Patriots DB Malcolm Butler made the Seahawks pay for their foolish play calling, intercepting QB Russell Wilson in the endzone to seal the win in Super Bowl XLIX.
It’s time for a look back at Super Bowl XLIX and why the Seattle Seahawks lost that game.(Video) Seattle Seahawks fan uses Madden to demonstrate that Seahawks should have run on final play NFL news: New England Patriots’ Tom Brady speaks out on retirement plans
At the start of the fourth quarter of Super Bowl XLIX the Seahawks led the game 24-14. And then all of a sudden Tom Brady became Tom Brady the Greatest Of All Time and shredded the Seahawks vaunted defense for two TDs and a win.
How did this happen? That is the question that Seahawks players, coaches, executives and fans will be asking themselves for the next seven months or possibly for the rest of their lives as the Seahawks head into an offseason of sheer amazement at the lost chance of creating a dynasty.
Here is a countdown of the top 10 reasons the Seattle Seahawks lost Super Bowl XLIX:
10. Lack of a No. 1 receiver
When undrafted WR Chris Matthews is the leading receiver in the game – after going an entire season without catching a single NFL catch – it’s a sign that the Seahawks truly do not have a game-changing WR that can take control or even become a safety blanket when other receivers aren’t getting open.