It's almost as if Pete Carroll has been building his defense just to stop his former employers. That's how well the Seattle defense matches up with the Patriots' high-powered offense.
Of course, the Seahawks' defense is so well-balanced, you could probably say that for any opponent they're facing. When the Patriots want to run outside, they'll run into Red Bryant and K.J. Wright. When they want to run up the middle, they'll run into underrated nose tackle Brandon Mebane. When they want to pass to one of their many talented tight ends, they'll find just as many big, fast pass defenders that match up perfectly.
Because the Seahawks match up so well, the Patriots will need to find mismatches and exploit them in order to move the ball in "The Clink" as Seahawks fans affectionately call Century Link Field in Seattle.
The Seahawks defense is great, but it's also methodical. When the Seahawks expect run, they play mostly in a base ...