Seattle will host either Green Bay or Dallas next Sunday for a trip to the Super Bowl
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Vegas oddsmakers like the ‘Hawks chances, but more than a few NFL playoff upsets should keep Seattle wary
The Seahawks’ 13-9 win over Carolina on Sunday was vitally important
Russell Wilson used Seattle’s 13-9 victory over the Carolina Panthers on Sunday as proof that things are just fine with the defending Super Bowl champions
Wilson finished 20 of 32 for 199 yards with one interception and one touchdown
The battle for the No. 2 seed occurs on the field in Carolina where the Saints look to sweep the Panthers. If they do so, New Orleans will lock up the No. 2 seed and first-round bye.
The 3-hour time difference in Charlotte may not be the only adjustment the ‘Hawks have to account for on Sunday. Although there are two days until the Week 1 game against Carolina, Seattle may realistically have several 3rd stringers in the starting lineup.
After a great 2012-13 season, the Seahawks look to show the NFL that last season was no fluke. They may have already begun to prove it during the preseason, where they were just one of two teams to go 4-0 (the other was the Washington Redskins). With the regular season kicking off this Sunday, the ‘Hawks look to make it five straight games as they take on Charlotte.
This week was the final week that starters were likely to appear in the preseason, offering fans one more indiscernible glimpse of what may lie ahead in the ensuing 17 weeks of NFL battle.