Patriots Win 4th Super Bowl In 14 years, Tom Brady Is MVP For 3rd time

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A heroic come-from-behind fourth quarter drive by hometown hero and quarterback Tom Brady, a spectacular, circus-like catch by Seattle's Jermaine Kearse appears to snatch victory away from the Patriots. And then, with just seconds left, rookie cornerback Malcolm Butler makes the play of a lifetime, intercepting a pass from Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson, and the Patriots win their fourth Super Bowl in 14 years.


Shalise Manza Young, the New England Patriots beat reporter for The Boston Globe. She is also one of many Boston Globe reporters included in the new commemorative book "Pumped: The Patriots Are Four-Time Super Bowl Champs." She tweets @ShaliseMYoung.

Mark Leibovich, chief national correspondent for The New York Times Magazine. He tweets @MarkLeibovich.

Ross Reynolds, co-host of The Record on NPR member station KUOW in Seattle. He tweets @KUOWRoss.


The New York Times: Tom Brady Cannot Stop

  • "There have tended to be two popular narratives about Brady over the years, neither of them that compelling except in their incompatibility. The first is the familiar against-the-odds account: Brady as the not-great high-school player, the up-and-down college quarterback, the sixth-round N.F.L. draft pick. But over more than a decade of sustained excellence, a second narrative has taken hold: Brady as the anti-underdog."

The Boston Globe: Patriots Rally To Beat Seahawks In Super Bowl

  • "This time the Patriots returned to the desert for Super Bowl XLIX, and it was again a most unlikely hero who made the play of the game."

WBUR: Hefty Ticket Prices Force Fans To Make Last-Minute Plans

  • "Fans ended up having to pay cash intended for Super Bowl tickets just to get close to a TV showing the big game."

WBUR Photos: Patriots Win Super Bowl XLIX

  • Highlights from Glendale, Ariz. and Boston.

This segment aired on February 2, 2015.


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