Preview of the Super Bowl

The Super Bowl is set it will be the New England Patriots taking on the Seattle Seahawks two weeks from Sunday from University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona.    The Patriots dominated the Indianapolis Colts 45 to 7 to win the AFC Championship.  They had 397 yards in total offense as Tom Brady threw for 226 yards and 3 touchdowns, plus LeGarrette Blount rushed for 148 yards and 3 touchdowns.   The Patriots defense handled Andrew Luck and forced 2 interceptions, plus handled the Colts running game.    Special Teams, Julian Edelman had a great returns giving the Patriots great field positions, and recovered a fumble punt.   The win gave Head Coach Bill Belichick his 21st post-season win surpassing Tom Landry for the all-time record.   Tom Brady will play in 6th Super Bowl  surpassing John Elway for most starts by a quarterback.   The Patriots win tied the Pittsburgh Steelers and Dallas Cowboys with their 8th Super Bowl appearance.

The Seahawks overcame a 19 to 7 deficit to the Green Bay Packers in the 4th Quarter to win 28 to 22 in overtime.   Russell Wilson overcame 4 interceptions to led them to the NFC Championship.  Marshawn Lynch rushed for 157 yards and a touchdown.   The defense struggled earlier, but forced two Aaron Rodgers interceptions in the second half.  Special Teams changed the momentum on fake field goal touchdown pass from punter Jon Ryan to  Garry Gilliam, and recovered an onside kick that set up a Lynch touchdown plus, a two point conversion to give the Seahawks 22 to 19 lead.   However,  the Packers tied it on Mason Crosby 48 yard field goal to force overtime.  In the overtime, Wilson led the Seahawks down the field hitting  Doug Baldwin and Jermaine Kearse on two big pass plays.   The second was to Kearse, a 35 yard game winning touchdown pass that sent the Seahawks to their 2nd straight Super Bowl.   They have a chance to be the 1st repeat since the 2004 Patriots.    The oddsmakers have given the Patriots a slight edge, but I feel it will be a close game.  Next week,  I will break down the game and tell you who will win and why.


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