I think Playoff games are always at their best when there is some familiarity and dislike between the teams. That is what we have in today's game between the Seahawks and the Panthers. These teams have played each other in four straight regular seasons, and all four games were tight contests, decided by 5 points or less. They also played each other in this round of the Playoffs last season.
The Seahawks have won the NFC two years in a row. The Panthers were 15-1. This looks like a great game on paper.
Make your pick using the widget below. This will become the game thread once kickoff arrives.
Seahawks vs. Panthers
Where: Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, NC
When: Sunday, January 17, 1:05 p.m. ET
Announcers: Joe Buck, Troy Aikman
Radio: Seahawks Radio Network | Panthers Radio Network
Online Streaming: FOXSportsGo
Odds: The line opened at Panthers -1.5, but quickly moved up to a field goal. It currently sits between 2.5- and 3-points, according to sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.
Seahawks blog: Field Gulls
Panthers blog: Cat Scratch Reader