Some links to get you started this morning.
Seahawks fullback Mike Robinson on the loss: “We gave them a Christmas gift.”
Matt Hasselbeck said he never considered coming out of the game, even with his poor performance.
Deon Butler held on to the ball on Seattle’s final play of the game, even though he broke his leg.
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John McGrath of The News Tribune says enough with the playoff talk.
Dan Brown of the San Jose Mercury News writes that San Francisco’s offense followed running back Brian Westbrook’s lead.
Clare Farnsworth of Seahawks.com writes that Seattle still remains in the playoff hunt after a miserable day in San Francisco.
Jerry Brewer of The Seattle Times says the Seahawks are playing hard, but flawed.
John Boyle of the Everett Herald writes that Ruvell Martin stepped in and had a good day in place of an injured Mike Williams.
ESPN’s Mike Sando writes that confusion reigns in muddled NFC West.
Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com says that San Francisco quarterback Alex Smith responded to boos with a career day.
Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch writes that the Rams are now tied with Seattle at 6-7 after predictably losing at New Orleans, 31-13.
And yes, even the Arizona has faint playoff hopes, writes Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic, after the Cardinals surprising win over Denver.
A New York Jets coach stuck his knee out and tripped a Miami Dolphin player while he was running down to cover a punt. Check out the video here. The coach later apologized for his actions.