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We were going to try to come up with some clever notion here, some sort of way that the cities of Charlotte and Seattle had something in common, but save for a little bit of greenish-blue in their uniforms, we couldn't come up with anything. And we can't talk about the team's uniforms, because that's something our sister would do.

A roundup of prominent picks on the Web:

Bill Simmons: Panthers.
Cool Standings: Panthers.
Daily Quickie: Panthers.
Harmon Forecast: Seahawks.
Peter King: Panthers.
Paul Zimmerman: Panthers.
• DEADSPIN PICK: Seahawks. It's like everyone forgot how good they were all year. They, like, won a lot in a row, you know.

(Let us know your picks and rationales in the comments section ... if you can hang, wussy.)