Originally written October 12, 2012 on Oregon Sports News:
The Seattle Seahawks have the NFL’s number one defense. The New England Patriots have the NFL’s number one offense. The Seahawks are undefeated in two home games. The Patriots have won all but one of their three road games and the one loss was by a last second field goal that might not have gone through the uprights. The Patriots are rushing for 4.3 yards a carry. The Seahawks are allowing 3.2 yards per run play. The Seahawks are allowing 192 passing yards per game. The Patriots are throwing for 274 yards a game on average. The Seahawks defense hasn’t allowed a touchdown in the last two games. The Patriots’ offense has scored ten touchdowns over the same stretch. Basically what I’m trying to say is: the Seahawks’ defense is really, really good but the Patriots’ offense is also really, really good. This week will be a great test to see if this Seahawks defense, a defense that has been called the best Seattle has ever had, is for real. The Seahawks will need to limit Tom Brady and the...
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