Here’s some links on Seattle’s 41-7 humbling at the hands of the New York Giants to start your morning.
The Seahawks suffered back-to-back losses for the first time this season. Tight end John Carlson calls the 34-point defeat embarrassing.
TNT’s Dave Boling says the Hawks have nowhere to go but up.
TNT’s John McGrath says if Charlie Whitehurst is the future, the Seahawks might want to add a safe room to the VMAC training complex. Ryan Divish of The News Tribune provides reaction from Whitehurst and other players on the his the quarterback’s first career start.
Doug Pacey of the Tacoma News Tribune writes that the Giants took the Qwest Field crowd out of the game early, avoiding the troubling false start penalties they had to deal with in previous visits to Seattle.
ESPN’s Mike Sando sticks with his prediction that the Seahawks will finish 6-10 in the NFC West I had Seattle winning the same amount of games at the start of the year.
Clare Farnsworth of Seahawks.com quotes defensive tackle Junior Siavii stating that if his team beats Arizona next week a lot of Seattle’s miserable play over the last, two weeks will be forgotten.
Steve Kelly of the Seattle Times says Whitehurst’s debut shows the Seahawks cannot win without a healthy Hasselbeck.
Matt Bowen of the National Football Post adds Pete Carroll to his list of losers on Sunday, saying the Seahawks have looked physically overmatched in two embarrassing losses in consecutive weeks.
Steve Serby of the New York Post quotes Giants running back Brandon Jacobs saying his team is the best in the NFL.
Mike Garafolo of the New Jersey Star-Ledger writes that Jacobs asked for a sign from a Seahawks fan as he left the field that said, “41-7, is that all you got?”
Greg Bishop of the New York Times writes that the Giants put together a highlight reel with the Seahawks serving as extras.
Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News reports the Giants used a reconfigured offensive line that included starting Shawn Andrews at left tackle for the first time this year. It worked, as New York kept Eli Manning clean most of the afternoon.
Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic reports on the Cardinals heartbreaking, 27-24 overtime defeat at Minnesota, a game in which they led 24-10 with just over four minutes left.
Dan Bickley of the Arizona Republic writes that Brett Favre leading the Vikings to a comeback win has the Cardinals reeling.
Bob McManaman of the Arizona Republic writes that the Cardinals should make a play for Donovan McNabb next season.
Darren Urban of azcardinals.com writes that Arizona Larry Fitzgerald suffered another loss in his return to his hometown.
San Francisco 49ers
David White of the San Francisco Chronicle writes that the Niners want to become the San Francisco Giants, making a surprising second-half push that lands them in the Super Bowl.
Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee writes that the Niners have plenty of reasons for optimism heading into the second half of the season.St. Louis Rams
Jeff Gordon of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch says the Rams have a chance to make the playoffs in the NFC Worst.
Bryan Burwell of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch says Rams head coach Steve Spagnuolo has everyone believing this team can reach the postseason.