Road to Super Bowl XLIX: Patriots and Seahawks
BY: PATRICK PHAM
The craze over the so called “deflate gate” has sparked loads of controversy. It was noted 11 of 12 footballs were deflated in the game between the Indianapolis Colts vs. the New England Patriots. This made many believe the Patriots shouldn’t be in Super Bowl XLIX. Aside from the possibility the Patriots may or may not have deflated the balls, they’re still facing the defending champs, the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday. One thing is certain, Patriots’ quarterback, Tom Brady has the edge in experience having played in five Super Bowl games. As for the Seahawks, they’re hoping to continue history by becoming back-to-back champs for the first time in franchise history. The stakes are high as Brady wants to continue his legacy while the Seahawks want to prove all doubters wrong and win their second Super Bowl.
In the regular season, Brady has thrown over 4,109 yards with 33 touchdowns and nine interceptions while Russell Wilson threw 3,475 yards and 20 touchdowns with seven interceptions. Brady outshines Wilson, but you can’t forget about “Beast Mode,” running back Marshawn Lynch or the guy who said “I’m just here so I don’t get fined,” on media day. Lynch helped turn things around for the Seahawks against the Green Bay Packers on the come-from- behind win. Lynch is someone the Patriots need to keep an eye on. The Patriots also had a beast of their own when they beat the Colts. Patriots running back, Legarette Blount rushed for 148 yards scoring three touchdowns against the Colts so don’t be surprised if Seahawks frequently attack the line of scrimmage.
The Seahawks are more known for their defense. Players like Richard Sherman and Kam Chancellor are going to need to step up for one more game if the Seahawks want to make history. Last year’s Super Bowl, the Seahawks dominated the Denver Broncos 43-8 so who knows what will happen come Sunday. The Patriots on the other hand are known for their explosive offense with powerhouse players like tight end, Rob Gronkowski and of course, Brady. These two teams met back in 2012 last and the Seahawks won 24-23 so fans may be in store for a close game this Sunday.