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Super Bowl XLIX Live blog: Seattle Seahawks vs New England Patriots

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Super Bowl Sunday is finally upon us and XLIX pits the New England Patriots against the Seattle Seahawks in a match up that has all the ingredients to be a classic.

Game time

The prime time action is going to come thick and fast but GiveMeSport will be here throughout, from kick off to the final play of the game, keeping you up to date.

Make sure too to have your say on the game as it goes on using the comments section at below...

I myself predicted a Patriots win, 24-20.

FINAL SCORE: New England Patriots 28 - 24 Seattle Seahawks

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New England Patriots are Super Bowl champions

The fine line between victory and defeat...

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Malcolm Butler speechless after THAT PLAY. What a great game. Afte controversy off the field it was great to see both sides give it all on it, lead flipped and flopped but Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots were on top as that clock hit 0:00.

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Fighting from both sides as things get ugly but penalty extends the game. Brady kneel seals his 4th Super Bowl ring.

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Seattle give New England a much easier out here in their own end zone. Michael Bennett jumps the gun and gives away a five yard penalty. 

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Pete Carroll is going to take a LONG time to get over that call - why not give it to Beast Mode from half a yard out.

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INTERCEPTION

MALCOLM BUTLER HAS JUST SEALED THIS GAME FOR NEW ENGLAND

Patriots man picks of Wilson on the goal line - beats Baldwin to the ball. Seattle pay for not going with Lynch.

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Lynch brought down half a yard from the line! 2nd and inches

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SAY WHAT!

Kearse makes incredible play to keep drive alive as Bulter breaks up the play but the ball juggles in the air and somehow Kearse comes up with it even while he is lying on the floor.

Lucky or unlucky depending on who you are supporting.

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1:50 remaining: Seattle use up a timeout as play clock all but runs out. 

2nd and 10 on halfway. Wilson goes for the big shot down field and Browner knocks the ball away on the edge of the end zone.

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sidenote* Julian Edelman became only the fourth Patriot ever to rack up 100+ yards in a Super Bowl - Minitron has 109 yards and a touchdown tonight.

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2 MINUTE WARNING

Seattle, as in Packers game, are going to have to turn things around late here.

Marshawn Lynch makes a big catch just before the warning to get Seattle straight into Patriots territory 

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TOUCHDOWN - PEOPLE'S CHAMP JULIAN EDELMAN

New England Patriots 28 - 24 Seattle Seahawks.

In a near replica of Brady's missed past to Edelman on the last drive, Brady finds his wide receiver free in the end zone and the Patriots are back in the lead.

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2:52 remaining: Pats take a time out and will return with a 1st and goal and a chance to retake the league.

This game has everything last year's blow out didn't.

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4:25 remaining: GRONK! Brady finds the big man in space and he brings the Patriots to the Seahawks' 32.

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Is number nine on its way?

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Patriots lucky to get away with pass interference during that drive. Seattle's Lockette looked for all the world to have been tripped by a stumbling Patriot. No call from officials.

Lets see what Brady and co can do here...starting from the 36

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7:08 remaining: Seattle Seahakws will punt the ball away after Wilson throws out of bounds on 3rd and 5.

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Tom Brady getting a little support from back home - not sure he has time to check his Twitter just now though...

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Tom Brady now stands alone with most ever Super Bowl touchdown passes in NFL history after that one to Amandola - 12 and counting (one more than Joe Montana).

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TOUCHDOWN: - Danny Amadola

New England Patriots 21 - 24 Seattle Seahawks

Brady quickly makes up for his mistake. Finds Amadola down the middle for six points with a perfect pass to receiver's right shoulder.

This one is going down to the wire.

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Tom Brady misses a WIDE OPEN Julian Edelman who was in for a touchdown. 

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New England Patriots 1st and goal after Edelman again down the middle ducks and dives past a couple of Seattle defenders.

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INJURY: Seattle defensive end Cliff Avril won't return due to concussion - nasty clash of helmets earlier in the game.

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10:00 remaining:

Tom Brady is Tom Brady for a reason.

Keeps drive (and Patriots' chances) alive on 3rd and 14 with 21 yard play to find Julian Edelman with a bullet of a pass down the middle. Edelman thought he'd extended the play but his knee was down before he tacked on 8.

Patriots now inside Seattle's 30.

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3rd 14 21 gain

New England's chances of getting the win are getting slimmer by the second...Not the direction Belichick would have wanted to see this line going.

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Russell Wilson thought he had time - quickly discovered that wasn't the case. Patriots' Ninkovich sacks quarterback to force the punt. 

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Seattle have the ball back again after Blount is unable to find one yard and break the line for the Patriots.

Seahawks start of the 36 yard line.

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New England in possession as we head into the fourth quarter. Patriots have a 10 point gap to make up here and Brady may have to start risking a few deeper balls to move the chains.

Seattle have stifled much of the Pats' run game and while short and sideways passes have worked to a point they haven't had any of their own 'Matthews moments' so far in this game.

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Third Quarter

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Seattle now follow suit with a punt of their own after a couple of 1st down. Kearse fails to bring in a pass from Wilson that would have put the Seahawks into scoring territory. 

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3:24 remaining:

Patriots forced to punt after a Brady pass goes out of reach of Amandola - QB should have made that one.

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A breakdown of that impressive Seattle Seahawks scoring drive

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4:54: TOUCHDOWN - Doug Baldwin

Seattle Seahawks are moving on up. Wilson finds Doug Baldwin wide open in the end zone and makes no mistake with the short pass. Baldwin started on the left and came all the way to the right to get free.

Patriots have to stem the tide and fast before this game gets out of reach. Plenty of time left on the clock though.

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There is a first time for everything...

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INTERCEPTION

Tom Brady intercepted for the second time today after Bobby Wagner gets hold of the ball and keeps it in traffic.

The momentum is shifting in Arizona.

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9:17 remaining: Tom Brady hit for the first time as Michael Bennett gets to the QB. Brady still gets the ball away to Gronk for a first down. 

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A breakdown of that drive ending in a Seahawks field goal.

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11.09 remaining: Seattle take their first lead - New England 14 - 17 Seattle

FIELD GOAL: Stephen Hauschka converts for Seattle to end another impressive drive.

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As I say that Marshawn Lynch makes his biggest gain of the night. and then CHRIS MATTHEWS is at it again. 

Another deep ball finds the rookie who goes up and gets that ball and Errington. Seattle to the Patriots' 22

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Seahawks start with the ball and look to take the lead for the first time tonight. You can bet Bill Belichick will have made it clear to that New England defense that they CANNOT afford to switch of like they did in final seconds of first half.

HALF TIME

Now time for some Katy Perry...

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END OF SECOND QUARTER

Going toe to toe...

New England have had more time with the ball and will be frustrated to go in level here. Brady interception aside they have moved the chains far better that Seattle.

As for the Seahawks they got things going in the second quarter but just how costly could that Jeremy Lane injury be as we go forward. Gutsy call from Carroll (and smart play from Wilson) keeps them level and what a half of football for Chris Matthews.

Second Quarter

TOUCHDOWN - New England Patriots 14 - 14 Seattle Seahawks

Brave call from Pete Carroll with Seattle in field goal range with 6 seconds left. Went for a pass to Matthews from the 11 yard line who reaches out and reels it in for a touchdown.

#GUTSY

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A breakdown of that Patriots touchdown

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TOUCHDOWN - New England Patriots 14 - 7 Seattle Seahawks

Gronkowski with the grab (and spike) as New England score with another long drive. Classic Tom Brady bringing the team down field with patience before finding his favorite target in the red zone.

Seattle without Lane are really struggling in the secondary. Gronk will be dangerous from here on out if Brady can get the time to find him.

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A breakdown of that Seattle Seahawks touchdown

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Matthews' catch his FIRST OF HIS CAREER. Big couple of weeks for him, also recovered that onside kick in Green Bay game.

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2:16: TOUCHDOWN 

Marshawn Lynch welcome to the game. Beast Mode drives in from the seven yard line to get Seattle back on level terms.

7-7 with two to go in the second quarter. 

At this stage last season the Seahawks were already 22-0 up.

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4:02: Wilson follows one completion with another. This time a huge pass down field gets Seattle to Chris Matthews and to the Patriots' 12 yard line in double quick time.

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Injury update: Jeremy Lane unlikely to return for Seattle. This picture shows why...OUCH!

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5.50: Seattle and Wilson have their first pass complete as pass to Kearse gets Seattle a first down.

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7.17: remaining: Patriots punt the ball away after Brady throws the ball into the ground on 3rd down with no one open down field.

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Another 4th and out for the Seattle Seahawks. The 12th man must be starting to get worried. One thing on their side? Seattle didn't get going in the first half of their Championship Game and we all know how that one turned out.

Wilson is yet to complete a single pass so far

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A breakdown of that first touchdown

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TOUCHDOWN: PATRIOTS - Brandon LaFell

LaFell connects with a Brady pass from the 11 yard line. Patriots strike first as Brady ensures he doesn't make the same mistake twice finding the former Panthers man with a pin point pass he couldn't fall to keep hold of. GAME ON

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Julian Edelman free over the middle and makes a 3rd and 9 play into a 28 yard gain.

Minitron has come to play.

New England now 1st and 10 on the 12 yard line. Can they come away with points this time?

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Gronk went up for a deep pass from Brady but Kam Chancellor does (just) enough to put him off. Came back underneath but fails to connect after diving in the end zone.

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The Patriots get the ball back. Can they built another long drive?

AD ALERT: Budweiser's puppy returns. 

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That was the first scoreless first quarter of Super Bowl football since the Eagles played the Patriots in XXXIX

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Jeremy Lane - injured as he returned his Brady pick - is now listed as DOUBTFUL to return.

A cagey and quick first quarter comes to an end with Tom Brady's interception the major talking point so far. Seattle will be happy to be on level terms after being without the ball for much of that quarter.

First quarter

Uncharacteristic mistake from Brady is followed by Russell Wilson sticking exactly to character - evades first tackle and runs for seven yards. Quickly followed by Lynch bashing through for the first down.

Sidenote: Patriots have never scored in the first quarter of previous five Super Bowls under Belichick.

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BRADY PICKED OFF! After having the ball for 7.30 minutes Brady is intercepted on the goal line. No Patriots man near that pass!

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RED ZONE: Patriots to Seattle's 8 yard line as another flat pass, this time to Amendola, from Brady comes off.

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Patriots starting to get things going. A couple of 1st downs and they are into Seattle's half.

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Patriots answer Seattle's solid defense with a squick top of their own. Seahawks punt the ball away after New England stop Lynch in his tracks.

Stopping Beast Mode is key to giving the Patriots a chance here.

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First penalty of the game against Seattle for roughing the kicker as Patriots tried to kick it away. Bellichick declines the 5 yard penalty which would have made it 4th and 1 for New England.

Lets see if the Seahawks can get the first meaningful drive of the game going.

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'The People's Champ' Julian Edelman set a marker with that move on Richard Sherman. Seattle will be hoping for better moving forward from their star corner. Expect plenty of short passes to Edelman though - key to moving the chains for New England.

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New England's Amendola runs the ball back and the Pats will start from the 18 yard line.

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Seattle Seahawks win coin toss but defer. NEW ENGLAND WILL RECEIVE FIRST.

Unfortunately the jacket game failed to live up to last year.

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Build up

And now the national anthem...keep an eye on that clock!

Moments silence for Ana Mara - New York Giants matriarch who sadly passed away today - impeccably observed by the Super Bowl crowd.

HERE COME THE TEAMS...It's almost time people...

The Patriots take to the field first followed by the Seahawks who run out to The Verve 'Bittersweet symphony" - didn't have the Legion of Boom down as fans. 

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Prop bets always popular come Super Bowl time but, after "suspicious betting" one site has taken down odds on length of national anthem. Over 122.5 seconds was the bet of choice it seems...

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So many interesting story lines tonight. Pete Carroll going up against his old team. Russell Wilson looking to make history with two rings in his first three years in the NFL while Tom Brady is after win number four in his SIXTH Super Bowl.

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INACTIVES for both teams as follows:

Patriots

Seahawks:

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More concerning for the Seahawks though is Kam Chancellor who had a big knee brace on during warm up...With Chancellor the man in charge of containing Gronk it could be a big night for the Patriots tight end.

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Players now out warming up with just under an hour to go before kick off. Richard Sherman has his arm bandaged but it doesn't look to be affecting him out there. 

In other Sherman related news, no baby today!

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Not to be outdone though the Patriots have the backing of one particularly well known New England fan...

The atmosphere at the University of Phoenix Stadium has been building all day with Seattle's 12th man living up to their reputation as the NFL's loudest fans so far.

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