Super Bowl 2015 Betting On The Seahawks To WinNoah Williams
The Super Bowl 2015 is finally here and after the greatest Super Bowl media week ever thanks to the incorrigible Marshawn Lynch. Now it’s time to settle the score where it should be settled, on the gridiron.
Seattle goes into the game with a real good shot at winning the Super Bowl for the second straight time. In the history of the NFL, repeat winners have occurred 8 times. Teams going back to the Super Bowl and losing after winning the season before has only happened 3 times.
Seahawks are the 12th defending Super Bowl champion to return to the big game. 8 of previous 11 repeated as champs pic.twitter.com/MT81cdMD1R
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Super Bowl XLIX
New England Patriots vs Seattle Seahawks
Date: Feb 1st, 2015
Kickoff: 6:30 p.m. ET
Location: Glendale, Arizona
Stadium: U of Phoenix Stadium
Point Spread: Pick ‘Em
Game Total: 47.5
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Play by Play: Al Michaels
Color Commentary: Cris Collinsworth
Sideline: Michele Tafoya
Pregame Hosts: Bob Costas & Dan Patrick
Halftime Analysts: Tony Dungy, Rodney Harrison & Hines Ward
Vince Lombardy Trophy Presenter: Dan Patrick
Betting Analysis On How Seattle Can Win Super Bowl 49
Seattle has a good shot at winning the Super Bowl based on that trend alone. But, like New England stopping the run, there is one key regarding Seattle that is likely to determine whether or not they are the ones talking, smiling while wearing victorious T-shirts and baseball caps, and holding up the Lombardi Trophy while confetti rains down on their heads on Feb. 1.
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The one key for a Seattle Seahawks victory on Sunday is how well they defend Rob Gronkowski. New England’s entire offense revolves around the big tight-end. Bill Belichick and offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels run schemes off of what defenses do to stop the best tight-end in football.
What Seattle should do, and what most football analysts agree they won’t do, is put Richard Sherman on Gronk. Kam Chancellor isn’t a good enough cover corner to stop Gronk. Neither is Earl Thomas, who simply is too small to handle such a gigantic individual, nor is Bruce Irvin or Bobby Wagner or K.J. Wright, Seattle’s three excellent linebackers who are fantastic at stopping the rush.
The Seahawks’ defense, as good as it is, gave up 11 touchdowns to tight-ends this season. That ranks it third in the NFL in the category. Now, it faces the top tight-end throwing offense with the best tight-end in football in the Super Bowl. Seattle has to realize that their one, most important, flaw on defense is New England’s best, most important, advantage on offense.
The thing that they have to do is put their best cover corner, Richard Sherman, on Rob Gronkowski. If Seattle doesn’t, it could be a long day for their defense, which means they’d likely end up as losers in the Super Bowl.