Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett had some ‘interesting’ things to say about the Carolina Panthers when comparing their similarities to the Seahawks (via

It’s so much alike, man. It’s like you look at a girl who looks like you, and you find out it’s your cousin, so you can’t go on a date with her even though you’d like to, because she looks like you. But then you see her friend, and her friend’s really hot, and you’re like, That’s not my cousin,’ so it’s good.

It’s kind of weird playing them, because it’s almost like you’re looking in the mirror. It’s a team that has similar attributes all over, similar qualities — both quarterbacks are both mobile, big receivers — well we don’t have any big receivers, but we have big-hearted receivers — powerful running backs, great defensive lines and linebacker play. So it’s a good game.

So suddenly this matchup between the two teams just got very weird. Are the Seahawks the guy and the Panthers are the attractive female cousin? It sounds like Bennett will have to let the Panthers assume the role of the hot friend so the two teams can tangle legitimately on Saturday, while ridding any creepy thoughts of dating his cousin.

Nevertheless, it should be a fantastic matchup. Mobile quarterbacks and Marshawn Lynch running against a stout Panthers defensive line? Who could ask for more?