As I wrote in my game story and mentioned last night, the reaction in the Seahawks’ lockerroom to the loss was not close to the reaction to the loss in Indianapolis.
There was obvious disappointment, but it was not the flat anger that came through after the loss in Indianapolis.
I have a 7 a.m flight, so we’ll get right to some links:
> Our Dave Boling says this bruising lesson should serve the Seahawks well in the playoffs.
> Our notebook leading with K.J. Wright’s injury and talking about the penalties, Luke Willson’s big day and the blocked punt.
> ESPN says the Seahawks are not worried after this loss.
> A breakdown of the game from “Sunday Blitz”:
> Sports Illustrated says yes, the 49ers won, but their offense still has issues.
> Here’s USA Today’s take on the game.
> Seahawks.com with its game story.
> ESPN also says the 49ers next task would be to win in Seattle.
> Tim Kawakami says the 49ers outbattled the Seahawks.
> Mark Purdy writes that when the going gets tough, it’s time for Frank Gore.
> The New York Times writes that the 49ers showed a homefield advantage of their own.
> Don’t count the Cardinals out of the playoffs. They stomped the Rams on Sunday.
> The Seahawks play the Giants in the Meadowlands next week. They were, uh, bad Sunday.