Joe Nicholson-US PRESSWIRE
Finally, it's up to you.
Understand, this isn't some cheesy pandering appeal to the 12th Man expected of fans every week.
Instead, this is the simple fact that Tom Brady in his long career has never played in Seattle as Danny O'Neil of The Seattle Times let Brady explain:
I'm actually excited to get out there and play in a place I've never played. I think what makes it loud is that they're very good. So, when they make plays, the crowd is into it and they get a lot of support.
Pats head coach Bill Belichick also commented on the crowd, according to Field Yates of ESPN:
[The] crowd is totally into it, they do a great job of being loud, causing false start penalties and things like that on the offense. Seattle has historically played very well at home, it's a huge home field advantage for them. Record-wise, their record at home has been amongst the best in the National Football League. Really, they're right up there with I want to say the Packers in the NFC. Absolutely, that'll be another big challenge for us, the whole long-trip out there and the environment and hostile crowd that we'll be facing.
Bring the noise Seattle as the 'Hawks will need all the help they can get.
At the same time, I honestly feel this is a game the 'Hawks can win. Months ago when the schedule came out, I wasn't quite so sure.
Both teams are talented, but the question is whether either one can actually close the deal.
That, I'm not so sure of. I believe this could be a nail-biter that will come down to who has the ball at the end.
Like I said at the beginning, something's got to give. Let's just hope the 'Hawks employ the right mix of give and take to win on Sunday.