What the media (and Doug Baldwin) are saying after Seahawks' win over Eagles

NFL Hall of Famer Warren Moon talks to KING 5's Paul Silvi about the Seahawks' 26-15 win over the Philadelphia Eagles.

The big thing everyone is talking about Monday morning is Doug Baldwin and Russell Wilson reversing roles, with Baldwin throwing a touchdown to Wilson. But when the play was called in, Baldwin actually flipped the bird to offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell. But Baldwin played it off after the game.

"It’s more funny than it is anything," Baldwin said, via Cameron DaSilva of FOX Sports. "[Bevell] knows that when we get in the red zone, I want the ball thrown to me. I want to score touchdowns. And so, it’s like in that situation, him flipping the bird to me because now he’s got me throwing the ball to somebody else."

Is Russell Wilson back in the MVP conversation? The Seattle Times' Matt Calkins thinks so.

"When you look at the way Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson has performed over this three-game stretch — and when you look at how he endured the first seven games despite feeling pain from pec to toe — it’s hard not to start considering him for the NFL’s top individual award," wrote Calkins.

Seattle is now 7-2-1. And at ten games into the season, the rest of the NFL should be afraid. Since 2012, the Seahawks are 28-6 in the second half of the regular season.

"In October, every October, Seattle’s football juggernaut looks vulnerable, discombobulated, good but not necessarily great. Pundits seize on signs that their run under Coach Pete Carroll is over, and then it’s November and then Thanksgiving and then December, and everything begins to click. If the Seahawks put out a team calendar they could basically leave off September and October and jump straight from August to November," wrote Greg Bishop of Sports Illustrated.

"It’s a team finding its mojo right when it needs to, just as it always seems to, somehow, someway. Call it Carroll’s magic, a formula for surviving the malaise and peaking when it matters. And to a man, the Seahawks believe the peaking part hasn’t happened yet," adds Larry Stone of The Seattle Times.

The Seahawks have one of the easiest schedules down the stretch, at least on paper. None of their remaining opponents currently have winning records. Their combined record is 24-28-1.

The News Tribune's Dave Boling says the Seahawks could win the rest of the way if they keep playing like this.

"... there’s just so many of the customary hallmarks of the annual Seahawks’ surge: The running game returning, the Wilson statistical production and the sprinkling of magical plays from week to week; the defense putting dents in opposing receivers and ball-carriers," wrote Boling.

Mike Sando of ESPN says the Seahawks are the NFL's most complete team right now.

The Seahawks are the only team in the league with a dominant defense and a dynamic quarterback. They also have a game-breaking talent in the return game as Tyler Lockett moves past a knee injury suffered in Week 2.

But this second half run is still going to come with adversity. The Seahawks lost breakout running back C.J. Prosise to a scapula injury. Initial reports are he'll be out at least the rest of the regular season. It was one of several injuries for the Seahawks Sunday.

Thomas Rawls returned from his own injury Sunday and was impressive -- 14 carries for 57 yards. He'll be asked to do again this season what he did last season when Marshawn Lynch was lost to injury -- carry the load.

“I know a couple guys went down in the backfield, and I’ll be praying for those guys,” Rawls said, via Jayson Jenks of The Seattle Times. “But in the meantime, I’m going to have to hold down this backfield. No pressure.”

We'll leave the final word for just retired, former UFC champ Miesha Tate of Tacoma.

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