That being said, I think that the Seahawks are the better team defensively, and that defense will tip the balance in Seattle's favor. If Richard Sherman doesn't play, then this game tips in New England's favor, but I don't think Sherman misses the Superbowl. This is going to be an extremely close game, and will hinge on mistakes. That being said, Russell Wilson had one of the worst games of his young career a few weeks ago, and the Seahawks still prevailed. Wilson will not have two bad games in a row, and the Seahawks will barely win this game, 24-21. --Mike B
HERE WE GO!!!!! I said at beginning of the year Pats vs Cards which I believe would still be the story if Carson played. I am going to say thought the hawks belong and didn't cheat to get here. So all ball jokes aside I think the Seahawks outclass the Pats in every category minus Receiving and QB. The Seahawks though have a quarterback that doesn't seem to lose big games. This game is going to come down to pure defense and run game. Which is bad for the Pats. Yes they have a great defense but what run game exists..... none. Can Wilfork, Hightower, Jamie Collins, and Ninkovich stop Marshawn Lynch? If so Pats could win if not its game over out the gate. So all this being said it's taken a lot of time thinking to figure out a winner of this one. I will stick with Russell Wilson till the day I die I believe he is a legend and will capture number 2 knocking off Tom Brady the year after beating Peyton Manning. Seahawks win 26 -24. Game of a lifetime.
Super Bowl XLIX will be one to remember. These 2 teams are both at the top of their game, and I don't think that either one is going to disappoint us. I'm still not happy about the whole deflate-gate issue with the Patriots. Although they probably still would've won, it should've never been an issue in the first place. The Patriots disappointed fans and supporters everywhere, as well as angering many people who already dislike them. I think that they've learned their lesson, and they're not going to try anything again. The Patriots main concern on defense is going to be stopping Marshawn Lynch and Russell Wilson coming out of the pocket. The patriots shouldn't have many issues covering the Seahawks weaker receivers, they need to focus on stopping the ground game. The Seahawks defense needs to worry about tricks and deceiving plays that catch them off guard. This can be as simple as crossing routes, or Julian Edelman throwing a touchdown pass. The Seahawks offense needs to worry about passing the ball. If Russell plays like he did in the first 3 quarters of the NFC Championship game, its going to be a long day for the Seahawks. The Patriots offense needs to worry about the pressure of Seattle's defense. Tom Brady needs to be aware of anyone coming toward him, and he can't afford to make any stupid mistakes and make a bad pass as he's being tackled. Tom also needs to worry about finding the open receiver, as Seattle is going to make it very difficult. Overall, it's going to be a great, well-fought game. I'm picking a Patriots win, 35-33.