Seahawks' questionable call leads to Super Bowl-clinching interception

BY Sid Saraf • February 1, 2015

Why? Why? Why?

Seattle Seahawks fans will be asking that question for eternity after a questionable playcall late in the fourth quarter cost them a victory in Super Bowl XLIX on Sunday.

First, the setup: The Seahawks were down by four points with two minutes remaining when they started a drive from their own 20-yard line. A few plays later, Seattle was in New England territory when quarterback Russell Wilson connected with Jermaine Kearse on this unbeliavable pass and catch that reminded people of the legendary David Tyree play from Super Bowl XLII:

One play later, the Seahawks had a second-and-goal from the 1-yard line with the seconds ticking off the clock. Time for a Marshawn Lynch run up the middle, right?

Wrong. Offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell decided to go for a short pass to Ricardo Lockette. Except this time:

Intercepted by Malcolm Butler. Ball game. The Patriots walked off with their fourth Super Bowl win of the Tom Brady/Bill Belichick Era and the Pacific Northwest is probably headed straight to therapy.



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