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Morning links: Reaction to Hawks 31-6 win

Dave Boling of The News Tribune believes that Seahawks fans can dream big after Seattle’s 31-6 drubbing of San Francisco at home on Sunday.

Normally, I’d be reminding everybody that it’s only one game, and the Seahawks rolled to an easy win last year, too, and the season went nowhere but down from there.

But a 31-6 thrashing of San Francisco on Sunday at Qwest Field is something different entirely. This was a domination of the team considered to be the division’s bully.

It was a win in spite of a slow start. It was a win even though things didn’t always go well. It was a win that started out like a hideous defeat in the making.

Our own John McGrath of The News Tribune writes that the Hawks win validated all of the roster moves Pete Carroll and John Schneider made leading up to Sunday’s game.

My story today focused on Seattle quarterback Matt Hasselbeck’s rough beginning.

Ryan Divish of The News Tribune writes about the solid performance by cornerback Marcus Trufant and the rest of Seattle’s defense.

Doug Pacey of The News Tribune writes that San Francisco head coach Mike Singletary thanked Pete Carroll for the butt kicking his team received on Sunday, saying it will help his team grow.

Here’s the stats and highlights from the game.

Here’s a photo gallery from Sunday’s game.

Greg Johns of writes that wide receiver Mike Williams ably filled in for the departed T.J. Houshmandzadeh.

Clare Farnsworth at writes that the Hawks win was a step in the write direction.

Doug Farrar of Yahoo Sports has this report on the game here.

Peter King of Sports Illustrated ranks Seattle No. 12 in his Fine 15 in this week’s edition of Monday Morning QB.San Francisco 49ers

Matt Maiocco of writes that San Francisco head coach Mike Singletary called out Alex Smith, Michael Crabtree and his team’s offensive line in the locker room after the game according to sources.

Kevin Lynch of Niners Insider attempts to explain why the Niners got blown out.

San Jose Mercury News columnist Mark Purdy writes that quarterback Alex Smith’s performance offered more questions than answers on Sunday.

Arizona Cardinals

Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic writes the Cardinals looked shaky in a 17-13 win over St. Louis.

Arizona Republic columnist Dan Bickley says the Cardinals and new quarterback Derek Anderson earned a break with a hard-fought win in St. Louis.

Darren Urban of writes that along with totaling 132 receiving yards, Steve Breaston made a couple of game-saving plays to help the Cardinals win.St. Louis Rams

St. Louis Post-Dispatch columnist Bernie Miklasz writes that rookie quarterback Sam Bradford played tough against Arizona.

St. Louis Post-Dispatch columnist Bryan Burwell says the Rams didn’t look half bad in a 17-13 defeat to Arizona.