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Patrick Peterson: Seahawks' WRs are very underrated

PHOENIX -- Following the Seattle Seahawks' improbable comeback victory in the NFC Championship Game, wide receiver Doug Baldwin provided the world with an entertaining -- if not superfluous -- rant to any doubters left for the defending Super Bowl champions.

While finding doubters for the Seahawks as a team is a stretch, there are some concerns about Seattle's receiving corps, which lacks a player on the outside who causes matchup problems for defenses, a la A.J. Green or Julio Jones.

However, Arizona Cardinals corner Patrick Peterson said Wednesday night at the Pro Bowl Draft that people are sleeping on the current group of Seattle pass catchers.

"I told you guys that from when we play those guys throughout the year, they have some very, very underrated receivers and they can get the job done," he said.

Baldwin led the Seahawks with 66 receptions for 825 yards and three touchdowns. Jermaine Kearse -- who caught the game-winning touchdown Sunday, but was also targeted on four interceptions in the game -- had just 38 receptions for 537 yards. Running back Marshawn Lynch was actually third on the team in receptions (37) and receiving yards (367).

Still, with multiple pass catchers out of the backfield along with tight end Luke Willson, who has come out strong in the playoffs, Peterson believes that the Seahawks group is more than meets the statistical eye.

"They are a pretty challenging group," Peterson said. "They are definitely underrated."

When it came to Baldwin's rant, Peterson -- known to have verbal back-and-forth battles with Seahawks corner Richard Sherman -- couldn't help but take one tiny shot in at his division rivals.

"I didn't watch the game, I didn't see (Baldwin's) outrage -- it seems like that team always have some outrage going on," he said.

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