It's Super Bowl Sunday featuring two teams that you probably don't care about. The number 1 seeds from the AFC and NFC will face off for the Lombardi Trophy. The Seahawks are looking to become the first back-to-back Champions since the Patriots did it a decade ago. Since that time the Patriots have not won another Super Bowl, appearing in two, but falling to the New York Giants both times. This will be the 6th Super Bowl appearance for the Brady/Belichick combination. Tom Brady is looking to join the elite club of quarterbacks who have won 4 Super Bowls(along with Terry Bradshaw and Joe Montana), and cement his legacy as one of the greatest QBs of all time.
On the other side, you have the Seattle Seahawks who are looking to create their own Super Bowl dynasty. Quarterback Russell Wilson won a Super Bowl in his second season, and is looking to become the first QB in NFL history to win twice in his first 3 years in the league(it took Brady 4 seasons). Wilson is also 10-0 when facing Super Bowl-winning QBs in his career.
The Seahawks defense will be the big story of the game, and how they handle Tom Brady, Rob Gronkowski, and LeGarrette Blount. Earl Thomas(shoulder) and Richard Sherman(elbow) were both injured in the NFC Championship game against the Green Bay Packers, but are expected to play. Kam Chancellor bruised his knee during practice two days ago, but is also reportedly fine for the game. On offense, look for Marshawn Lynch to try to control the game, and the Patriots will need to find an answer for him.
Seahawks once again head into the Super Bowl with the league's best defense. It was ranked first in points per game (15.9), first in yards per game (267.1), third in rushing yards per game (81.5) and first in passing yards per game (185.6).
Game Day Information:
Teams: New England Patriots (away team) vs. Seattle Seahawks (home team)
Date: Sunday, February 1, 2015
Kickoff time: 6:30 pm EST
Location: University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona
Super Bowl score by quarter: Live SB Nation scoreboard
Live stream: NBC Sports Live Extra online and NBC Sports Live Extra app
TV channel: NBC. NFL Network will produce an international TV broadcast of the Big Game.
Radio: NFL on Westwood One (Choose your station here), with Kevin Harlan as the play-by-play announcer
Announcers: Play-by-play announcer Al Michaels and color analyst Cris Collinsworth; Michele Tafoya as sideline reporter
Officials: Bill Vinovich and his crew
Current odds: Patriots -1, 47.5 O/U Latest odds here.
Halftime show performance: Katy Petty and Lenny Kravitz with special guest Missy Elliot
National anthem: Idina Menzel
America the Beautiful: John Legend
Team Blogs: Patriots [Pats Pulpit] | Seahawks [Field Gulls]
- Canada: Kevin Harlan, Boomer Esiason on Westwood One
- England: Rocky Boiman and Darren Fletcher on BBC Radio 5 Live
- England: Channel 4, Sky Sports, BBC Radio 5 Live
- Russia: NTV+
- Mexico: Televisa, FOX Sports, TV Azteca, ESPN
- Italy: FOX Sports 2 HD, Italia 1 HD
- Germany: SAT:1
- Canada: NBC simulcast on CTV, RDS
- Australia: Seven Network, 7mate and ESPN
Super Bowl History
New England Patriots (3-4)
Super Bowl XX: Bears 46, Patriots 10
Super Bowl XXXI: Packers 35, Patriots 21
Super Bowl XXXVI: Patriots 20, Rams 17
Super Bowl XXXVIII: Patriots 32, Panthers 29
Super Bowl XXXIX: Patriots 24, Eagles 21
Super Bowl XXLI: Giants 17, Patriots 14
Super Bowl XLVI: Giants 21, Patriots 17
Seattle Seahawks (1-1)
Super Bowl XL: Steelers 21, Seahawks 10
Super Bowl XLVIII: Seahawks 43, Broncos 8
Super Bowl XLIX Preview Video:
Seattle Seahawks 27 - New England Patriots - 20
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