Larry Stone: Safety Earl Thomas, in particular, was waxing lyrical about trust and love and togetherness after the Seahawks' ferocious defensive performance in Sunday's 19-3. It was as if the Seahawks had just held a consciousness-raising session, not crushed the will of an Arizona Cardinals team that came into CenturyLink as the NFL's best. Above, teammates Earl Thomas and Bobby Wagner celebrate after stopping the Cardinals.
Sounders FC lost to the Los Angeles Galaxy 1-0 on Sunday but accomplished its goal of keeping the Western Conference championship series close. The second leg will be played at CenturyLink Field next Sunday.
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