The (7-1) New England Patriots will host the (5-2-1) Seattle Seahawks.
The Patriots are looking to earn their 8th win of the season against a team that will be looking to avenge their loss in Super Bowl XLIX. 8 wins would guarantee the Patriots have avoided a losing record for the 16th straight season, tied with the Raiders (1965-80) and the 49ers (1983-98) for the 3rd longest in NFL history.
Only the Browns (1957-73, 17 seasons) and the Cowboys (1965-85, 21 seasons) will have longer streaks.
The Seahawks have been up-and-down with injuries this season, but they are looking to return their starting safety Kam Chancellor (groin), running back Thomas Rawls (fibula), and left tackle Bradley Sowell (knee), while QB Russell Wilson (knee) is almost healthy again.
The Patriots have been the NFL’s best team over the final 8 games since Robert Kraft purchased the franchise in 1994, winning an impressive 72.2% of the games. The Green Bay Packers (68.8%), Pittsburgh Steelers (63.4%), and the Indianapolis Colts (61.6%) are the only other teams with a winning rate of over 60%.
New England has only played the Seahawks four times since 1993: 2004, 2008, 2012, and in the 2014 Super Bowl. Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll served as the Patriots head coach during that gap of time, from 1997-99. The Seahawks haven’t played in Foxborough since 2004, the longest time away from New England of any team in the NFL.
Date: Sunday, November 13th, 2016
Location: Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Massachusetts
Kickoff: 8:30 PM EST
Betting line: Patriots are the 7.5-point favorites
SB Nation Affiliates: FieldGulls.com
TV: NBC, Sunday Night Football
Announcers: Al Michaels and Chris Collinsworth, with Michele Tafoya on the sidelines
Boston, Mass. WHDH-TV Channel 7
Radio: 98.5 FM, with Scott Zolak and Bob Socci
Additional Information: The Patriots provide an incredible breakdown on their website.