Seahawks Lead Patriots 24-14 in Third Quarter of Super Bowl

Photographer: Morry Gash

The Seattle Seahawks scored a touchdown to take a 24-14 second-half lead over the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl.

Doug Baldwin caught a three-yard scoring pass from Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson with four minutes, 54 seconds remaining in the third quarter at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona.

Steven Hauschka kicked a 27-yard field with 11:09 left in the third quarter to give Seattle the lead for the first time in the National Football League championship game.

The first half ended 14-14 after each team scored a touchdown in the last minute of the second quarter. Wilson tossed an 11-yard scoring pass to Chris Matthews with two seconds remaining and Rob Gronkowski hauled in a 22-yard pass from New England quarterback Tom Brady 29 seconds earlier.

The Patriots opened the scoring on an 11-yard pass from Brady to Brandon LaFell for a touchdown with 9:51 left in the second quarter. Marshawn Lynch, who led the NFL with 17 scores this season, responded for the Seahawks with a three-yard scoring run with 2:16 to play in the first half.

The Patriots are in the Super Bowl for a record-tying eighth time and are seeking their fourth title during the tenure of Brady and coach Bill Belichick. New England won its last title in 2005. The Seahawks are attempting to become the eighth franchise to win back-to-back Super Bowls and the first since the Patriots 10 years ago.

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