FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- On this date last year ...
Malcolm Butler made an improbable goal-line interception that has forever changed his life. ... Tom Brady set Super Bowl records with 20 first-half completions and 37 completions overall. ... Shane Vereen totaled 11 receptions, a Super Bowl record for a running back ... Seahawks receiver Jermaine Kearse caught a ball while lying on his back, which had many in New England saying, "No! Not again!" ... Patriots linebacker Dont'a Hightower, bad shoulder and all, tackled Marshawn Lynch short of the goal line on the play before Butler's interception.
Patriots 28, Seahawks 24.
On this date in 2004 ...
Adam Vinatieri kicked a 41-yard field goal with four seconds left ... Safety Rodney Harrison broke his arm and stayed on the field for an extra play. ... Janet Jackson had a wardrobe malfunction at halftime. ... A 14-10 low-scoring game entering the fourth quarter led to offensive fireworks and a combined 37 points in the final 15 minutes, a Super Bowl record. ... Mike Vrabel caught a 1-yard touchdown pass. ... Brady was MVP.
Patriots 32, Panthers 29.
There are several unforgettable dates in Patriots history, but few top Feb. 1. Victories in Super Bowl XLIX over Seattle and XXXVIII over Carolina delivered two of the franchise's four championships.
So as we turn the page on the calendar to February, it naturally sparks some unforgettable Patriots memories.