New England vs. Seattle in the Super Bowl on Feb. 1st will be a rematch of a classic regular season game from October 14th, 2012.
In a thriller in Seattle, the Seahawks rallied from a 23-10 4th quarter deficit, with Russell Wilson throwing the game-winning TD pass with 78 seconds left. The final: Seattle 24, New England 23.
The most memorable moment from the game happened as the teams were exiting the field. Richard Sherman, back then, was just an emerging cornerback with a tiny NFL profile. But as he was leaving the field, he sought out Tom Brady and got in his face, screaming something or the other.
Afterward, Sherman tweeted that Tom Brady told him and Kam Chancellor during the game he’d ‘see them after the game when they win.’ So Sherman found Brady, instead. In January of 2014, Brady finally addressed the incident.
The teams are obviously very different now – Wes Welker caught 10 passes for 138 yards for the Patriots, and both Seattle’s 4th quarter touchdowns were scored by guys who aren’t on the roster now, Sidney Rice and Braylon Edwards.
Tom Brady attempted 58 passes but was intercepted twice; Seattle averaged 6.7 yards per play and had three passing plays of 45+ yards.