1) Since my whole life has been spent in Seattle, Chicago and New York, I have never warmed to teams from the South. While the citizens of Texas, Florida, etc. are nice people, their teams really bore me and it amazes me that the Seattle Mariners and Chicago Cubs both lost series this week to teams from Texas. Texas is one of the most unsophisticated baseball states around despite the fact that many good players hail from that state.
2) I like the Saints in the NFC to surprise and if the Seahawks had good running backs or wideouts, I would pick them to win 12 games. 10-6 will be enough in the NFC Worst.