Seattle Times sports columnists Larry Stone and Matt Calkins tackle the week's biggest news and issues in Seattle sports, including the Seahawks' playoff opener Sunday.

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Though they’re the No. 6 seed in the NFC, are the Seattle Seahawks the favorites to win Super Bowl 50?

Seattle Times columnists Larry Stone and Matt Calkins aren’t sure they’d go that far. But with Marshawn Lynch coming back just in time for the playoffs, joining a team that has surged in recent months, Seattle certainly seems like the team to beat.

If the Seahawks can make it through Sunday’s wild-card playoff game against the Minnesota Vikings, that is. The Hawks face both Adrian Peterson and single-digit temperatures in Minneapolis.

Watch the video above for Stone’s and Calkins’ thoughts and predictions for the upcoming game — and for further into the playoffs.