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Where: University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Arizona.
When: Sunday February 1, 23:30 (UK time)
The New England Patriots take on the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX at University of Phoenix Stadium on Sunday night as the NFL season draws to a close.
It has been 10 years since quarterback Tom Brady and Patriots coach Bill Belichick last won a Super Bowl, and after winning back-t0-back championships, they will be looking to deny the Seahawks the same accomplishment.
In the process, Brady would become the third quarterback to win four titles but the 37-year-old is fully aware of the task in front of him and his teammates.
“It’s hard to compare, year to year. I think every situation’s different,” he said. “We’ve had a lot of good teams in the past. This one is going to have to win a very important game to kind of leave our legacy.”
Brady has lost on his last two visits to the season finale, both coming against the New York Giants in 2007 and 2011, and he has also had to deal with the ‘Deflate-gate’ scandal that has erupted since their AFC Championship Game win over the Indianapolis Colts.
Nevertheless, the veteran signal-caller remains focused and he will have to figure out a way past the intimidating and daunting Seahawks defense.
Seattle do have several injury concerns ahead of the game with cornerback Richard Sherman expected to play despite a hurt elbow while Earl Thomas is also likely to play despite a shoulder injury.
Coach Pete Carroll is also confident Kam Chancellor will feature to ensure that the ‘Legion of Boom’ is very much present, and they will have to figure out a way to stop Brady and Rob Gronkowski amongst others.
Marshawn Lynch will hope to beast his way through the field to lead the Seahawks, while Russell Wilson will be looking for another inspirational performance, similar to the one that eventually saw off the Green Bay Packers last time out.