Super Bowl XLIX
Super Bowl XLIX (meaning Super Bowl 49 in Roman numerals) was an American football game in which the New England Patriots, winners of the American Football Conference (AFC) for the 2014 season, beat the Seattle Seahawks, winners of the National Football Conference (NFC), 28–24 to become winners of the National Football League (NFL) for the 2014 season. It was the fourth time the New England Patriots had won a Super Bowl. It was played at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona on February 1, 2015. An estimated 114.4 million people watched it in the United States
|Date||February 1, 2015|
|Stadium||University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Arizona|
|MVP||Tom Brady, quarterback|
|Favorite||Pick 'em (even/toss-up)|
|National anthem||Idina Menzel|
|Coin toss||Tedy Bruschi, Kenny Easley|
|Halftime show||Katy Perry with Lenny Kravitz, Missy Elliott and the Arizona State University Sun Devil Marching Band|
|TV in the United States|
|Announcers||Al Michaels (play-by-play)|
Cris Collinsworth (analyst)
Michele Tafoya (sideline reporter)
|Nielsen ratings||47.5 (national)|
U.S. viewership: 114.4 million est. avg.
|Market share||72 (national)|
|Cost of 30-second commercial||$4.5 million|
|New England Patriots||Position||Position||Seattle Seahawks|
|Brandon LaFell||WR||Doug Baldwin|
|Nate Solder||LT||Russell Okung|
|Dan Connolly||LG||James Carpenter|
|Bryan Stork||C||Max Unger|
|Ryan Wendell||RG||J. R. Sweezy|
|Sebastian Vollmer||RT||Justin Britt|
|Rob Gronkowski||TE||Luke Willson|
|Julian Edelman||WR||Jermaine Kearse|
|Tom Brady||QB||Russell Wilson|
|Michael Hoomanawanui||TE||WR||Ricardo Lockette|
|Shane Vereen||RB||Marshawn Lynch|
|Rob Ninkovich||LE||LDE||Michael Bennett|
|Vince Wilfork||DT||LDT||Tony McDaniel|
|Sealver Siliga||DT||RDT||Kevin Williams|
|Chandler Jones||RE||RDE||Cliff Avril|
|Jamie Collins||LB||OLB||Bruce Irvin|
|Dont'a Hightower||LB||MLB||Bobby Wagner|
|Kyle Arrington||DB||OLB||K. J. Wright|
|Darrelle Revis||LCB||Richard Sherman|
|Brandon Browner||RCB||Byron Maxwell|
|Patrick Chung||SS||Kam Chancellor|
|Devin McCourty||FS||Earl Thomas|
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- "Lenny Kravitz joins Katy Perry for Super Bowl Halftime Show". National Football League. January 10, 2015. Retrieved January 10, 2015.
- Reed, Ryan (January 30, 2015). "Missy Elliott and Katy Perry Will Team Up for Super Bowl Halftime Show". Rolling Stone. Retrieved January 31, 2015.
- "ASU marching band practices for Super Bowl pre-game and halftime shows". East Valley Tribune. February 1, 2015. Retrieved February 1, 2015.
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- "Super Bowl XLIX–National Football League Game Summary" (PDF). National Football League. February 1, 2015. Retrieved January 8, 2017.