One yard away from talks of dynasties and answering questions about whether they could do it a third time, but the only "one" that matters is the number of passes quarterback
It was Wilson and the Seahawks' only turnover of the game.
Wilson completed 12 of 21 passes for 247 yards and two touchdowns as Seattle rushed the ball 29 times, but not that last one.
On the other side of the field, Patriots quarterback
Edelman lead the Patriots with nine catches for 109 yards and a score. Seattle receiver
The Patriots struck first with an 11-yard touchdown catch by LaFell before the Seahawks handed the ball to
Rob Gronkowski caught a 22-yarder from Brady to give the Patriots the lead again, 14-7, but just before halftime Seattle Coach
Matthews, making his first catches of his
In the second half, Seattle put up 10 unanswered points as the Patriots were forced to punt on two consecutive possesions. Kicker
In the fourth quarter, Brady led scoring drives of 68 and 64 yards, connecting with Amendola on a four-yard pass and then Edelman on a three-yarder to take the lead, 28-24.
The Seahawks got the ball back with 2 minutes 2 seconds left in the game and were tasked with making an 80-yard drive and scoring a touchdown to take the lead.
As the Seahawks made their final drive up the field, receiver Jermaine Kearse, who had three catches for 45 yards, made an incredible play on a tipped, bobbled pass to put Seattle in a prime position to take the lead at the New England five-yard line.
Lynch, who carried the ball 24 times for 102 yards and one score, rushed for four yards on the first play before Wilson's pass was intercepted, effectively ending the game.
Gronkowski had six catches for 68 yards and a touchdown.
Seahawks receiver Jermaine Kearse had the catch of the game, a tipped, bobbled 33-yard catch on his back to put Seattle on the New England 5 with 1 minute and 14 seconds left in the game.
A couple runs by running back
Lynch got the call on first down, a four-yard gain. On second down, however, quarterback
The Patriots need everything
After forcing the Seahawks into a three-and-out, No. 12 took New England 68 yards down the field and connected with receiver
Brady threw eight passes as running back
Time for the ultimate two-minute drill.
The Seahawks's next drive didn't last long or go far.
Wilson is now nine of 15 passing for 172 yards, but he hasn't fumbled the ball away or had a pass intercepted.
Amendola caught a four-yard pass for the score after running to the back of the end zone and sitting on top of Seahawks safety
The Patriots rushed the ball just once on the nine-play drive, instead putting the ball in the hands of quarterback
Brady targeted Edelman three times along the way, but a pass to the end zone was denied by Seahawks cornerback Tharold Simon, who was burned earlier on a touchdown pass to
To make matters worse for the Seahawks, defensive end
It's hard to tell if the Seahawks were taking their foot off the pedal or just sticking to their game plan. Both involve handing the ball to running back
This time, Lynch could only carry Seattle three yards, setting
Looking to throw, Wilson took another sack to end the Seahawks drive. New England defensive end
Wilson has been sacked three times.
The Seahawks' defense clamped down the the Patriots again, forcing New England to go three-and-out.
Ryan Allen then ran out on to the field for his fifth punt of the game.
A confident Seahawks quarterback
The Patriots needed an answer to keep up with the Seahawks. I think you know where this is going.
Instead of a long drive and putting points on the board they went three-and-out the long way with a pass wiped off the board by a holding call on rookie center Bryan Stork.
On third-and-9, quarterback
However, the Seahawks did suffer a loss on the Patriots drive. Defensive end
Turnovers turn into points.
Baldwin was flagged for unsportmanlike conduct on play, a 15-yard penalty that will be enforced on the kick.
Seahawks 17, Patriots 14 (8:15 left in third quarter)
Seattle linebacker Bobby Wagner was a difference maker when he returned to the Seahawks lineup after missing time with a toe injury.
He was a difference maker in the
Patriots quarterback Tom Brady targeted tight end
Seattle rookie receiver
He picked a heck of a day for a coming out party.
Perry also flew in the air during an impressive intermission show. It looked as incredible as it sounded.
It's too bad the
With just six seconds left on the clock, on second down from the New England 11, Seattle Coach
Seattle stuck with its ground game but switched it up at running back, giving
Patriots running back
The Seahawks needed just five plays to travel 80-yards for the touchdown.
Wilson completed four of seven passes for 84 yards in the first half, though he was sacked twice.
The Seahawks will get the ball to start the second half.
Patriots 14, Seahawks 7 (1:45 left in second quarter)
Identifying the mismatch, quarterback
The Seahawks are definitely hurting with the loss of cornerback
The Patriots took advantage of the soft Seahawks coverage over the middle of the field as the traveled 80 yards in eight plays, though they were helped along the way by a nuetral zone infraction by Seattle, which resulted in a first down on third-and-short.
Brady hit with running back
He's now completed 20 of 27 passes for and two touchdowns.
Patriots 7, Seahawks 7 (2:22 left in second quarter)
The Seahawks continued to feed the beast and were ultimately rewarded.
Lynch carried the ball six times on the Seahawks' eight-play drive -- their longest of the game so far.
Quarterback Russell Wilson converted a third down with his arm with a six yard toss to receiver Jermaine Kearse before lifting the ball over the hands of Patriots cornerback Kyle Arrington to receiver Chris Matthews for a 44-yard gain.
It took three more Lynch carries before they hit paydirt. Kicker Steven Hauschka converted the PAT.
Patriots 7, Seahawks 0 (7:17 left in second quarter)
After previous drives of six, 13 and nine plays, the Seahawks finally force the Patriots into a three-and-out.
Quarterback Tom Brady threw three straight passes but only connected with receiver
Seattle defensive tackle
Patriots 7, Seahawks 0 (8:17 left in second quarter)
Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson felt the pressure of the Patriots defense once again and was brought to the ground for the second time.
Patriots defensive end
Forced to pass, Wilson looked for receiver Jermaine Kearse up the right side but Patriots cornerback Logan Ryan would have none of that business and batted the ball away.
Another three-and-out for Seattle.
Patriots 7, Seahawks 0 (9:47 left in second quarter)
The Patriots' nine-play scoring drive was set up by receiver
No. 12 targeted LaFell on the next play but the ball bounced off of his hands and was nearly intercepted by Simon.
The Patriots picked up chunk yardage with short passes to LaFell and pass-catching running back Shane Vereen before they went deep again, this time to receiver Julian Edelman for a 23-yard pick up.
Patriots 0, Seahawks 0 (14:08 left in second quarter)
After running circles around the
The Seahawks stuck with the run on their second possesion of the game. Wilson carried the ball seven yards before turning and handing the ball off to "Beast Mode" to move the chains for the first time on a four-yard gain.
The Patriots got to Wilson on the next play before eventually forcing the mobile quarterback into a passing situation on that long third down.
Patriots 0, Seahawks 0 (1:50 left in first quarter)
Brady had completed six consecutive passes on the drive, and with the help of running back
Patriots 0, Seahawks (9:30 left in first quarter)
Take a guess who carried the ball three straight times for the
Patriots 0, Seahawks 0 (11:44 left in first quarter)
New England opened the game with a short pass to tight end
Brady then hit receiver
New England then handed the ball off to
Punter Ryan Allen booted the ball back to the Seattle 35.
The Patriots take the field to "Crazy Train" by Ozzy Osbourne. The Seahawks elect to go with The Verve's "Bitter Sweet Symphony."
Two very different moods.
Inactive for New England are running backs Jonas Gray and James White, receivers Josh Bryce and Bryan Tyms, defensive linemen Zach Moore and Joe Vellano, and offensive lineman
Inactive for Seattle are quarterback B.J. Daniels, receiver Kevin Norwood, cornerback Marcus Burnley, defensive end David King, and offensive linemen Patrick Lewis, Keavon Milton and Garry Gilliam.
Is the famed 12th Man boisterous enough to blow the roof off a stadium?
We won’t find out in
The retractable roof at University of Phoenix Stadium will be open for the game, and so far the skies are cloudless. There was some doubt earlier in the day about whether the roof would be open for the game, because it was a rainy week and an uncharacteristically foggy morning (causing prolonged flight delays).
Arizona has one of the
Under normal circumstances, it's the home team that decides if the roof will be open, and that team has until 90 minutes before kickoff to make that call. Once opened, the roof cannot be closed except for hazardous conditions or rain.
According to NFL rules: "The roof will not be closed for rain any time after the five-minute mark of the fourth quarter, including overtime." However, it can be closed at any time because of hazardous conditions such as lightning.
"For me, it was just a feel thing," Warner said in a text Sunday. "Just think I was so used to it. But it made no difference in throwing the ball."