Seahawks and Patriots Brawl in Final Minute of Super Bowl XLIX

Kyle Newport@@KyleNewportFeatured ColumnistFebruary 2, 2015

GLENDALE, AZ - FEBRUARY 01:  Bruce Irvin #51 of the Seattle Seahawks and  Rob Gronkowski #87 of the New England Patriots exchange words late in the fourth quarter during Super Bowl XLIX at University of Phoenix Stadium on February 1, 2015 in Glendale, Arizona.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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The Seattle Seahawks and the New England Patriots played a thriller of a game in Super Bowl XLIX, but the end could have gone better.

With New England holding a 28-24 lead in the final minute, the game temporarily spiraled out of control after Patriots quarterback Tom Brady tried to run out the clock. 

Things became chippy as Brady took a knee, which led to a huge brawl between the two teams on the field:

Seattle linebacker Bruce Irvin was ejected for his role as an instigator in the brawl.

Update from Friday, Feb. 6

NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports on the fines that have been handed down to multiple players on both teams:

Update from Monday, Feb. 2

Irvin apologized for his actions via Twitter:

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