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Brady aims to silence 12th Man on Sunday

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has played in 188 games (including playoffs) in his 13 seasons in the NFL, but not one of those games has come at Seattle’s notoriously-loud CenturyLink Field. In fact, Brady has yet to face just two teams on the road in his career – the Seahawks and the San Francisco 49ers.

Brady is set to make his Emerald City debut when his Patriots meet the Seahawks for a Week 6 matchup that will pit New England’s No. 1-ranked offense against Seattle’s No. 1-ranked defense.

In a Tuesday press conference, the three-time Super Bowl winner and two-time NFL MVP Brady commented on the challenge he faces in silencing the Seahawks’ “12th Man” on Sunday at CenturyLink Field.

“…I think what has more to do with the crowd noise is the fact that they can really play football,” said Brady. “They have a really good defense, the best one in the league – statistically, top five in almost every category. They have players and the defensive line is excellent, a very good group of linebackers and certainly the secondary, three of those guys were in the Pro Bowl. They can play defense and they get it going and offensively if we make a bunch of mistakes, I’m sure it will be very loud for us, but hopefully if we get the ball in the end zone it will quiet it down. But I think that’s going to be our challenge.

“It’s always nice when you take 53 guys on the road and you say, ‘This is all we’ve got and this is all we need and this is what we have to do.’ And see 70,000 fans, if you can keep them quiet or turn them on their own team. I think that’s an exciting part for road teams, is to see if you can get them booing their own players.”

Sunday’s kickoff is set for 1:05 p.m.


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