A last post for the night to round up a few things.
First may be laying out the NFL playoff scenario for Seattle.
Hopefully you saw earlier that the Seahawks will play on Saturday, Jan. 11, at 1:35 p.m.
I know some fans may be disappointed that they aren’t in one of the prime time slots.
But from a competitive standpoint, this might be the best-case scenario.
For one, if Seattle wins, it then gets as much rest time as is possible as it wouldn’t play again until the following Sunday and against a team that would have one less day to rest and prepare.
For, well, two, Seattle could play a team in the divisional round a game coming off a pretty short week in either the 49ers or Packers, who play Sunday afternoon. If it’s the 49ers, they’d obviously play at Green Bay, fly home, then have to get to Seattle for the game Saturday.
The other possible opponent for Seattle is New Orleans, which will play Saturday night in Philadelphia — the Seahawks can’t play the Eagles since they are the three seed, and Seattle will play the lowest remaining seed of the two winners.
By the way, here are the early Las Vegas lines on the four wildcard playoff games:
Colts -2.5 hosting Chiefs
Eagles -2.5 hosting Saints
Bengals -7 hosting Chargers
49ers -2.5 at Packers
If those held, then the Seahawks would indeed face the 49ers on Jan. 11.
As for what happened Sunday, you can find links to all of our coverage here.
To point out a few:
— Here’s the game story;
— Larry Stone’s column on how the Seahawks managed to stay out of the fray against the Rams;
— Jerry Brewer’s column on the defense;
— Jayson Jenks on Golden Tate’s big day;
— The notebook, with a ton of stuff, including a lead item on Ricardo Lockette;
— And Joshua Mayers on the view from the Rams’ locker.
As for the view from some other sources:
— Seahawks.com rounds up all the Twitter reaction to the win;
— Seahawks.com also has a Game at a Glance;
— NFL.com with a recap and some video;
— USA Today has the AP recap of the game;
— ESPN with what didn’t go right for the Rams;
— ESPN also says the Seahawks kept their cool at the right time;
— ESPN with more on the Rams’ penalties;
— ESPN with some Seahawks Rapid Reaction;
— And some Rams Rapid Reaction;
— The St. Louis Post-Dispatch says the Rams “definitely got embarrassed” with what happened Sunday;
— Post-Dispatch columnist Bernie Miklasz says the Rams like to act tough but couldn’t walk the walk;
— The Post-Dispatch report card gives coach Jeff Fisher an F for the way the Rams behaved;
— Here’s the recap from the Rams’ official site;
— NFL.com with an early preview of the wildcard round;
— And finally, NFL.com also with a handy tracker of potential coaching moves.