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The Patriots marched down the field in the first quarter, only to throw an interception near the end zone.

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The Patriots received the ball first to open the championship game.

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An energized New England team ran onto the field.

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Tom Brady and the Patriots ran out onto the field amid fanfare.

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Tom Brady and the Patriots took to the field before the game.

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The Arizona State Marching Band performed before the Super Bowl.

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Tom Brady and the Patriots took to the field before the game.

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Pete Carroll and Bill Belichick shook hands before the game.

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Devin McCourty and Nate Ebner warmed up before the game.

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Tom Brady had his game face on as he arrived at the stadium.

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Boston native Mark Wahlberg arrived at the stadium in Arizona.

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Julian Edelman practiced one-handed catches before the game.


Tom Brady walked the field before the game.

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Patriots fan Richa Kiran’s sign poked fun at the Deflategate controversy.

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Fans wore jerseys representing Patriots players before the game.

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Patriots fans filed into their seats hours before kickoff.

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GLENDALE, AZ - FEBRUARY 01: Tom Brady #12 hands the ball to LeGarrette Blount #29 of the New England Patriots during Super Bowl XLIX at University of Phoenix Stadium on February 1, 2015 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

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Patriots addressing unfinished business in Arizona

The near-perfect Patriots of 2007 needed this year’s edition to make things right in Glendale.


Key moments for the 2014 Patriots

Columnist Christopher Gasper recounts the ups and downs of a thrilling season that has the Patriots one game way from a championship.

One football was two pounds underinflated, report says

Several new details emerged on Sunday regarding the NFL’s investigtation into the Deflategate controversy.

Excited local Patriots fans settle in for Super Bowl

Fans crowded before televisions in family rooms and taverns around the region Sunday to watch the New England Patriots.

Patriots fans in Phoenix call on good luck charms

Fans who gathered at Toso’s Bar & Restaurant summoned everything from confetti poppers to custom-made Patriots dresses.

// Complete guide to Super Bowl XLIX

A look at the matchup, game time, location, advertising, and history of the NFL championship game.

// Bill Belichick’s legacy is complicated

Detractors point to Spygate and Deflategate, but supporters say that jealousy is behind much of the criticism.

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Up to a foot of snow possible Monday

Officials canceled school in Boston for Monday as another storm moved into the region.

Tess Pearson of Family & Children’s Services said the suicides caught the island by surprise.

Middle-age suicides rattle Nantucket

Seven people have killed themselves since October, sending islanders scrambling for answers.

Sean McLoughlin (left) of HireMinds recently met with Dan Pflock to recruit him to Cambridge-based company LogicNow. “There’s demand for everything,” McLoughlin said of the tech industry.

Demand for tech workers in Mass. remains high

Employment in the information sector has surged 8.5 percent in the state over the past year.

Jeb Bush and his grandfather, Prescott Bush, at Jeb’s graduation from Andover in June 1971.

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The education of Jeb Bush began with big troubles at Andover

Bush almost ran aground at Phillips Academy, and it would take four years for him to straighten out.

Kevin Cullen

// Another Bratton revolution for the New York City police

One year after Bill Bratton regained the reins of the NYPD, he is engaged in a battle that is both epic and personal.

The Big Picture

Super Bowl XLIX

The New England Patriots battled the Seattle Seahawks in America’s premiere sporting event.



// Curtail 529 college savings plans

The plans disproportionately benefit wealthier taxpayers who would likely be saving for their children’s college bills anyway.