Storylines were everywhere after the Seahawks blew away the Minnesota Vikings, 41-20, Sunday at CenturyLink Field. Wide receiver Percy Harvin was explosive in his return. Quarterback Russell Wilson continued to improve. At 10-1, the Seahawks almost have the NFC West crown wrapped up. On to the links…
- Sportspress Northwest columnist Art Thiel gave an English lesson in scene-setting.
- SPNW co-founder, columnist Steve Rudman, has his game story here.
- ESPN.com wrote about Harvin nagging coach Pete Carroll about allowing him to return kick-offs in his first game back. Carroll relented. Reporter Terry Blount also evaluated the offensive line, Wilson and unflappable kicker Steven Hauschka here.
- The offensive line allowed Wilson more time to find open receivers, and it led to his most efficient game of the season, wrote Danny O’Neil of 710 ESPN.com.
- Seahawks.com writer Clare Farnworth gave Wilson (13 of 18, 230 yards and two touchdowns) his Player of the Game honor in his weekly Game at a Glance.
- Todd Dybas of the The News Tribune dove into how the Seahawks held all-world running back Adrian Peterson to 65 yards on 21 carries a year after he torched them for 182 rushing yards in a near-Minnesota win. Peterson said after the game that he wasn’t feeling anywhere close to 100 percent.
- TNT columnist John McGrath thinks Seahawks middle linebacker Bobby Wagner has turned the corner the last three weeks in a story that has safety Earl Thomas comparing the 2012 Defensive Rookie of the Year to Ray Lewis. Also, TNT columnist Dave Boling says Harvin may be the best “individual talent” the Seahawks have ever featured.
- Sporting the type of mustache that would make Tom Selleck double-take, Everett Herald writer John Boyle thinks Harvin will only improve as the regular season winds to a close.
- Sports Illustrated writer Jim Trotter labels Harvin’s debut “quiet” because the receiver only played 16 snaps on offense, though he wondered how good the unit will be when he is fully integrated.