The Patriots are tough to beat at Gillette Stadium with just three home losses over the past four seasons

The Patriots are tough to beat at Gillette Stadium with just three home losses over the past four seasons. One of those losses came this year with Brady serving the final game of a suspension and rookie Jacoby Brissett starting at quarterback (16-0 loss to the Buffalo Bills).

Couple that with this being a tough spot for Seattle, which is coming off a physical Monday night home victory over Buffalo and then traveling across the country for a Sunday night game, and this sets up as well as the Patriots could have hoped.

“He was reported as killed in action so he Jerick McKinnon Authentic Jersey ended up having to serve longer than he was supposed to,” Celek said. “Someone saw him and the guy thought he saw a ghost and was like ‘You’ve been reported killed in action.’ So no one had his papers, they told his family that he had died. I don’t remember how (much) longer he served, but he said guys that were coming in were leaving before him so he didn’t know it was going on. That was one of those crazy stories.”

It was those conversations with his grandfather that first piqued Celek’s interest in the military, an interest that has grown into a passion for the fifth-year NFL veteran.

Celek is the 49ers’ nominee for Jerome Simpson Authentic Jersey the 2016 USAA “Salute to Service” award for his consistent participation in activities helping the military. Finalists for that award will be announced in January, and the winner will be named at the NFL Honors show in Houston the night before the Super Bowl.

Among Celek’s recent activities are a behind-the-scenes tour of Moffett Field, an active Marine recruiting station, where he met with Marines and Air Force families living on the base. He also is a regular at Fleet Week in San Francisco, where he meets with sailors during the San Francisco tradition celebrating the naval history of the Bay Area.

All of those activities allow Celek to stay close to the military, but he’s actually long given consideration to being on the other side of those meet and greets.

Specific to the Xs and Os, safety Patrick Chung’s solid work covering tight ends should help the Patriots limit one of the Seahawks’ emerging weapons, Jimmy Graham, who dazzled on Monday night with two one-handed touchdown catches.

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