I picked Seattle to beat Denver in a rematch of SB48 before the season started so I'm sticking with my pick. I do think the Patriots should be favored though because of a few reasons.
The Seahawks lost Golden Tate to free agency and didn't replace him with another quality veteran receiver. They then traded away the disruptive Percy Harvin in mid season which leaves them having to depend mostly on the legs of Marshawn Lynch and Russell Wilson.
For the Pats, their offense isn't as explosive as it used to be, but it's still dependable with Gronk leading the way. However, it's their defense which could be the difference. When they added perennial all-star cornerback Darrelle Revis to the secondary they improved their overall defense tremendously which leaves them ten other guys to contain Beast Mode.
I do expect a hard hitting game even though several key Seattle defenders are hurt and in the end I image turnovers will be the difference. Go Seahawks.
What's your choice?
*Do you think Belichick will pull off a trick play?
*Do you think Marshawn Lynch will be able to run the ball effectively?
*Do you think the Patriots will find a new way to cheat?
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