It’s hard not to look at this as Denver/Seattle II. It just looks that way on paper. An old stationary QB is target practice for the flesh-eating Seahawks, just like Peyton.

The key to the Pats offense is whether the Seahawks can bring pressure with only a 4 man rush. If they can, this will be over by half time. If not, it will last a little longer. Blount can be a factor, but not enough of one. They just played his twin last week, in Lacy. Not much happened for him.

The only way Gronk is a factor, will be if the refs give him some calls. Otherwise, he will be neutralized, if not broken up by Kam and the LBs. With regulation footballs and an undaunting pass rush, Brady will throw high and into the dirt. Expect a poor game from him, as he passes the elite QB torch to last year’s winning QB.

Revis Island has been invaded lately. He’ll be a non factor. Two NE defensive guys give concern and they are Wilfolk and Collins. There are many advantages for the Seahawks, starting with familiarity of the stadium they play in every year. Then there’s the mobility of Russell Wilson, who is unmatched in that department. The Pats just don’t see mobile QBs on their schedule. The last one was Aaron Rodgers, who beat them. Last year they played against Cam and Wilson, losing both times. Wilson beat them with 3 TD passes and not his legs.

In that game, the Hawks shut down the run game and had 2 ints against Brady, who threw 58 times. They had 85 plays to SEA’s 55. I might change my mind, but unless the Hawks give the ball away 3-4 times, this one will look like last year’s game. This year’s Seahawks team is better than last year’s. I expect the Pats to force the run game this time. Oh, and the Hawks will be ready for the funky formations.