Butler's big pick saves the Super Bowl for New England

4 years 9 months 2 weeks ago Sunday, February 01 2015 Feb 1, 2015 Sunday, February 01, 2015 8:29:00 PM CST February 01, 2015 in Football
Source: AP
By: The Associated Press

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - One moment, Patriots cornerback Malcolm Butler found himself on the wrong side of a nightmare.

The next, he saved the Super Bowl.

Butler's interception of a Russell Wilson pass with 20 seconds left Sunday sealed New England's fourth Super Bowl title - a heart-stopping 28-24 victory over the Seattle Seahawks.

The interception came two plays after Butler found himself in coverage - good coverage - against Seattle's Jermaine Kearse, but Kearse somehow gathered in a 33-yard pass while on his back to give the Seahawks the ball on the New England 5.

Marshawn Lynch got it to the Patriots 1, but the Seahawks called a pass play on second down and Butler, a rookie out of West Alabama, cut off receiver Ricardo Lockette and made the interception.


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