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Monday, November 3, 2008
Around the NFC West: Seahawks finished


Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando

Dave Boling of the Tacoma News Tribune dissects the Seahawks' blowout defeat at home to the Eagles. He saw a poorly prepared team trying hard to overcome mistake after mistake. The defeat ends any thought of making a postseason run.

John McGrath of the Tacoma News Tribune says the 12th Man came out in force, but the Seahawks had trouble getting the 11th man on the field more than once.

Eric Williams of the Tacoma News Tribune says there's plenty of blame to go around following Seattle's latest defeat. Dropped passes in key situations hurt as much as anything.

Also from Williams: A look at Koren Robinson's 90-yard reception, plus a note on rookie fullback Owen Schmitt playing well.

Frank Hughes of the Tacoma News Tribune says any optimism following a victory at San Francisco dissipated during this performance.

Clare Farnsworth of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer names the Eagles' Donovan McNabb the player of the game despite a confusing start to the game.

Also from Farnsworth: The Seahawks are 1-3 at home this season after losing four games at Qwest Field over the previous three seasons.

Greg Johns of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer checks in with Robinson after the Seattle receiver provided a 90-yard touchdown reception on the Seahawks' first offensive play. Bobby Engram threw a key block well downfield.

Also from Johns: The Seahawks couldn't stop Brent Celek? Really?

Jerry Brewer of the Seattle Times says Mike Holmgren gave what sounded like a concession speech following the game.

Danny O'Neil of the Seattle Times counts the ways sloppy play marked the Seattle defeat.

Jose Romero of the Seattle Times quotes Robinson as saying he can still play. "And I say that humbly," Robinson said.

Scott Johnson of the Everett Herald says injuries are now striking the Seahawks on defense, with Patrick Kerney and Lofa Tatupu missing the game.

Also from Johnson: Robinson's long touchdown flooded his mind with emotions. It's been a long road back for the 2001 first-round draft choice.