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Morning links: Carroll focused on Arizona

Pete Carroll acknowledged his team’s win over Chicago was a breakthrough victory on the road, but he doesn’t have time to celebrate.

With the players getting a few days off to rest and recuperate, the coaching staff is focused on Seattle’s upcoming game against Arizona.

With both teams sitting at 3-2 and tied for the top spot in the NFC West, the winner of Sunday’s contest at Qwest Field will get a leg up in the division. And Seattle has struggled against Arizona of late, losing the last four games, and six of the last seven.

“That’s a big game,” Seahawks center Chris Spencer said. “It’s a division opponent, no matter what their record is, so it’s always a big game for us to go out and perform well.

“Hopefully we can kind of keep going and building from this step here and not have a letdown.”

Dave Boling of The News Tribune writes that suddenly everything came together for Seattle on the road against Chicago.

Brian McIntyre of reviews the Hawks personnel packages for the Chicago game.

The NFL Network does a blow-by-blow look at Seattle’s 92-yard scoring drive against Chicago.

Justin Forsett joins KJR’s Dave “Softy” Mahler in this audio link.

Former Seahawk Deion Branch tells Sports Illustrated’s Pete King he could have had a chance at the Hall of Fame had he stayed in New England.

More Branch: He joins The Dan Patrick in this audio link.

Matt Hasselbeck comes in at No. 85 in GQs 100 most powerful bald men in America.

Marshawn Lynch tells USA Today reporter Jon Saraceno that he looks like Charlie Whitehurst’s father.

Bob McManaman of the Arizona Republic reports the Cardinals got healthy during the bye week and are looking forward to facing Seattle on Sunday.

Darren Urban of says the NFC West division is wide open, unlike the past two seasons where the Cardinals grabbed the lead early and pretty much coasted down the stretch.