We’re kicking off our Super Bowl XLIX coverage this week with a question and answer session with one of our go-to Seahawks bloggers. Charles Tumbarello of The Hawker Report was kind enough to give us his perspective on the NFC Champions.
Charles Tumbarello: Seattle’s biggest strengths going into this game is their ability to make explosive plays and allow explosive plays. In the regular season, the Seahawks offense led the league in explosive plays (135) and their defense led the league in fewest explosive plays allowed (76).
The Snap: What do you think will be the biggest challenge for Seattle?
CT: The biggest challenge Seattle will face is stopping the run and make Brady beat them with his arm. The team has allowed over 130 yards rushing in each of their two playoff games.
The Snap: What is one of your favorite Seahawks moments from this year?
CT: It’s kind of hard to go against the NFC Championship game against the Packers, one of the most memorable games in NFL history.
The Snap: Which Seahawk are we going to be talking about after the game ends?
CT: Russell Wilson. I think Wilson will be the difference in this game because he can beat you with his arms as well with his legs. Something the Patriots haven’t been familiar with in recent memory.
The Snap: Do you feel more or less confident with the Seahawks chances of winning than you did at this time last year?
CT: I felt a lot more confident last year than this year. The Patriots are a well-rounded team on both sides of the ball. This Patriots team is probably one of the tougher teams the Seahawks had to face all year.
The Snap: What’s your final score prediction?
CT: I believe this Super Bowl will be much more competitive this year versus last year. Seahawks 24-20.
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