By Zane Miller
On Sunday, February 1st, 2015, the New England Patriots defeated the Seattle Seahawks 28-24 in Super Bowl XLIX to win the 95th championship in NFL history. It was the fourth championship for the Patriots franchise as Patriots quarterback Tom Brady won his third Super Bowl MVP Award. The game was held at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona.
Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers won his second MVP Award with 38 passing touchdowns and 4,381 passing yards, while Houston Texans defensive end JJ Watt won his second Defensive Player of the Year Award with one interception, four forced fumbles and 20 and a half sacks.
Out of Playoffs: Philadelphia Eagles (10-6), Houston Texans (9-7), Buffalo Bills (9-7), Kansas City Chiefs (9-7), San Diego Chargers (9-7), San Francisco 49ers (8-8), Miami Dolphins (8-8), New Orleans Saints (7-9), Minnesota Vikings (7-9), Cleveland Browns (7-9), Atlanta Falcons (6-10), New York Giants (6-10), St. Louis Rams (6-10), Chicago Bears (5-11), New York Jets (4-12), Washington Redskins (4-12), Jacksonville Jaguars (3-13), Oakland Raiders (3-13), Tennessee Titans (2-14), Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2-14)
Out in first round: Pittsburgh Steelers (L 30-17 to Ravens), Arizona Cardinals (L 27-16 to Panthers), Cincinnati Bengals (L 26-10 to Colts), Detroit Lions (L 24-20 to Cowboys)
Out in second round: Denver Broncos (L 24-13 to Colts), Dallas Cowboys (L 26-21 to Packers), Carolina Panthers (L 31-17 to Seahawks), Baltimore Ravens (L 35-31 to Patriots)
Out in third round: Green Bay Packers (L 28-22 (OT) to Seahawks), Indianapolis Colts (L 45-7 to Patriots)
Most passing touchdowns: #12 Andrew Luck (Colts)- 40 TD
Most rushing touchdowns: #29 DeMarco Murray (Cowboys)- 13 TD & 1,845 yds
Most receiving touchdowns: #88 Dez Bryant (Cowboys)- 16 TD
Most sacks: #50 Justin Houston (Chiefs)- 22 sacks
Most forced fumbles: #51 Daryl Smith (Ravens)- 5 FF, 1 fumble recovery & 39 return yds
Most interceptions: #27 Glover Quin (Lions)- 7 INT
Best field goal percentage (min. 12 attempts): #4 Adam Vinatieri (Colts)- 30 for 31, 96.8%
Link to stats database: https://www.pro-football-reference.com/years/2014/
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