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The Seahawks are playoff underdogs. Last time that happened, they won the Super Bowl by 35 points

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CHARLOTTE, NC - OCTOBER 26: Russell Wilson #3 of the Seattle Seahawks scrambles from the Carolina Panthers defense in the 3rd quarter during the game at Bank of America Stadium on October 26, 2014 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

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.

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