How up-tempo Pats affected Seahawks

In a story now posted on ESPNBoston.com, Mike Reiss writes on how the Patriots' up-tempo offensive approach dramatically affected the way the Seahawks prepared for Sunday's game.

It doesn't get much further away from Foxborough in the Pacific Northwest, where the Seattle Seahawks train at a sparkling waterfront facility off Lake Washington.

About 2,500 miles separates the New England Patriots' home field from this stunning location, but no matter. What the Patriots did last Sunday at Gillette Stadium, when they unveiled an up-tempo, no-huddle offense that blitzed the Denver Broncos into submission, was ignite a football-shaped bomb inside the walls of this 200,000-square-foot gem.

The dominating performance decisively shaped the way the Seahawks have prepared for Sunday's home game against the Patriots, with an intense focus on matching that speed of play.

"Any time you have a tempo like that, you have to prepare for it and you have to game-plan for it," second-year cornerback Richard Sherman said. "The only thing you can do is get your offense to simulate it to the best of their abilities, and hope you're prepared enough on Sunday to play. Coaches did everything they could. They tried to fatigue us."

To read the piece, CLICK HERE.

Also, Reiss catches up with Massachusetts natives Breno Giacomini (link here) and Steven Hauschka (link here) at the Seahawks' facility.