Super Bowl XLIX

This would be the Super Bowl open post. I’m standing by my pre-playoff prediction of New England over Seattle.

UPDATE: 14-14 at half. New England should be winning this, but Carroll’s gutsy coaching is keeping Seattle in it. Great call with six seconds left; that’s plenty of time for a quick shot into the end zone, then kicking the field goal.

But Belichick are making Seattle pay for Lane’s injury. And Wright may be a great cover linebacker, but that’s not good enough to stay with Gronk. Bad matchups on both the Gronkowski and Mathews touchdowns.

UPDATE 2: Patriots 28, Seahawks 24. Crazy game, but fun. Seattle absolutely had it, but Pete Carroll had to get cute instead of simply doing the obvious and winning the game.