San Francisco 49ers linebacker NaVorro Bowman likes what the Seattle Seahawks are doing, but compared to his 49ers, they're not there just yet.
In other words: don't beleive the hype.
"I think people like the next best thing," Bowman told the NFL.com's Around The League on Friday.
"I think people like seeing the challenger get close to being the best. That's what they're doing. (Seattle) had a great game against us at their house. (They) turned heads, knowing that we were a good team, and the cookies fell where they may."
"You have to earn these things. This is their first time being mentioned like that, in this sentence, and we'll see what they'll do with that."
"They're a good team," Bowman added . " ... I think it's built our division up, I think it's made it a lot tougher and people understand now, when they play us, that us guys in the NFC West -- they have to come play us."