Is Seattle ready to be the favorite? They played like it yesterday, winning by even more than they expected. There's nothing about this team that indicates it will be a typical disappointing Seattle year. Pete Carroll says "We are right mentally. Hype is a factor. We take care of our own business week in and week out." He added, Michael Bennett is better than we thought and Tony McDaniel owned the line of scrimmage with Avril and Schofield - active at the line of scrimmage.