Tom Brady had, just moments earlier, connected with Julian Edelman to give the Patriots a 28-24 lead.
The win is the fourth Super Bowl crown for Brady and head coach Bill Belichick, the only QB-coach combo to accomplish that feat.
Brady was 37 of 50 for 328 yards and four touchdowns and was named the MVP for the third time. Brady joins Joe Montana as the only three-time Super Bowl MVPs.
Kevin Harlan and Boomer Esiason called the action on Westwood One.