Seattle Seahawks: Early Super Bowl Storylines to Watch vs Patriots

Pete Carroll vs Previous Employers

Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll was the Patriots’ head coach from 1997 to 1999. His predecessor was/is current Pats’ head coach Bill Belichick.

Gronk Containment

It is probably safe to say teams have a tough time containing New England tight end Rob Gronkowski. Gronk has 82 catches for 1124 yards and 12 touchdowns on the season. It’s also safe to say that he’s a matchup nightmare at 6’6 and 265 lbs.

Most teams don’t have the personnel to match up, but the Seahawks do. Kam Chancellor and KJ Wright will be tasked with shutting down one of the best tight ends in the league. Seattle held Denver’s Julius Thomas to four catches on 27 yards during last year’s Super Bowl, so they aren’t exactly inexperienced when it comes to shutting down elite tight ends.

Russell Wilson vs Tom Brady

Russell Wilson has beaten Tom Brady before. In fact, Wilson has made a habit out of beating elite QBs. Not only has he beaten Brady, but he has also gone 2-0 vs both Eli and Peyton Manning as well as Drew Brees. He’s now 3-0 vs Aaron Rodgers. If you had to pick a quarterback to help your team take down a Hall-of-Fame worthy QB, you’re taking Russell Wilson.

Power Running

Marshawn Lynch is far and away the best example of a power running back in today’s NFL. If you were to look up “power running back” in the dictionary, you’re going to get a picture of Beast Mode. Although not to Lynch’s standard, New England has power backs as well in LaGarrette Blount and Jonas Gray. It’s safe to say that power running will dominate the Super Bowl.

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Seattle Seahawks Super Bowl Build Up: Macklemore and Ryan Lewis are Seahawks Fans

Obviously you’re likely a Seahawks’ fan if you’re from the Seattle area. So it makes sense that Macklemore and Ryan Lewis are. Here they are talking about it on Ellen. Plus Ellen, again, explaining why she’s rooting for the Broncos.

Seattle Seahawks Super Bowl Build Up: Joel McHale’s Love of the Seahawks

Joel McHale loves the Seahawks and explained it to Ellen recently. The 12th Man is everywhere. Even Hollywood.

Seattle Seahawks Super Bowl Build Up: Destruction of a Bronco

Here are some Hawks fans in Ferndale going to town on a 1985 Ford Bronco. Enjoy!

Seattle Seahawks Super Bowl Build Up: Cute Dog Picks the Super Bowl Winner

Sticking with the tradition of showing cute animals picking the Super Bowl, here is Anastacia the Dog picking the winner by process of balloons on the Tonight Show.

Seattle Seahawks Super Bowl Build Up: Ella The Psychic Guinea Pig Picks the Super Bowl

Here’s the latest, and possibly greatest video of a cute animal picking the outcome of the Super Bowl. Presenting Ella the Psychic Guinea Pig.

Again, another smart animal.