Pete Carroll Joins List Of 10 Worst Decisions In Super Bowl History (Gallery)

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Pete CarrollThe Seattle Seahawks literally threw away Super Bowl XLIX.

The Seahawks marched to the New England Patriots’ 1-yard line and had an opportunity to grab the lead with less than one minute remaining. But rather than call upon Marshawn Lynch — considered by some to be the best running back in football — to pound the rock into the end zone, Seattle head coach Pete Carroll dialed up a pass play that simply didn’t work.

Quarterback Russell Wilson fired an interception to Malcolm Butler on a slant play toward the goal line. The Patriots subsequently ran out the clock and secured a 28-24 victory. It was a thrilling end to an unbelievable football game.

There obviously are a lot of storylines following the Patriots’ fourth title. Tom Brady and Bill Belichick further cemented their legacies. The Patriots have continued their dynasty over the last decade-plus. And DeflateGate still looms large. But Carroll’s poor decision undoubtedly will go down as one of the worst in Super Bowl history.

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