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Seahawks: Dead or alive? Depends on your point of view


There are two ways to look at the Seahawks' 9-6 win over Detroit on Sunday.

There is the glass half-full way. That entails filling said glass with Jim Jones Kool-Aid and gulping down the concoction, thinking of the offense, an offense that no longer has Steve Hutchinson.

If that's the way you want to go, there are a multitude of stories for you. The Seattle Times kicks it off, with a story by Greg Bishop that chronicles the tough day for the Seahawks' offense, especially its two stars, Matt Hasselbeck and Shaun Alexander.

Art Thiel thinks the taste of the Kool-Aid erases the memory of last year, as did Ted Miller in his column.

The offensive line – sans Hutchinson – was not very good, and the Times' notebook delves into that. An even more in-depth look at the line woes can be found in Everett.

And, despite its success, according to this Everett story, the defense wasn't too happy with itself. Maybe they were counting the missed tackles like I was.

But there is another way to look at Sunday, and that entails filling your glass half full of Gentleman Jack and drinking a toast to the D, and to kicker Josh Brown. On a dark day in Detroit, they pulled the Seahawks through.

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