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Morning links: Reaction to Hawks 13-10 win

Good morning. We’ll have the Monday Morning QB chat today at noon, and Pete Carroll’s press conference is at 3 p.m. this afternoon.

Here’s a look at what was said about Seattle’s 13-10 win over the Cardinals on Sunday.

Tarvaris Jackson got a win in his first home start as a Seahawk – something the quarterback before him Matt Hasselbeck did not do. Jackson continues to take heat for his uneven play, and heard some boos on Sunday. However, he’s not letting the negative vibes affect him: “If they keep booing and we keep winning, then I don’t care.”

Dave Boling of The News Tribune writes that Seattle finally looked like they had an NFL offense in the opening drive of the third quarter, the team’s only touchdown drive of the day.

John McGrath of The News Tribune writes that with the addition of receiver Sidney Rice, the Seahawks could contend for another NFC West crown.

Doug Pacey of The News Tribune says that defensive tackle Alan Branch feels good about getting a win against his former team.

Seattle’s defense finally turned up the heat and forced some turnovers, with linebacker Leroy Hill and defensive end Chris Clemons leading the charge.

The Seahawks no-huddle offense proved effective in the second half.

Clare Farnsworth of recaps the game here.

ESPN’s Mike Sando quotes Arizona defensive end Darnell Dockett saying the Seahawks are as soft as cotton on the road.

More Sando: Arizona’s Kevin Kolb learned some tough lessons on the road at Seattle.

Art Thiel of writes that the bromance between Sidney Rice and Tarvaris Jackson caused other hearts to flutter at CenturyLink Field.

Tim Booth of the Associated Press writes that Larry Fitzgerald disappeared in the second half. According to Stats.Inc, it’s only the eighth time in his eight-year career that Fitzgerald has not caught a pass in the second half of a game.

John Boyle of the Everett Herald writes that Seattle’s running game showed some life.

Jerry Brewer of the Seattle Times says that Seattle’s physical defense made a statement against the Cardinals.

Pat Kirwan of writes that since 1990, teams that start the season with a 1-2 record make the playoffs 23.3 percent of the time.

Arizona Cardinals

Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic writes the Cardinals did just enough to lose to the Seahawks on Sunday.

Dan Bickley of the Arizona Republic blames the Cardinals’ offense for the loss.

Darren Urban of says that the Cardinals did not capitalize on their opportunities.