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Morning links: Lipstick on a pig can still produce a win

Good morning.

We'll start with my game story. I looked at the Seahawks not having much go as planned Sunday, but still coming out of there with another win. It's been two consecutive clunky weeks, particularly on special teams, for the Seahawks. They earned a split out of those two weeks.

Our Dave Boling said Russell Wilson kept his composure during Sunday's mayhem.

Kicker Steven Hauschka took a shot and kept on keeping on.

Earl Thomas was so happy after a big hit, he toppled Kam Chancellor during the celebration. That, plus updates on Chris Clemons and the return of Zach Miller (coming this week) in our notebook.

Titans QB Ryan Fitzpatrick had another lousy day against the Seahawks' secondary.

Also, we'll have a live chat today at 3 p.m. We have some funky scheduling this week with the short period between games.

Other links:

> The Everett Herald writes that the Seahawks can laugh off the special teams problems since they won.

> The Herald also says the Seahawks' defense got its swagger back.

> points out how good the Seahawks have been at home.

> A video breakdown of the game from[HTML1]> also talks about the mistakes the Seahawks made.

> The Tennessean says the Titans let the Seahawks slip off the hook.

> The Tennessean also says the Titans couldn't get first downs, and that's a problem.

> The Chiefs supposedly broke the volume world record for an outdoor sports stadium, which was previously set in Week 2 at CenturyLink Field during the Seahawks-49ers game. There was some dispute in the Twitterverse about this, since many fans had left or were heading out of the stadium in the final minutes, when the record was set. From the Associated Press:

The Kansas City Chiefs fans broke the world record for an outdoor sports stadium in their 24-7 win over Oakland on Sunday when they reached 137.5 decibels in the closing minutes.

An official from Guinness World Records told The Associated Press that Chiefs fans broke the record of 136.6 set by Seahawks fans during a game against San Francisco earlier this year.

This was earlier in the game, showing the scoreboard encouraging fans.

> The Seahawks' next opponent, the Arizona Cardinals, lost, 32-20, in San Francisco on Sunday.

> The Saints were stunned in the final minute by Tom Brady and the Patriots. That pushed them down to 5-1, the same record as the Seahawks.