The Patriots have a week to kill before they even arrive in Arizona and Tuesday's News Blitz takes a look at some of the stories around the team. We lead off with ESPNBoston.com's Mike Reiss explaining how Bill Belichick believes playing for him is not easy.
Reiss also adds an interesting nugget from Belichick, who admitted the second half of the loss to the Chiefs was a turning point.
As for the game, multiple wire reports indicate that injured Seahawks starters Richard Sherman and Earl Thomas are expected to play.
All of the local writers have the story of Vince Wilfork coming to the aid of an accident victim on his way home from the Patriots win over Indy Sunday night.
Reiss and the rest of the local media also detail the story regarding the Patriots being investigating for using deflated footballs against the Colts.
The Boston Globe's Ben Volin says the Colts never had a shot against the Patriots.
Volin's colleague Anthony Gulizia writes that Julian Edelman is ready for anything.
Karen Guregian of the Boston Herald says the Seahawks 2012 upset over the Patriots served as Seattle's launching point.
The Providence Journal's Mark Daniels has a grateful bunch of Patriots happy for another Super Bowl opportunity. Daniels also writes that Seahawks coach Pete Carroll believes the Patriots use of different formations is “good coaching.”
Greg Dudek of the Patriot Ledger writes about Nate Solder's contributions.
Michael Felger of CSNNE.com wonders how this could be the same Pete Carroll Patriots fans saw here.
Phil Perry, also of CSNNE.com, says Brandon Browner “had a vision” of a Patriots-Seahawks Super Bowl.
Tom E. Curran, another CSNNE.com writer, says the Patriots are in the Super Bowl so it's time for the angst to begin.