Welcome to the live blog for Super Bowl 49. I will update this with information and analysis from my living room.
3:24 Cris Collinsworth says the key to the game is the Patriots’ offensive tackles have to play fast. Speed game.
3:25 The Seahawks win the toss and defer.
3:30 Marshawn Lynch has a pint of skittles on the sideline.
3:35 Tom Brady throws a 3-yard bouncer to Shane Vereen on third-and-6 from the Patriots’ 35-yard line.
3:38 The Seahawks shut down LeGarrette Blount on the Patriots’ first drive — two carries, four yards.
3:42 The Seahawks go three and out. Marshawn Lynch carried the ball all three plays. One stretch zone play, two read options. That’s the best Darrell Bevell could come up with?
3:53 Brady takes a shot as he throws and gets intercepted in the end zone by Jeremy Lane on third-and-6 from the Seahawks’ 10.
3:54 Did Joe Montana ever throw an interception in a Super Bowl?
3:58 The first quarter ends.he So far, the Patriots have no pass rush and the Seahawks have no open receivers.
4:02 Wilson runs around and throws a lollipop to no one on third-and-9 from the Seahawks’ 26. The Seahawks have -2 passing yards.
4:12 Tharold Simon gives up an 11-yard touchdown catch to Brandon LaFell. Jeremy Lane injured his elbow and the Patriots are going after his replacement. 7-0.
4:20 The Seahawks go three-and-out again. Bevel is having a terrible game. He keeps calling deep routes and he can’t get anyone open. Meanwhile, McDaniels is calling clever short passes.
4:25 Now the Pats go three-and-out. Julian Edelman fell down on third-and-three and Brady threw the ball into the ground.
4:33 Wilson completes his first pass of the game to Jermaine Kearse for six yards on third-and-6. Two plays later, Wilson completes his second pass to Chris Matthews for 34 yards. Three plays later, Lynch runs the ball into the end zone. 7-7.
4:48 Rob Gronkowski beats K.J. Wright for a 23-yard touchdown pass on second-and-6 with 30 seconds left in the first half. The Seahawks are having so much trouble covering Shane Vereen, they forgot about The Big Gronkowski.
4:58 Wilson completes an 11-yard touchdown pass to Chris Matthews with two seconds left in the first half. 14-14. Chris Matthews is the Seahawks’ new secret weapon.
5:37 Chris Matthews makes a 45-yard catch over Kyle Arrington, but Marshawn Lynch can’t convert third-and-1 from the Patriots’ 8. The field goal is good. 17-14 Seahawks.
5:48 Bobby Wagner intercepts a pass intended for Gronkowski. Interception No.2 for Brady.
5:53 The Seahawks drive 50 yards in six plays for the touchdown. Wilson faked a handoff to Lynch on second-and-goal from the 3 and flicked a pass to Doug Baldwin who was wide open in the end zone. 24-14 Seahawks. Lynch has 88 rushing yards. Blount has 39.
6:03 Danny Amendola drops a pass on third-and-9 and the Patriots go three-and-out. They’ve stopped running the ball.
6:08 Kearse drops a deep pass on third-and-3 from the Patriots’ 42, and the Seahawks punt to the Pats’ 14.
6:14 Blount loses a yard on third-and-1 and the Pats go three and out.
6:17 Wilson holds the ball forever and gets sacked by Rob Ninkovich on third-and-7.
6:27 Brady completes a 4-yard TD pass to Danny Amendola. Great drive. Brady took a sack on the first play, then he converted a third-and-14 and a third-and-8. 24-21 Seahawks with 8 minutes to go.
6:35 Wilson overthrows Lynch on third-and-5, and the Seahawks go three-and-out.
6:47 Edelman beats Simon for a 3-yard TD catch on second and goal. Brady is on fire. 28-24 Patriots with a little more than 2 minutes left.
6:51 Lynch makes a 31-yard catch down the left sideline just before the 2-minute warning. First-and-10 at the Patriots’ 49.
6:57. Kearse. Catches the ball with his legs. First-and-goal at the 5.
7:00 Lynch gains four yards on first-and-goal from the 5.
7:01 Bevell calls a pass to Ricardo Lockette on second-and-goal from the 1-yard line. I kid you not. The pass is intercepted. The Patriots win the Super Bowl. All the Seahawks had to do was give it to Marshawn.