Seattle's league leading record for primetime of 29-7-1 comes from:
- 21 games being played against teams 2 or more time zones ahead (18-3)
- hosting 16 of those 21 time zone advantage games (15-1)
- 22 home games (19-3)
- 1 away game which was in London (1-0)
NEWTON- Cam is 1-5 vs Seattle with 1,144 passing yards, 5 touchdowns and 4 interceptions. He is also 8-11 during primetime games.
KEY OFFENSIVE WEAPONS TO STOP- In my opinion the Patriots need to focus on second year receiver DK Metcalf and anyone who happens to be playing tight end at any given moment. Hopefully they don't give up a big play to any of their former players (Phillip Dorsett II or Jacob Hollister).
WIN SPECIAL TEAMS- Jake Bailey was perfect with getting the ball inside the 20. In his brief career he is pinning teams inside their 20 46% of the time and only allowing returns 35% of the time. Seattle punter Michael Dickson doesn't have as good career numbers and has his punts returned 46% of the time. Of course, ideally we let have Dickson win today's battle by making sure Bailey gets his time holding extra points and kicking off and Dickson is punting early and often.
- Red Zone- 225/457 49.23% 114 TD passes 13 int 199 rushing attempts 57 rushing TD
- Inside 10- 98/194 50.52% 70 TD passes 6 int 123 rushing attempts 48 rushing TD
- 10-20- 127/263 48.28% 44 TD passes 7 int 66 rushing attempts 9 rushing TD
If you are thinking that Tom Brady was spectacular in the red zone, so having Cam won't we an advantage. I'd look a bit closer at his more recent red zone stats (regular season) and not his career numbers.
- 2019- 13 TD passes 3 rushing 2 int
- 2018- 18 TD passes 2 rushing 1 int
- 2017- 26 TD passes 0 rushing 0 int
- 2016- 20 TD passes 0 rushing 1 int
- 2015- 27 TD passes 3 rushing 3 int
Leading up to the 2018 Super Bowl I researched Tom Brady's red zone stats in the playoffs, at that point he had thrown 6 red zone picks (2 in Super Bowls).