The Patriots dominated ball possession throughout the half. Tom Brady and the passing offense have been extremely efficient, outside of one red zone interception by Jeremy Lane. Brady had plenty of time in the pocket, but panicked when the pressure finally converged on him, and threw a back-footed interception.
New England would turn things around in the second quarter, scoring on two Tom Brady touchdown throws. Brady's first was to Brandon LaFell and his second to Rob Gronkowski with just 29 seconds remaining.
However, the Patriots' defense collapsed in the final three minutes after 27 dominant ones. They allowed Russell Wilson to get out of the pocket and make big plays. Marshawn Lynch got going a bit near the end of the first half, but the Patriots did a solid job winning at the point of attack overall.
The final touchdown of the half allowed to Chris Matthews was unacceptable. The Seahawks marched 80 yards in 29 seconds to score a touchdown with two seconds remaining.
Now, the Seahawks get the ball to start the second half. This game feels a lot like Super Bowl XXXVIII that featured the Patriots and the Panthers.