Ten Years On from Patriots’ Back-to-Back Super Bowls, Can Seattle Repeat the Feat?

Can the Seahawks become the first team in 10 years to go back-to-back?

Can the Seahawks become the first team in 10 years to go back-to-back?

In February 2005, at the Alltel Stadium in Jacksonville, the New England Patriots held off a late rally from the Philadelphia Eagles to win Super Bowl XXXIX, their second title in a row.

No NFL side has repeated the trick since, but that could change on February 1st as the Seattle Seahawks take to the field at University of Phoenix Stadium. And in a great twist, their opponents will be none other than the Patriots.

Super Bowl XLIX Betting Odds:

New England Patriots -125

Seattle Seahawks +105

(All odds provided by AllYouBet.ag are accurate as of today and subject to change)

 

One year ago, Seattle cruised to Super Bowl victory with a dominant performance against the Denver Broncos. Many who featured that day will be involved again in the 2015 edition, not least Marshawn Lynch and Russell Wilson.

However their opponents won this year’s AFC Championship Game convincingly, brushing aside the Indianapolis Colts, and enter the game as narrow favorites.

AllYouBet.ag is marking the occasion with two great promotions: members can deposit using coupon code SBBONUS15 for a 50% bonus up to $100, while those betting on the game itself can earn themselves a $100 post-season free bet.

So, who do you think will come out on top on February 1st? Have your say in the comments below.

tv TOM VICTOR (editor) is the editor and co-founder of Betting Instinct. He has written for a variety of sports sites in the past, including JustFootball, Footy Matters and BeNeFoot. You can follow him  on Twitter.

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One thought on “Ten Years On from Patriots’ Back-to-Back Super Bowls, Can Seattle Repeat the Feat?

  1. Lynch will be Lynch. The Patriots must focus primarily on Lynch, the Patriots cannot try and guess that Seattle will prepare for the Patriots to prepare for Lynch. Lynch is a threat, they must focus on him, the secondary for New England is solid. Revis is a veteran player and easily top three best corners in football, the other obviously being Sherman. The difference maker on D for the Patriots will be none other than Brandon Browner, who last season played for Seattle. That Seattle offense hasn’t change drastically, so having Browner is a huge advantage for New England. Brady obviously has the best TE in the game to pass to, and Seattle will have a hard time shutting him down. You can promise that Gronkoswki is coming into this game extremly motivated and that motivation will make him even more dangerous. Tom Brady of course will be Tom Brady, and the thing New England has that Seattle doesn’t is a very deep set of running backs who each have a difference style of running. New England in my opinion set this game up perfectly throughout the year, wether it was coincidence or not, each back has had at least one or more dominate games. Blount has been the premier back during the playoffs, and you haven’t seen much of Ridley or Gray. Vereen has been present in the back field passing game, but hasn’t been used much to run. Blount is a Lynch type of running and you will see him during the game, however you must prepare differently for the bigger back because he runs more up he middle and between the gaurds whereas Ridley and Gray have the speed to take the ball out on the outside. I do not see Seattle being able to prepare for New England, they are very dynamic and in my opinion the most dynamic and best Patriots team ever. I know the undefeated season team was great, but that was certainly a passing team with a good D. This is a team that has proven time and time again they can out pass you, and out run you while playing great defense. Belichick is one of the best coaches in history, and he proves ever year he always has a surprise up his sleeve. I see Seattle keeping it simple and sticking to what they do best, however to beat this team on Febuary 1st, they will need more, that’s why I say New England is going to top Seattle 34-20 with most of Seattles points coming in the first quarter and late in the fourth.

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