The brilliance of "letting Russ Cook" showed flawlessly against the Falcons. Damn near perfection. Despite giving up a ton of yards (due to the Falcons having to rely heavily on their talented passing game to try to catch the Hawks) the defense was all over the place, leading the way with Jamal Adams who has re-sparked and re-ignited the passion and physicality we haven't seen on defense since the LOB Era.
This Sunday Night a new-look Patriots team comes to town with Cam Newton leading the charge. This is no longer the Brady Era and adapting to Cam's strength is obvious and apparent with their win against the Dolphins. I don't see as much reliance on the pass or "Russ Cooking" like we saw last week. The Patriots passing D is their strength. This one looks to be a run-heavy showdown mixing in some potentially deadly play action type of yardage and scores to pull away.
A better overall test than last week I believe, but I just think the Seahawks are on a mission this year and likely be the better team in nearly every game they play this season.
Patriots will score around 17-20. The Seahawks will score more.
Aros' Fearless Prediction: Seahawks 27 - Patriots 17
Aros' Fearless Record: 1-0