CBS Sports ranks Super Bowl XLIX as 1 of best playoff games ever

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There is no arguing that Sunday’s AFC divisional matchup between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Buffalo Bills was one of the most exciting playoff games of all times, but CBS Sports has two contests ranked even higher, including the Seattle Seahawks loss to the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLIX.

“Ranked as the greatest Super Bowl of all-time by CBS Sports senior writer Will Brinson, the Patriots overcame a 10-point deficit on two Tom Brady touchdown passes. Seattle appeared to be on their way to a second straight title when Russell Wilson hit Jermaine Kearse on an incredible 33-yard completion,” writes Bryan DeArdo. “One yard away from the game-winning score, Seattle attempt a pass instead of giving ball to Marshawn Lynch. The decision backfired, as Wilson’s pass was picked off by Malcolm Butler, an undrafted rookie who had been on the receiving end of Kearse’s crazy catch two plays earlier.”

The only game CBS Sports ranked as a greater playoff game of all time is the 1981 NFC championship featuring the 49ers over the Cowboys.

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