The final preparations are being made for Sunday night's showdown against Seattle and ESPNBoston.com offers 10 things to know about the matchup as well as some history regarding the competitive nature of the rivalry.
The Boston Globe has Martellus Bennett explaining that he’s glad he won’t have to play against his brother, Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett. Seahawks coach Pete Carroll has a permanent place in Patriots history says Dan Shaughnessy.
The Patriots will have to find a way to air it out against Seattle says the Providence Journal. Nate Ebner is in the midst of his best NFL season.
MassLive.com says Rob Gronkowski has a “super high level of respect” for Seattle tight end Jimmy Graham. They also catch up with Barkevious Mingo, who explains how the Patriots challenge you every day.
CSNNE.com has Richard Sherman referencing the rules the league has to protect Tom Brady.
The Seattle Times says the Seahawks are as big an underdog as they've been in the Russell Wilson era. Punter Jon Ryan says it’s ridiculous to suggest he used a deflated football in the Monday night win over Buffalo. The Seattle Post Intelligencer says the election results won’t divide Seattle’s locker room.