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Morning links: Reaction to Hawks 34-12 loss

Good morning. We’ll have our weekly, Monday Morning QB live chat at noon today, and a report from Pete Carroll’s 3 p.m. press conference later this afternoon.

Here’s some reaction from Seattle’s 34-12 loss to Cincinnati on Sunday.

Check out the stats and highlights from the game here.

And here’s my game story from Sunday. With San Francisco beating Cleveland, Seattle sits at 2-5, four games behind the Niners and with any realistic hopes of winning the division fading fast.

Dave Boling of The News Tribune takes Carroll to task for not starting Tarvaris Jackson over Charlie Whitehurst at the beginning of the game, giving the No. 2-ranked defense in the league a 10-0 head start.

John McGrath of The News Tribune takes on Carroll for the questionable call to go for it on fourth down at the end of the first half.

Doug Pacey of The News Tribune writes that running back Marshawn Lynch shouldered the blame for Seattle’s ineffective run game.

Seven games into the season the Seahawks are still making stupid penalties. They had another 11 for 80 yards on Sunday, and Carroll says it needs to stop.

More Pacey: The Seahawks get an up-close look at the quarterback they could have drafted in Cincinnati’s Andy Dalton.

Clare Farnsworth of says that the same old problems plagued the Seahawks on Sunday.

ESPN’s Mike Sando writes that Carroll needs to start coaching like his job depends on it, and also needs to make sure he addresses the quarterback situation in the offseason.

Christian Caple of provides some player reaction from the locker room.

Jerry Brewer of the Seattle Times writes the new P-word for Seattle to aspire to is progress, not playoffs.