Preview for Sunday’s Superbowl: Tom Brady vs. Richard Sherman:

Noah Cary

This Sunday, the Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots will play each other in Super Bowl XLIX.

The Super Bowl will be held at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz. This will be the first time since the 2004 and 2005 seasons that a team will play in consecutive Super Bowls. The last team was the Patriots, who won both games.

There is a lot of hype surrounding this Super Bowl. One of the headlines taking over the Super Bowl this year is “Deflate-gate”. According to the NFL, 11 of the 12 balls that the Patriots used in the game against the Indianapolis Colts were under-inflated by about two pounds per square inch.

When the officials inspected the balls roughly two hours before the game, they met NFL expectations. At the half, the officials found the under-inflated balls and replaced them. This implies that someone in the Patriots locker room tampered with the game balls. Under-inflated balls would make the balls easier to throw and catch.

The Patriots beat the Colts 45-7, sending the team to its eighth Super Bowl.

Another point to watch Feb. 1 is the way Tom Brady attacks, or avoids Richard Sherman. Sherman is known to be the biggest trash talker in the NFL.

In 2012, Sherman and Brady got into a little trash talking, which ended when Brady said, “See me after the game when we win.” During that same game, Sherman intercepted Brady and the Seahawks beat the Patriots 24-23.

Sherman saw Brady after the game and yelled “You mad bro,” leaving Brady with a bitter taste and wanting a second shot at Sherman.

The last time a defensive back challenged Brady the way Sherman is, Brady burned him deep for two touchdowns. In 2007, second year safety for the Pittsburg Steelers, Anthony Smith, guaranteed a win against Brady and the Patriots, ending its perfect season, however, this prompted Brady to throw for more than 200 yards and four touchdowns.

The self-proclaimed “best corner in football” is already dialing up the trash talk to Brady. We will have to see how Brady reacts when the two teams meet at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 1 on NBC.