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Morning links: Reaction to Hawks 12-7 win

But for now, let’s take a look back at Seattle’s 12-7 win over Carolina on Sunday.

Check out the standings here. Seattle, San Francisco and St. Louis all stand at 1-0 on the year, with Arizona 0-1 after losing on the road against the Rams. The 49ers now travel to CenturyLink Field for a big, Sunday night tilt on national television.

The Seahawks are early, 3-point favorites over San Francisco.

Here’s my game story, focusing on the Seahawks learning from their end-of-game mistakes from last season in closing out a win over the Panthers.

Dave Boling of The News Tribune writes that Seattle got the win, and a long list of things to work on for next week.

More Boling: He highlights Jermaine Kearse’s game-winning touchdown catch.

And here’s my notebook, which focuses on Seattle’s ability to create turnovers in critical stretches of the game.

Check out a photo gallery from the game here.

Danny O’Neil of 710 ESPN Seattle writes that the Seahawks’ hard-fought win shows nothing will come easy this season.

Terry Blount of ESPN Seattle says that the Seahawks did enough good things to come away with a win.

Clare Farnsworth of writes that Russell Wilson had his struggles early, but hung in there and endured in the end.

Larry Stone of The Seattle Times writes that the Seahawks found a way to win on Sunday, which should be a good sign for what’s in store for the rest of the season.

Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times writes that Russell Wilson finished with a flourish after a slow start.

Pete Prisco of CBS Sports gives the Seahawks a B grade for their efforts against Carolina. Prisco: “Credit this one to the defense. They limited Cam Newton to 128 yards passing, which is impressive. After a slow start, Russell Wilson got it going and finished with 320 yards.”

Josh Katzowitz of CBS Sports writes that Russell Wilson is still pretty good. He gives Wilson a B-plus grade for his performance against the Panthers.

According to the Elias Sports Bureau, for the first time in NFL history, the Seahawks, the Lions and the Saints won their opening games in the same season.

Referee Bill Leavy admits his crew made a mistake by giving San Francisco an extra down that led to a touchdown in the tam’s 34-28 win over Green Bay.

Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch writes that the Rams found a win to get a win over visiting Arizona.

Joe Person of The Charlotte Observer says that Carolina’s loss to Seattle was very similar to a dozen losses in the past two seasons under head coach Ron Rivera.