In Seattle's 42-13 win over San Francisco on Sunday night, Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman was in the mood to run up the score. He suggested scoring one more TD and going for a two-point conversion with his team leading, 42-7. But coach Pete Carroll overruled him.

"I'm not going to lie to you," Sherman told Yahoo Sports. "I told Pete, 'Let's score and go for two.' He said, 'We have more class than that.' "

The Seahawks have history with the 49ers and their coach, Jim Harbaugh. Carroll and Harbaugh coached against one another in the Pac-12 while Carroll was at Southern Cal and Harbaugh at Stanford. In 2009, the Cardinal demolished the Trojans, 55-21, at the Los Angeles Coliseum - and, yep, Harbaugh went for two already up 27.

Sherman played for Harbaugh at Stanford, but the Cardinal star saw his former coach pass on him in the 2011 NFL draft.

Tebow watch

New York Jets coach Rex Ryan acknowledged Monday that Tim Tebow wasn't happy when Ryan chose Greg McElroy to start for the benched Mark Sanchez, but insisted Tebow was willing to play in any role Sunday against San Diego - including the Wildcat.

"I believe if Tim's number was called, he would've went in and played," Ryan said Monday.

Palmer out

Oakland QB Carson Palmer has cracked ribs and a bruised lung and won't play in the Raiders' final game.

- Inquirer wire services