Questioned after two lackluster performances, the Seattle Seahawks gave a resounding argument why they are the best team in the NFC at 9-1.
Their 33-10 rout of Atlanta on Sunday featured a dynamic offense led by Russell Wilson and Marshawn Lynch and an improved defensive effort after two weeks of struggling to stop the run.
And Seattle put together its most complete game of the season minus five expected starters who all could be back this week against Minnesota. Offensive linemen Max Unger, Russell Okung and Breno Giacomini, defensive end Red Bryant and wide receiver Percy Harvin could all play Sunday against the Vikings.
The only troubling news to come out of the blowout over Atlanta was a groin injury suffered by cornerback Brandon Browner.