I'll be the replacement thread starter today; hopefully I'll be slightly more proficient than the replacement refs were. Please post your comments, knee jerk reactions, and insightful observations both before and during today's Patriots vs Seahawks game, all on this thread. This will be a very challenging game today. Most people consider Seattle's defense to be one of the best, if not the best in the NFL; the consensus is that CenturyLink Field is the loudest NFL stadium, making it difficult for opposing offenses to communicate effectively. At this point of the season there are no must wins games, but in the end they all count the same amount in the standings. It's a game of strength against strength (Pats offense vs Seahawks defense; Pats passing game vs Seahawks pass rush and pass coverage; Seahawks running game vs Pats rush defense) and weakness vs weakness (Seahawks passing game vs Pats pass rush and pass coverage). Turnovers will be key, even more so than usual. Lets hope for a good game today with no injuries.