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Around the NFC West: Seahawks revival

10/27/2008

Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando

Clare Farnsworth of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer says Seattle fullback Leonard Weaver's two long touchdown receptions surprised everyone, even Weaver. The Seahawks, second in the NFC West despite a 2-5 record, play three of their next four games at home.

Also from Farnsworth: Seattle lost middle linebacker Lofa Tatupu to another injury. Patrick Kerney is also hurting.

Art Thiel of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer says Seahawks cornerback Josh Wilson will hear about getting caught from behind by 49ers tight end Vernon Davis, even though Wilson managed to score on his interception return. Wilson talked about Davis having the right angle, but the video showed Davis reeling in Wilson at an astounding rate.

Frank Hughes of the Tacoma News Tribune says the Seahawks made their quarterback sacks count more this time than during a home loss to the 49ers earlier this season.

Also from Hughes: The Seahawks made the 49ers pay for aggressive tactics before halftime, with Wilson's long return changing the game.

Dave Boling of the Tacoma News Tribune looks at Weaver's big day. Teammate Justin Forsett even predicted the resulting headlines.

Also from Boling: The Seahawks' victory allows fans to at least dream about a possible resurgence in the NFC West if a few things go Seattle's way.

Jose Romero of the Seattle Times quotes Mike Holmgren as saying the Seahawks' defense played much better against the 49ers this time.

Also from Romero: Weaver was dressed for success, down to his shiny white dress shoes.

More from Romero: A 2-minute drill identifying Leroy Hill as the Seahawks' leading tackler after adding 12 more against the 49ers.

Jerry Brewer of the Seattle Times says the Seahawks saw a "Church Van" -- their nickname for the religious Weaver -- on the loose at Candlestick Park. Also, the offense responded to a show of confidence from Holmgren.

Scott Johnson of the Everett Herald says the Seahawks went from last place to controlling their own destiny in the division.

Also from Johnson: Weaver says he nearly cried after hearing fans chant his name at Candlestick Park.

Chris Sullivan of Seahawks Addicts admits he's being optimistic when he envisions a potential 8-8 finish and division title for the Seahawks. One potential sticking point: The team would need to sweep Arizona.