Opinion: What to know before watching the Super Bowl

By: Adam Purvis ~Staff Writer~

It’s that time of year again. It’s the only time of the year where you actually get to enjoy commercials and spend all day pigging out on wings, nachos and other classic football foods. Yes, it is time for Super Bowl XLIX. The game will feature returning champions, the Seattle Seahawks, and Tom Brady’s New England Patriots at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz.

The Super bowl will be broadcast at 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 1 on NBC.
The Super bowl will be broadcast at 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 1 on NBC.

The Seattle Seahawks have been one of the most consistent teams in the league over the past two seasons.

Super Bowl XLIX marks the first time in 10 years that a team will be playing two consecutive Super Bowls.

Interestingly, the last team to do so was the New England Patriots, who appeared in 2004 and 2005 during Super Bowls XXXVIII and XXXIX, both of which resulted in a victory for the Patriots.

The Seattle Seahawks went 12-4 this season to represent the NFC West in the playoffs.

A comeback win against the Green Bay Packers for the NFC Conference propelled them to the Super Bowl.

After struggling to score, the Seahawks were down 19-7 against the Packers with four minutes left in the final quarter of the game.

Led by Russell Wilson and Marshawn Lynch, Seattle rallied for a touchdown, making it 19-14 with 2:09 left.

The Seahawks went for an onside kick and recovered it after the Packers’ Brandon Bostick couldn’t come down with the ball.

Lynch would run in for a 24-yard touchdown, and Wilson would complete the 2-pt. conversion in to take a three-point lead with 1:25 left.

The Packers kicked a field goal to push it into overtime. By scoring a touchdown on their first drive, the Seahawks came out on top.

The Seahawks, who have the number on defense in the league, are coming in full steam to their second Super Bowl in as many years.

However, the New England Patriots are not to be taken lightly.

With veteran quarterback Tom Brady, the Patriots have won three of six Super Bowls.

After coming off an overwhelming victory over the Indianapolis Colts for the AFC, the Patriots are coming into the game full of confidence and experience despite the talk of deflating footballs from their last game and the controversies it raises.

It will definitely be an exciting Super Bowl to not miss out on this year.

The game will be broadcast in primetime at 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 1 on NBC.

Edited by Austin Gill