The Seahawks are playoff underdogs. Last time that happened, they won the Super Bowl by 35 points
SEATTLE – Well this is certainly usual, though not unexpected: The Seattle Seahawks will be underdogs when they face the Carolina Panthers.
The Panthers opened as 3-point favorites in the game, which will kick off at 10:05 a.m. on Q13 FOX. Coverage begins at 6 a.m. on the home of the Seahawks.
It’s been awhile since Seattle’s been in this position; the Seattle Times reports the last time Seattle was a playoff underdog was when it played the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XLVII. The Seahawks, you might remember, went on to win that game 43-8.
The line isn’t terribly surprising. The Panthers, after all, went 15-1 in the regular season and they’re the No. 1 seed playing a No. 6 seed at home. Carolina beat the Seahawks in Seattle, 27-23, on Oct. 18.
Elsewhere, statistical analysis site fivethirtyeight.com is now giving Seattle a 13 percent chance to win the Super Bowl – up a bit from last week, when it gave the Hawks a 9 percent chance. It does, however, rank Seattle as the best team in the NFL.