People in Seattle poised to celebrate a second straight Super Bowl win by the Seahawks were instead left stunned.
A late interception preserved New England's 28-24 victory. Rebe Wolverton was part of a boisterous crowd watching Sunday's game near Century Link Field, where the Seahawks play their home games. She said, "this hurts."
In the city's University District police officers kept watch on a crowd of dozens of flag waving fans.
In North Seattle, Emily Simpson and Steven Baily had been ready for another celebration. Simpson said the loss was "heartbreaking."