Weekend Recap: Monday Morning Links


The road to the Super Bowl officially goes through Seattle.

The Seahawks crushed the Rams 27-9 Sunday bringing home another NFC West Champions banner will soon hang from the top of Century Link Field. The game resulted in a first round bye and home field advantage. Seattle’s No.1 ranked defense once again led the way for the victory but the Seahawks got some help from the Rams and their 12 penalties, many of which were unsportsmanlike conduct. [NFL]

Six Seahawks are also going to the Pro Bowl; that is unless they make it to the Super Bowl. One of those players is free safety Earl Thomas who was honored with the Steve Largent award before the game for exemplifying what it is to be a Seahawk.

Here’s what happened for the rest of the area’s teams:

  • Despite being Lebron-less, the Heat pulled out a miracle victory over the Trail Blazers with a Chris Bosh 3-pointer with.5 second left. This was the Blazers’ second nail biter in as many games, after an over time win over the Pelicans Thursday. LaMarcus Aldridge had another all-star game with 32-points and 10 rebounds. [ESPN]
  • The Winterhawks picked up back-to-back victories over the Tri-City Americans as goalie Brendan Burke had 30 saves on 31 shots. [OregonLive]
  • The No. 12 ranked Oregon Duck’s men’s basketball team just can’t stop winning. They topped Morgan State 97-76 and added a 12th victory to their perfect season. [ESPN]
Katie Dunn
Katie is the Sports Editor for the University of Portland student newspaper, The Beacon. An avid sports fan since birth, she loves football, baseball and basketball especially.