What to watch for this weekend’s NFL action
The New England Patriots will travel to Seattle to face the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl LI.
Here’s what to watch this weekend.
With New England and Seattle coming off back-to-back blowout victories, the Patriots are on pace to clinch their first Super Bowl title since 2002 and a second consecutive playoff berth.
But while New England is coming off a Super Bowl win in front of a sold-out crowd at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, the Seahawks will be without their top cornerback.
Antonio Cromartie will miss the game after sitting out Week 17 with an ankle injury.
The Seahawks are also without their starting running back, Marshawn Lynch.
He’s also out with a hamstring injury.
Seattle is also without cornerback Richard Sherman and safety Earl Thomas, who are both out for the season with injuries.
Seattle (2-1) is playing at a pace it hasn’t been able to sustain since the end of the 2013 season.
The Seahawks are averaging 35.8 points per game and holding opponents to just 40.3.
The Patriots (2) have the league’s best defense, allowing just 19.5 points per contest.
New England has allowed just 13.9 per game, while Seattle has allowed 23.8.
The Patriots are in first place in the AFC East, while the Seahawks are tied for fourth.
The game kicks off at 6 p.m.
ET at Gilminster Stadium.