Hello again to all of our sexy followers. We hope you’ve been keeping yourselves busy and having fun, but more importantly preparing for tomorrow’s big Super Bowl game. With all the excitement and fun tomorrow has to offer, I wanted to make sure you all knew what to look forward to.
Super Bowl Preview – Patriots vs Seahawks in Arizona
With Super Bowl XLIX fast approaching, excitement is building towards a classic matchup rivaling any we’ve seen in recent years. There are storylines abound, with veteran players looking to cement their legacy and rising stars hoping to leave their mark on history. And with the cheapest ticket on StubHub sitting at $8,000, us non-millionaires will have to watch the action at home. Luckily, we have a quick game preview right here, to get you ready. Our focus today will be the matchup between New England’s @Patriots potent offence and Seattle @Seahawks dominant D.
New England Offence:
Tom Brady is already a storied legend. Sunday marks his 6th career Super Bowl and his chance at a 4th ring. The appearance is already tops by a quarterback in history, and the potential victory would match Terry Bradshaw and Joe Montana for the most all-time. Suffice it to say, that’s pretty good. Brady had no problem winning his first 3 titles, but has since lost to the New York Giants in both 2008 and 2012.
Brady comes into Arizona with the NFL’s best and most explosive Tight End, Rob Gronkowski. Gronk is quite simply a beast, scoring 12 touchdowns this season while knocking down any smaller defenders who get in his way. He will be a force to be reckoned with every time the ball comes his way.
New England’s secondary receivers are not as strong, but still find ways to contribute. Brandon LaFell and Julian Edelman can both make plays, and New England often surprises teams by changing up their primary targets from game to game. At running back, LeGarrette Blount dominated the Colts in the AFC Championship, running for almost 150 yards. Again, the Patriots like to mix it up, and Shane Vereen is always a candidate to see the ball.
After scoring 45 points against Indy, the Pats look primed for another offensive explosion… except, they are up against best defence we’ve seen in years. With that said,
The Seahawks’ D is nothing to mess with. These guys are tough, and have stopped plenty of explosive offences in their tracks over the last 2 seasons. They aren’t the defending champs for nothing.
Leading the way is Richard Sherman. Brash, confident and borderline cocky, Sherman relishes matchups against big-time quarterbacks, daring them to throw his way. He intercepted Aaron Rodgers in the NFC Championship last week, and has 12 picks combined between 2013 and 2014. It will be interesting to see if Brady throws in his direction.
By Sherman’s side is the wrecking ball known as Kam Chancellor. The heart and soul of Seattle’s defence, Chancellor is a safety who lives in opponents’ heads, with the threat of a big hit looming on every play. New England players will look to avoid him, but easier said than done.
In fact, it’s impossible to list all of Seattle’s defensive stars, as they are chalk full of them. Everyone brings something to the table, and the unit plays together with confidence and cohesion. There’s a reason they allowed the least points in the NFL for the second straight year. Michael Bennett, K.J. Wright, Earl Thomas and the rest of the gang will be fun to watch on Sunday, as they go toe-to-toe with the Brady Bunch.
Overall, it’s a tough matchup to predict. Both sides have incredible players, and it will come down to the side that makes more plays on Sunday night. The beauty of sports is that we never know what will happen. Enjoy the food and football, and here’s hoping for a close one!
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Until then, XOXO