Hawks return to setting season highs

logo-carolinaApparently Pete Carroll was right: That dud in Tampa in Week 12 was an exception to the Seahawks’ new rule.

Their explosion in a prime-time payback game vs. Carolina was their third season-best performance in the past four weeks.

In the 40-7 blowout, they set season highs for points and rushing (240) and total (534) yards as Thomas Rawls and Tyler Lockett showed what they can do when healthy.

On a night Marshawn Lynch showed up on the sideline, Rawls had his best game of the season: 106 yards and two touchdowns on 15 carries.

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Of course Earl Thomas will be back

logo-carolinaDon’t believe an emotional tweet: Earl Thomas is not going to retire.

The 27-year-old All-Pro safety was just upset about the broken leg that ended his season.

“When you get injured, it becomes very emotional,” said Kam Chancellor, who provided the friendly fire that sidelined Thomas during Seattle’s 40-7 win over Carolina. “Sometimes you say things you might not mean. Sometimes you say things you might mean. It’s one of those things you just have to let him sit back and breathe, let him sit back and go through his process.”

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