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Super Bowl XLIX: Patriots vs. Seahawks, by the numbers

Patriots

6 Super Bowl appearances for QB Tom Brady, tying him with Mike Lodish, a defensive tackle with Buffalo and Denver, for the most in NFL history.

7 Rushing touchdowns for LeGarrette Blount in four career playoff games, including a three-touchdown game in the AFC Championship Game against Indianapolis this year.

8 Super Bowl appearances for New England, tied with Dallas and Pittsburgh for the most the most in league history. The Patriots are 3-4 in Super Bowls, and lost to the Giants in their last two trips after the 2007 and 2011 seasons.

Seahawks

1 Seattle’s league ranking in total defense. Since the current playoff setup was adopted in 1990, teams ranked first in defense are 7-1 in Super Bowls.

8 Teams that have won back-to-back Super Bowls, which Seattle is seeking to accomplish. The Patriots were the last team to do it after the 2003-04 seasons. The Steelers are the only franchise to repeat championships on two different occasions.

10 Victories for quarterback Russell Wilson against Super Bowl-winning quarterbacks during his career. Wilson is 10-0 in such matchups.

Joseph Person

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