Richard Sherman and the Seattle Seahawks will be too much for Tom Brady and the New England Patriots in Super Bowl 49.
Super Bowl 49 is just a day away, and the Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots are preparing for what will be an epic battle between an elite offense led by quarterback Tom Brady and the top-ranked defense, featuring cornerback Richard Sherman.
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The Seahawks are the defending Super Bowl champions, and they have most of their 2013 squad returning. Meanwhile, the Patriots have gone nine years without winning a Super Bowl after winning three in the early 2000s.
Although they have consistently churned out seasons with at least 11 wins, they have ultimately fallen short in recent years while losing to the New York Giants in the big game twice.
A hungry Brady is a dangerous Brady, and Patriots head coach Bill Belichick will be a much tougher opponent for Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll than former Denver Broncos head coach John Fox.
However, the Seahawks are just as hungry for a repeat, if not more. Wide receiver Doug Baldwin let the public know that with a rant after their epic NFC Championship comeback.
Here are six reasons why the Seahawks are destined to win their second Super Bowl in a row.
6. The Seahawks have been more battle-tested
This reason was especially true in Super Bowl 48 as the Seahawks demolished the Denver Broncos, 43-8. The NFC is just a tougher conference than the AFC, and the Seahawks have had a tougher road to the Super Bowl once again. While the Carolina Panthers can certainly be viewed as a pushover, the Green Bay Packers were a much tougher opponent than the Baltimore Ravens or Indianapolis Colts. The Packers had previously beaten the Patriots in the regular season, and the Ravens and Colts’ pass defenses are nowhere near as tough as the Seahawks’ will be for the Patriots.