The NFC champion and No. 1-seeded Seattle Seahawks will meet the AFC champion and No. 1-seeded New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLIX on Sunday, Feb. 1 at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz.
The Seahawks topped the Green Bay Packers, 28-22, in overtime on Sunday afternoon at CenturyLink Field while the Patriots bested the Indianapolis Colts, 45-7, on Sunday night to secure their spots on the NFL’s biggest stage.
Seattle will get a chance to defend its Lombardi Trophy against the last team to repeat as Super Bowl champions. The Patriots won back-to-back titles during the 2003 and 2004 seasons.
“To have a chance to go back to the Super Bowl is extraordinarily fun for us, and I hope everybody else, too,” Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said after Sunday’s win over the Packers. “We’re going to do everything we can to go get it done when the time comes.” (Read more about the teams in super bowl XLIX HERE)
Looks Like Darrelle Revis Will Stay With Patriots, Despite the Lower Pay
By Ben Volin. Darrelle Revis has been a Patriot for a full season, and the perception about him around here is still all wrong.
Not the perception about him on the field, of course. He came here with a reputation of being one of the best cornerbacks in the league, and he has lived up to every outsized expectation as the Patriots take their best defense in almost a decade into Sunday’s AFC Championship game against the Colts.
It’s about what Revis is really like on the inside. There’s a misperception about what makes him tick.
Anyone who follows the NFL knows Revis likes to get paid. Some of Revis’s most memorable moments include him holding out of training camp with the Jets as a rookie in 2007, holding out again in 2010, and the massive contract he signed with Tampa Bay two years ago worth $16 million per season.
But don’t mistake business savvy with greed. He hates the “mercenary” label. His friends and confidants quickly point out that Revis never missed a regular-season snap because of a contract holdout. (Read more from this story HERE)