Super Bowl 49 is well underway tonight (Sun., Feb. 1, 2015) from University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona featuring the AFC Champion New England Patriots taking on the NFC Champion Seattle Seahawks.
A live blog with updates from the third quarter of Super Bowl 49 is below. Remember to refresh often and enjoy the game!
SUPER BOWL 49 THIRD QUARTER PLAY-BY-PLAY, LIVE BLOG
Super Bowl 49 score to start third quarter:
New England - 14
Seattle - 14
The Sehawks received the kickoff and it went out of the end zone for a touch back.
Seattle ball at their own 20 yard line.
1st and 10: Marshawn Lynch got it first for a gain of three up the middle.
2nd and 7: Lynch took one up the gut for a nice gain and a first down.
1st and 10: They ran play-action and Russell Wilson went deep to Chris Matthews, who made a spectacular spinning catch for a huge play down into the red zone.
1st and 10: They gave it to Lynch and he moved the pile for seven yards down to the 10 yard line.
2nd and 3: Robert Turbin got a carry in relief of Lynch and picked up two.
3rd and 1: Lynch took a carry up the middle but Rob Ninkovich made the tackle just behind the line of scrimmage to bring up fourth down.
4th and 2: Steven Hauschka drilled a 27 yard field goal for three points.
New England - 14
Seattle - 17
Another touchback on a kickoff.
New England ball on their own 20 yard line.
1st and 10: Tom Brady found Julian Edelman for a gain of two on the outside on yet another quick hitter.
2nd and 8: LeGarrette Blount tried to turn upfield going inside but ran into a brick wall for a gain of just two yards.
3rd and 6: Brady stood in against the blitz, took a shot, but delivered a dart to Rob Gronkowski for a first down right at the marker.
1st and 10: Blount got it off the right side but couldn't find any room and was stopped after gaining just a yard.
2nd and 9: A play-action pass was thrown into the dirt when Brady was under too much pressure to let the play develop thanks to Michael Bennett crashing down on him inside.
3rd and 9: Brady had time to throw but had his pass intercepted by Bobby Wagner over the middle. There was a penalty on Richard Sherman for a block in the back, so Seattle will keep it. Cliff Avril was injured on the play.
Seattle ball at the 50 yard line.
1st and 10: Wilson found Chris Matthews for a gain of nine yards.
2nd and 1: Lynch took a hand off for a few yards and a first down.
1st and 10: A play-action pass turned into a Wilson run when no one popped open downfield. It didn't matter, as the Patriots were flagged for holding. Add five yards to the end of the run.
1st and 10: Lynch took a hand off to the left and broke tackle after tackle to get all the way up to the four yard line. He was only stopped with a shoelace tackle.
1st and Goal: Lynch got it again but he was driven down after gaining just a yard.
2nd and Goal: They faked to Lynch this time and Wilson found a wide open Doug Baldwin for a touchdown. They flagged Seattle for excessive celebration, to be assessed on the kickoff. The extra point was good.
New England - 14
Seattle - 24
Thanks to the penalty, Danny Amendola got the chance to return it out to the 37.
New England ball on their own 37 yard line.
1st and 10: Brady found Edelman down field for about 15 yards but the Patriots were flagged for holding, a 10 yard penalty and repeat of the down.
1st and 20: Brady went deep for Brandon Lafell but it was overthrown and incomplete.
2nd and 20: Edelman made another catch over the middle and picked up 11 out to the 36 yard line.
3rd and 9: Brady fired one in to Amendola but he dropped the pass just in front of Bobby Wagner.
4th and 9: The punt traveled all the way into the end zone for a touchback.
Seattle ball on their own 20 yard line.
1st and 10: They ran play-action to start the drive and Wilson found Ricardo Lockette for 25 yards to midfield.
1st and 10: Lynch up the middle was stopped after a couple.
2nd and 8: Wilson found Jermaine Kearse on a quick out for five yards.
3rd and 3: Wilson floated one for Kearse but he bobbled it and couldn't hang on.
4th and 3: Jon Ryan came on to punt and booted one out of bounds near the 15 yard line.
New England ball at their own 14 yard line.
1st and 10: Shane Vereen got a handoff for a short gain up the middle.
2nd and 7: Brady found his fullback on a play-action pass for a gain of six.
That's the end of the third quarter.
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