This week six contest will be a battle between the NFL’s best offense and the NFL’s best defense. Tom Brady and the New England Patriots offense lead the league in total yards and points scored. On the other hand, the Seattle Seahawks defense leads the league in yards allowed and are second in points allowed. Needless to say, something has to give Sunday when the Patriots square off against the Seahawks.
New England (3-2) is averaging NFL highs of 33.0 points and 439.4 yards. The team’s 1565.4 rushing yards per game rank third in the league and they have a league-best of ten touchdowns on the ground. The Seahawks, however, have a running game that is seventh in the league averaging 140.2 yards per game and run the ball 56 percent of the time.
“I think it will be a great challenge for us this week,” Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels said. “Against a defense that’s really, really playing well. They’re fast. The secondary is big, fast- I would describe them as long. They get their hands on a lot of balls. Even though they’re younger, I would say they have a lot of experience playing together. They’re all good tacklers.”
The Seahawks’ defense isn’t the only thing the Patriots have to worry about either. Seattle’s CenturyLink Field is the loudest stadium in the NFL. Patriots coach Bill Belichick said, “I think it might be the loudest stadium that we’ve been in and we’re in a lot of loud ones. It’s a huge home field advantage for them.”
The Patriots have turned their season around after falling 1-2 with two unexpected losses. On Sunday they will head to Seattle to face a tough crowd and an even tougher defense as they try to maintain their winning streak. It will be a hard battle but if anyone can do it, it’s the Patriots.
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