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Game facts: Seahawks at Patriots

Best of the best:  Since 2013, the Patriots have been the best team in the AFC (43-13 record) while the Seahawks have been the best team in the NFC (40-15-1 record). 

Next Gen Stat:  Tom Brady is the best in the league on deep passes (passes of 20+ air yards). On such throws, Brady is 70-for-92 for 534 yards, 8 TDs and 0 INT.

Brady's impact:  The Patriots' offense is averaging nearly 14 points per game more since Tom Brady came back. 

Inter-conference struggles:  Since 2011, New England has a 32-2 record at home vs. AFC teams (+49 turnover differential), but just a 6-4 record at home vs. NFC teams (-3 turnover differential). 

Emerging defense:  The Patriots are allowing 14.5 points per game since Week 3 (best in NFL). 

Defensive strength:  Although they have yet to allow a 100-yard rusher this year, New England is allowing 4.1 yards per carry (16th in NFL). The Patriots' defensive strength is their secondary, which allows 6.7 yards per attempt (T-8th in league). 

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