New England Patriots vs Seattle Seahawks


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The New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks face off in what would be an interesting game. We got to see how Cam Newton would fit in New England in place of Tom Brady, and Cam Newton looked sharp with his rushing against the Miami Dolphins. The Seattle Seahawks took care of business defeating the Atlanta Falcons by letting Russ just run loose.

The Patriots offense was essentially just Cam Newton running all over the field, leading his team in rushing attempts, compiling 75 yards, and 2 touchdowns on the ground. Cam Newton only had 19 pass attempts and he completed 15 of those for 155 yards, Julian Edelman and N'keal Harry accounted for 13 of the passes and 10 of the catches.

The Patriots defense lead by Bill Belicheck himself didn't appear to skip a beat, picking up where they left off last year. The Patriots secondary found success by picking off Ryan Fitzpatrick 3 times while holding the Dolphins to 11 Points.

The Seahawks on offense looked spectacular as Russ was cooking, Russell Wilson threw 4 touchdowns and was 31 of 35 for 322 yards. There wasn't much from the running game as Russ lead the team with 29 yards after picking up 28 yards on an option play, outside from that the Seahawks struggled to ever get the ground game really going like they usually do.

The Seahawks are going to want to return to their identity as a running football team but their facing one of the best defenses in the New England Patriots so whether they'll stick to the run remains to be seen but I wouldn't hold my breath to see Russ cook in this one either with Stephon Gilmore playing like a shutdown corner. Cam Newton along with the running backs will probably find success in this one but the passing game is still a mystery. If N'keal Harry can really get going this year I can see New England winning this one. At the end of the day I don't think this will be Harry's breakout game and while Russell Wilson should struggle on paper he's found a ton of success against the Patriots in the past and he's too much of a playmaker to ever count him out, so I'm going to side with the Under which pains me because I want to see Russ cook and Cam run through everyone but with the best defense and a passing game shrouded in mystery its the right play.