Originally posted on Seattle Post-Intelligencer: Seattle...  |  Last updated 10/10/11

MINNEAPOLIS - AUGUST 28: Charlie Whitehurst of the Seattle Seahawks looks to hand off against the Minnesota Vikings during a preseason NFL game at Mall of America Field at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome on August 28, 2010 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)
Share: Charlie Whitehurst played well on Sunday, but should he be given consideration as the team's starter? (AP Photo) Tarvaris Jackson played fine on Sunday. Until he strained his right pectoral early in the third quarter and had to sit the rest of the game, that is. Fortunately for the Seahawks, backup Charlie Whitehurst took care of business in relief, completing 11 of 19 passes for 149 yards and a 100.5 quarterback rating. He led the Seahawks to a go-ahead touchdown with 2:47 to play in the game, finding Doug Baldwin for a 27-yard score on a free play provided by a Giants offsides penalty. Sure, most of the Giants defense stopped playing when they saw the flag fly, likely assuming that defensive end Osi Umenyiora was unabated to the quarterback and therefore the play would be blown dead. But it wasn’t, and Whitehurst connected with a wide-open Baldwin for an easy score. Hard to say whether Whitehurst’s performance will earn him a closer look come game time in two wee...
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