Much history surrounds Seahawks, Patriots Super Bowl rematch (The Associated Press)

Pete Carroll knows he can’t go back in time to 1997 when he arrived in New England as the Patriots’ giddy 46-year-old new head coach. It’s been 17 years since Carroll was fired after a three-year run in New England and forced to accept his second failed stint as an NFL coach, unsure he’d ever get – or want for that matter – another shot. It will also be the first meeting between the teams since New England’s 2015 Super Bowl victory denied Seattle back-to-back championships.