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Morning links: Hawks-Saints voted one of top games in 2010

The NFL Network ranks Seattle’s victory over the New Orleans Saints in the NFC Wild Card game as the No. 4 in the top 20 games of 2010.

So with not much else going on, it gives us another excuse to watch one of the more memorable runs in the league history – Marshawn Lynch’s 67-yard rumble for a touchdown

Gregg Rosenthal of ProFootballTalk.com notes that via twitter Peter King of Sports Illustrated is predicting that Charlie Whitehurst will be the starter in Seattle once the league gets started again this season. Asked where he believes Matt Hasselbeck will land, King says Cardinals, Titans, Dolphins and Vikings in that order.

I’ve been saying for awhile now that I believe Whitehurst will get a chance to start because Hasselbeck will get better offers from other teams once free agency begins. And I think the longer the lockout goes, the more teams will look at Hasselbeck as an option because of his ability to learn offenses quickly with little time to get ready for the regular season.

Khaled Elsayed of Pro Football Prospectus takes an interesting look at how offenses deal with pressure, and Seattle’s offensive line surprisingly ranks at the top of the list for 2010.

Clare Farnsworth of Seahawks.com takes a look at the 1998 season, which ended in head coach Dennis Erickson’s departure.

Qwest Field earns the distinction as the third-toughest stadium to play in around the league in this ESPN NFL bloggers’ poll.

ESPN’s Mike Sando takes a closer look at Mike Williams’ success against Arizona and how it will be impacted by the arrival of Patrick Peterson in the desert.

James Boney of Two-One-Five magazine interviews Seahawks defensive end Raheem Brock about the Philadelphia native’s charity work in his hometown and also his future in Seattle.

And here’s an interesting interview with Leon Washington, who is working out in North Carolina.

The players and the owners are holding settlement talks again, this time in New York, which has to be a good sign that things could be coming to some sort of resolution in the coming weeks.

Albert Breer of the NFL Network writes that now is the time for the two sides to get a deal done.

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