The Seahawks clinched their fourth NFC West Division title with a pretty solid performance. Matt Hasselbeck was fantastic last night. Think about this, if only two QBs get pro bowl honors, which two would you take from Matthew (damn you Raible, now you've got me saying that), Tony Romo or Brett Favre.
Anyway let's get to the links, from your newspaper for the South Sound, The News Tribune ....
Frank's game story ran with the headline "Defense!" It's a double entendre — you know as in good defense by the Hawks and a NFC West title defense. Yeah, it had to be explained to me too.
Anyway, here's Darren's story on Matt Hasselbeck's stellar night. I had the pleasure of going into a tense Cardinals' locker room (more on this later), and did a story on Kurt Warner and his habit for throwing the ball to Seahawks, particularly Marcus Trufant. It was career-worst five interceptions for Warner, who took the blame for the loss.
The game notebook led with another great performance by Patrick Kerney, who schooled Cardinals top draft pick Levi Brown. It also includes notes about former Hawk Jerheme Urban, who had a big game for the Cards, and a postgame locker room fracas between a couple Cardinals players.
The professor John Clayton was at the game and filed this column.
Let's see how the opposing team's papers covered the game.
From the Arizona Daily Republic....
Here's the game story from Kent Sommers, which ran with the headline, "Cardinals flop in Seattle" The game notebook leads with Levi Brown's tough day. Here's the game rewind. Columnist Dan Bickley posted a pretty critical blog about the game. They also have a fan blogger who does a running blog from the game. Here is his post.
From the East Valley Tribune ...
Here's the game story from Mike Tulumello. Here's the game notebook that leads with Levi Brown's struggles and also mentions the locker room flare up. Columnist Scott Bordow writes about the Cards blowing it in their biggest game of the season.