The NFL season started with 32 teams and the only goal, to raise the Lombardi trophy. For the 2nd year, this game is going to be the No. 1 seed taken on each other, the Seahawks and Patriots will square off in Super Bowl XLIX. The Patriots, once called a dynasty, are back the big game and searching for their fourth Lombardi trophy in the last 15 years. The Seahawks have caused it to be to the big game consecutively and are seeking to repeat as champions, which hasn’t happened since the’03 and’04 Patriots.
The NFL hasn’t had a dynasty since the New England Patriots who continued and won three of their Super Bowls under Tom Brady and Bill Belichick involving the’01 and’04 season. A dynasty is a team that dominates their sport for an exceptional period of time. With that said, the Seahawks could be the NFL’s next organization to be called a dynasty. Since 2012 the Seahawks have beaten 22 of the 31 other franchises in the league. They haven’t faced the AFC North since 2011. Put simply, they haven’t beaten these five teams since 2012; Detroit, Kansas City, Miami, Indianapolis and San Diego.
Let’s look at 3 questions people asking to me concerning the Super Bowl XLIX:
1. What’re the Seahawks biggest strengths starting this game? The biggest strength starting this game is their ability to create explosive plays and allow explosive plays. In the standard season, the Seahawks offense led the league in explosive plays with 135, and their defense led the league in fewest explosive plays allowed, allowing only 76.
2. What do you think will be the biggest challenge for the Seahawks? The greatest challenge Seattle will face is stopping the run and try to create Brady beat them with his arm. The team has allowed over 130 yards rushing in each of their two playoff games. In the standard season, when the Seahawks allowed over 100 yards rushing, they certainly were 2-4. The Patriots are 5-1 when rushing over 100 yards this season. That being said, it’s pivotal that the Seahawks run defense shows up in this game.
3. Which Seahawk are we going to be speaing frankly about after the game ends? Russell Wilson. I believe Wilson will be the difference in this game because they can beat you with his arms as well as with his legs. That will be something the Patriots haven’t been familiar with in recent memory.
If the Seahawks continue to play their game, the Patriots may have difficulty searching for a way to win.