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Super Bowl XLIX: Pete Carroll speaks on crucial play call that ended Seahawks' chances

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Pete Carroll is facing up to being on the losing side of a Super Bowl after the New England Patriots hung on to secure a 28-24 comeback win in Arizona tonight.

The Seattle Seahawks though had the chance to grab victory after finding themselves on the one yard line with under one minute to play.

Carroll though opted to call a pass play rather than hand the ball to Marshawn Lynch and quarterback Russell Wilson saw his throw intercepted by Patriots' Malcolm Butler to effectively end the game.

The call surprised virtually everyone watching the game and Carroll has come in for criticism in the immediate aftermath of the game.

Speaking to the media on the field after the game came to an end, the head coach took full responsibility for the call and its outcome.

In a frank and honest response to questions over the play call, Pete Carroll admitted to feeling numb after seeing Butler make what he called a "miraculous" interception.

The play iced the game, handing the ball back to the Patriots to see out the game which will go down as a classic Super Bowl encounter - not least for the dramatic ending.

While Carroll is feeling fragile right now after the crazy call - why not give the ball to the dominant Lynch from a yard out - there were some who have been quick to label it one of the worst calls in NFL history.

The veteran head coach showed great class in speaking to the media in what must have been the toughest moment of his career.

What do you think NFL fans? Worse play call in NFL history, and what would you have done in the situation? Let us know in the comments section below...

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