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Around the NFC West: Seahawks in trouble

Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando

Dave Boling of the Tacoma News Tribune says the "Golden Age of Seattle Seahawks Football" has ended.

John McGrath of the Tacoma News Tribune revisits the holding penalty that wiped out Julius Jones' 51-yard run in the third quarter.

Frank Hughes of the Tacoma News Tribune thought Seahawks coach Mike Holmgren appeared resigned to the team's fate following the latest defeat.

Eric Williams of the Tacoma News Tribune charts the Seattle defense's ineptitude on third down.

Hughes and Williams say Seattle quarterback Matt Hasselbeck could miss the next game as well.

Doug Pacey of the Tacoma News Tribune says Patrick Kerney's hit on Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers didn't have the desired effect. Rodgers improved from that point forward.

Danny O'Neil of the Seattle Times says Holmgren isn't used to coaching a team this inept in the passing game. O'Neil: "There was no resignation in his voice, just reality."

More from O'Neil: Rodgers completed 10 passes for 131 yards and a touchdown on third down alone.

Percy Allen of the Seattle Times says the momentum turned against Seattle when Packers receiver Greg Jennings blew past Seattle cornerback Marcus Trufant for a 45-yard touchdown.

O'Neil, Allen and Jose Romero say quarterback Matt Hasselbeck might need more tests on his knee.

Also from Romero: Safety Deon Grant saying the Seattle defense didn't do enough, but what about the offense? Seattle gained only 177 yards.

Clare Farnsworth of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer says Seattle safety Deon Grant played despite strained knee ligaments. Also, Koren Robinson caught two passes for 23 yards.

Also from Farnsworth: It's tough to see how the Seahawks are going to win a game.

Art Thiel of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer says the Seahawks could use a federal bailout after falling to 1-4: "The crisis fairly screamed on offense, where the game began with an unwanted third-string quarterback throwing his first pass to a recovering alcoholic, recently jobless until his emergency hire by the Seahawks, who once fired him. Movies are made of such weeper stories. First downs, however, are not."

Greg Johns of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer says Charlie Frye struggled at quarterback in replacing Hasselbeck. Frye tossed two interceptions after Seattle opened up the offense.

Also from Johns: Even the Seattle running game struggled. Jones managed only 44 yards.

Michael Steffes of Seahawks Addicts says the Seahawks' performance against the Packers means it's time to view the team through a different lens.