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Monday, December 24, 2012
Around the NFC West: Who is dangerous?

By Mike Sando


Experience warns against reading too much into any one game's outcome.

The Seattle Seahawks, now 10-5 and bound for the playoffs, keep challenging the maxim.

They recently scored 100 unanswered points at home, the largest in the NFL since the 1991 Washington Redskins. They've put up 150 points over their past three games. Their quarterback, Russell Wilson, keeps getting better in the face of any reasonable expectations -- for a rookie or even for a perennial Pro Bowler.

It's not just one game for the Seahawks at this point. It's a growing body of evidence and it's been validated by a 42-13 victory over a very good but increasingly injured San Francisco 49ers team Sunday night.

In the video above, Ron Jaworski and Merrill Hoge discuss whether Seattle or Green Bay qualifies as the most dangerous team in the NFC. There are certainly other worthy candidates. Atlanta has secured the top seed. Washington has won its past six games. But as Jaworski notes, the Seahawks appear strong in the areas where teams need to be strong: quarterback, running back, receivers, defense and special teams.

I'll be back with additional thoughts when our power rankings run later Monday -- one day earlier than usual in light of the holidays.

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