New England won their fourth Super Bowl in 2015, defeating Seattle on cornerback Malcolm Butler's interception with less than 30 seconds remaining. The Patriots then accomplished a stunning comeback from a 28-3 deficit in the third quarter to defeat the Falcons in Super Bowl 51. With their victory over Atlanta, New England became just the second team in NFL history to overcome a third-quarter deficit of more than 10 points to win the Super Bowl (the other team was the Chicago Bears).
They're also only the second franchise to do so; the Dallas Cowboys are the other team that is tied with New England for this honor. The Patriots are trying to be the first team to win back-to-back Super Bowls since the Steelers in 2009 and 2010.
They've already done it once before, in 2001. But they had Bill Parcells coaching them at the time; now they're being coached by Belichick instead. The Patriots have won more games than any other team in NFL history and have appeared in five Super Bowls - more than any other team. They have won four of those games.
New England has been very successful over the course of its existence; it is one of only two teams in NFL history to have undefeated regular seasons (the other team is the 1999 Rams), and it has won or gone to the playoffs every year since its inception in 1972.
Seahawks of Seattle The New England Patriots won their fourth Super Bowl in team history, defeating the Seattle Seahawks 28-24 at Glendale, Arizona, in Super Bowl XLIX. It was also their first championship since 2001. Tom Brady and the Patriots were able to defeat Russell Wilson and his Seahawks team by making big plays when they had to most notably on defense when Malcolm Butler intercepted a pass from Wilson with under a minute left to seal the deal for New England.
In the previous season's AFC Championship Game, the Colts defeated the Pats 43-42 on a last second touchdown pass from Peyton Manning to Reggie Wayne. This was also Paul Brown Stadium in Indianapolis. The game was tied 42-42 late in regulation when Andrew Luck found Dwayne Allen on a quick screen pass for a 56-yard gain that put the Colts in position for a game-winning field goal. But after a failed two-point conversion attempt, the Patriots earned home-field advantage throughout the playoffs with a critical victory over their rival.
In the Divisional Round, the Pats traveled to Foxborough to face the undefeated Seahawks. Brady and company took an early lead but gave it up late in the third quarter when Percy Harvin returned the opening kickoff 94 yards for a touchdown to give the Seahawks a 14-10 lead.
The Patriots won the Super Bowl against the Seahawks thanks to a late interception. Tom Brady tossed four touchdown passes and Malcolm Butler intercepted Russell Wilson's ball in the end zone with 20 seconds left to help the New England Patriots upset the Seattle Seahawks 28-24 in Super Bowl LIII on Sunday night.
The Patriots took control of the game early in the fourth quarter when defensive back Malcolm Butler returned the opening kickoff 94 yards for a touchdown. The Seahawks responded by marching down the field themselves but had to settle for a Doug Baldwin catch with 1:50 remaining before halftime.
In the third quarter, Brady threw another touchdown pass after he was given time to throw by Seattle's defense. This time it was Chris Hogan who caught the ball out of the backfield from Dion Lewis and ran 67 yards for a touchdown. It was the first score of the postseason and it gave the Patriots a 21-7 lead.
After their first two drives ended in punts, the Seahawks got on the board with a 23-yard field goal from Steven Hauschka but it was too little, too late as the Patriots secured their fifth Super Bowl victory in overtime or later.
Patriots quarterback Tom Brady finished the game 25 of 41 for 304 yards and four touchdowns while running back Dion Lewis carried the ball 22 times for 102 yards and a score. Wide receivers Julian Edelman and Brandin Cooks each had nine receptions as well.
The 1985 New England Patriots season was their 16th in the National Football League and 26th overall.
The Chicago Bears set a Super Bowl record with 46 points against the New England Patriots on January 26, 1986, in New Orleans, Louisiana, to win their first championship since 1963.
The Patriots came into Super Bowl LI with an overall record of 4-4 in their previous eight Super Bowl appearances, with all four of their wins and two of their four defeats coming under Belichick and Brady's leadership.
The Falcons were quicker and more athletic, and they were plainly unaffected by their glaring lack of Super Bowl experience. They rapidly found that New England was significantly more beatable than anyone had anticipated.