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Seahawks star hopes to have all the answers

FEW WORDS: Running back Marshawn Lynch of the Seattle Seahawks arrives at a Super Bowl XLIX media conference at the Arizona Grand Hotel in Chandler, Arizona.
FEW WORDS: Running back Marshawn Lynch of the Seattle Seahawks arrives at a Super Bowl XLIX media conference at the Arizona Grand Hotel in Chandler, Arizona. Christian Petersengetty IMAGES

SEATTLE running back Marshawn Lynch plans to let his football do the talking when the Seahawks take on the New England Patriots in today's Super Bowl XLIX in Phoenix.

Lynch attended two media days last week and answered every question from journalists with just two responses: "I'm just here so I don't get fined", and "You know why I'm here".

The Seahawks star has had all the answers on the field, however.

Since 2011, Lynch has racked up 6039 rushing yards and 55 rushing touchdowns, the most in the NFL.

Throw in wide receivers Doug Baldwin and Jermaine Kearse - who caught a 35-yard pass from quarterback Russell Wilson in overtime to get Seattle home 28-22 against Green Bay in the NFC Championship - and the Patriots's defence will have its work cut out.

Co-incidentally, a victory today will see the Seahawks become the first team since New England in 2005 to claim back-to-back Super Bowl victories. The Patriots are trying to become just the sixth team to win four titles, and their hopes will rest largely on the arm of 37-year-old playmaker Tom Brady who is in his sixth Super Bowl.

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