNITIES
FOR THE OTHER LINEBACKER THERE,
DONT’A HIGHTOWER, TO COME OVER
AND HELP MAKE THE TACKLE.
>>SECOND AND 8.
LITTLE OVER A MINUTE INTO THE
FOURTH QUARTER.
LYNCH.
OH, HE GETS POPPED.
BRANCH IS RIGHT THERE, FORMER
SEAHAWK, TO MAKE SURE HE GOES
NOWHERE.
THIRD DOWN.
>>BIG OLD VINCE WILFORK.
YOU RUN IN THERE AT YOUR OWN
RISK.
JUST GONNA MAKE A PLAY.
LOOK AT TRYING TO BLOCK THAT
GUY.
J.R. SWEEZY’S HAD A NICE GAME,
BUT ANYTIME YOU SEE
VINCE WILFORK — CONTACT, ARMS
FULLY EXTENDED.
THAT MEANS HE’S TOTALLY UNDER
CONTROL IN THERE.
THEN JUST STYMIED
MARSHAWN LYNCH.
>>WILFORK AND BRADY, THE TWO
REMAINING GUYS FROM THEIR LAST
SUPER BOWL CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM IN
2004.
THIRD AND 7.
WILSON WITH A TON OF TIME.
AND THEN ALL OF A SUDDEN HERE
THROUGH THE MIDDLE COMES
ROB NINKOVICH.
FOUND THE CREASE, GETS IN THERE.
BIG SACK.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO NINKOVICH.
HE’S 31 TODAY.
>>COVERAGE SACK HERE.
DARRELLE REVIS ON THE INSIDE ON
DOUG BALDWIN.
MAYBE A CHANCE THERE, BUT THAT
PRESSURE REALLY TOOK A LONG TIME
TO MATERIALIZE.
YOU JUST WONDER IF
RUSSELL WILSON WAS PROBABLY
LOOKING ON THE OUTSIDE THERE.
THEN NINKOVICH, THE OLD VETERAN.
EIGHT SACKS ON THE YEAR FOR THE
THIRD STRAIGHT YEAR, AND NOW THE
PATRIOTS HAVE GOT TO GET
SOMETHING GOING ON THE OFFENSIVE
SIDE.
>>THREE SACKS FOR THE PATS.
RYAN’S KICK.
COLLECTED AT THE 18.
EDELMAN.
GOOD RUNBACK OUT TO THE 33-YARD
LINE.
THE TWO T.D.s, TYING HIM WITH
MONTANA ALL TIME WITH 11.
TWO INTERCEPTIONS.
AND WE’RE GETTING A LITTLE BIT
CLOSER TO SERIOUS CRUNCH TIME.
>>NO DOUBT ABOUT IT.
AND FOR TOM BRADY, IT HAS BEEN A
WEEK OF DISTRACTIONS.
HE’S HAD GOOD MOMENTS IN THIS
GAME.
HE’S MADE SOME BIG MISTAKES.
I’M SURE IT’S BEEN TOUGH TO
FOCUS THIS WEEK.
>>TWO FULL WEEKS.
HE STARTS FROM THE 32.
AND HE’S GOING TO GET SACKED.
EVERYBODY COVERED.
AND BRUCE IRVIN COMES IN TO
KNOCK HIM DOWN.
>>COVERAGE ALL OVER THE FIELD.
RICHARD SHERMAN, WHO GAVE UP THE
FIRST PASS OF THE GAME, AND
THAT HAS BEEN IT.
GRONKOWSKI, WHEN HE ENDED UP IN
ONE-ON-ONE COVERAGE AGAINST
K.J. WRIGHT, HAD A PLAY.
BUT JUST NOWHERE TO THROW THE
FOOTBALL.
>>8-YARD SACK.
THAT’S SEATTLE’S FIRST SACK OF
THE GAME.
PATRIOTS HAVE THREE.
SECOND AND 18.
SLINGS IT TO THE OUTSIDE TO
BRANDON LaFELL.
NOT A LOT OF ROOM.
SHERMAN THERE.
FOR TOM BRADY, YOU KNOW, I THINK
IT STARTED OUT CHRONOLOGICALLY.
HE COULDN’T BELIEVE WHAT THE
DEAL WAS THE DAY AFTER THE
INDIANAPOLIS GAME.
THEN HE PLAYED A LOT OF DEFENSE
THE FIRST WEEK.
THEN THEY GET HERE, HE DID THAT
INTERVIEW WITH BOB ON TUESDAY.
>>WHICH LOOKED A LITTLE
UNCERTAIN.
>>HE WAS ALL OVER THE PLACE.
BUT THEN HE TOLD YOU — AS YOU
LOOK AT ROGER GOODELL — HE TOLD
YOU ON WEDNESDAY TO YOUR FACE.
>>I SAID, “TOM, LOOK ME IN THE
EYE AND TELL ME YOU COULDN’T
HAVE POSSIBLY SAID ANYTHING TO A
BALL BOY, AN ASSISTANT COACH,
SOMEBODY IN THE ORGANIZATION
THAT WOULD LEAD THEM TO BELIEVE
THAT YOU WANTED AIR LET OUT OF
THAT FOOTBALL.”
AND HE SAID, “ABSOLUTELY NOT.”
HE COULD NOT HAVE BEEN MORE
EMPHATIC.
>>THIRD AND 14.
AND BRADY’S GOING TO STEP UP,
FIRE OVER THE MIDDLE
>>OH!
>>AND IT IS TAKEN BY EDELMAN.
AND EDELMAN WAS NOT DOWN, EVEN
THOUGH HIT BY CHANCELLOR.
THEY’RE GOING TO SAY THAT HIS
KNEE TOUCHED, BUT THE OFFICIALS
ARE GOING TO SPOT THE BALL
INSIDE THE 40-YARD LINE.
>>WHAT A GREAT PLAY HERE BY
EDELMAN.
CHANCELLOR HIT HIM HARD.
AND THEN THE FOREARM LOOKS TO BE
DOWN, SO I THINK THEY’RE GONNA
BRING THAT ONE BACK.
>>I THINK THE KNEE WAS DOWN,
TOO.
>>FOREARM, ELBOW, KNEE.
WE’RE GONNA GET IT ALL.
>>NAME IT.
>>RIGHT THERE.
>>AND NOW ONE OFFICIAL COMES IN
AND SAYS, “NO, NO, HE’S DOWN.”
SO THEY’LL SPOT IT AT THE 49,
BUT THAT’S STILL A FIRST DOWN.
A GAIN OF 21 ON A THIRD AND 14.
SO, VERY BIG PLAY FOR THE
PATRIOTS, OBVIOUSLY.
CLOCK TICKING DOWN TO THE
10-MINUTE MARK.
FIRST DOWN AT THE 49.
>>TELL YOU, YOU RUN A ROUTE
ACROSS THE MIDDLE AGAINST THIS
DEFENSE, YOU DO SO AGAINST YOUR
OWN RISK WITH KAM CHANCELLOR IN
THERE.
>>BRADY HAS TO DUMP IT TO
VEREEN.
HE SWINGS TO THE OUTSIDE.
SKIRTS THE SIDELINE.
CLOSE TO A FIRST DOWN BEFORE
HE’S THRUST OUT.
LATE HIT, FLAG ON THE PLAY.
>>PERSONAL FOUL.
UNNECESSARY ROUGHNESS.
DEFENSE, NUMBER 29.
LATE HIT OUT OF BOUNDS.
15-YARD PENALTY ON THE END OF
THE RUN.
AUTOMATIC FIRST DOWN.
>>EARL THOMAS.
>>HEADY PLAY BY NATE SOLDER
HERE.
WATCH HIM SET OUTSIDE TO INVITE
AVRIL INSIDE, WHICH REALLY SETS
THE SPACE FOR THE SCREEN PLAY ON
THE OUTSIDE TO SHANE VEREEN.
>>AND THERE’S THOMAS KNOCKING
HIM DOWN.
HE HAD HELP, AS WELL.
EARL, NUMBER 29.
CALL WENT ON HIM.
PATS HAVE IT AT THE 27.
FAKE TO VEREEN.
BRADY GOING FOR 6.
KNOCKED AWAY.
BRANDON LaFELL THE INTENDED
RECEIVER, AND THAROLD SIMON, WHO
CAME IN FOR THE INJURED
JEREMY LANE EARLY AND A GUY THEY
WERE PICKING ON, WITH THE
DEFENSE.
>>FANTASTIC PLAY BY
THAROLD SIMON.
UNDER SO MUCH PRESSURE IN THIS
GAME, HAVING TO COME IN, HAVING
TO DELIVER.
GETS HIS RIGHT HAND ON THE BALL
JUST ENOUGH TO FEEL THE RECEIVER
ON THE OUTSIDE.
GREAT, GREAT PLAY.
SOMETIMES, AL, IN THESE BIG
GAMES, IT’S THE GUYS YOU LEAST
EXPECT, RIGHT?
YOU’VE BEEN PLAYING THAT GAME
ALL WEEK.
WHO’S GOING TO BE THE SURPRISE
MVP?
>>OH, CHRIS MATTHEWS.
WE ALL KNEW THAT, DIDN’T WE?
>>[ LAUGHS ]
>>SECOND AND 10.
VEREEN.
CUTS IT BACK, TAKES IT TO THE
25.
WE GO TO MICHELE.
>>YOU MENTIONED HOW JEREMY LANE
IS OUT OF THIS GAME
AND NOW DEFENSIVE END
CLIFF AVRIL IS OUT WITH A
CONCUSSION.
AND REMEMBER, UNDER THE
CONCUSSION PROTOCOL, THE MADDEN
RULE PREVENTS ANYONE DIAGNOSED
WITH A CONCUSSION FROM COMING
BACK OUT OF THE LOCKER ROOM.
AND EVEN IF THEY WIN THIS GAME,
AL, CLIFF AVRIL WILL NOT BE ABLE
TO TALK TO THE MEDIA.
>>MM.
THANK YOU, MICHELE.
THERE HE IS.
YOU SAW THE PLAY ON WHICH HE WAS
HURT.
BALL AT THE 25.
CLEARLY THEY’RE ALREADY IN
FIELD-GOAL RANGE.
THEY SPREAD IT OUT HERE.
SO, AT WORST, THEY SHOULD, EVEN
WITH AN INCOMPLETION, BE ABLE TO
MAKE IT A ONE-POSSESSION GAME.
BRADY LOOKING FOR MORE.
STEPPING UP.
THIRD AND 8.
THROWS — FIRST DOWN AND MORE.
EDELMAN TAKES THE BALL TO THE
3-YARD LINE TO SET UP A FIRST
DOWN AND GOAL.
AND EDELMAN, BOTHERED BY A HIP
EARLY IN THE GAME AGAINST
INDIANAPOLIS, A LITTLE SLOW IN
GETTING UP.
>>I THINK THIS IS
DEMARCUS DOBBS, DROPS BACK
IN COVERAGE, AND BRADY
BRILLIANTLY JUST WAITS FOR HIM
TO GET ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE
DEFENSIVE LINEMAN.
EDELMAN, NICE READ.
GETS RIGHT ACROSS THE BACK SIDE
THERE OF DOBBS.
HUGE PLAY.
>>BALL JUST INSIDE THE 5-YARD
LINE.
8:20 REMAINING IN REGULATION.
EDELMAN HAS NOW CAUGHT 24 PASSES
IN THE THREE POSTSEASON GAMES.
VEREEN IS THE BACK.
THE FAKE TO HIM.
BRADY FIRES.
AND INCOMPLETE.
EDELMAN WAS BACKING UP.
SIMON COVERING ON THE PLAY.
INCOMPLETE, SECOND DOWN.
>>OH, MY GOODNESS.
WHAT A MOVE BY JULIAN EDELMAN
HERE.
WATCH THIS ONE.
IN, STOP ON A DIME, BACK OUT.
COULD NOT BE MORE WIDE OPEN, AND
BRADY MISSED THE THROW.
THAT’S AS OPEN AS YOU WILL EVER
GET DOWN ON THE GOAL LINE.
NO REASON TO HURRY THAT ONE.
THAT WAS GAME, SET, AND MATCH.
THAT WAS TOTAL VICTORY FOR A
WIDE RECEIVER ON THE GOAL LINE.
>>BLOUNT IS BACK IN.
THE FAKE TO HIM.
BRADY DANCES, THROWS.
AND IT WILL BE CAUGHT.
AMENDOLA FOR THE TOUCHDOWN!
SO NEW ENGLAND GOES FROM A
SECOND AND 18 AFTER THE FIRST
PLAY ON THIS DRIVE TO GO 68
YARDS IN NINE PLAYS AND AN EXTRA
POINT AWAY FROM MAKING IT A
3-POINT GAME.
>>DANNY AMENDOLA.
AS POOR AS THE LAST THROW WAS
FROM BRADY, THIS ONE IS THAT
GOOD.
HE JUST HAS TO WORK ON THE OTHER
SIDE OF EARL THOMAS.
HE SEES IT.
THROW IT TO THE RIGHT SHOULDER.
NO WAY THOMAS CAN GET THERE.
WHEW!
THIS GAME IS TURNING INTO
SOMETHING HERE.
>>WE THOUGHT IT WOULD.
BUT YOU NEVER KNOW.
>>SO DID THE ODDSMAKERS,
RIGHT?
>>TOSS-UP, JUST ABOUT.
FIVE CATCHES FOR AMENDOLA FOR
48 YARDS.
GOSTKOWSKI FOR THE EXTRA POINT.
>>WE COULD BE PLAYING FOOTBALL
ALL NIGHT TONIGHT.
EVEN IN OVERTIME, THEY PLAY
UNTIL SOMEBODY WINS.
>>TOM, WITH HIS THREE T.D.s
TONIGHT HAS NOW PASSED MONTANA.
ALL ALONE AS THE GUY THROWING
THE MOST IN THE HISTORY OF THIS
GAME.
A DOZEN.
GOSTKOWSKI’S KICK.
WILL NOT BE RUN BACK.
GLENDALE, ARIZONA.
FOURTH-QUARTER DEFENSE FOR THESE
TWO TEAMS.
SEATTLE’S LAST EIGHT GAMES,
COUNTING THE TWO POSTSEASON
GAMES, THEY’VE ALLOWED ONE
TOUCHDOWN, 13 POINTS, THEN WENT
THE LAST SIX REGULAR-SEASON
GAMES WITHOUT ALLOWING A POINT
IN THE FOURTH QUARTER.
AND THEN THE PATRIOTS, VERY
SIMILAR, HAVE NOT ALLOWED A
TOUCHDOWN IN THEIR LAST EIGHT
GAMES, COUNTING THE TWO
POSTSEASON GAMES.
JUST FOUR FIELD GOALS.
NOW, TONIGHT, NEW ENGLAND HAS
SCORED HERE IN THE FOURTH,
AND WE’LL SEE WHAT SEATTLE CAN
MUSTER UP AS THEY START THIS
DRIVE FROM THE 20-YARD LINE.
WILSON OFF PLAY-ACTION.
SURVEYING.
TON OF TIME.
AND THEN THE RECEIVER FALLS
DOWN.
LOCKETTE LOOKS AROUND.
HE SAYS, “WHERE’S THE FLAG?
I GOT KNOCKED DOWN.”
THERE IS NO FLAG.
SECOND DOWN.
>>WELL, IT LOOKED LIKE BUTLER
TRIPS HERE.
I DON’T KNOW IF THEY TRIP OVER
EACH OTHER’S FEET.
AND THEN HE REACHES OUT AND
BASICALLY TRIPS THE RECEIVER.
THAT SHOULD HAVE BEEN SOME SORT
OF INTERFERENCE.
THAT WAS DEFINITELY AN
INTENTIONAL ACT.
GOT AWAY WITH IT.
>>HE DID.
SECOND DOWN AND 10.
TRIPS LEFT.
THREE RECEIVERS THERE.
LYNCH.
FIGHTING.
HE’S ALWAYS FIGHTING.
TO THE 25-YARD LINE.
GAIN OF 5.
THIRD AND 5.
>>WHAT MAKES RUSSELL WILSON
GREAT?
ONE, HIS ESCAPABILITY.
EVEN WHEN YOU THINK YOU
COMPLETELY HAVE HIM UNDER
CONTROL, YOU DON’T HAVE HIM
UNDER CONTROL.
YOU’VE GOT HIM DEAD IN YOUR
SIGHTS, YOU CAN’T GET A HAND ON
HIM.
AND THEN THE DEEP BALLS.
HIGH, ARCING THROWS, GIVING HIS
RECEIVERS A CHANCE.
THOSE TWO COMPONENTS HAVE BEEN
THE DIFFERENCE HERE FOR THE
SEATTLE SEAHAWKS SO FAR.
AND AS YOU GET TO THIS POINT IN
THE GAME, RUSSELL WILSON RUNNING
THE BALL ALWAYS BECOMES A BIG
THREAT.
>>ON THIRD AND 5.
WILSON SLIDING RIGHT.
AND THEN THROWS THAT ONE OUT OF
BOUNDS.
LYNCH GOING DOWN THE SIDELINE,
AND INCOMPLETE.
SO IT’S A VERY FAST
THREE-AND-OUT.
EXACTLY WHAT NEW ENGLAND WAS
LOOKING FOR.
>>LYNCH IS GOING TO DO A
LITTLE OUT AND THEN UP.
REALLY, HE WAS WIDE OPEN.
JAMIE COLLINS CAME UNDERNEATH
THAT LITTLE PICK, BUT IT LOOKED
LIKE MARSHAWN LYNCH JUST SORT OF
HESITATED AND STOPPED.
DIDN’T REALLY BELIEVE HE WAS
GOING TO THROW IT TO HIM, I
GUESS.
>>JON RYAN, WHO HAS AVERAGED
46 YARDS A PUNT.
YOU SEE AMENDOLA BACKING UP AS
THE SHORT MAN.
POINTS BACK TO AMENDOLA.
HE’LL CALL FOR A FAIR CATCH
AND HAUL IT IN AT THE 36.
ROBERT KRAFT BOUGHT THE TEAM
IN THE MID-’90s, TURNED A
MEDIOCRE FRANCHISE INTO A
JUGGERNAUT.
HIS TEAMS HAVE GONE TO SEVEN
SUPER BOWLS, INCLUDING ONE WITH
BILL PARCELLS.
HE’S ONLY HIRED TWO COACHES.
THERE’S ONE OF THEM.
THE OTHER IS ON THE OTHER
SIDELINE.
HE INHERITED PARCELLS.
THERE IS BELICHICK WITH HIS
DEFENSE.
OF COURSE, IT’S GOING TO BE A
WILD LAST SEVEN MINUTES FOR THE
KRAFT FAMILY AND ALL PATRIOT
FANS.
AND WHO KNOWS WHAT THE NEXT FEW
WEEKS WILL HOLD?
FIRST THINGS FIRST.
FROM THE 36-YARD LINE.
BRADY STARTS OUT OF THE GUN.
VEREEN FLANKS HIM.
FOUR-MAN RUSH.
BRADY DUMPS.
ONE-HANDED GRAB BY VEREEN.
GAIN OF 8 YARDS.
WRIGHT AND CHANCELLOR ARE THERE.
IT’LL BE SECOND DOWN AND 2.
>>TOM BRADY REALLY WANTED TO
GO TO GRONKOWSKI.
BASICALLY, THEY CAN PICK A SIDE
BECAUSE THESE CORNERS DON’T
FLIP.
HE LOOKED OUT THERE AND THOUGHT
BETTER OF THROWING IT OVER TO
RICHARD SHERMAN’S SIDE AND THEN
GOT A BRILLIANT CATCH FROM
VEREEN.
IT IS SHANE VEREEN TIME IN THIS
GAME.
AND, REALLY, THAT’S WHEN THEY
WERE HAVING SUCCESS EARLY WHEN
THEY WERE WORKING THAT
EDELMAN-VEREEN COMBINATION OVER
THE MIDDLE.
>>SECOND AND 2.
BRADY TO THE OUTSIDE.
THAT’S ENOUGH FOR A FIRST DOWN.
THERE’S VEREEN.
CHANCELLOR MAKES THE TACKLE.
THAT MOVES THE STICKS.
FIRST DOWN TO THE 48.
>>THAT TIME GRONKOWSKI KNEW
IT WAS MAN COVERAGE.
RAN UP THE FIELD.
JUST MADE KAM CHANCELLOR SHUFFLE
A LITTLE BIT.
AND ATHLETICALLY, YOU LIKE
VEREEN ON CHANCELLOR IF YOU GET
THAT MATCH-UP.
SO WE’LL SEE IF THEY COME BACK
TO THAT.
>>AS WE GO DOWN THE STRETCH,
EACH TEAM WITH ITS FULL
COMPLEMENT OF TIME-OUTS.
>>CHANCELLOR ONE-ON-ONE ON
GRONKOWSKI.
>>EDELMAN OUT OF THE SLOT.
SEND IT TO HIM.
BREAKS A TACKLE.
THEN ANOTHER.
TAKES THE BALL CLOSE TO A FIRST
DOWN.
JULIAN EDELMAN, QUARTERBACK AT
KENT STATE.
WHAT A PLAYER.
WHAT A FIND THIS GUY WAS.
SEVENTH-ROUND DRAFT CHOICE IN
2009.
>>HE’S STRONG, AND HE’S
ATHLETIC.
BUT THE THING THAT I APPRECIATE
MORE THAN ANYTHING ABOUT HIM —
GUY SHOWS UP AT THE COMPLEX AT
5:00 A.M. EVERY DAY.
STUDIES, CATCHES EXTRA BALLS ON
THE JUGS MACHINE.
HE’S MADE HIMSELF A GREAT PLAYER
IN THIS LEAGUE.
>>UNDER FIVE MINUTES.
SWING IT OUT.
VEREEN.
FIRST DOWN.
FLAG COMES DOWN.
VEREEN LOST THE BALL, BUT HE WAS
DOWN ALREADY.
AND WE’LL SEE ABOUT THE CALL.
BILL VINOVICH, REFFING HIS FIRST
SUPER BOWL GAME.
ONLY EIGHT ACCEPTED PENALTIES IN
THE GAME.
>>PASS INTERFERENCE.
OFFENSE, NUMBER 11.
BLOCKING DOWNFIELD PRIOR TO THE
CATCH.
10-YARD PENALTY.
REPEAT SECOND DOWN.
>>SO THE CALL IS ON EDELMAN.
IT BACKS — MIGHT BE ON
AMENDOLA.
HE SAID 11, BUT IS THAT
AMENDOLA?
>>BUT HERE’S WHAT HAPPENED, AL.
BECAUSE OF THE PRESSURE, BRADY
HAD TO LOB THAT PASS UP OVER THE
TOP.
SO THIS IS ONE OF THOSE DESIGNED
PLAYS WHERE YOU’RE GONNA GO DOWN
THE FIELD AND INTENTIONALLY
BLOCK, THINKING THAT THIS PASS
IS GOING TO COME OUT QUICKLY.
BUT BECAUSE HE HAD TO LOB IT UP,
THE BLOCKING GOT THERE TOO SOON,
SO IT’S PASS INTERFERENCE.
>>YEAH, HE JUST CHANGED IT.
THEY DID CALL IT ON AMENDOLA.
BRUCE IRVIN ALMOST GOT A HAND ON
IT.
SO INSTEAD OF SECOND AND 1, IT’S
SECOND AND 11.
WE GOT SHERMAN ON LaFELL.
THEY HAVEN’T GONE SHERMAN’S WAY.
STAYING AWAY FROM HIM.
MUCH AS AARON RODGERS DID ON
OPENING NIGHT.
BRADY.
HIT AS HE THROWS.
CAUGHT BY GRONKOWSKI!
AND THE BIG BULL TAKES IT TO THE
32-YARD LINE.
>>THEY’RE ROLLING THE DICE
HERE.
THEY’RE PUTTING THEIR BIG
SAFETY, KAM CHANCELLOR, ON
GRONKOWSKI.
EARLIER THEY GOT BURNED WITH
K.J. WRIGHT.
YOU WANT TO GO MAN COVERAGE —
AND I THINK A LITTLE BIT,
BECAUSE SHANE VEREEN’S BEEN
EFFECTIVE COMING OUT OF THE
BACKFIELD, THEY’VE HAD TO
CHANGE UP THEIR SECONDARY
COVERAGE A LITTLE BIT.
AND RIGHT NOW JOSH McDANIELS
GOT IT GOING WITH THIS
PLAY CALLING.
>>BRADY HUNG IN UNDER PRESSURE.
BALL AT THE 32.
ALREADY WITHIN GOSTKOWSKI’S
FIELD-GOAL RANGE.
BRADY WILL SWING IT OUT.
VEREEN.
AND THERE’S RICHARD SHERMAN,
WHOSE GIRLFRIEND IS PREGNANT.
SHE’S DUE IN ABOUT TWO WEEKS,
BUT SHE’S HERE.
HE’S READY TO GO TO THE HOSPITAL
IN UNIFORM IF NEED BE.
>>WELL, AND RICHARD WAS TELLING
US THAT SHE SAID, “YOU GO PLAY
THE SUPER BOWL.
DON’T WORRY ABOUT ME.
I’VE GOT ALL THAT SET UP IF
SOMETHING GETS ACCELERATED
HERE.”
>>LOOK AT THAT.
THROWN AT ONE TIME.
ONCE.
RICHARD SAYS, “IT’S EVERYTHING I
CAN DO TO KEEP FROM GETTING
BORED.”
>>I GUARANTEE HE’S NOT BORED
RIGHT NOW.
>>MNH-MNH.
SECOND AND 10.
LITTLE MORE THAN 4 TO GO.
BRADY FIRES.
CAUGHT.
FIRST DOWN.
AND AGAIN THEY GO TO GRONKOWSKI.
OUT AT THE 20-YARD LINE.
>>AL, HERE IT IS AGAIN.
THEY’RE JUST TELLING TOM BRADY
THIS IS MAN COVERAGE.
HE’S OFF.
HE’S INSIDE.
HE’S LOOKING RIGHT AT
GRONKOWSKI.
EVERYBODY IN THE BUILDING THAT
KNOWS ANYTHING ABOUT FOOTBALL
KNOWS THAT’S MAN COVERAGE.
AND 1,000% OF THE TIME NOW, THEY
ARE GONNA THROW IT RIGHT THERE
WHEN THEY GET THAT LOOK.
>>HALF A DOZEN CATCHES FOR
HIM.
NOW THROUGH THE MIDDLE.
BIG HOLE FOR VEREEN, AND HE
TAKES THE BALL TO THE 12-YARD
LINE.
BOBBY WAGNER IS THERE.
YOU KNOW, 3:20, YOU BEGIN TO
THINK ABOUT USING THE CLOCK.
THEY’RE ALREADY IN FIELD-GOAL
RANGE, BUT SEATTLE STILL HAS ALL
OF ITS TIME-OUTS.
YOU STILL HAVE THE 2-MINUTE
WARNING.
YOU’RE STILL GOING TO HAVE FOUR
OPPORTUNITIES TO STOP THE
CLOCK.
>>THIS IS ABOUT SCORING A
TOUCHDOWN RIGHT HERE.
>>CORRECT.
ANY WAY YOU CAN AT ANY TIME YOU
CAN.
>>NO CLOCK MANAGEMENT.
>>NOT YET.
NOT YET.
THREE MINUTES TO GO.
SECOND AND 3.
BRADY TO THE OUTSIDE.
CAUGHT — AND THAT’S LaFELL —
BEFORE HE STEPS OUT OF BOUNDS.
HE IS OUT OF BOUNDS AT THE
6-YARD LINE, AND THAT MAKES IT
FIRST AND GOAL WITH 2:52 ON THE
CLOCK.
>>THEY FINALLY COME OUT OF
THAT MAN COVERAGE AND GO A ZONE.
BUT THEY’RE REALLY LUCKY THAT
LaFELL ON THAT ONE COULDN’T GET
HIMSELF UNDER CONTROL.
BECAUSE I THINK HE WOULD HAVE
SCORED.
>>71 IS REPORTING AS ELIGIBLE.
7-1 IS AN ELIGIBLE RECEIVER.
>>YOU HEAR THE ANNOUNCEMENT.
FLEMING COMES IN, THE TACKLE, AS
AN ELIGIBLE RECEIVER — 71.
EARL THOMAS PLAYING THE MIDDLE.
BRADY LOOKING AT THE CLOCK.
BRADY SAYS, “I’LL TAKE A
TIME-OUT.”
PLAY CLOCK WAS ALL THE WAY DOWN
TO :02.
TOM WILL GO TO THE SIDELINE.
>>FIRST CHARGED TIME-OUT.
>>TOM BRADY TONIGHT HAS PUT IT
UP 49 TIMES.
THE 36 COMPLETIONS IS A
SUPER BOWL RECORD.
CRAZY TWO WEEKS.
GREAT GAME.
WHO KNOWS WHAT THE IMMEDIATE
FUTURE WILL HOLD?
>>YOU KNOW, I THINK
EVERYBODY — WE KNOW THE
RAMIFICATIONS OF WHAT TED WELLS’
INVESTIGATION IS GOING TO BE.
SOMEBODY IS GOING TO COME OUT OF
THIS WITH EGG ON THEIR FACE.
EITHER THE PATRIOTS, THE LEAGUE
OFFICE, THE PEOPLE THAT HAVE
ACCUSED THE PATRIOTS.
ALL THAT STUFF’S IN PLAY.
BUT ISN’T IT GLORIOUS JUST FOR
THESE THREE OR FOUR HOURS HERE,
THAT YOU CAN JUST ENJOY A
FOOTBALL GAME?
>>WELL, AS THE OLD COACH
JOHN MADDEN ALWAYS SAID, “YOU
KNOW, A GAME BREAKS OUT.”
AND IT BROKE OUT TONIGHT.
>>BUT THERE ARE — IT IS GOING
TO BE BIG IN THE FOLLOWING
MONTH.
>>AGAIN, FLEMING AN ELIGIBLE
RECEIVER, NUMBER 71.
FIRST AND GOAL.
THE BALL AT THE 6.
DEVELIN, THE FULLBACK.
BLOUNT IS THE RUNNING BACK.
BLOUNT.
AND BLOUNT POWERING HIS WAY TO
THE 3-YARD LINE.
STOPPED THERE.
GAIN OF 3.
SECOND DOWN AND GOAL.
>>THEY’RE GONNA TRY AND LOAD UP
AND GO WITH THE BIG POWER
RUNNER, EVEN THOUGH IT’S
BASICALLY BEEN VEREEN AND THE
MATCH-UP PROBLEMS THAT HE HAS
CREATED THAT’S GOTTEN THEM DOWN
THE FIELD HERE.
>>UNDER 2:30.
BLOUNT OUT.
VEREEN IN.
SECOND AND GOAL.
BRADY.
CAUGHT — TOUCHDOWN!
JULIAN EDELMAN!
>>CAME BACK TO IT, AL.
THEY CAME RIGHT BACK TO IT.
DOWN, BACK OUT.
WORKED BRILLIANTLY BEFORE.
BRADY MISSED THE PASS.
COME RIGHT BACK TO IT, AND
EDELMAN GETS IT DONE.
NO PUSH-OFF.
NO FOUL.
NO NOTHING.
AND TOM BRADY TAKES THEM RIGHT
DOWN THE FIELD.
>>AND THERE AGAIN, THEY GO TO
WORK ON THAROLD SIMON, WHO TOOK
THE PLACE OF THE INJURED
JEREMY LANE.
THEY PICKED ON HIM EARLY.
HE GOT HIS FEET UNDER HIM.
PLAYED WELL FOR ABOUT A QUARTER
AND A HALF.
THEY GO BACK THAT WAY AGAIN AND
BURN HIM.
GOSTKOWSKI FOR THE EXTRA POINT.
AND THAT MAKES IT A 4-POINT
LEAD, MEANING SEATTLE’S GONNA
NEED A TOUCHDOWN.
LAST TWO NEW ENGLAND DRIVES —
9 PLAYS FOR 68, 10 PLAYS FOR 64.
AND THE KRAFT FAMILY — ROBERT
AND JONATHAN.
THEY’VE SEEN A FEW EXCITING
GAMES.
AGAIN, YOU’VE GOT A CLOSE GAME.
EVERY SUPER BOWL THAT
NEW ENGLAND’S PLAYED IN SINCE
BELICHICK AND BRADY TOOK OVER
HAS BEEN DECIDED BY 4 OR LESS.
RUSSELL WILSON’S BEEN HERE
BEFORE.
HECK, HE WAS DOWN 16-0 TWO
WEEKS AGO.
>>I CAN’T HELP BUT THINK OF
WHAT RUSSELL WILSON TOLD US.
HE SAID, THE MINUTE I PULLED
THAT TROPHY DOWN — I HELD IT UP
IN THE AIR AND I PULLED IT DOWN,
AND I STARTED THINKING ABOUT THE
NEXT ONE.
I STARTED THINKING ABOUT THE
NEXT SUPER BOWL OPPORTUNITY.”
HE SAID HE WANTED SIX.
HE GREW UP REMEMBERING
MICHAEL JORDAN HOLDING UP SIX
FINGERS.
HE SAID, “I’M LOOKING FOR SIX.”
THIS SECOND ONE IS GOING TO BE
ON HIS SHOULDERS WITH TWO
MINUTES TO GO.
>>SO 2:02.
IF THE KICKOFF IS A TOUCHBACK,
THEY’RE GOING TO GET A PLAY
BEFORE THE 2-MINUTE WARNING.
OTHERWISE, THE CLOCK’S GOING TO
STOP.
THEY HAVE ALL OF THEIR
TIME-OUTS.
AND GOSTKOWSKI WILL SEND THAT
ONE DEEP INTO THE NIGHT.
SO THEY WILL GET ONE PLAY OFF
BEFORE THE 2-MINUTE WARNING.
THAT WILL STOP THE CLOCK, AND
THEY’LL PRESERVE THEIR THREE
TIME-OUTS.
PATRIOTS OVERCOMING A 10-POINT
DEFICIT.
AGAIN, WE GO BACK TO BRADY
TELLING US YESTERDAY, “THERE
WOULD NOT BE A GAME I WOULD WANT
TO WIN MORE THAN THIS ONE.”
LYNCH GETS FLANKED OUT.
EMPTY BACKFIELD.
WILSON.
DOWN THE SIDELINE.
LYNCH MAKES THE CATCH!
AND HE’LL GET TACKLED BY
JAMIE COLLINS.
BUT THAT’S A BIG GAIN, TAKING US
TO THE 2-MINUTE WARNING.
THEY STILL HAVE THEIR THREE
TIME-OUTS.
>>WHAT A CALL THAT WAS BY
DARRELL BEVELL.
RUSSELL WILSON SAW
MARSHAWN LYNCH ONE-ON-ONE
AGAINST THE LINEBACKER,
JAMIE COLLINS.
SLANT AND GO.
TO A RUNNING BACK.
THAT IS CONFIDENCE IN THE
ABILITY OF NOT JUST
RUSSELL WILSON, BUT
MARSHAWN LYNCH.
AND A TRUST WITH THE SEASON ON
THE LINE.
BRILLIANT CALL.
BRILLIANT THROW.
AND NOW THEY’RE AT MIDFIELD.
COULD THIS GAME BE ANY BETTER?
>>MM-MM-MMM.
PLENTY LEFT, TOO.
1:55.
THAT WAS LYNCH’S FIRST CATCH OF
THE GAME.
THEY BLITZ.
WILSON FIRES.
AND THAT’S INCOMPLETE.
INTENDED FOR KEARSE.
LOOKS AROUND FOR A FLAG.
GETS NONE.
MALCOLM BUTLER, THE ROOKIE OUT
OF WEST ALABAMA, A FREE AGENT,
WITH THE DEFENSE.
>>CAN YOU IMAGINE WHAT THIS
ROOKIE IS THINKING?
AND HE COULD NOT HAVE PLAYED
THIS BETTER.
PERFECT POSITION.
GOING TO COME, JUMP INSIDE,
KNOCK IT AWAY.
BRILLIANT PLAY.
>>MM-MMM.
FROM THE 49.
SECOND AND 10.
PLAY CLOCK AT :01.
AND NOW WILSON HAS TO TAKE A
TIME-OUT.
SO THEY HAVE THREE, SO HE TAKES
ONE HERE.
PLAY CLOCK WAS ALL THE WAY DOWN.
>>FIRST CHARGED TIME-OUT,
SEATTLE.
30-SECOND TIME-OUT.
>>YOU KNOW WHAT’S INTERESTING?
CHRIS MATTHEWS, WHO’S HAD THE
UNBELIEVABLE GAME, BECAUSE TEAMS
WORK ON PACKAGES OF PLAYS, AND
SO WHEN YOU GET IN THE 2-MINUTE
OFFENSE, THEY’VE PRACTICED WITH
THE GUYS THAT THEY HAVE IN
THERE — BALDWIN AND LOCKETTE
AND KEARSE.
AND SO HE HASN’T BEEN A PART OF
THIS.
AND YET IF YOU’VE WATCHED THE
GAME, YOU KNOW HE’S THE ONE THAT
SORT OF BROKE IT OPEN.
>>SURE.
NOW HE’S COMING IN.
HE’LL BE A PART OF THIS NEXT
PLAY HERE ON SECOND DOWN AND 10.
MATTHEWS HAS CAUGHT 4 FOR 109
YARDS AND A TOUCHDOWN.
SECOND AND 10.
TWO TIME-OUTS NOW LEFT FOR THE
SEAHAWKS.
KEY GUYS ON THE FIELD.
WILLSON, THE TIGHT END, HAS NOT
CAUGHT A PASS IN THIS GAME.
DEEP DROP.
TON OF TIME.
GOING FOR IT ALL.
KNOCKED AWAY.
BROWNER IS BACK THERE.
THERE WAS MATTHEWS.
AND BRANDON BROWNER, WHO WAS A
SEAHAWK LAST YEAR BUT WAS
SUSPENDED AT THE END OF THE
SEASON AND HAD TO WATCH THE
SUPER BOWL — HAS A RING — AND
THEN LEFT FOR NEW ENGLAND IN
FREE AGENCY.
>>GONNA GO RIGHT UP THE SEAM
HERE.
THE PATRIOTS CAME WITH A
THREE-MAN RUSH.
AND THEY MADE THIS SWITCH EARLY.
AND I THINK, FOR MATT PATRICIA,
IT’S BEEN A GOOD ONE.
THE JUMP BALLS, NOW THAT YOU
HAVE A 6’4″ CORNERBACK, ARE A
LITTLE MORE FAIR, LITTLE MORE
FAVORABLE FOR THE PATRIOTS.
>>THIRD AND 10.
FLANK LYNCH AGAIN.
WILSON.
HANGS IN THERE.
THROWS.
THAT’S CAUGHT.
THAT’S GOING TO BE A FIRST DOWN.
38-YARD LINE.
RICARDO LOCKETTE.
AND NOW THEY’LL HUSTLE UP TO
THE LINE OF SCRIMMAGE,
PRESERVING THE TIME-OUTS.
UNDER 1:30 TO GO.
>>WE’VE SEEN WHEN LOGAN RYAN
HAS BEEN IN THE GAME — THE PLAY
RIGHT BEFORE THE HALF AND NOW —
THEY’RE COMING BACK TO HIM.
LOCKETTE IS A GUY WITH BRILLIANT
SPEED, SO RYAN HAS TO BE
CAREFUL.
>>RUSSELL IN THE POCKET.
RUSSELL FOR KEARSE, AND IT’S
BROKEN UP AGAIN.
AND IS IT — BUT SOMEHOW…
>>HOLY COW.
>>DID HE WIND UP WITH THE
FOOTBALL?
>>I THINK BUTLER HIT IT AND IT
FELL RIGHT BACK DOWN TO THE
GROUND.
UNBELIEVABLE!
THAT’S EXACTLY WHAT HAPPENED,
ISN’T IT?
>>WELL, KEARSE GOES FOR IT.
IT’S STILL NOT ON THE GROUND.
IT’S STILL NOT ON THE GROUND.
IT’S STILL — WHOA, LOOK AT
THAT.
PHENOMENAL.
>>I CAN’T BELIEVE HE DIDN’T GET
UP AND GET IN THE END ZONE IN
TIME.
>>AND THEN BUTLER TAKES HIM
OUT.
SO HE BREAKS UP THE PLAY, BUT
AT THE END OF THE DAY — LOOK AT
THAT.
DOES A JUGGLING ACT.
HAS IT AT THE 5.
FIRST AND GOAL.
33 YARDS.
AND NOW, BY THE TIME THEY GET
DOWN THERE, THE PLAY CLOCK HAS
RUN OUT AGAIN.
>>SECOND CHARGED TIME-OUT.
>>AND SEATTLE TAKES A TIME-OUT.
CRAZY!
>>HOW MANY DIFFERENT PLAYS ARE
THE PATRIOTS GOING TO HAVE LIKE
THIS?
MARIO MANNINGHAM, DAVID TYREE.
AND NOW KEARSE.
>>THIS WAS WHERE TYREE HAD THE
HELMET CATCH.
THIS WAS THE SCENE OF THE CRIME
FOR NEW ENGLAND.
>>AND TOM BRADY HAD THAT LOOK
ON HIS FACE LIKE, “YOU GOT TO
BE KIDDING ME.
NOT AGAIN.”
>>HERE YOU GO BACK TO
SUPER BOWL XLII.
TYREE MAKES THE CATCH.
OUR BUDDY RODNEY HARRISON HAD A
BIRD’S-EYE VIEW.
PLAXICO BURRESS WINDS UP WITH
THE TOUCHDOWN TO WIN THE GAME
AND END WHAT WOULD HAVE BEEN A
PERFECT SEASON FOR THE PATRIOTS.
THEY WERE 18-0 COMING IN.
>>YOU KNOW, AL, YOU PLAY 16
GAMES, COUPLE OF PLAYOFF GAMES,
AND IT COMES DOWN TO ONE TIPPED
BALL THAT FALLS ON THE GROUND
TO SOMEBODY WHO’S LYING ON HIS
BACK.
[ BOTH LAUGH ]
>>PAUL ALLEN HAS SEEN IT ALL,
BUT NOT THAT.
LOOK AT THAT.
>>BUT THEY’RE NOT IN YET.
>>AND THERE’S DURON HARMON, WHO
COMES OVER THE TOP.
HE HAD A CHANCE TO MAYBE KICK IT
AWAY.
KEARSE COMES UP WITH IT.
AMAZING.
THE BALL AT THE 5.
>>NOW YOU HAVE TO STOP
MARSHAWN LYNCH.
>>HERE HE GOES.
BEAST MODE.
TO THE HALF-YARD LINE.
AND NOW NEW ENGLAND HAS TO THINK
ABOUT TAKING A TIME-OUT.
>>BOY, THE LAST TIME WE CALLED
A SUPER BOWL, AL, REMEMBER?
>>AHMAD BRADSHAW.
>>DO YOU LET THEM SCORE?
DO YOU PUT THE BALL BACK IN THE
HANDS OF TOM BRADY?
AND I GUARANTEE YOU
BILL BELICHICK IS SITTING HERE
THINKING ABOUT IT RIGHT NOW.
>>IT’S ON HIS MIND.
IT HAS TO BE.
DO YOU BLEED THE CLOCK ALL THE
WAY DOWN?
THEY’RE BLEEDING IT RIGHT DOWN
TO HALF A MINUTE.
SECOND AND GOAL.
BALDWIN SETS UP ON THE LEFT.
PLAY CLOCK AT :05.
PASS IS INTERCEPTED AT THE GOAL
LINE BY MALCOLM BUTLER!
UNREAL!
MALCOLM BUTLER, WHO ALMOST MADE
THE PHENOMENAL PLAY THAT WOUND
UP IN KEARSE’S ARMS.
THERE ARE FLAGS ON THE FIELD FOR
CELEBRATION.
AMAZING!
BUTLER, A ROOKIE FREE AGENT OUT
OF WEST ALABAMA.
>>THEY TRIED A PICK PLAY, AL.
THEY TRIED TO GO HERE, BUT HE
BEATS HIM TO THE PUNCH.
AND I’M SORRY, BUT I CAN’T
BELIEVE THE CALL.
>>ME NEITHER.
>>I CANNOT BELIEVE THE CALL.
YOU’VE GOT MARSHAWN LYNCH IN THE
BACKFIELD.
YOU’VE GOT A GUY THAT’S BEEN
BORDERLINE UNSTOPPABLE IN THIS
PART OF THE FIELD.
I CAN’T BELIEVE THE CALL.
>>AND THERE’S BRADY.
AS DEMONSTRATIVE AS EVER.
AND RICHARD SHERMAN GOING,
“WHAT?”
I AGREE WITH YOU.
WHY MAKE THAT CALL?
YOU’RE DOWN ON THE HALF-YARD
LINE.
>>WE HAVE UNSPORTSMANLIKE
CONDUCT AGAINST THE NEW ENGLAND
BENCH AFTER THE INTERCEPTION.
THE PENALTY WILL BE HALF THE
DISTANCE TO THE GOAL.
NEW ENGLAND KEEPS THE BALL.
FIRST DOWN.
>>WELL, IT’S HALF THE DISTANCE
TO THE GOAL, WHICH IS NEXT TO
NOTHING.
AND NOW SEATTLE HAD TO USE TWO
TIME-OUTS, SO THEY CAN ONLY STOP
THE CLOCK ONCE.
AND BARRING COMPLETE INSANITY —
AND I MEANCOMPLETE…
>>I DON’T BELIEVE IT.
>>…IT’S GOING TO BE A WIN FOR
THE PATRIOTS.
>>I — I’M SITTING HERE, AND I
ABSOLUTELY CANNOT BELIEVE THAT
PLAY CALL.
IF I LOSE THE SUPER BOWL BECAUSE
MARSHAWN LYNCH CAN’T GET IT IN
FROM THE 1-YARD LINE, SO BE IT.
SO BE IT.
BUT THERE IS NO WAY…
I-I-I DON’T BELIEVE THE CALL.
YOU KNOW, YOU THINK YOU’VE GOT
IT, YOU THINK YOU UNDERSTAND.
OTHER TEAM PRACTICES, TOO.
[ SIGHS ]
>>SO, NOW, BARRING A FUMBLED
SNAP — WELL, LET’S SEE.
BRADY’S GOT TO BE ABLE TO GET
THE BALL OUT OF THE END ZONE.
OTHERWISE, IT WOULD BE 2 POINTS
AND THEY’D HAVE TO HAVE A FREE
KICK FROM THE 20.
THAT’S SEATTLE’S FIRST TURNOVER
OF THE GAME.
>>SECOND CHARGED TIME-OUT,
NEW ENGLAND.
>>FIGURE OUT A WAY — WELL,
BRADY’S SO GOOD AT THE SNEAK.
JUST TAKE IT AND START PLOWING
FORWARD.
JUST MAKE SURE YOU DON’T WIND UP
WITH THE BALL IN THE END ZONE.
>>SO YOU GOT THE PICK PLAY,
ALL RIGHT?
YOU KNOW, YOU THINK YOU’RE GONNA
HAVE IT, YOU THINK — BUT WHY?
I — YOU KNOW, HOW ABOUT
MALCOLM BUTLER?
GIVES UP THE FLUKE PLAY DOWN THE
FIELD.
LOOKS LIKE HE’S GOING TO BE
PARTLY RESPONSIBLE.
AND MAKES AN INCREDIBLE PLAY.
YOU GOT TO GET IT OUT OF HERE,
THOUGH.
AND BELICHICK WILL SAY, “MAKE
SURE THESE GUYS FIRE OFF.”
LOOK AT EVERYBODY INSIDE.
OH, MY GOODNESS.
>>OF ALL THINGS, IF THEY JUMPED
OFF AND WEREN’T DRAWN, THAT WILL
TAKE THEM TO THE 6-YARD LINE.
THE OFFICIALS WILL CONFER.
>>MICHAEL BENNETT JUMPS
OFFSIDES MORE THAN ANYBODY ELSE.
10 TIMES THIS YEAR.
AND IN THIS CRITICAL,
LAST-CHANCE MOMENT, HE DOES
AGAIN.
>>UNLESS HE WAS DRAWN.
>>ENCROACHMENT.
>>AND HE WASN’T.
>>DEFENSE, NUMBER 72.
5-YARD PENALTY.
STILL FIRST DOWN.
>>GIVE BRADY CREDIT.
HE JUST DREW HIM.
THEY WERE GOING TOTAL SCRUM IN
BEHIND.
AND BILL BELICHICK KNOWS, AFTER
ALL THE HEARTBREAK.
WE SAW IT, AL.
TYREE, MARIO MANNINGHAM, FLUKY
PLAYS.
THIS TIME, AFTER ALL THE STUFF
OF THESE TWO WEEKS…
>>AND THEN A SCRUM, OF COURSE.
HERE YOU GO.
FLAGS.
SO YOU’LL HAVE AN UGLY ENDING TO
WHAT WAS A PRETTY TERRIFIC BALL
GAME.
WELL, A LOT OF FRUSTRATION OUT
THERE FOR THE GUYS IN BLUE.
>>YOU KNOW, FROM SEATTLE’S
STANDPOINT…
WHATEVER.
FROM NEW ENGLAND’S STANDPOINT,
YOU’RE 18 SECONDS AWAY FROM A
SUPER BOWL CHAMPIONSHIP.
YOU DON’T THROW A PUNCH AT
ANYBODY HERE.
GRONKOWSKI TAKES A SHOT FROM
BENNETT, WHO I’M SURE IS
FRUSTRATED.
THEN GRONKOWSKI THROWS ONE BACK,
AND HERE WE GO.
[ LAUGHS ]
EVERY ONCE IN A WHILE IN THE
NFL, YOU THINK YOU’VE SEEN IT
ALL.
>>NO, YOU HAVEN’T.
>>I WILL NEVER GET OVER
THROWING THE BALL IN THAT
SITUATION.
>>THIRD AND FINAL TIME-OUT,
SEATTLE.
>>NEITHER WILL SEAHAWK FANS.
>>AFTER THE PLAY, PERSONAL
FOUL, UNNECESSARY ROUGHNESS.
INSTIGATOR, NUMBER 51, HAS BEEN
EJECTED.
15-YARD PENALTY.
AUTOMATIC FIRST DOWN.
>>THAT IS BRUCE IRVIN.
MEANWHILE, THINK ABOUT BUTLER.
THIS KID IS A FREE AGENT.
PLAYED AT A SMALLER SCHOOL.
HE’S FROM VICKSBURG,
MISSISSIPPI.
PLAYED AT WEST ALABAMA.
PATS SIGNED HIM LAST MAY.
TRANSFERRED FROM HINDS,
MISSISSIPPI, COMMUNITY COLLEGE.
SUPER BOWL HERO.
>>AND, AL, YOU COULD TELL HE
HAD DONE HIS HOMEWORK.
HE SAW THE PICK PLAY COMING.
THE MINUTE HIS RECEIVER CAME
INSIDE, HE FIRED.
IF THERE WAS ANYTHING ELSE ON,
HE WASN’T GONNA GET THERE.
HE WAS GONNA GIVE UP THE
GAME-WINNING TOUCHDOWN.
BUT HE DID HIS HOMEWORK AND HE
FIRED HIS SHOT AND MADE THE PLAY
OF THE YEAR.
>>SO THE PATRIOTS ON THE CUSP
OF MAKING IT FOUR IN THE 21st
CENTURY.
BELICHICK’S ALREADY TAKEN THE
SHOWER.
HIS TEAM DOWN BY 10…
IN THE FOURTH QUARTER.
BOB KRAFT AND JONATHAN KRAFT ARE
ALREADY DOWN THERE.
AND ONE KNEEL-DOWN SHOULD END
THE GAME.
WHAT A JOURNEY.
THE SKY WAS FALLING IN EARLY
OCTOBER.
THERE’S A LOT OF BRIGHT SUNSHINE
RIGHT NOW IN FOXBOROUGH AND ALL
OVER NEW ENGLAND.
AND AFTER THE WACKIEST LEAD-UP
TO A SUPER BOWL EVER, THE
NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS ARE THE NFL
CHAMPIONS.
>>GREAT GAME.
>>GIVE THEM ROOM, GUYS.
GIVE THEM ROOM.
GIVE THEM ROOM.

100 thoughts on “Super Bowl XLIX: Tom Brady vs. Russell Wilson | Patriots vs. Seahawks | NFL Full Game”

  1. 18:00 – Tom Brady throws end zone interception to Jeremy Lane

    28:42 – Brady throws 11-yard TD pass to Brandon LaFell

    41:08 – Marshawn Lynch rushes for 3-yard TD

    50:28 – Brady and Gronkowski connect for 22-yard TD

    59:16 – Russel Wilson throws 11-yard TD to Chris Mathews

    1:07:14 – Steven Hauschka makes 27-yard FG to give Seahawks the lead

    1:12:00 – Brady is intercepted by Bobby Wagner

    1:17:54 – Wilson finds Doug Baldwin for 3-yard TD pass

    1:40:17 – Brady slings 4-yard TD pass to Danny Amendola

    1:53:48 – Julian Edelman snags 3-yard TD pass from Brady

    2:01:16 – Jermaine Kearse makes insane catch to put Seahawks in scoring position

    2:04:04 – Malcolm Butler intercepts Russell Wilson at the goal line

  2. Pete Corroll thought he was smart so he got cute and instead of running the ball like he should. He wanted to call a pass play on the one yard line and the result is what i call football karma. You disrespect the game like that and you get the bad karma. When its all on the line in the biggest game of them all, you dont try and get cute. Run the ball and play the game the smart way. There is not one football coach in north america weather it be pop warner, all the way to the NFL that would have tried to make a moronic call like that with the RB you have and the offensive line you have.

  3. Malcolm butler balled out that game. Had 2 or 3 great deflections (counting the tipped kearse catch) and locked down his receiver for the whole game. Then he got that pick. This was all as an undrafted rookie.

  4. In the NFL rules, can the defender knock the receiver out of the way of a catch before the ball arrives?

  5. Yea… That bullshit Deplorable "deflategate" inbreeder garbage..!!!! You all are nothing but jealous ass nasty ass haters……!!!

  6. There is no vs! Tom Brady is the 🐐! Wilson has had better rb's and defenses and still doesn't have even close to stats or yards or Td's or wins or playoff appearances or Super Bowl appearances or wins.

  7. 1:42:41. Sea Hawk should have challenged this one. He got tripped.
    2:08:11 almost looks like a false start. See how the center bobbed his head up like he was going to snap.

  8. Butler's story in this game, in the last Seattle drive, is one of the best stories in my lifetime. Talk about do your job! Defense is unsung, but not always! If this was Old England, there'd be Butler ballads sung in every tavern for 500 years.

  9. Hey D. Revis (you jack a**). 3 more SB appearances since you claimed NE made it becasue of you. What a fool.

  10. Some people seems to miss the problem
    Seahawk took unnecessary risk to gamble

    Run has less risk of losing the ball than pass!!
    It was in 2nd down, let Mashawn run it this time
    Even if he failed you can gamble at 3rd or 4th down

    Yet they choose the risky gamble

  11. The legion of boom was a bomb defense they should have won and that’s coming from a native mass and diehard pats fan

  12. 1:36:56. This should not have been a 15 yard penalty. It was a clean hit. I can’t say for sure but the pats probably would have won anyways. Seahawks should have challenged.

  13. The only thing sweeter than a Patriots super bowl win is the complete dumpster fire Richard Sherman’s career has been since this game. Long live the empire baby. Go Pats!!!

  14. Russell Wilson is no match for Tom Brady or bill bellichick 🐐🐐🏈🏈🐐🐐🏈🏈🐐🐐

  15. That pass by Russell Wilson at the 1 yard line is the worst call ever made in the history of professional sports.

  16. You can tell this games are Fixed….Once Russell threw that Pass he was like oh well…OH WELL? you just cost the SB…Fixed…Don't believe me Watch how Cam Newton against the Broncos just pretend he was going to pick up that fumble…smh….

  17. It wasnt Russels fault it was pete carrolls play call like wtf ur at the one and u have one of the greatest strong running backs in the legue at that time what a damb idiot of a call that call was.

  18. As a saints fan we can relate. Just like the no call vs. the rams. So we know how it feels to be hit hard in the gut with one play like that. It can really hurt and it´s sad.
    But we will stop Brady…… we will.

  19. OMG!!!!TOM BRADY IS DA GOAT🐐🐐QB 12THE ONLY12FOR LIFE!!!!!BRADY DA BOMB!!!!!!

  20. ISEE SUPERBOWL 7FOR PATRIOTS LETS GO!!LETS GO!!LETS GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!NO FEAR! !!LASER FOCUS!!!!!!!!!!

  21. After butler got the interception, why did the Seahawks jump off side they could have easily gotten a safety and another chance to win

  22. Im a Patriots fan and this was the second greatest Superbowl ever played. This game was the epitome of a chess game.

    Im probably going to get crucified by other Pats fan for this one but the best Superbowl ever played was the undefeated year against the Giants. I know they lost, it sucks hard they lost but it still doesn't change the fact that that Superbowl was just amazing.

  23. For Seahawks everything went their way after they beat Patriots in 2012 and everything went down hill after they lost to Patriots in the SB
    RIP Legion of Boom (2012-2015) you will be remembered

  24. The fourth quarter comeback by Brady in this SB may be overshadowed by SB 51, but I still view this SB as the greatest ever SB, just a bit above SB 51. After not succeeding much against the LOB for 3 quarters, Brady slices the Legion of Boom apart, carving up possibly the greatest defense in NFL history for 14 unanswered points.

    There is nobody else on this planet but Tom Brady who could have done this. No one.

  25. Still till this day can't believe the call the play and the result Seattle was never the same after they walked off that field

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