So the big game is almost upon us. Super Bowl 49 will be played this Sunday and will close out the 2014 NFL season. The game will feature the defending Super Bowl champions from the NFC, the Seattle Seahawks, against perennial contenders from the AFC, the New England Patriots.
It's really disappointing that the Dallas Cowboys didn't get a chance in the NFC Championship game to go back up to Seattle and try to beat the Seahawks a second time. The Cowboys victory over Seattle was probably the moment when everybody realized just how good the Cowboys could be in 2014.
The Seahawks will feature their brutal defense and the running game on offense. Containing both Marshawn Lynch and Russell Wilson is a chore for any defense. Wilson is a master at getting loose from the pocket and picking up key yards when needed with his legs. On the flip side, putting up points against the Seahawks defense is a challenge, although they do come into the game with a banged up secondary.
The Patriots counter with the experienced Tom Brady and a passing attack featuring Rob Gronkowski. Gronk is a matchup nightmare for any defenses, and the Pats have also found a running game with LaGarrette Blount. Their defense is a quality unit that helps keep the Pats balanced on both sides of the ball.
So who ya got? The Seahawks or the Patriots. Take the poll below, then hit up the comments and let us know who will win and why.
Who: Seattle Seahawks (14-4) vs. New England Patriots (14-4)
Game Time: Sunday, February 1st, 2015, 6:30 pm EST
Location: University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale AZ
TV channel: NBC
Announcers: Al Michaels (play by play), Cris Collinsworth (color), Michele Tafoya (sidelines)
Online Streaming: NBC Sports Live Extra
Odds: From OddsShark (Seattle +1)