Super Bowl XLIX Preview Central will be updated daily with all of the articles, video and artwork Inside The Pylon has to offer on the big game between the Seattle Seahawks and the New England Patriots. Please see our guides to the Wild Card Round, Divisional Round, the AFC Championship and NFC Championship for even more information about the schemes, concepts, formations, routes, and techniques the two best teams in football have used all season.
Tackling Russell Wilson – Jeremy Turner breaks down the Seahawks QB’s many talents and explores what how Patriots might contain him.
Confidence: Super Bowl Gambling Preview – John Limberakis dives into the number in his analysis of Super Bowl betting.
Patriots Super Bowl History in the Brady Belichick Era – John Vampatella details the history of New England’s prior runs with Belichick and Brady at the helm.
The Seahawks Passing Game Isn’t Great ‒ Dave Archibald reviewed the film and diagnoses how the Patriots will hold the Seahawks passing game in check.
The Seahawks Run Defense Is Fast & Furious ‒ Brian Filipiak looks at how to run on the vaunted Seattle defense and why it might be better to just throw.
Diagnosing Steven Hauschka – Chuck Zodda studies the technique of kicker Steven Hauschka to find out if his late-season struggles are behind him.
Meet the Seahawks Legion of Boom (Part 1) ‒ Mark Schofield breaks down the talented and aggressive Seattle secondary known as The Legion of Boom.
Rob Gronkowski versus The Legion of Boom (Part 2) ‒ Mark Schofield reveals how the Patriots should use their best weapon in the passing game.
Beating Cover 3 (Part 3) – Mark Schofield examines the key strategies in beating Seattle’s Cover 3 defense.
Reading the Seahawks Numbers ‒ Douglas Storms digs into the statistical matchup, looking for what the numbers tell us.
Resurgent Gronkowski: The Patriots Most Important Player – Joshua Soden looks at the critical role Rob Gronkowski plays in the New England offense.
The Jon Ryan Punting Experience (Part 1) ‒ Chuck Zodda assesses one of the NFL’s better field position weapons and how the Patriots special teams will look to counteract him.
The Jon Ryan Punting Experience (Part 2) ‒ Chuck Zodda looked at every one of the Seahawks punts and sees how they, and Ryan, can be beaten.
Seattle Run Game Preview (Part 1) ‒ Brian Filipiak delves into what makes the Seahawks running game so effective and dangerous.
Seattle Run Game Preview (Part 2) ‒ Brian Filipiak continues digging into the Seattle ground game, including how pass options help dictate opportunities, and looks at the Seahawks O-Line.
Q&A with Seahawks Insider Gregg Bell ‒ Inside The Pylon writers, editors and readers had many questions for Seattle’s beat writer from The News Tribune of Tacoma, WA. And Seahawks Insider Gregg Bell and he was gracious enough to answer every single one.
Super Bowl Preview: Patriots vs. Seahawks Quick Snap ‒ Mark Schofield‘s quick preview of the game’s key matchup from the night of the Conference Championship games.
Super Bowl XLIX Preview: Dislocation, Subluxation & Earl Thomas ‒ Our in-house medical expert Dr. Christopher Geary explains the shoulder injury suffered by the Seahawks standout free safety, and provides a prognosis for game day.
Top 5 Patriots Offensive Plays of 2014 ‒ Mark Schofield looks at the five most influential sequences when New England had the ball this season.
Fumbling the Data: The Truth About the Patriots Fumble Rate ‒ Daryl Sng looks at the recent “finding” that the Patriots fumble significantly less than the opposition and discovers problems with the data.