The New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks will meet in the Super Bowl on Sunday. The other 30 teams in the NFL have already begun working toward building a team capable of qualifying for next year's Super Bowl. It's only natural, then, to take a close look at how the Patriots and Seahawks got the job done this year.
The Patriots and Seahawks are different teams and took different paths to reach the pinnacle of the sport. But there are some commonalities. Both are well-coached teams. Both have playmakers at quarterback. Both have physical running backs.
Another commonality between the two teams is that both have superstars at one of the League's most important positions – cornerback. New England rolls out Darrelle Revis and Seattle boasts Richard Sherman. Together, Revis and Sherman have made eight Pro Bowls, earned seven First-Team All-Pro honors and collected 47 interceptions.