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Week 10: Patriots - Seahawks Connections

A look at connections between the New England Patriots and the Seattle Seahawks as we head into Sunday's game at Gillette Stadium.

NEW ENGLAND TIES

  • Seahawks DE Michael Bennett is the brother of Patriots TE Martellus Bennett. The two were also teammates at Texas A&M.
  • Seattle K Steven Hauschka is originally from Needham, Mass. Hauschka also began his college career at Middlebury in Vermont.
  • Seahawks LB Kevin Pierre-Louis went to Boston College and attended King Low Heywood Thomas High School in Stamford, Conn. where he was a two-time New England Prep School Athletic Conference Class C All-Star.
  • Seattle offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell was the wide receivers coach at Connecticut from 1998-99.

FORMER PATRIOTS

  • Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll was the head coach of the New England Patriots from 1997-99.
  • Seattle LB Dewey McDonald played in one game for New England in 2015.
  • Seahawks DT Sealver Siliga played for the Patriots from 2013-15.
  • Seattle quarterbacks coach Carl Smith was the assistant head coach/quarterbacks coach for the Patriots in 1997, and later served as New England's tight ends coach from 1998-99.

FORMER SEAHAWKS

  • Patriots DL Alan Branch played for the Seahawks from 2011-12.

FORMER NFL TEAMMATES

  • Seahawks DE Michael Bennett played with Patriots RB LeGarrette Blount at the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
  • Seattle DT Ahtyba Rubin and New England DL Jabaal Sheard were teammates at the Cleveland Browns.
  • Seahawks T J'Marcus Webb played with Patriots TE Martellus Bennett and LB Shea McClellin at the Chicago Bears.
  • Seattle offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell was the offensive coordinator in Minnesota when Patriots defensive line coachBrendan Daly was the defensive assistant/ defensive line coach for the Vikings.
  • Seattle quarterbacks coach Carl Smith held the same role in Cleveland when Patriots tight ends coach Brian Daboll was the offensive coordinator for the Browns.

FORMER COLLEGE TEAMMATES

  • Seattle DE Cliff Avril and New England LB Rob Ninkovich were teammates at Purdue.
  • Seahawks RB Alex Collins and Patriots DL Trey Flowers were teammates at Arkansas.
  • Seattle LS Nolan Freseand New England LB Elandon Roberts were teammates at Houston.
  • Seahawks QB Russell Wilson and WR *Tanner McEvoy played with Patriots RB James White at Wisconsin.
  • Seattle DT **Jarran Reed *and Patriots CB Cyrus Jones were teammates at Alabama.
  • Seahawks FB Will Tukuafu was teammates with Patriots S Patrick Chung and RB LeGarrette Blount at Oregon.
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