If you didn't know, the Super Bowl is this Sunday. The two participants are the NFC's Seattle Seahawks, and the AFC's New England Patriots. All the hoopla over deflated balls and inflated egos really do a disservice to how epic this match up could be.
This is Pete Carroll's
second third stint as an NFL head coach, but he's a relative newbie compared to Bill Belichick. The two quarterbacks mirror their coaching counterparts in this way, too. Russell Wilson is the fresh-faced newcomer to Tom Brady's grizzled veteran. But despite Carroll and Wilson's newness, they each have a Super Bowl ring apiece after demolishing Peyton Manning's Denver Broncos last year.
So both squads have winning coaches and quarterbacks. What about defense? The "Legion of Boom" headed up by Richard Sherman, Earl Thomas and Kam Chancellor speak for themselves, but the Patriots are no slouches themselves. After years of middling talent in the backfield (they unironically started former Texans DB Antwaun Molden at one point), the Patriots heavily upgraded with the signings of Brandon Browner (former member of the L.O.B.) and Darelle Revis. This upgraded secondary has bolstered an already talented front seven featuring Rob Ninkovich, Vince Wilfork and Jamie Collins.
Playing in front of the LOB, the Seahawks trot out Bobby Wagner, K.J. Wright and Cliff Avril among others, helping to form one of the most dominant defenses this offense-slanted league has seen in quite some time.
Oh, yeah, and Marshawn Lynch is a BEAST.
So given all that, I'm pretty hyped... especially after last year's disappointing blowout.
So who ya got? Seahawks? Patriots? Vote in the poll below and drop your scoreline in the comments!
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