Super Bowl 49 FanSided Staff Writer Predictions

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Jan 18, 2015; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks cornerback

Byron Maxwell

(41) celebrates his second quarter interception with

Bobby Wagner

(54) and

Kam Chancellor

(31) against the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Championship Game at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Gerard Oberle III | Staff Writer | Super Bowl Pick: Seattle Seahawks

Basically I think it could go either way. I think this will be a great Super Bowl that should see the Seahawks win. I think the way they win is by stopping LeGarrette Blount and putting pressure on Brady to beat Richard Sherman and company.

The Kam against Gronk matchup may be the key to the game. If Kam can contain him, the Patriots have no chance at winning. Sherman should lock down Brandon LaFell as Julian Edelman will be covered by a number of players in the slot. I don’t see him doing much overall against Seattle.

On the other side, the Patriots will likely stack the box and play a lot of seven man fronts to stop Lynch. They will force Revis and Browner to be one-on-one with Kearse and Baldwin. I think this matchup goes well in the favor of the Patriots.

Overall, like I said, this should be a great game but I think the better defense will pull through. Only because of a key stat I will leave you with: Only four times in Super Bowl history has a lower ranked defense won. Seahawks got this!

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