CHANDLER, Ariz. — Quarterback Tom Brady said the New England Patriots are practicing great, knowing the margin for error against the Seattle Seahawks is miniscule.

“I feel pretty good,” said Brady, who followed coach Bill Belichick to the podium in the quarterback’s final media availability before Super Bowl XLIX at the Sheraton Wild Horse Pass resort Thursday morning. “It was good to get out on the field and run around. I’ve been through it plenty of times. I’m glad (the cold) happened early in the week. I expect to be 100 percent on Sunday.”

Brady is listed on the injury report because of his illness but experienced no limitations on the field. He also has not been bothered by any fire alarm issues at the team’s hotel, where reportedly twice in three nights the sirens went off during sleeping hours. Brady said he slept through any noise.

Brady is spending most of his waking hours watching Seattle’s defense. He’s handling his normal weekly routine, including a Tuesday meeting with coach Bill Belichick to compare notes on what they saw in film study of the Seahawks.

“I’ve seen a lot of film on this team,” Brady said. “I feel like I know these guys pretty well.”

Brady agreed he is a much different person than when he played in his first Super Bowl 14 years ago, primarily because his life is structured around his kids, who will attend the Super Bowl when Brady starts for the sixth time Sunday.

“It’s amazing sitting here thinking this is the sixth time I’ll be doing this. It’s really a privilege,” Brady said. “I’ve been really lucky. I had a serious injury in 2008, didn’t get to play, so I don’t take these things for granted.”

Brady’s backup, Jimmy Garoppolo, is preparing for Seattle’s defense but also playing the role of Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson in practice. Wilson, the NFL’s leading rusher among quarterbacks, creates issues for the Patriots unlike what the defense has often faced. He averaged 7.4 yards per carry in the regular season and is a threat to break the pocket with what Belichick called “special awareness and instincts.”

“We’ve faced quarterbacks every week who have different playing styles at the line of scrimmage and habits and cadence,” said Belichick. “Jimmy does a great job after our meetings normally Tuesday to go through the beginnings of our scouting report. He goes and meets with our defensive coaches to talk about it. He’s a key guy in that process. He’s given us great looks every week.”

Belichick said in reviewing the NFC Championship Game comeback that put the Seahawks in position to repeat as Super Bowl champions, three first-half possessions inside the red zone by the Packers that did not turn out the best for Green Bay reminded Belichick of New England’s 24-23 loss at CenturyLink Field in 2012.

“They battle for 60 minutes, or longer,” Belichick said. “That’s the way we’re going to have to play. Whatever opportunities we get in the game, whenever they come, we have to take advantage.

“Those were huge possessions in the game and had any of those possessions turned out differently at the end of the game,” said Belichick, noting the Patriots were one of four in the red zone when the Patriots lost at Seattle in 2012. “In addition to a turnover down there and another missed opportunity, kind of the same thing that happened to us. That’s Seattle.”

NOTES: The late Chargers, Dolphins and Patriots linebacker Junior Seau is one of 15 finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Selectors meet Saturday to select the Class of 2015. “It’s got to happen. I can’t imagine a football Hall of Fame without him in it,” coach Bill Belichick said. Brady echoed those thoughts, and fondly recalls Seau’s work ethic and how he was the first player in the building running on a treadmill at 6 a.m. the day after a game. … One of the negative impacts of playing into February is losing several weeks of preparation for the NFL draft and offseason. “It’s a good problem,” Belichick said. “We deal with it. … The shorter recovery period, the closer you are to the offseason program the closer you are to camp, the six weeks closer. That’s something we take into account in our offseason planning — the shorter windows you deal with factored into some of our decisions in free agency, the draft.”