Jan 18, 2015; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots cornerbackDarrelle Revis
(24) returns an interception past Indianapolis Colts wide receiverT.Y. Hilton
(13) in the third quarter in the AFC Championship Game at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports
One commonality between the Super Bowl teams is that they have a great secondary. The Patriots have two aggressive corners that give receivers fits. Revis is one of the premier corners in football. Former Seahawk, Brandon Browner is a tough matchup as well.
The Seahawks receiving core is not the strength of the team. Doug Baldwin and Jermaine Kearse are quality receivers but they don’t strike fear into a defense. Baldwin had 66 receptions which led the team in the regular season. Kearse only had 38 receptions. The Seahawks are going to have to throw the football to win this game against a top tier secondary.
Paul Richardson might very well be the Seahawks’ x-factor. He is a big bodied receiver that can take the top off a defense. In the slot, he may be the go to guy with the outside receivers getting a tougher assignment.
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