It was a Sunday that could have hardly have worked out better for the Seahawks as they turned in one of their best performances of the season while the 49ers lost to Carolina.
That makes the NFC West look like this:
San Francisco 6-3
St. Louis 4-6
And that, obviously, looks like a pretty commanding edge for the Seahawks (and Marshawn Lynch, above in a John Lok photo) with six games left. Lots of games left, still, including the game at Candlestick on Dec. 8. But as of today, the Seahawks could hardly have dreamed of being in a better position at this stage of the season.
We had lots of coverage of it, and there was lots elsewhere, as well. So here are some links. …
— Columnist Jerry Brewer says the Seahawks finally played the game they knew they were capable of;
— Here’s my game story, focusing on some of the tough talk at the VMAC this week;
— Here’s the notebook, leading off with an item on Michael Brooks and the defensive line;
— Jayson Jenks writes the Seahawks receiving corps has stepped up without Sidney Rice;
— Jenks also writes about Seattle’s revamped offensive line;
— Seahawks.com says it was the most dominant game of the year for Seattle;
— Seahawks.com offers a Game at a Glance;
— NFL.com writes that it was the best all-around effort of the season for the Seahawks;
— ESPN says the dominant Seahawks finally showed up;
— ESPN also says the Seattle WRs look good even without Percy Harvin;
— ESPN with some rapid reaction;
— The Atlanta Journal-Constitution says the Falcons’ season took another gruesome turn;
— Mark Bradley of the AJC writes it was the worst loss of the Mike Smith era;
— CBSSports.com breaks down Golden Tate’s one-handed catch.