Locker Room Buzz: Seattle Seahawks

SEATTLE -- Observed in the locker room after the Seattle Seahawks' 29-3 victory over the San Francisco 49ers Sunday night at CenturyLink Field:

Sherman chastises doubters: Even before he reached the locker room, Richard Sherman went off during an NBC postgame interview. “There were a lot of pundits and ignorant idiots who thought we were gonna lose this game,” he said. “Don’t doubt us. Did they not see the last time we played this team?’' That last time was a 42-13 Seahawks victory, in December in Seattle. Sherman later said: “A lot of things were said this week that we didn’t appreciate. We did what we expected to do.”

Everyone praises the crowd: Unofficially, the record crowd of 68,338 spectators set a noise level record at 136.6 decibels. “I’ve been coaching a long time and I’ve never heard a crowd like that,” Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said. “The crowd was unbelievable,” said Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson. “The energy in the stadium made a huge difference for us.”

No surprise: Not to the Seattle players after the game. “This is what we had planned,” said safety Kam Chancellor, who had one of three Seattle interceptions. “We stuck to the game plan and executed. There are still areas where we can improve on defense, but we came up with the big plays again tonight.”