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Super Bowl Scoring: Pick the Best Football Player Houses, the Semifinals

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The New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks failed to make it to Super Bowl 50, but the teams (which competed in the 2015 Super Bowl) will be going head to head in the first ever real estate Super Bowl. In our search for the most lavish NFL player home, we're down to Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski of the Patriots in the AFC and Russell Wilson and Marshawn Lynch of the Seahawks in the NFC. So while the teammates never have to face off on the field, they'll be pitted against each other in the semifinals. Brady and his former 14,000-square-foot Los Angeles estate have easily defeated all prior opponents, but how will he fare against his teammate's old Tampa Bay party pad? In the NFC, can Wilson's Washington mansion top Lynch's harborside home? It's time to find out.

Tom Brady vs. Rob Gronkowski
Russell Wilson vs. Marshawn Lynch

The AFC Championship Game:

Tom Brady vs. Rob Gronkowski

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and tight end Rob Gronkowski both sold mansions in the last few years. If size is what defines "lavish," then the 14,000-square-foot house in Los Angeles that Brady built with his wife supermodel Gisele Bündchen takes the cake. They worked with architect Richard Landry to create a sprawling French chateau-style estate that includes a moat, a six-car garage, and an extensive home gym—alongside solar energy and graywater recycling systems. Before quickly selling it in 2014 (to Dr. Dre, no less!), they made time for an Architectural Digest feature to show it off.

But Rob "Gronk" Gronkowski's former Tampa Bay mansion (↑) is over-the-top in other ways—most notably the waterfront location and inclusion of two jet skis. When it was on the market, it was offered furnished with serious man-cave luxuries, including, but not limited to: a wood-paneled elevator, built-in fish tanks, more than 10 flat-screen TVs, a billiards room, iPhone-controlled surround-sound system, pool, hot tub, spa, wet bar, and fire pits.

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The NFC Championship Game:

Russell Wilson vs. Marshawn Lynch

Ladies and gents, it's an all-Seahawks NFC semifinal! Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson and his $6.7 million mansion (↑) in Bellevue, WA continue to cruise through. The 10,700-square-foot stucco home was built in 2008 and previously belonged to a Microsoft exec. The mansion boasts seven bedrooms, five fireplaces, a wine cellar, skylights, and views of Lake Washington and downtown Seattle.

People are also loving Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch's $3.6 million Bay Area retreat (↓) with a bit of seafaring flair. Sitting right on the harbor, the five-bedroom home sits features soaring living spaces with expansive glass walls offering bay views a home theater, elevator, and 58-foot long boat dock.

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· Super Bowl 50 coverage [SB Nation]