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Monday Round-Up: Players, Coaches, Local and National Media React To Seattle Seahawks 10-9 Wild-Card Playoff Win at Minnesota Vikings

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


Good morning, 12s.

Here's a look at what's "out there" for today - Monday, Jan. 11 - about your Seattle Seahawks, one day after the team's 10-9 wild-card playoff win over the Vikings in Minnesota. With yesterday's victory, Seattle secured a road trip to the divisional round next weekend for a game against the NFC's No. 1 seed, the Carolina Panthers.

The Local Press

Here at, digital media reporter John Boyle shares five key takeaways from a crazy wild-card win that came down to the final play, reviews the impressiveness and importance of Russell Wilson's improbable 35-yard pass to Tyler Lockett, and explains how Sunday's record-setting cold impacted so many different areas of the football game.

After Sunday's win, Seattle head coach Pete Carroll updated the injury status of punter Jon Ryan (nose) and running back Marshawn Lynch (abdomen).

NFL veterans Ahtyba Rubin and Fred Jackson each appeared in their first postseason game yesterday.

Bob Condotta at the Seattle Times grades Sunday's performance of the Seahawks' offense, defense, and special teams.

Jayson Jenks at the Seattle Times highlights the play of running back Christine Michael.

Matt Calkins at the Seattle Times says the Seahawks earned Sunday's win, even if they might have been fortunate with the Vikings' missed field goal at the end.

Larry Stone at the Seattle Times comments on why the Seahawks are Russell Wilson's team. 

Dave Boling at the Tacoma News Tribune says a stubborn fighting spirit was one of Seattle's keys to victory on Sunday.

Danny O'Neil at says Russell Wilson's improv skills helped keep his team alive.

Brady Henderson at says the Seahawks can sympathize with Vikings kicker Blair Walsh, whose late-game field goal miss gave the Seahawks the win.

The National Buzz

John Clayton at says Sunday's game in Minnesota reminded of the main reason the Seahawks are in the midst of a "mini-dynasty" - the defense.

Rich Cimini at looks at which Seahawks players' stock is up and down following the team's wild-card win.

The staff at recaps 10 seasons of Seahawks playoff drama, capped by Sunday's win in Minnesota.

Pete Prisco at takes an early look at next weekend's Seahawks-Panthers game, outlining which matchups could influence the final result.

Peter King at looks back at wild-card weekend and sizes up Sunday's Seahawks-Panthers matchup in his 'Monday Morning Quarterback' column

Andy Benoit at says this could be the Seahawks' best team yet.

Judy Battista at writes about how the Seahawks' survived a different playoff challenge than they're used to.

Gregg Rosenthal at shares five things we learned from Sunday's Seahawks-Vikings tilt

And has an updated look at the playoff picture with eight teams remaining.

Tweet Of The Day

Today's "Tweet of the Day" comes from NFL Network, which shares a historical note on the success of all four road teams in this past weekend's wild-card playoff round.

From The Coach

From The Players

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