Going into the Super Bowl XLIX (49), this will be just the 17th meeting all-time between the Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots. No team has a clear advantage as the series is tied at eight wins a piece. No other face to face match between the two teams will mean more than Super Bowl 49 (unless they meet in another Super Bowl).
I want to take you back and look at the three most recent meeting between the two teams. New England has had the upper hand the last three meetings winning two of the last three. However, the Seahawks got the final laugh the last time they squared off.
Oct. 14, 2012: Seahawks 24, Patriots 23 – CenturyLink Field
In Tom Brady’s first ever visit to CenturyLink Field; Russell Wilson brings the Seahawks back from a 14 point deficit in the fourth quarter. Wilson threw two touchdowns passes in the final eight minutes to rally the Seahawks to an improbable victory. Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll faces off against his former team for the first time, getting the best of them this time around. This was also the game where Richard Sherman tweeted to Brady “You Mad Bro”.
I was at this game and I remember feeling hopeless that the boys in blue would be able to make a comeback. They proved me wrong and to this day I am glad they did. The win showed that this team never gives up and will fight to the end.
Dec. 7, 2008: Patriots 24, Seahawks 21 – CenturyLink Field
Matt Cassel rallied the Patriots from an 8-point fourth-quarter deficit to notch a win that kept New England, playing without the injured Tom Brady, in the playoff race. Sammy Morris scored the game-winning touchdown with 2:50 left. The Patriots faced off for the first time against former playoff hero Deion Branch, who scored two touchdowns in the losing effort for Seattle.
Oct. 17, 2004: Patriots 30, Seahawks 20 – Foxboro
Corey Dillon rushed for two touchdowns, including the game-clincher and the Patriots claimed an NFL record 20th straight win. Seattle coach Mike Holmgren said the “physical play” of the Patriots defense left the Seahawks rattled.
Prior to the 2004 game, you would have to go all the way back to 1993 to find the last time these two teams faced off and they did it twice that year, Seattle winning both.
You can’t look too much into the past when it comes to these types of games. You have to throw of it out the window because in the end, it doesn’t truly tell the real story. This edition of the Seahawks is much different than the 2012 edition and the same can be said about the Patriots.
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