Former Northwestern State player makes Super play, leaves with injury
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Long before the miracle catch, improbable interception and the rest of what made this a wild Super Bowl, Seattle cornerback Jeremy Lane made a big play, then went down with a gruesome arm injury.
The injury to the former Northwestern State standout would turn out to be an injury that had a devastating effect on the Seahawks in their 28-24 loss to New England.
The Patriots immediately went after Lane's replacement, Tharold Simon, and beat him again and again and again. Three of Tom Brady's touchdowns were thrown to receivers that were being defended by Simon - to Brandon LaFell, Julian Edelman and Rob Gronkowski.
Lane's first career interception came in the end zone to halt a first-quarter Patriots scoring threat. As he returned the pick, he fell awkwardly on his arm as he was knocked out of bounds, bending it at an angle that is hard to watch on replays.
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