Good morning, 12s.
Here's a look at what's "out there" for today - Monday, Jan. 18 - about your Seattle Seahawks one day after the team's 31-24 loss to the Carolina Panthers in the divisional round of the NFC playoffs at Charlotte's Bank of America Stadium.
The Local Press
Here at Seahawks.com, digital media reporter John Boyle shares five key takeaways from Sunday's defeat that coach Pete Carroll called a "microcosm of the season" and says the Seahawks think they will "become stronger" from yesterday's setback.
In his return from abdominal surgery, running back Marshawn Lynch "didn't get much of a chance" to get going against Carolina with Seattle down 31-0 at halftime.
Postgame, Carroll provided brief injury updates on left tackle Russell Okung, defensive end Cliff Avril, and strong safety Kam Chancellor.
On social media, several Seahawks reacted with the same message after Sunday's loss: "We will be back."
Bob Condotta at the Seattle Times grades the performance of the Seahawks' offense, defense, and special teams.
Jayson Jenks at the Seattle Times writes about Russell Wilson's up-and-down performance against the Panthers.
While nowhere near as satisfying as a victory, Larry Stone at the Seattle Times comments on what Sunday's second-half comeback meant for the Seahawks.
Matt Calkins at the Seattle Times says the Seahawks' divisional round setback leaves them wondering what could have been.
Gregg Bell at the Tacoma News Tribune writes about Jermaine Kearse's career day that saw the former Husky wideout make 11 catches for 110 yards and two touchdowns.
Danny O'Neil at 710Sports.com says the Seahawks head into a challenging offseason, believes Seattle lives and dies by the play of quarterback Russell Wilson, and revisits a first half play that saw the Seahawks go for it on fourth down instead of kicking a 25-yard field goal.
Brady Henderson at 710Sports.com recounts what the Panthers' first play from scrimmage - a 59-yard Jonathan Stewart run - meant for the rest of Sunday's game.
Art Thiel at SportsPressNW.com says plain and simple, the Panthers were the better team.
Curtis Crabtree at Sports Radio 950 KJR AM has five takeaways from the Seahawks loss.
And Stephen Cohen at SeattlePI.com reviews what was supposed to be a "heavyweight fight" between two similarly built teams.
The National Buzz
Rich Cimini at ESPN.com identifies which Seahawks players' stock is up and down after Sunday's loss.
Kevin Seifert at ESPN.com has an updated look at the 2016 NFL Draft order after divisional weekend. The Seahawks own the No. 26 overall pick in the first round.
Chris Burke at SI.com says the Seahawks' furious second-half rally wasn't enough to top the No. 1-seeded Panthers.
Despite the loss, Frank Schwab at Yahoo! Sports labels Seattle one of his winners from this past weekend, taking time to appreciate what the team has accomplished since 2012.
Will Brinson at CBSSports.com shares 11 things to know from Sunday's Seahawks-Panthers divisional playoff.
Chris Wesseling at NFL.com outlines five things we learned from the Seahawks loss.
Albert Breer at NFL.com says the Panthers dismissed their doubters with their win over Seattle.
And Peter King at TheMMQB.com reviews the divisional round action in his 'Monday Morning Quarterback' column.
Tweet Of The Day
Today's "Tweet of the Day" comes from us - @Seahawks, as we share late-night photos from the team's arrival at Renton's Virginia Mason Athletic Center, where 12s turned out in full force to greet the Seahawks.
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