For the first time since SB XLIX, the Seattle Seahawks look for revenge against the New England Patriots who practically stole a Super Bowl win away from them.
Both teams are coming off a win against the Buffalo Bills, and will finally get a chance to see where they are at after halfway through their seasons.
For Seattle, they have been dealing with a slightly hobbled QB and a defense that has been banged up at times during the season. Seahawks HC Pete Carroll will also make his first appearance in Foxboro for the first time since the 1999 season when he was head coach of the Patriots.
For New England, they just went through a huge shock with Bill Belichick trading away LB Jamie Collins to the Cleveland Browns, but look to receive a boost on as Dion Lewis has been activated to make his return to the football field for the first time since last season.
Both of these teams have been two of the best teams in the league over the last four seasons, so the magnitude of the game only increases considering the competition.
No matter the storyline, this game has “Game of the Year” potential.
- The New England Patriots are 9-8 vs the Seattle Seahawks all time (Patriots have won 3 of their last 5 games against the Seahawks)
- The Patriots are 12-4 coming off a bye week under Bill Belichick
- Tom Brady vs the Pete Carroll-led Seahawks:
- 73 – 108 (67%) 723 YDs 6 TDs 4 INTs 2 Sacks 89.4 Rating
- Career (W/L): 1-1
Through 8 Games:
- Seahawks Offense (Through 8 games):
- Points per Game: 20.2 (23rd)
- Redzone offense: 56% (16th)
- Third Down Conversion: 36.4% (24th)
- Yards Per Game: 332.1 (26th)
- Turnovers: 6 (T-3rd)
- Seahawks Defense (Through 8 games):
- Points per Game: 16.8 (3rd)
- Redzone offense: 43.5% (2nd)
- Third Down Conversion: 42.9% (26th)
- Yards Per Game: 332.6 (9th)
- Turnovers: 8 (T-24th)
- WEEI ‘s Ryan Hannable also has some more stats that are relevant to this matchup as well.