Super Bowl XLIX (forty-nine), took place in Glendale, Arizona and still has everyone talking about the game itself with the commercials that were shown throughout the breaks and the half time show that has Katy Perry still trending throughout all of social medias. The New England Patriots took on the Seattle Seahawks at the University of Phoenix Stadium, resulting in the Patriots becoming 2015 National Football League Champions. Some students and football fans made their way to Lobo’s to watch the game and enjoy the food.
This Super Bowl game was bound to be an intense game considering the Seahawks were given the Vegas betting odds by just one point. “Both teams played really good, I think. I wasn’t cheering for anyone special, but I thought it was a great game and I enjoyed watching every second of it,” said Sonoma State freshman Kirsten Miller.
Even though none of the teams made any scores in the first quarter, there were some incredible plays made during this time. About 1 minute and fifty seconds into the first quarter, Patriots’ quarterback Tom Brady tried to pass the ball to Julian Edelman, but then Seahawks defensive back Jeremy Lane intercepted the throw and took it back fourteen yards. An unfortunate result of the play was a gruesome forearm injury to Lane after he was tackled.
“When seeing this play go down, I already thought this was not going to be a good game for the Patriots,” said Sonoma State sophomore Roger Patterson. “I definitely wanted New England to win, especially since the Seahawks beat the San Francisco Niners for NFC Champs in 2014.”
Brady and the Patriots started the scoring when he threw the ball short and left to Brandon LaFell for a touchdown. The Seahawks tied it up when quarterback Russell Wilson handed Bay Area native Marshawn Lynch the ball 3 yards away from the endzone.
At the end of the first half, both teams were tied 14-14.
Former Foot Locker employee Chris Matthews made an incredible 45-yard catch after Wilson threw him the deep ball during the third quarter. This was just one of many of his great plays on Sunday.
“Can you imagine how many people are out there who have such great potential to play professional and this guy was given the opportunity,” said Miller with enthusiasm. “He was working at Foot Locker a couple months ago and now he’s at the Super Bowl.”
With just seven minutes and 55 seconds left the Patriots’ Danny Amendola caught a touchdown pass, making the score 24-21 with the Patriots only needing 3 points to catch up.
Just a few minutes later, Brady threw a touchdown pass to Edelman making the score 28-24 with the Patriots taking the lead. With only a minute and fourteen seconds left on the clock, Wilson threw a pass to Jermaine Kearse who made an unbelievable catch at the 5-yard line.
After a run by Marshawn Lynch, the Seahawks had one more yard to go before becoming the 2015 Super Bowl Champs. Russell Wilson dropped back and got rid of the ball quickly to the right side of the field. The Patriots defensive back Malcolm Butler beat the wide receiver to the ball and made an interception that brought the Super Bowl victory to the Patriots.
“I was really excited to see Butler make the interception. It couldn’t have ended in a better way for the Patriots,” said Patterson. “But during the whole game both teams did such a great job playing. This game is really how a Super Bowl should feel like.”