Friday, February 6, 2015

Superbowl!




On February 1, 2015 the New England Patriots defeated the Seattle Seahawks 28-24. In this hard fought game each team made a comeback to take the lead. Tom Brady out passed Russell Wilson completing 37-50 passes, while Wilson completed 12-21 passes. The Patriots running game got shut down only getting 1 rushing first down. Meanwhile the Seahawks got 8 rushing first downs. The Patriots ran 5 more plays than the Sea Hawks. The Patriots ran 72 plays while the Seahawks ran 53. The Seahawks had 7 penalties called for 70 yards while the Patriots had 5 penalties called for 36 yards. The Patriots may have had two turnovers but the one turnover that the Seahawks gave up was a game winning interception at the goal line to win the game. Overall the Patriots had the ball more. they had the ball for 33 minutes and 46 seconds. The Seahawks only had the ball for 26 minutes and 14 seconds, giving the Patriots more time to score.

The Seahawks average player rating is about 3.1.The Patriot’s average player rating is 2.9. The Seahawks may have the better team but the Patriots proved virtuous. The Seahawks have four, 4 star players. Those players are, James Carpenter, Marshawn Lynch, Bruce Irvin, and Byron Maxwell.  The Patriots also have four, 4 star players. Those players are, Rob Gronkowski, LeGarrette Blount, Vince Wilfork, and Dont'a Hightower.

As expected the Superbowl was very close. Tom Brady was ranked the No. 5th quarterback currently in the league. Russell Wilson was ranked the No. 9th quarterback currently in the league. The Seahawks have the best defense in the league. The Patriots have the 6th best defense. These two teams are very even.