NEW YORK (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks finished the regular season where they started it: as the top team in the NFL.

Defending Super Bowl champion Seattle (12-4) received 11 of 12 first-place votes Tuesday in the AP Pro32 power rankings, which are decided by a media panel that regularly covers the league.

The Seahawks will open the playoffs at home on Jan. 10.

“Who’s scared of the big, bad Seahawks? Everybody.” Ira Kaufman of the Tampa Tribune said.

The Patriots (12-4) received the other first-place vote.

According to Glantz-Culver, the Seahawks (at 2-1) and Patriots (at 5-2) are the favorites to reach the Super Bowl.



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