Seattle Seahawks take care of business vs. Falcons


It looked like one of the games of the year in August.

Week 10. Seattle Seahawks visiting the Atlanta Falcons. Two NFC superpowers in a rematch of their contentious playoff affair 10 months earlier.

It didn't quite work out that way, of course. The Seahawks still are great. The Falcons have cratered. To the surprise of no one, Seattle cruised to a 33-10 win on Sunday at the Georgia Dome.

Here's what else we learned:

1. The Seahawks put together their best all-around effort of the season, rendering the uneven play of the past two weeks a distant memory. At 9-1, the Seahawks continue to look like the best team in the NFC. Maybe the NFL.

2. Roddy White's return to the lineup didn't have the effect the Falcons had hoped. The veteran wide receiver -- out since Week 5 with knee and hamstring issues -- had one catch for 20 yards.

3. Perhaps the only negative aspect of Seattle's afternoon came in the first half, when cornerback Brandon Browner limped off the field with a groin injury. He did not return. A situation to track for a Legion of Boom cornerstone.

4. Sidney Rice is out for the year and Percy Harvin has yet to make his season debut, but there's still a lot to like about the Seahawks' wide receivers. Golden Tate showed again why he's one of the more underrated playmakers at his position. Jermaine Kearse, meanwhile, had another long touchdown catch and appears completely capable of filling Rice's shoes as a stretch-the-field playmaker.

5. I still think the Falcons should have traded Tony Gonzalez.

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