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Advantage: Deep Passing Attack
Russell Wilson is one of the more prolific deep passers in the league, throwing 60 balls over 20 yards down the field. Deep balls accounted for over 25 percent of Wilson's 3,357 throwing yards.
The Patriots, however, have been excellent against the deep ball. According to Doug Kyed of NESN.com, New England has only allowed opponents to complete 30.9 percent of throws over 20 yards. Opponents have scored five touchdowns, but the Patriots have come up with six interceptions.
Disadvantage: Press Coverage
Historically, the Patriots have struggled against tight coverage and pressure in the playoffs. That is exactly what the Seahawks attempt on nearly every play.
If Aaron Dobson and Kenbrell Thompkins are unable to stretch the field vertically, Julian Edelman and Danny Amendola will have a tough time getting open underneath.
Spread: Seahawks -2.5
At a neutral site, the Seahawks' advantage is significantly diminished. That said, they will likely be a favorite against any opponent that doesn't have Peyton Manning.