The New England Patriots won their second Super Bowl title with a 27-20 victory over the Chicago Bears in the National Football League on Sunday night.
The Patriots tied the game early in the fourth quarter and scored a touchdown on their second drive.
The next drive was a Hail Maria, which came after a botched pass on third-and-6 from the Bears’ 42-yard line.
The drive was cut short when Bears defensive back Brandon Boykin intercepted the pass and threw it to wide receiver Brandon Marshall.
Marshall returned the touchdown and intercepted the ensuing interception.
The play capped a dominant first half that saw the Patriots score touchdowns on their first two possessions, including a 30-yard touchdown run by Julian Edelman that put them up 17-0 in the second quarter.
Bears cornerback Josh Bynes then intercepted Edelman on a 4-yard pass in the end zone, making it 17-3 at halftime.
The score was the longest touchdown pass of the season for the Bears, who have won five in a row.
The victory is the second for the Patriots this season.
The Bears are now 6-0.
The Packers have won four in a span of two seasons, including their most recent win, a 27–20 win over the Arizona Cardinals in Week 6.
Packers coach Mike McCarthy praised his team for its toughness and resilience throughout the game, saying, “We played a physical game, and I think that’s what the guys showed.”
The Bears were also in good shape after they allowed the most touchdowns in the NFL this season with 16.
Bears tight end Jason Campbell finished with nine catches for 114 yards and a touchdown.
He caught six passes for 78 yards and was targeted on seven other occasions.
The Lions were without running back Jeremy Langford (toe) and receiver Greg Jennings (ankle).
They also lost cornerback Quandre Diggs (foot) for the game.
The Cowboys had their best day of the year.
Their defense was held to just 34 yards on 22 carries, but their offense produced the most points of the day with a season-high 25.3 per game.
On defense, defensive tackle Chris Baker (knee) and safety Terence Newman (hamstring) each missed practice on Sunday.