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Monday Round-Up: Reaction to Seahawks NFC Championship win over San Francisco 49ers
Good morning, 12th Man.
Here's a look at what's "out there" for today - Monday, Jan. 20 - about your Seattle Seahawks one day after the club topped the San Francisco 49ers, 23-17, in the NFC Championship at CenturyLink Field to earn a trip to Super Bowl XLVIII against the Denver Broncos:
NFL.com's Gregg Rosenthal has 11 takeaways from championship Sunday, when he says the NFL's best teams advanced to the big game.
Michael Silver of NFL.com says the Seahawks got the last word in a classic bout between NFC West rivals.
Bruce Feldman of CBSSports.com looks at how Pete Carroll is bringing many along with him during the Seahawks' Super Bowl ride.
Peter King of TheMMQB.com has his Monday Morning Quarterback column reflecting on Sunday's conference title games.
Doug Farrar of SI.com has postgame reaction from 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh.
Don Banks of SI.com examines what went down on championship Sunday.
SI.com also put together a gallery of some of Sunday's best photos.
Bill Barnwell of Grantland.com looks at how the Denver Broncos and Seahawks managed to get to Super Bowl XLVIII.
ESPN Stats & Information shares some of the top numbers to know ahead of Super Bowl XLVIII between the Seahawks and Broncos. ESPN Stats & Info also tells us how the Seahawks defense made it a difficult day for 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick.
ESPN Insider Mike Sando has his early take on Super Bowl XLVIII, where he gives the Seahawks a slight edge over the Broncos. Sando writes, "I see the Denver offense and Seattle defense canceling out each other to a large degree. The Seahawks might be the only team in the league with the secondary and coverage players to defend the Broncos' impressive arsenal. That opens the door for the Seahawks' offense to win the game against a Denver defense that will be without some of its best players, including Von Miller and Chris Harris."
Vinnie Iyer of The Sporting News has "48 reasons we can't wait for Super Bowl XLVIII."
Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times revisits his five keys to the game, noting the Seahawks accomplished each one, and won.
Jerry Brewer of the Seattle Times says losing Sunday was never an option for this Seahawks squad.
Larry Stone of the Seattle Times writes that Sunday's Seahawks win fulfills many childhood Super Bowl dreams.
Adam Jude of the Seattle Times recaps the big days for rookie offensive lineman Alvin Bailey and wide receiver Jermaine Kearse.
Joshua Mayers of the Seattle Times has reaction from the 49ers locker room following Sunday's Seahawks win.
John Boyle of the Everett Herald has his take on Sunday's action that sent the Seahawks to their second Super Bowl in franchise history.
Todd Frederickson of the Everett Herald says wide receiver Jermaine Kearse's go-ahead touchdown came on a play that almost never happened. Frederickson also writes about how criticism helped motivate wide receivers Kearse and Doug Baldwin.
Danny O'Neil of 710Sports.com pinpoints the good, the bad, and the ugly to come out of Sunday's Seahawks win. O'Neil also says Sunday's NFC title win validates Pete Carroll's coaching philosophy.
Jim Moore of 710Sports.com writes how Seahawks wide receivers turned criticism into big plays against the Niners.
Brent Stecker of 710Sports.com has his notebook from Sunday's action, when the Seahawks held 49ers running back Frank Gore to just 14 yards on 11 carries.
Curtis Crabtree of Sports Radio 950 KJR AM has Seahawks reaction on the game-winning interception by linebacker Malcolm Smith in his game story.
Here at Seahawks.com, I round-up some postgame Twitter reaction from players, coaches, and staff.
Did I miss anything you think is worthy of inclusion? Let me know on Twitter @TonyDrovetto