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Super Bowl 2015: Mike Tanier's Preview and Prediction for Seahawks-Patriots | Bleacher Report
Super Bowl XLIX pits Tom Brady against the toughest foe of his amazing career: the young Tom Brady.

Super Bowl 49: Celebs are almost all picking Seahawks over Patriots -
We've spent the better part of the week talking to athletes and celebs at Super Bowl radio row. Part of that conversation was asking them who will win this here Super Bowl being played Sunday.

Falcons plan to name Dan Quinn head coach on Tuesday | ProFootballTalk
Per multiple sources, the Falcons currently plan to name Seahawks defensive coordinator Dan Quinn the new head coach in Atlanta.

Report: 49ers informed Jim Harbaugh of dismissal after loss at Seattle in December | ProFootballTalk
At the conclusion of the 49ers' regular-season finale vs. Arizona, the club announced it would be parting ways with head coach Jim Harbaugh by mutual agreement. However, a published report Saturday indicates Harbaugh had been previously told he would not be returning.

Pick 6 Preview: Seahawks go for glory versus Patriots in Super Bowl XLIX - Seattle Seahawks & NFL News
On Sunday evening, the 2014 Seattle Seahawks will be one of two things: former Super Bowl champions, or vanguards of a modern-day NFL dynasty.

Super Bowl XLIXperience: Friday -
In Friday's entry, Dan Hanzus shares about attending the Playboy Party at the W Hotel in Scottsdale -- after nearly being crushed in the lobby. Jamie Foxx gave a quick performance of "Gold Digger."

New England Patriots cancel Saturday walkthrough -
Bill Belichick is happy with where his team is at one day before the Super Bowl. The New England Patriots canceled a light walkthrough on Saturday.

PHOENIX: Dave Boling: NFL’s Goodell faces toughest questions of his tenure | Seattle Seahawks | The News Tribune
Soon after Roger Goodell had taken over as NFL commissioner in 2006, he showed up in a press box at a Seahawks game to take a few questions.

PHOENIX: Pete Carroll didn’t find his unique coaching way until after Patriots fired him 15 years ago | Seattle Seahawks | The News Tribune
The Super Bowl. Oh, man, mega huge. Biggest game there is. The pinnacle of the sport. Every action and preparation scrutinized and analyzed.

Secret to Seahawks’ cornerbacks success? They don’t dance | Seahawks | The Seattle Times
Seahawks’ cornerbacks have perfected an innovative step-kick technique that allows them to keep receivers in front of them and not react to their moves.

Seattle Seahawks CB Byron Maxwell ready to test free-agent waters - ESPN
“I’m the prettiest girl at the dance right now,” Maxwell said. “But yeah, it’s one of those things I’m excited about it. I would love to be here, but I’m ready to see what’s out there and see how things work out.”

Handshakes have become Marshawn Lynch's celebration of choice - ESPN
“When I didn’t know that’s what he was doing, I went up to him and I was like, ‘Dang, you don’t want to celebrate with me?’” Carpenter said. “But then I find out why and it’s understandable because he does a lot of hitting out there.”

Focus on: Paul Allen
It was almost 20 years ago today that Ken Behring tried to take the franchise away, but Paul Allen stepped in to buy the Seahawks and keep them in Seattle. Now, they’re in the Super Bowl, again.

Seahawks' simplicity and Patriots' adaptability set for chess match - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
The Seahawks are known for sticking to the script every week while the Patriots have made their name tailoring game plans to their opponents, two vastly different philosophies that will clash in the Super Bowl. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

Moore: Seahawks have edge all over field in matchup with Patriots - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
The Super Bowl is a pick-'em game in Vegas, but the Seahawks have advantages all over the field that suggest they will stop Tom Brady in his quest for a fourth Super Bowl win. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

The Seahawks Show Just How Overrated First-Round Draft Picks Can Be - Business Insider
Teams overpay first-round picks and get more bang-for-their-buck in the middle rounds.

Can the Seahawks defense do to Tom Brady what it did to Peyton Manning? - The Washington Post
It's another year, another Super Bowl meeting with a legendary quarterback for a Seattle defense that ranked first in the NFL this season.

PHOENIX: The power of Russell Wilson’s mind may be the Seahawks’ biggest asset in Super Bowl 49 | Seattle Seahawks | The News Tribune
PHOENIX In every stadium he’s ever played in, Russell Wilson finds a place.

Patriots need Tom Brady's best effort against Seahawks - ESPN
The pain was all over Archie Manning's clenched face last February, as clear as the Super Bowl mismatch staged on the MetLife Stadium field. The Seattle Seahawks had just reduced his son, an all-time great, to something resembling a sandlot quarterback, and the old scrambler and patriarch of a family with three Super Bowl MVP awards to its name was moved to make a stunning confession.

New England Patriots vs. Seattle Seahawks Super Bowl preview - ESPN
Five months ago, when the NFL season started, this is the Super Bowl matchup many people expected.

New England Patriots key areas to watch against Seahawks in Super Bowl - ESPN Boston
The New England Patriots face the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX on Sunday (NBC, 6:30 p.m. ET), and after a week of hype, let's drill down and highlight the areas deemed most critical for the Patriots from this perspective:

Will Super Bowl XLIX be 'Beast Mode's' last run with the Seahawks?
If Russell Wilson is the face of the Seattle Seahawks and Richard Sherman is the voice, what can be said about Marshawn Lynch?

Super Bowl 2015: How the Patriots and Seahawks got their logos and nicknames -
Curious how the Seahawks and Patriots got their names and uniforms? Keep reading.

Super Bowl 2015: Seahawks vs. Patriots Preview -
New England did a remarkable job cobbling together a running game this season by mixing and matching players based on matchups. But when asked to face teams that had a lot of success defending the run, the Patriots tended to abandon that aspect of the game.

Mega-Beast Mode: Marshawn Lynch is THIS good | Sport | The Guardian
Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch is nicknamed "Beast Mode" for a reason: He breaks tackles like it's his job – because it is. "Yards after contact" is a statistic that Lynch dominates, not just over his Super Bowl XLIX counterpart but nearly every other running back in recent NFL history.

Seattle Seahawks rebellious ways channeling classic Raiders teams - Silver And Black Pride
Outside of just being a damn good football team, there is just something about this returning champion Seattle Seahawks team. I couldn't quite put my finger on it. They are abrasive and brash and...

The Sonics Rising staff make Super Bowl XLIX prop bets - Sonics Rising
Coin toss, Gatorade, Katy Perry's boobs, we bet on it all.

I just can't find a fan who wouldn't want Michael Sam on their team at the Super Bowl - Outsports
I've talked to dozens of fans here in Phoenix, and I just can't find a single one who would care if Michael Sam or any gay athlete were on their favorite team.

Marshawn Lynch’s selective silence is a power move for black athletes - Vox
He's not just trolling the media or the NFL. He's taking control of his labor and avoiding a racist double bind.

Patriots-Seahawks preview: 5 most important stats about Super Bowl 49 -
The Pats and Seahawks each have a shutdown corner, a bruising back and a QB adept at handling pressure. But who has the edge Sunday? Here's five advanced stats.

Seahawks' wheel route to be key vs. Patriots in Super Bowl 49 | The MMQB with Peter King
Heading into last year’s Super Bowl, we highlighted a staple slot wheel route play that Seattle likes to run for Doug Baldwin out of a three-receiver set. Sure enough, late in the first quarter of Super Bowl 48, Baldwin burned Champ Bailey for 37 yards on that exact play.

Darrell Bevell on the Chess Match with Belichick and Russell Wilson’s Unshakeable Confidence | The MMQB with Peter King

Five reasons why the Seahawks will win Super Bowl XLIX |
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