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Hasselbeck returns, Seahawks rout Jags 41-0

SEATTLE, Wash. (AP) - Matt Hasselbeck returned from broken ribs to throw for four touchdown passes, and the Seahawks rolled to their biggest home shutout in 25 years, 41-0 over the bewildered Jacksonville Jaguars.

The Seahawks (2-3) were still missing seven starters, including three-fifths of their starting offensive line. Didn't matter: Hasselbeck was back.

The three-time Pro Bowl quarterback was in what coach Jim Mora called excruciating pain Monday, after overdoing rehabilitation work in his urgency to return and end Seattle's three-game losing streak. Yet he finished three consecutive practices. Then he emphatically finished off the Jaguars and that skid.

He completed 18 of 30 throws for 241 yards before resting in the fourth quarter. The four touchdown passes were his most since he threw four against Arizona on Dec. 9, 2007.

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