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Morning links: Russell Wilson a tough guy? Yep

Dave Boling of The News Tribune writes about an underrated characteristic of Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson – his toughness.

On more than one occasion against San Francisco last weekend, Wilson was drilled by the 49ers, but got up unfazed.

Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll pointed to Wilson’s athleticism as a reason for his ability to take big hits and keep on going.

Boling: “Two games into his second season, Russell Wilson’s name has never graced a Seahawks injury report — not for a strain or a sprain or a hangnail.

He has never once limped back to the huddle after a play, never even gotten up slowly. I’m not sure he’s been seen breathing hard or sweating.

Wilson took another couple wicked shots in Sunday night’s landmark 29-3 rout of the San Francisco 49ers. In each case, he bounced up and headed back to the huddle without negative effect.

Danny O’Neil of The Seattle Times tells us what we learned from Seattle’s win at San Francisco.

Clare Farnsworth of writes about Red Bryant, who’s been playing at a high level the first two weeks of the regular season.

Marshawn Lynch has been nominated for the Fed Ex ground game of the week. Check out the video link.

Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times writes that Michael Bennett and Cliff Avril are making some noise.

Mike Silver of moves Seattle up to No. 1 in his weekly NFL power rankings. Said Richard Sherman to Silver: "We have a mindset. We have a standard. There's a level to this -- we strive to play at a certain level. We have a lot of guys that want to be the best, guys who play like they're the best, and it emanates around our team. We have a lot of guys with a lot of dog in them, and when we play together, it makes us hard to beat."

Pete Prisco of CBS Sports moves Seattle up to No. 2 in his power rankings. Prisco: “At home, they are downright nasty. That brutal beating of the 49ers serves notice to the rest of the league.”

Pat Kirwan of CBS Sports also ranks Seattle at No. 2. Kirwan: “The Seahawks have given up 10 points in two games and they are not at full strength on defense. Wait until they get Brandon Browner, Bruce Irvin andChris Clemons back. Can anyone go into Seattle and get a win?”

Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle says the Seahawks and Rams have figured out how to contain Colin Kaepernick.