The Super Bowl is here. Join us from 10:15am AEDT for live scores and commentary of the New England Patriots and the defending champion Seattle Seahawks from the University of Phoenix Stadium.
We’ll have the hype, the drama, the antics, everything Marshawn Lynch covered, along with the score for Super Bowl XLIX, so sit back and stay right here on The Roar as we keep you updated. Feel free to have your say in the comments box below if you’re watching the game or have a question.
The final match of the NFL season promises to be a cracker.
The Patriots have been there and done it all before football’s big day, appearing in five and winning three since the turn of the millennium. The Seahawks have less of a Super Bowl pedigree, but are of course the reigning champions.
Last Super Bowl appearance: 2014 versus Denver, a 43-8 win
The Seahawks seek to be the first back-to-back Super Bowl champions since, ironically, the New England Patriots squads a decade ago. Last year’s 43-8 triumph over Peyton Manning’s Broncos was a startling score line, and a victory driven by a defensive performance for the ages.
Whether the Seahakws can hold out the Patriots drives will be telling in this contest. Famed for having the best defensive line in the NFL, will it take them to back-to-back titles?
Last Super Bowl Appearance: 2012 versus New York Giants, a 21-17 loss
The Patriots, after winning three Super Bowls, lost their last two. They lost in 2008, against the New York Giants, spoiling an otherwise-undefeated season, and four years later to a Giants squad with many returnees – they were favourites in both.
The key for the Pats will be their offence, run by three-time Super Bowl winner Tom Brady. Whether they can crack the famed defensive line of the Seahawks will go a long way to determining their Super Bowl fate.
Prediction: Last year, I picked the better offense over defence, and was burned like so many who thought Denver would win. I won’t make the same mistake twice. I’ve got Seattle winning a tight, defensive game by somewhere between 7 and 10 points.
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