Dave Boling of The News Tribune writes that Matt Hasselbeck’s brilliant performance against New Orleans in the opening round of the NFC Playoffs further cements his legacy with the Seahawks:
Maybe Matt Hasselbeck comes back to the Seahawks next season and enjoys a lengthy career renaissance. Maybe he stays healthy and, with improved talent around him, takes the Seahawks back to league prominence.
Heck, maybe Hasselbeck stays on a roll and he and the Seahawks continue to score upsets this week and beyond.
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If not, fans now have a flashback performance to remember – an effort that went a long way to preserving his legacy with the Seahawks.
Doug Farrar of Sportspressnw.com writes that Pete Carroll is taking full advantage of his return to the NFL.
Dan Shaaughnessy of Sports Illustrated writes that the Seahawks are officially the feel-good team of the NFL playoffs.
According to this report the ground literally shook during Marshawn Lynch’s 67-yard touchdown run, with seismic monitoring station located about 100 yards west of the stadium registered seismic activity.
Solomon Wilcots of the NFL Network writes that he was not shocked by Seattle’s victory over New Orleans.
USA Today’s Jon Saraceno says Marshawn Lynch, like the Seahawks, have received a second chance this season.
Steve Rudman of Sportspressnw.com jumps in the Wayback Machine and takes a look at Seattle’s first pro football franchise, the Seattle Bombers, who debuted in 1942.
Christian Caple of Seattlepi.com notes that Seattle is 3-1 in rematches this season.
KJR's Hugh Millen breaks down Lynch's run in his weekly hardcore football segment available in this audio link.
Brad Biggs of The Chicago Tribune writes that the Bears’ retooled offensive line expects a better effort against Seattle after giving up six sacks the first game.
Vaughn McClure of the Chicago Tribune says linebacker Lance Briggs is looking forward to playing against Seattle after missing the first game with a severe ankle sprain.
Sean Jensen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports that Chicago players will not be overlooking Seattle like New Orleans did last week.
More Jensen: He writes that the Bears will be prepared for Mike Williams this time. Williams finished with 10 catches for 123 yards in the first game.