Monday Round-Up: Reaction to Seahawks NFC Championship win over San Francisco 49ers

Posted Jan 20, 2014

A morning link round-up of what's "out there" about your Seattle Seahawks

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:'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 says the Seahawks got the last word in a classic bout between NFC West rivals.

Bruce Feldman of looks at how Pete Carroll is bringing many along with him during the Seahawks' Super Bowl ride.

Jason Cole of the National Football Post has five winners and five losers from yesterday's games, noting the big day from Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson.

Peter King of has his Monday Morning Quarterback column reflecting on Sunday's conference title games.

Cornerback Richard Sherman shares his thoughts on last night's final play in his latest feature for

Chris Burke of looks at the best and worst plays from a drama-filled NFC Championship. Burke also has an early look ahead to Super Bowl XLVIII.

Doug Farrar of has postgame reaction from 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh.

Don Banks of examines what went down on championship Sunday. also put together a gallery of some of Sunday's best photos.

Bill Barnwell of looks at how the Denver Broncos and Seahawks managed to get to Super Bowl XLVIII.

Nate Davis of USA Today hands out his report card following Sunday's Seahawks win, grading out the performance of each club's offense, defense, and special teams.

Terry Blount of details how the Seahawks prevailed in Sunday's classic NFC title game. Blount also has several quick hit notes from Sunday's contest.

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.

Jayson Jenks of the Seattle Times highlights wide receiver Doug Baldwin's 100-plus-yard day receiving and returning.

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.

Rich Myhre of the Everett Herald recaps the impact play of the Seahawks defense down the stretch. Myhre also highlights the punishing play of running back Marshawn Lynch.

Danny O'Neil of 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 writes how Seahawks wide receivers turned criticism into big plays against the Niners.

Brady Henderson of has more on strong safety Kam Chancellor's six-tackle, one-interception day.

Brent Stecker of 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.

Art Thiel of says the 4th-and-7 touchdown pass from quarterback Russell Wilson to wide receiver Jermaine Kearse will live forever in northwest sports history.

Tim Lewis of KOMO 4 News has his early preview of Super Bowl XLVIII between the Seahawks and Broncos.

Here at, I round-up some postgame Twitter reaction from players, coaches, and staff.

Our team photographers have a trio of galleries depicting game action, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' halftime performance, and the team's postgame celebration.

And Digital Media Writer Clare Farnsworth describes the celebratory locker room scene in his game recap and names running back Marshawn Lynch his player of the game in his game at a glance column.

Did I miss anything you think is worthy of inclusion? Let me know on Twitter @TonyDrovetto

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