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After Early Struggles, Seahawks O-Line has a “Really Cool” Second Half | Seattle Seahawks
The Seattle offensive line showed improvement in the second half of the team's regular season opener against the St. Louis Rams.

Mariota looks like No. 1 pick in win over Winston's Bucs; Week 1 snaps |
The latest NFL news, scores, stats, fantasy analysis, and mock drafts as well as the best NFL writers and photos from

Costly win: Broken bone in foot will cost Dez Bryant 4-6 weeks | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo Sports
From Yahoo Sports: Dez Bryant, by far the team's best weapon for quarterback Tony Romo, suffered a broken bone in his foot according to Cowboys owner Jerry Jones.

NFL Winners and Losers: What do we make of Peyton Manning and Denver? | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo Sports
From Yahoo Sports: On Sunday, the only touchdown Peyton Manning threw was the one that was intercepted and returned to the end zone by Ravens cornerback Jimmy Smith.

Seattle Seahawks tight end Jimmy Graham may need shorter, quicker routes | The News Tribune
Pass-protection issues on a line with starters in three new positions meant shorter, quicker routes as Sunday’s opener against the Rams went on. It’s not the marquee, downfield role he’s used to, but for now that may be the only way for the Seahawks to get the ball to their new, star tight end.

Suh could be facing a suspension, again | ProFootballTalk
When the last NFL regular-season ended, the water-cooler talk centered on the aftermath of former Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh's cold-footed step onto the leg of Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers.

NFL reviewing Aldon Smith’s case under substance-abuse policy | ProFootballTalk
The decision of the Raiders to sign linebacker Aldon Smith came as a surprise to many teams, because it was assumed in the aftermath of Smith's August arrest that he'd be suspended sooner than later. He hasn't been, but he eventually could be.

Report: NFL looking to cut preseason down, could add postseason game -
NFL teams might not be playing four preseason games anymore.

NFL Grades Week 1: Alex Smith, Chiefs look impressive in opener -
The Chiefs, Bills and Packers looked impressive in Week 1.

Injuries: Ellington hurts knee; Suggs tears Achilles -
Andre Ellington did not return to the Cardinals' game against the Saints after suffering a knee injury. Terrell Suggs suffered a torn Achilles and is out for the year for the Ravens.

Cardinals stay aggressive in win over New Orleans -
The Saints played not to lose. Bruce Arians and the Cardinals called their game aggressively to win, and were rewarded with a 31-19 victory over New Orleans. Here's what we learned:

St. Louis Rams vs. Seattle Seahawks: Putting Things In Perspective After Huge Week 1 Win - Turf Show Times
The Rams got off to the perfect start in the win column to open the 2015 season.

Win Reveals Strengths, Flaws of Rams Squad - Turf Show Times
Sunday's win revealed some things we knew and answered a few questions lingering from the offseason.

One yard short again, Seahawks fall to Rams - Seattle - Scout
Led by second-year star defensive tackle Aaron Donald and gutty veteran quarterback Nick Foles, the St. Louis Rams stunned the Seahawks in the 2015 season opener, holding Marshawn Lynch short on 4th and one in overtime to win 34-31.

St. Louis Rams take offense, find motivation in Russell Wilson ‘1-0′ tweet - Seattle Seahawks & NFL News
Based on their reactions on Sunday, St. Louis Rams players — and the team’s social media specialists — aren’t keeping up with Russell Wilson’s weekly mantras.

Kam Chancellor’s replacement, Dion Bailey, vows to learn from big mistake in Seahawks’ loss | The Seattle Times
In the fourth quarter, with the Seahawks trying to protect a seven-point lead, Bailey fell while trying to cover a tight end one-on-one. It led to the game-tying touchdown, which led to overtime, which led to the Rams winning.

Seattle Seahawks vs Rams: 5 takeaways from Seattle's loss
The Seattle Seahawks traveled to St. Louis to take on the Rams on Sunday. It was a tough, physical battle, and 60 minutes wasn’t enough to decide the game.

Pass protection again an issue in Seahawks' loss to Rams - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
The Seahawks allowed six sacks in their season-opening loss, and while quarterback Russell Wilson put some of the blame on himself, pass protection was again a problem for Seattle against St. Louis' defensive line. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

Seahawks' Dion Bailey stumbles in first fill-in start for Kam Chancellor - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
Seahawks strong safety Dion Bailey stumbled in a literal sense in his first regular-season start for Kam Chancellor, slipping in coverage and allowing touchdown that forced overtime in what would be a 34-31 loss to St. Louis. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks may turn to tempo more often - Seattle Seahawks Blog - ESPN
Despite taking six sacks, Russell Wilson and the Seahawks moved the ball more effectively when they employed a no-huddle offense just before halftime.

First impressions: Rams 34, Seahawks 31 (OT) | The Seattle Times
The Seahawks capitalized on key turnovers to take a late lead, but the Rams evened things up to force overtime and steal the victory Sunday in St. Louis.

Seattle Seahawks defense isn't the same without Kam Chancellor - NFL -
Kam Chancellor's absence was glaringly obvious in Seattle's Week 1 loss to the St. Louis Rams. It's time for the two sides to come to an agreement.

Seahawks drop another ‘weird’ game in St. Louis | The Seattle Times
Now the Seahawks head to Green Bay, needing to beat the team many regard as the favorite to unseat them as NFC champs to avoid falling to 0-2 for the first time since 2011.

Marshawn Lynch stuffed as Rams stun Seahawks in OT -
This time the Seahawks ran in a crucial short-yardage situation. They still lost 34-31 in overtime to the St. Louis Rams in another great game between the NFC West rivals.

Seahawks’ grades of the game: All phases get low marks in opening loss to Rams | The Seattle Times
The did some good things and lots of bad things on offense, defense and special teams in their 34-31 overtime loss to the Rams in St. Louis.

Seattle Seahawks vs St. Louis Rams September 13, 2015
The Seahawks needed a yard. The Rams defense knew that this time, unlike in the Super Bowl, they would give the ball to Marshawn Lynch.

Seahawks “Didn’t Play Sharp Enough” & Other Takeaways from a 34-31 Overtime Loss at St. Louis | Seattle Seahawks
Key takeaways from the Seahawks' season-opening loss against the St. Louis Rams.

Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks may turn to tempo more often - NFL Nation - ESPN
Despite taking six sacks, Russell Wilson and the Seahawks moved the ball more effectively when they employed a no-huddle offense just before halftime.

Instant reaction: Seahawks lose opener in St. Louis | Seahawks Draft Blog
Seahawks fans longed for the next game. Moving on from the Super Bowl just isn't going to happen -- but a new game to occupy the mind would at least provide