NEW YORK (AP) — Comments on the Seattle Seahawks by the AP Pro32 panel
(ranking in parentheses):

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SEATTLE SEAHAWKS (5)

Chris Berman (ESPN, 6) — Only undefeated team at home, but playoffs
will take them away. It's OK, they're ready.

Clifton Brown (Sporting News, 3) — The best wild card team, but
reaching Super Bowl will still be difficult.

Cris Collinsworth (NBC Sports, 5)

Rich Gannon (CBS Sports/SiriusXM NFL Radio, 6) — One of the hottest
teams in football and Russell Wilson's numbers over the last eight
games (16TDs/two INTS) a big reason why.

Bob Glauber (Newsday, 3) — That's Pete Carroll's best coaching job at
any level. Just masterful work with a young team led by a rookie
quarterback.

Rick Gosselin (Dallas Morning News, 7) — The Seahawks were the only
NFL team to finish with a perfect 8-0 home record this season. But in
qualifying for the playoffs as a wild card, it's unlikely Seattle will
play another game at home this season.

Clark Judge (CBSSports.com, 5) — They're hot and they're dangerous.
But they're on the road, where they lost eight straight playoff games.
That may be a hurdle too big for even Russell Wilson to overcome.

Ira Kaufman (Tampa Tribune, 2) — Sunday's difference? Russell Wilson
has a better defense behind him than Robert Griffin III.

Pat Kirwan (SiriusXM NFL Radio/CBSSports.com, 3) — Surprised the
Seahawks are this high in the power poll? Ask yourself what team they
can't beat. Brandon Browner returns for the playoffs to strengthen an
already solid defense.

John Lynch (Fox Sports, 5) — Seattle looks the part! We will see if
they are up to it.

Alex Marvez (Foxsports.com, 5) — The Seahawks didn't win the NFC West,
but they played as well as any division leader in December.

Dan Pompei (Chicago Tribune, 3) — Too bad the vote for offensive
rookie of the year can't be put off for a week after Russell Wilson
takes on RG3.

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