Well, that went about as well as the Seahawks could have hoped.
As Pete Carroll said “it was just a great night for the Seahawks and the fans and all.”
If you graded this one, you’d give all three phases an A.
And as the stories explain, Seattle is now in, well, commanding command of the race for homefield advantage in the NFC.
On to the links. …
— Here’s my game story, with linebacker K.J. Wright saying he thinks it’s bad news for opponents if the playoffs go through Seattle;
— Jerry Brewer says it’s clear that the road to the Super Bowl now goes through Seattle;
— Jayson Jenks writes about the emergence of Byron Maxwell;
— Here’s our notebook;
— Joshua Mayers with the view from the other side;
— Seahawks.com says the team is in the playoffs but far from satisfied;
— Seahawks,com also has this recap;
— USA Today says the Seahawks made a statement;
— SI.com’s Doug Farrar says it was a ground-shaking performance;
— NFL.com with what was learned;
— NFL.com also says the Seahawks are in the driver’s seat in the NFC;
— ESPN.com reviews the keys to victory;
— ESPN with some rapid reaction from the Saints side;
— ESPN says nothing can slow down the Seahawks;
— CBSSports.com says the road to the Super Bowl goes through Seattle;
— The New Orleans Times-Picayune (NOLA.com) says Russell Wilson showed up Drew Brees and t;he Saints;
— Here’s the NOLA.com game story;
— NOLA.com also points to third downs as the key;
— FOXSports.com says it may be time to consider Wilson for MVP;
— To make matters worse for the Saints, they got stuck in Seattle overnight.