The Patriots continued their work on Seattle in advance of Sunday night's showdown in Foxborough. The Patriots are coming off a bye week while Seattle is dealing with a short week following their Monday night win over Buffalo.
The injury report released on Wednesday seems to indicate that as the Patriots listed a season-low three players. ESPNBoston.com also chatted with Malcolm Butler, who hasn't let his Super Bowl-winning play against the Seahawks two years ago define him.
The Boston Globe's notebook leads with Seattle coach Pete Carroll explaining how much learned during his time with the Patriots. The Boston Herald says Carroll gained the control in Seattle that he always longed for in New England.
The Herald speculates how Dion Lewis could impact the offense when he returns. They also talked to Logan Ryan, who is ready to regain his starting job at corner. The notebook warns that Russell Wilson may be injured but is still dangerous on the run.
News out of Seattle has Pro Bowl defensive end Michael Bennett (knee) being ruled out, and CSNNE.com notes that will eliminate the chances of a family reunion with brother Martellus.
MassLive.com says Tyler Gaffney is patiently waiting for his chance to contribute.
Off the field, the Boston Globe wonders if President-elect Donald Trump's friendship with Bill Belichick and Tom Brady has divided Patriots fans.
In Seattle, the Seattle Times has Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell looking back at a "terrible memory" from the Super Bowl. Whether it's Christine Michael or rookie C.J. Prosise starting the Seahawks running game needs to be better. Meanwhile, Kam Chancellor (groin) and Thomas Rawls (leg) both returned to practice for Seattle.