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Seahawks vs. Chargers final score: 3 things we learned in San Diego's 30-21 win -
The Chargers beat the Seahawks on Sunday with incredible offensive efficiency and an outstanding day from one of the NFL's all-time great tight ends.

Seahawks are unable to overcome penalties and other mistakes in loss to Chargers | Seahawks | The Seattle Times
In the moments after Seattle’s 30-21 loss on Sunday to the Chargers, the truth the Seahawks had to come to terms with was obvious: They aren’t so much better than other teams that they can overcome repeatedly stubbing their toe.

Thiel: Rivers runs through Seahawks defense | Sportspress Northwest
Defensively vulnerable against Chargers QB Philip Rivers, the Seahawks defense melted from the temps and the pressure Sunday in San Diego.

Why Seahawks’ vaunted defense couldn’t stop the Chargers | Seahawks | The Seattle Times
“Teams are always going to be dinking and dunking the ball down the field against us,’’ Thomas said. “It’s been that way since last year. We make them drive and they (opponents) end up making mistakes. But the mistakes they made today, we couldn’t capitalize.’’

Antonio Gates' three TDs carry Chargers past Seahawks
The San Diego Chargers used an old, familiar combo — Philip Rivers to Antonio Gates — to upset the defending Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks.

Bears vs. 49ers final score: 3 things we learned in Chicago's comeback win -
The Chicago Bears battled back from a 17-point deficit to spoil the San Francisco 49ers home opener with a 28-20 win on Sunday night.

Instant reaction: Seahawks beaten in San Diego, drop to 1-1 | Seahawks Draft Blog
It’s not how you start, it’s how you finish. That’s one of Pete Carroll’s many motto’s. San Diego proved today that sometimes, a good start is the key.

Seahawks done in on third downs against Chargers
On a very hot Sunday afternoon against a very hot San Diego Chargers team, the Seahawks came up short in dropping a 30-21 decision at Qualcomm Stadium.

Game at a glance: Chargers 30, Seahawks 21
The Seahawks took their show on the road for the first time in the 2014 regular season Sunday, but they couldn’t stop the Chargers on third downs and dropped a 30-21 decision at Qualcomm Stadium.

Seahawks' biggest issue against San Diego was a matter of time - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
The Seahawks failed to do the one thing that coach Pete Carroll wants to do more than anything else. They failed to control the game in their 30-21 loss to San Diego. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

Seahawks fall to Chargers 30-21 - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
The Seahawks had 3 minutes left and 89 yards separating them from a go-ahead touchdown.

Rapid Reaction: San Francisco 49ers - NFC West Blog - ESPN
A few thoughts on the San Francisco 49ers' 28-20 loss to the Chicago Bears:

Seattle Seahawks wilt away in the heat - ESPN
The usual paradise-like weather conditions of San Diego were more like a day in the Sahara Desert on Sunday, and the Seattle Seahawks' defense wilted away in the sweltering heat.

Chargers QB Philip Rivers masterfully counters Seahawks’ nickel-or-not-nickel defense to control game, win | Seahawks Insider - The News Tribune
“We were getting there,” Irvin said. “He was just getting the ball out most of the times. It wasn’t like he was sitting back there just cookin’ us. He was moving. He was making plays. I tip my hat to him.”

Injury roundup: RGIII, A.J. Green hurt in Week 2 -
The 'Skins and Bengals suffered big blows in Week 2 as RGIII and A.J. Green left their respective games. RGIII hurt his ankle and Green suffered a toe injury. Check here for other injury news.

Three thoughts on Seattle's loss to San Diego | Seahawks Blog | Seattle Times
Here are three thoughts from Tines reporters Jayson Jenks and Bob Condotta in the wake of Seattle’s 30-21 loss at San Diego Sunday:

More Seahawks player quotes | Seahawks Blog | Seattle Times
Here’s a bit more of what Seattle players had to say following the loss Sunday to the Chargers:

San Diego Chargers WR Keenan Allen -- Richard Sherman of Seattle Seahawks 'not really a shutdown corner' - ESPN
"He's just a normal guy," Allen said of Sherman. "We can go at him. We took some shots at him. We are not going to shy away from him. He's not really a shutdown corner. We definitely wanted to come out and show we could go any way we wanted to and that we were in control of the game."

Quotes from Seattle coach Pete Carroll | Seahawks Blog | Seattle Times
Here’s what Seattle coach Pete Carroll had to say Sunday after the Seahawks’ 30-21 loss at San Diego:

NFL admits error on Percy Harvin touchdown -
One of the Seattle Seahawks' best moments Sunday during their loss in San Diego -- Percy Harvin's 51-yard touchdown run -- never should have happened.

Colin Kaepernick on penalty: ‘I didn’t say anything’ – 49ers Hot Read
Colin Kaepernick called his performance in the 49ers’ home-opening loss “terrible” after having three passes intercepted, losing one fumble and drawing a surprising penalty for “inappropriate language.”

Kawakami: Colin Kaepernick's "terrible" night and the 49ers' biggest collapse of the Harbaugh era: This wasn't a coincidence
That was the worst of Colin Kaepernick on Sunday, summed up and squeezed into three terrible quarterbacking quarters.

Bobby Wagner on Seahawks’ 30-21 defeat at San Diego: “We lost A GAME. It’s not the end of the world” | Seahawks Insider - The News Tribune
The team bus just left Qualcomm Stadium. It only seems like the Seahawks’ defense is still on that field.

SAN DIEGO: Hawk secondary has rare off day | Seattle Seahawks | The News Tribune
Chargers receiver Kennan Allen leveled a shot at Seattle’s All-Pro cornerback Richard Sherman, contending “he’s just a normal guy.”

Seahawks assistant coach taken to hospital - Seattle Seahawks & NFL News
The Times’ Bob Condotta reported that Ruel was taken to the hospital for “precautionary reasons”

What we learned: Seahawks’ wings melt in San Diego - Seattle Seahawks & NFL News
Perhaps it was hubris. The once-soaring Seattle Seahawks, looking to assert their chances for a Super Bowl repeat, flew a little too close to the sun Sunday in San Diego, falling to the earth and landing with a thud as they dropped to 1-1 on the 2014 season.

Takeaways from Seahawks 30-21 loss to Chargers - Sept. 14, 2014 | SPORTS RADIO KJR
The Seattle Seahawks lost a football game. It's been a rare occurrence in recent seasons for a team coming off their first Super Bowl title in franchise history. However, the likelihood of an undefeated season was minimal at best, so a loss was inevitable at some point in the season.

Bears mount impressive comeback to topple 49ers -
The Chicago Bears fell behind 17-0 on Sunday night and came all the way back in a 28-20 win over the San Francisco 49ers in the opening of Levi's Stadium.

St. Louis Rams, Austin Davis edge Buccaneers -
The St. Louis Rams were down to their third-string quarterback in Austin Davis but still managed to beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 19-17. Learn about what call cost the Bucs the game and other takeaways.

Cardinals take advantage of Giants' mistakes in win -
The Arizona Cardinals took advantage of four New York Giants turnovers in a 25-14 win on Sunday at MetLife Stadium. Andre Ellington had a solid game, carrying the ball 15 times for 91 yards.

Bears WR Brandon Marshall makes ridiculous catch vs. 49ers -
Brandon Marshall gave the Bears some life just before halftime on Sunday.

NFL Grades Week 2: Andy Dalton, Bengals might be best in AFC -
Not only did the Bengals crush the Falcons on Sunday, but they did it without A.J. Green.

California’s Lieutenant Governor calls for 49ers to bench Ray McDonald | ProFootballTalk
The 49ers, unlike the Panthers, have refused to bow to public pressure regarding a player with pending domestic violence charges.  But the pressure on the 49ers is mounting.