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Broncos Seahawks final score: No Super Bowl revenge for Broncos, who lose 26-20 in overtime - Mile High Report
The Broncos put up a better fight than they did in Super Bowl XLVIII, but the result in the W-L columns was the same.

Denver vs. Seattle final score: 3 things we learned from a wild Broncos-Seahawks game -
Russell Wilson and the Seahawks were able to outlast a tough Denver defense and Peyton Manning in a huge September win for Seattle.

Broncos avoided Super Bowl blowout repeat, but Peyton Manning is still standing on familiar trapdoor - Yahoo Sports
The chasm looks better, like the Denver Broncos have indeed drawn closer to bridging the distance to the Seattle Seahawks. Surely, Sunday's 26-20 overtime road loss will sting for Denver. But it wasn't anything near the 43-8 championship debacle in February. It wasn't humiliation.

Chris Harris: Russell Wilson "better than" Andrew Luck | ProFootballTalk
On Sunday, Wilson completed 24-of-34 passes for 258 yards with two touchdowns and one interception against a Denver defense improved from a season ago. He also rushed nine times for 40 yards. Wilson was efficient, on-point and in-control in overtime, hitting 4-of-6 passes for 35 yards and racking up 21 yards on four carries on a drive ending in the game-winning touchdown by Marshawn Lynch.

Manning, Broncos' O uneven in loss to Seahawks -
While the Denver Broncos' defense stood up to the Seattle Seahawks, their offense was atypically inconsistent. Gregg Rosenthal breaks down the Super Bowl rematch that we wish was the actual game.

Thiel: Seahawks, Broncos go marvelous for all | Sportspress Northwest
As much as Seahawks and Broncos wanted this game, the football nation needed it — a celebration of the best, while we sort out the other parts of human behavior.

Postgame notes and quotes from Seahawks 26, Broncos 20 | - Seattle Sidelines
First off, the injury (non) news. Pete Carroll said the Seahawks came out of the game healthy, after a few injury scares. Russell Okung left with a shoulder injury, but the left tackle returned to the game and said he was fine. Earl Thomas also left the game, but he said that was to get an IV when he felt like cramps might be coming on. If you’ll recall, Thomas cramped up in last week’s game in San Diego and had to leave the game for a series.

What we learned: Seahawks outlast Broncos in OT thriller - Seattle Seahawks & NFL News
Sunday’s Super Bowl rematch between the Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos was the tale of three games in one.

Broncos’ defense was hit and miss, but more competitive than the Super Bowl | Seahawks | The Seattle Times
Denver’s revamped defense, which includes three high-priced free-agent additions, performed much better against the Seahawks on Sunday than it did the last time it faced Seattle – a 43-8 defeat in Super Bowl XLVIII. But it still fell short in overtime, 26-20.

SEATTLE: Oh-no, to OT, to Oh, my! Seahawks outlast Broncos in overtime for 26-20 win | Seattle Seahawks | The News Tribune
The Seattle Seahawks were beginning an overtime they never expected to be in. The offense was beginning what would soon become one of the more memorable drives in Russell Wilson’s wondrous young career — if not Seahawks history.

Grading the game: Seahawks get passing marks in 26-20 victory over Broncos | Seahawks | The Seattle Times
A look at how the Seahawks did in Sunday’s game.

Return to form (almost) for the Seahawks’ Legion of Boom | Seahawks | The Seattle Times
Other than a last-minute touchdown and two-point conversion that tied the game, the Seahawks did a nice job against Peyton Manning and the Broncos’ high-powered offense.

Six thoughts after Seattle's win over Denver | Seahawks Blog | Seattle Times
Here are six thoughts on Seattle’s 26-20 overtime win over Denver Sunday — three each from beat writers Jayson Jenks and Bob Condotta. First, Jenks:

Russell Wilson, Seahawks prove overtime is the right time | Larry Stone | The Seattle Times
After a poor second half that included a costly interception, Russell Wilson came up with a moment in overtime that turned out to be another one of those that will define him: A beautiful drive in which he out-Manninged Peyton Manning to pull the victory back to the Seahawks.

Seahawks prove themselves in narrow escape against Broncos | Jerry Brewer | The Seattle Times
The Seahawks made it hard on themselves in this Super Bowl rematch but then proved they were the better team by winning the game in overtime.

Broncos close the gap, but still struggle offensively vs. Seahawks - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
The Broncos have narrowed the gap between themselves and the Seahawks since the Super Bowl, but there were still shades of that frustrating day on offense in Denver's 26-20 overtime loss Sunday at CenturyLink Field.

'Just another day at the office' for Seahawks utility man Lockette - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
Before Ricardo Lockette turned in one of the most notable plays of Seattle's win over Denver, he turned into a defender.

Jermaine Kearse: "I might be the next franchise quarterback"
In the first quarter of Sunday's game against the Denver Broncos, the Seahawks unveiled a trick-play that turned wide receiver Jermaine Kearse into a quarterback, and quarterback Russell Wilson into a wide receiver.

Game at a glance: Seahawks 26, Broncos 20 OT
After surrendering a six-play, 80-yard drive that allowed the Broncos to tie the game at the end of regulation, the Seahawks drove 80 yards in 13 plays during overtime to win the game on Sunday.

Russell Wilson trumps Peyton Manning in end - ESPN
Now isn’t that what everyone was expecting to see in the Super Bowl seven months ago?

Overtime proved to be Russell Wilson time
After the Broncos rallied behind Peyton Manning to tie the score in regulation, Russell Wilson led the Seahawks on an 80-yard touchdown drive in overtime and to a 26-20 victory at CenturyLink Field on Sunday.

Instant reaction: Seahawks beat Broncos (just), move to 2-1 | Seahawks Draft Blog
The Seahawks had two opportunities to finish this game. They wasted the first, but grabbed the second to defeat the Broncos 26-20 in overtime.

Seahawks shake off Broncos' stunning rally to win in OT
The Broncos erased a 14-point deficit in the fourth quarter, with QB Peyton Manning throwing a 26-yard TD pass to TE Jacob Tamme up the sideline and the tying two-point conversion to WR Demaryius Thomas with 18 seconds to go in regulation. But the Seahawks won the toss in overtime and marched 80 yards in 13 plays for the winning score – a 6-yard TD plunge by RB Marshawn Lynch 5 minutes, 46 seconds into OT.

Seahawks beyond-his-years QB Russell Wilson, absolutely exquisite taking game into own hands — and feet — in overtime | Seahawks Insider - The News Tribune
Sure, that was harder than it should have been at the end. Yes, Russell Wilson took a backside, second-down sack by DeMarcus Ware that he can’t take on his own goal line up 17-3 early in the fourth quarter, the play that led to the safety and a run of 17 Denver points in the fourth quarter that forced overtime.

Russell Wilson trumps Peyton Manning in end - ESPN
Now isn’t that what everyone was expecting to see in the Super Bowl seven months ago?

Seahawks’ defense successful in turning Broncos into a one-dimensional offense | Seahawks | The Seattle Times
Shutting down the Denver running game proved to be key for Seattle in 26-20 victory Sunday.

After retooling, Broncos still can't vanquish Seahawks
"They showed some things we didn't see on film," Seahawks receiver Doug Baldwin told USA TODAY Sports. "They made us have to adjust and play some things that we didn't practice during the week. Definitely, they were a better team."

Seahawks standouts: Seattle holds off Denver’s late threat - Seattle Seahawks & NFL News
For the second time in seven months, the Seattle Seahawks beat the Denver Broncos. This time, while the outcome was the same, things went a bit differently than the Hawks’ 43-8 rout in Super Bowl XLVIII.

Russell Wilson one-ups Peyton Manning with game-winning drive - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
After Peyton Manning helped Denver force overtime with an unlikely touchdown drive, Russell Wilson responded with one of his own in overtime that gave the Seahawks the win and another example of why they have the NFL's single biggest difference maker. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

Takeaways from Seahawks 26-20 OT win over Broncos - Sept. 21, 2014 | SPORTS RADIO KJR
That was an unusual game. The Seattle Seahawks dominated the Denver Broncos for the better part of the first three quarters. And yet, the game still managed to go to overtime after a stellar Denver scoring drive tied the game in the closing seconds of regulation.

Gun-Shy Broncos Finally Bust Out, but Seahawks Show They're Still Boss | Bleacher Report
"Keep keep talking up Andrew Luck," Broncos cornerback Chris Harris said. "Russell Wilson is better than luck. No question."

NFL Power Rankings: Where Does Every Team Stand Heading into Week 4? | Bleacher Report
We entered Week 3 with seven undefeated teams in the NFL, we leave with three.

Behavioral scientists wish 49ers-Cards finished in scoreless tie | CSN Bay Area
It seems oddly fitting that in this season of near-galactic discontent in the National Football League, there should be only three unbeaten teams and three undeniably awful teams. The league is a gigantic regression to a depressing mean, which weirdly works given that the events of the last week were so depressing.

Anquan Boldin blasts officials: '[T]he crap is costing us games...they need to be held accountable' - Niners Nation
The San Francisco 49ers dealt with another big batch of penalties in Week 3. Anquan Boldin was not shy in his criticism of the officials.

49ers-Cardinals final score: Is everything falling apart, or is it just early season malaise? - Niners Nation
The 49ers have struggled out of the gate, but the season isn't over yet. This team has bounced back in the past, and I'm going to maintain my optimism.

49ers-Cardinals final score: Poor execution, poor discipline, penalties, and it's more of the same - Niners Nation
The San Francisco 49ers lost thanks to a second straight second half collapse. Poor execution, poor discipline, and penalties led to a brutal loss.

Report: NFL says Colin Kaepernick used N-word against Bears -
"[Kaepernick] knows what he said," Hayes said after the game. "It was the right call."

Rams 31, Cowboys 34: Imposion - Turf Show Times
The Rams jumped out to an early 21-0 lead. They went on to lose the game.

Kawakami: Jim Harbaugh had almost nothing to say after the 49ers' loss to Arizona--here's the extent of it
That was as tense and quiet as any 49ers’ post-game scene I’ve seen in several years, particularly after a regular-season game (and not, say, the playoff losses).

Kawakami: All the cracks and pressure points have added up, and now something inside the 49ers is broken--can anybody fix it?
Some crucial parts of this 49ers team are broken, oil is leaking, and maybe this is all headed towards a crash.

After loss, Jaguars name Blake Bortles their starter | ProFootballTalk
The Jaguars have switched starting quarterbacks. Blake Bortles has been named the team's starter, head coach Gus Bradley said after Jacksonville's 44-17 loss to Indianapolis on Sunday, according to the Jaguars' official Twitter feed.

Best QBs of Week 3 - -'s Andrew Perloff and Aaron Nagler debate the NFL's best quarterbacks from Week 3.

Unheralded backups propelling surprising Cardinals; more Snaps |
Musings, observations and the occasional insight from an entertaining but blowout-heavy Week 3 in the NFL, which featured at least nine games decided by 11 or more points and one doozy of a brawl in Philadelphia. ...

HGH testing could start in early October | ProFootballTalk
But for a variety of other big stories, the biggest story in the NFL would be the efforts to keep players from getting artificially bigger. After more than three years of negotiation, impasse, and other delays, the NFL and NFL Players Association have struck an agreement on HGH testing.

After dropping TD pass, Jared Cook shoves Austin Davis -
After completely dropping what should have been an easy touchdown catch from quarterback Austin Davis, Rams tight end Jared Cook clearly was displeased on the sideline afterward.

Jared Cook apologizes for shove of Austin Davis | ProFootballTalk
"My actions from today’s game were truly a mistake," Cook said on Twitter, "unintentional and in the heat of the moment.  There is never an excuse for unsportsmanlike conduct and I apologize to everyone.  I want to thank my teammates again, Austin Davis and William Hayes for their support on the sideline, the Rams organization and especially to all of our fans for whom we fight so hard for your love and continued support."

The Eagles Are 3-0 But In Unusual Fashion
Last week, Neil Paine wrote that while the Eagles were 2-0, it was not all sunshine and rainbows in Philadelphia. The Eagles posted Game Scripts of -7.1 against Jacksonville and -4.8 against Indianapolis; based on Neil’s research, the Eagles had the worst Game Scripts of any team to start 0-2 since at least 1978.

49ers fall under .500 for only second time under Harbaugh | ProFootballTalk
Since Jim Harbaugh became head coach of the 49ers, things have been good.  Far more often than they’ve been bad.

Drew Stanton guides unbeaten Cardinals past 49ers -
Drew Stanton and the Arizona Cardinals rallied in the second half to beat the San Francisco 49ers in an NFC West showdown.

Sorting the Sunday Pile, Week 3: Eagles/Redskins battle royale -
Sorting the Sunday Pile looks at the biggest stories from the week that was in the NFL. This week: the Redskins/Eagles battle royal, quarterbacks catching passes and much more.

Cary Williams: Chip Kelly overworking Eagles players -
The Philadelphia Eagles are alone in first place in the NFC East with a 3-0 record. So why is cornerback Cary Williams complaining that coach Chip Kelly is overworking his players?

Sorting the Sunday Pile, Week 3: Eagles/Redskins battle royale -
Sorting the Sunday Pile looks at the biggest stories from the week that was in the NFL. This week: the Redskins/Eagles battle royal, quarterbacks catching passes and much more.

Steelers run all over Panthers in dominant victory -
The Pittsburgh Steelers bounced back from last week's loss with an impressive win over the Carolina Panthers, dominating in a 37-19 victory on Sunday night.

What you need to know from Week 3 -
The planned sideline time for rookies Blake Bortles and Teddy Bridgewater reached an abrupt halt when each took the field for the first time. Find out what else you need to know from Sunday.