It was third and six on the Seahawks’ ten and Tom Brady had been on an impressive drive. With a minute fifty left in the first quarter, the Patriots’ quarterback saw receiver Julian Edelman in the back of the end zone. Eyes wide and arm ready, Brady hurled the ball at Edelman, only to have Jeremy Lane step up and intercept it at the goal line.
Determined to get more yards, Lane headed to the Seahawks sideline, but Edelman wouldn’t let the ball thief get too far away. With an impressive burst of speed Edelman got to Lane and took him down on the 15 yard line. This was the hit that lost the Seahawks the Super Bowl.
While Edelman took down Lane, he also fractured a bone in Lane’s wrist, and tore the ACL in his knee. Lane is very doubtful for the start of the next season and will likely be put on the reserve/PUP list, costing him six regular season games. All Seahawks fans should devoutly hope that’s not the case.