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DeShawn Shead on his post-game proposal to girlfriend Jessica: “Winning the Super Bowl, I got my ring. We played the Broncos again and she got her ring after the game.”

Russell Wilson says he is “just enjoying the journey, enjoying learning” as he strives to become one of the best quarterbacks ever.

Wilson to DeMarcus Ware after the Denver pass rusher sacked him at the goal line: “You’re not going to get this ball.”

Peyton Manning talks about the tying drive and the lesson he takes from this loss to Seattle.

Brian Nemhauser offers his impressions of the Seahawks’ win over Denver, with a great stat comparison of the Super Bowl and this game.

Danny O’Neil of 710 ESPN rips the Denver homer who complained about the overtime format. You tell him, Danny!

Looking ahead to the Washington Redskins in two weeks, it appears they will be without their No. 1 trash-talker, DeAngelo Hall, but they also have DeSean Jackson and some cheap-shot artists, so they are good to go.

Report: Chancellor considered surgery

Kam Chancellor during the fourth quarter against Denver (Getty)Kam Chancellor reportedly considered having ankle surgery to remove bone spurs this week after suffering through a tough game in San Diego, but he felt much better last week, played very well against Denver and apparently has decided — at least for now — not to have surgery.

A source told FOX Sports that the strong safety was contemplating having surgery this week as the Hawks begin their bye period. That might have put him out for 6-8 weeks.

But the ankle felt much better during the week and he had no problems in the game, which was his best of the season (nine tackles, two passes defensed, an interception and an assist on a forced fumble).

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Defense dominates Broncos — until the inexplicable final drive

Kam Chancellor breaks up a pass intended for Wes Welker in the third quarter of Seattle's win over Denver on Sept. 21 Getty)Forget the whole Super Bowl rematch thing. The Seahawks’ defense was just looking for redemption after a poor performance in the loss in San Diego.

Led by embattled safety Kam Chancellor, the defense proved its mettle for most of the game Sunday, but then the unit inexplicably gave up an 80-yard, game-tying touchdown drive to Peyton Manning in the final minute.

That left the redemption to the Seattle offense, which had basically done everything it could to give the game away in the second half. Led by Russell Wilson, the offense made up for it in overtime and let the defense off the hook in a 26-20 victory that for three quarters did not seem like it would be nearly that close.

For most of the game, the defense picked up right where it left off against Manning in the Super Bowl — making everyone realize that the San Diego game was indeed an aberration.

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Mild-mannered Wilson turns into Superman when needed most

Russell Wilson catches a pass from Jermaine Kearse in the first half against the Denver Broncos on Sept. 21 (AP)
Russell Wilson catches a pass from Jermaine Kearse in the first half against the Broncos (AP)

Russell Wilson is kind of like Superman — mild-mannered pocket quarterback on your typical offensive series, but man of steel nerves and determination when the game is on the line.

Wilson became the latter Sunday, leading the Seahawks 80 yards for the winning touchdown in their 26-20 overtime victory over the Denver Broncos.

Wilson is such a team player that he often subverts his physical skills in favor of getting the ball to his teammates. But make no mistake: He can carry a team when he needs to.

And he needed to Sunday.

After Peyton Manning somehow led the Broncos 80 yards (with no timeouts) to the tying touchdown and two-point conversion in the final minute, Wilson coolly returned the favor in overtime.

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Carroll: Jon Ryan ‘had probably the best day of his career’

Before Russell Wilson led the Seahawks on an 80-yard drive to beat Denver 26-20 in overtime, the Seahawks’ hero of the game Sunday probably was punter Jon Ryan, who turned field position in Seattle’s favor all day.

Ryan has had a lot of great days punting in his six-plus years with the Seahawks, but coach Pete Carroll said this was “probably the best day of his career.”

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