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January 4, 2015 at 10:20 AM

Sunday Seahawks links and notes: Sherman/Baldwin friendship endures, and picking Carolina to come to Seattle

First off, a simply great story by Jayson Jenks today on the friendship between Richard Sherman and Doug Baldwin.

Make sure you don’t miss it.

As for the rest of the day, the Seahawks will finally learn later this afternoon who they will play in the divisional round next Saturday.

Simply put, if Dallas wins — as most expect — then Carolina will come to Seattle. But if Detroit pulls the upset, then the Lions will come to Seattle.

Everybody on the NFL Network this morning picked the Cowboys to win and send the Panthers here.

If Carolina does come here, it’ll bring a defense that just held Arizona to an NFL-playoff record 78 yards (this story details some of the changes to the Panthers’ defense since Seattle played there in October.)

You can read all of the Charlotte Observer coverage on the Panthers’ win here.

As for the Dallas-Detroit game, here’s a breakdown from the Lions’ perspective, and lots of stuff from the Cowboys’ view of things here.

My take?

I think Tony Romo finally gets it done in a playoff game, aided greatly by the running game, holding off the Lions 27-20 and pushing the Panthers to Seattle.

— As for Seattle’s assistant coaches, no specific rumblings yet of anyone emerging as a leading candidate or anything like that, though there have been lots of interviews. Pro Football Talk yesterday had this story on Dan Quinn detailing how a package deal he was hoping for with Minnesota assistant general manager George Paton didn’t work out. The official website of the Bears yesterday reported that Quinn did indeed interview with Chicago.

And according to NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport, both Quinn and offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell interviewed Saturday with the Bills.

Interviews will now come to an end today and cannot be held again with coaches in the playoffs until their teams are eliminated.

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