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Tuesday Round-Up: Early impressions of Sunday's NFC Championship
Good morning, 12th Man.
Here's a look at what's "out there" for today - Tuesday, Jan. 14 - about your Seattle Seahawks:
Mike Silver of NFL.com says there is a lot to like about both conference championship games taking place this Sunday.
With the Seahawks and 49ers in the NFC Championship game, Mark Maske of The Washington Post takes a look at how far the NFC West has come in the three seasons since the Seahawks won the division with a 7-9 record in 2010.
Tom Pelissero of USA Today gives his first five impressions of Sunday's NFC Championship between the Seahawks and Niners, stating Seattle needs more out of quarterback Russell Wilson.
Curtis Crabtree of Sports Radio 950 KJR AM says Pete Carroll has been preparing his club for this championship moment all season long.
Dave Boling of the Tacoma News Tribune has an interview with former Seahawks head coach Mike Holmgren, who shares his thoughts on Sunday's NFC Championship.
Tim Booth of the Associated Press gets you primed for NFC Championship week.
Peter King of TheMMQB.com thinks Staurday's game against the Saints was the first day the Seahawks had the defense playing the way Pete Carroll and John Schneider had envisioned in the offseason when they brought in pass rushers Michael Bennett and Cliff Avril.
John Boyle of the Everett Herald says Pete Carroll and quarterback Russell Wilson know the offense can be better, but they're not overly concerned about its recent performance. Boyle also reports the status of wide receiver Percy Harvin (concussion) will be determined later in the week.
Danny O'Neil of 710Sports.com has three things we learned and three things we're still trying to figure out after Saturday's win over the New Orleans Saints.
Steve Rudman SportsPressNW.com recaps the first two meetings between the Niners and Seahawks this season.
Adam Lewis of SportsPressNW.com highlights the play of rookie offensive lineman Michael Bowie, who stepped into the starting lineup at left guard in Saturday's win over the Saints.
ProFootballFocus.com says defensive end Michael Bennett is the seventh-most effective pass rusher in the League.
Eric Adelson of YahooSports.com has a detailed look at the "earthquake" experiment performed by University of Washington seismologists during Saturday's game against the Saints.
Luke Duecy of KOMO 4 News eyes the addictive nature of Seahawks fandom.
The staff at SI.com has put together some photos from the best conference championship games in NFL history.
Here at Seahawks.com, I recap and provide audio from Pete Carroll's Monday morning conversation with 710 ESPN Seattle's "Brock and Danny."
Our team photographers have several fan photos from Saturday's CenturyLink Field-record crowd of 68,388.
And Digital Media Reporter Clare Farnsworth looks at three things that worked and three things that need work following Saturday's game against the Saints, puts the focus on 49ers running back Frank Gore, and highlights the prowess of the NFC West in recapping Monday's events in Hawkville.