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Morning links: Shock and awe for/of the Seahawks

Had it all the way, eh? That doesn't seem to be the thought process being displayed by Heath Farwell's face in the photo above.

But, a win is a win is a win.

Based on our live chat during the game, good to see no one was concerned during the first half anyway.

In a sea of interesting postgame quotes, Richard Sherman, not surprisingly, probably said it the best. "You have to take it."

He was referring to his fight for the pass to Owen Daniels that he turned into a pick-six. But, he could have been referring to the Seahawks' approach or what another team is going to have to do to beat them.

It appears no one is going to back into a win against the Seahawks on the road and certainly not at home. They're going to have to pound until the final whistle to make it happen.

That said, the Seahawks come home giddy winners with concerns. The offensive line -- namely Paul McQuistan and J.R. Sweezy -- was woefully overmatched Sunday. We'll give Michael Bowie a bit of a pass since he's a rookie and, at times, that was J.J. Watt in front of him.

Whether Breno Giacomini or Max Unger can return this week will be one of the pertinent questions heading into Indianapolis.

We'll have our usual live chat today at noon.

To the links:

> Here's my game story.

> Dave Boling says some "magical" things happened during the comeback.

> Michael Bennett has a strained back muscle. Much better news than may have been expected when initially watching him get hurt.

> On his pick-six, Richard Sherman and the rest of the defense knew what play was coming.

> The aforementioned offensive line. Not so good.

> Over at, Don Banks says the Seahawks' victory sends a message to the rest of the NFC. From Banks:

Mathematically, the Seahawks didn't clinch anything with Sunday afternoon's stirring comeback win at Houston in overtime. I mean, it's not even October yet. But realistically, who beats these guys? Seattle this season is proving it can win anywhere, against anyone, no matter the level of adversity it faces.

> Here's Richard Sherman talking postgame to ESPN:

> says the Seahawks found out a way to win ugly.

> Some Houston fans were less than thrilled with Matt Schaub's play:> J.J. Watt is a beast from the deep, and I think this photo summarizes the day as a whole pretty well. This was not a game for the light-hearted.

J.J. Watt

From the Indianapolis Star:

You might say the way quarterback Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis Colts offense played through the first half of Sunday’s game was unspectacular. Inconsistent might also apply.

Luck had a more demonstrative way of describing his performance in the early going of a 37-3 rout of the winless Jacksonville Jaguars.

“A terrible start to the game for us,” Luck said without much prodding.

> Chris Wesseling at wonders if any team can beat the ... Broncos.

> Former Washington quarterback Jake Locker was carted off the field Sunday with a hip injury. The results of an MRI were not yet known. From The Tennessean:

“I knew when Jake was down, he was in a lot of pain and (it wasn’t good), because it takes an act of God to get him off the field, and to miss a play,” offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains said. “… But this is why Ryan is here. We signed him for a reason and now we’ll have to tweak some things to his strengths obviously. Once we get the word Jake is not available next week, we’ll start that part of the process.”