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Falcons & Seahawks Team DJs Share the Songs That Get NFL Players Pumped Up | Billboard
There's some truth to the adage that all athletes want to be musicians, and all musicians want to be athletes (see, for example, Drake). Even if they can't make their musical dreams come true, athletes get to bridge the worlds of sports and music with help from some of the more undersung members of the team staff: the DJs.

NFL Week 1 Winners and Losers: Welcome to Marcus Mariota’s League "
Stuffed into a dark wool suit, Marcus Mariota daubed the sweat away from his forehead with the white towel in his right hand. It was a muggy afternoon in Tampa, which is another way of saying it’s September. After lowering the rag, Mariota paused, sighed, and confessed. "You know … I … yes," he conceded when asked if the debut exceeded his expectations.

Marcus Mariota's debut impressive for Titans, more NFL Week 1 | The MMQB with Peter King
Week 1 is nearly in the books; the brightest star might have been Marcus Mariota, who announced his arrival in a huge way against fellow rookie Jameis Winston. (Titans coach Ken Whisenhunt pumps the hype brakes a bit.) Plus notes on Rex Ryan, Tony Romo and more from a wild first Sunday

Peyton, New-Look Broncos Offense Struggle in Win over Baltimore | The MMQB with Peter King
The Broncos opened the 2015 season—and the Gary Kubiak era—by gutting out a defensive battle. Peyton Manning’s diminishing arm strength and lack of mobility were issues, but if you look closely enough, you can see why the Manning-Kubiak marriage can work

Pete Carroll says there’s nothing new with Kam Chancellor after loss | ProFootballTalk
The Seahawks lost a game Sunday, in part because the guy standing in Kam Chancellor's spot fell down and allowed a touchdown that sent the game to overtime. But Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said that didn't necessarily change Chancellor's status.

Aaron Rodgers reaches a historic touchdown-interception milestone | ProFootballTalk
Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers threw three touchdown passes and no interceptions in Sunday's win at Chicago, giving him a career total of 229 touchdowns and 57 interceptions. Anyone who follows football knows that's phenomenal.

QB Tyrod Taylor doesn't need to be elite to take the Buffalo Bills far - NFL
After one memorable start for the Buffalo Bills, there is no point in projecting how good Tyrod Taylor might become. No, the question following a 27-14 domination of the Indianapolis Colts in Week 1 goes more like this: How good does Taylor need to be for Buffalo to contend? Bills fans will like the answer.

Extra point misses up significantly after rule change -
The extra point is no longer a gimme. We saw four missed PATs on Sunday, a huge jump from past years. There were eight PAT misses all of last season. We're halfway there and Week 1's not even over.

Day After Review: 5 Takeaways from St. Louis - Seattle - Scout
The Seahawks suffered through a disappointing Week One loss in St. Louis but there were plenty of positives to be taken from the game. The biggest being to believe in the process -- the Seahawks aren't going to lose many games in which they win the turnover and time of possession battles.

Seahawks-Rams goes from ugly to inexplicable | - Sports
ST. LOUIS — This was going to be ugly one way or another; it always is at this place.The Rams come out with those helmets designed for...

Some of what Seahawks said after another surprising loss at St. Louis begins 2015 season | The News Tribune
Postgame reaction from the Seahawks’ locker room and podium inside the Edward Jones Dome after a weird start to this season.

Week 1 of NFL proves pressuring quarterback pays dividends -
The Chiefs' Justin Houston roared off the edge, stuck out his big mitt and swiped at Brian Hoyer, the All-Pro pass-rusher pulling down the Texans quarterback for his first sack of the season while forcing a fumble in one dynamic play.

Why Marshawn Lynch getting stuffed brings back debate over Seahawks’ Super Bowl call | The Seattle Times
Handing the ball to the Seahawks’ Marshawn Lynch on fourth-and-one against the Rams, something Pete Carroll didn’t do on second-and-one in the Super Bowl, actually adds fuel to that last call against the Patriots.

Hugh Millen’s Seahawks analysis: What went wrong on Marshawn Lynch’s run, 3 other late breakdowns | The Seattle Times
Former NFL quarterback Hugh Millen breaks down four key plays in the Seahawks loss, including the final fourth-and-one run by Marshawn Lynch.

Pete Carroll says Seahawks’ loss to Rams doesn’t affect situation with Kam Chancellor | The Seattle Times
Highlights of what Seattle coach Pete Carroll had to say on his radio show Monday morning, including comments on Kam Chancellor’s ongoing holdout.

Seahawks vs Rams Grades - 12th Man Rising - A Seattle Seahawks Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
It's time to hand out grades for the Seahawks 34-31 overtime loss to the Rams yesterday. I know, I know..... EVERYONE GETS AN "F"!!!!!!!!!!  Well, just as

Three things from the Seahawks' 34-31 OT loss to the Rams - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
What we learned and what we're still trying to figure out after the Seahawks' 34-31 loss in overtime to the St. Louis Rams on Sunday. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

Video: Pete Carroll says Seahawks 'never should have lost' to Rams - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
Seahawks coach Pete Carroll spoke to the media Monday and explained what mistakes he saw in the game film that led to Seattle's overtime loss to the Rams. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

Video: Bob Condotta and Jayson Jenks discuss Seahawks’ loss to Rams | The Seattle Times
What were the big takeaways from the Seahawks' 31-34 overtime loss Sunday in St. Louis? What players stood out? What were the big problem areas? And just how much did...

Seahawks rookie Tyler Lockett much more than Hester-like return threat | NFL | Sporting News

Colts, Giants, Seahawks in trouble? Marcus Mariota = the truth? -
Marcus Mariota and the Tennessee Titans are flying high, while the Andrew Luck-led Indianapolis Colts are licking their wounds. In a sea of Week 1 hyperbole, Adam Schein separates fact from fiction.

What we learned: Seattle Seahawks let one slip away in overtime loss to St. Louis Rams - Seattle Seahawks & NFL News
The Seattle Seahawks opened their 2015 season Sunday like they closed their 2014 campaign: coming up 1-yard short of a potential victory.

So what happens now with Seahawks’ Kam Chancellor? | The Seattle Times
Kam Chancellor can be docked a gamecheck of $267,647 for missing Sunday's loss to the Rams as well as losing $250,000 in bonus money. Yet the team certainly seemed to miss his presence on the field in St. Louis.

Gee Scott: Kam Chancellor says his holdout with Seahawks 'in God's hands' - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
Whether or not the Seahawks' loss Sunday would have occurred with Kam Chancellor in the lineup, the fact remains that it shines a light on his absence at a time when an end to his holdout doesn't appear to be in sight. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

Seattle Seahawks' Dion Bailey struggles in place of Kam Chancellor - Seattle Seahawks Blog - ESPN
The Seattle Seahawks' Dion Bailey was far from the only defender who had a miscue in the loss to the St. Louis Rams.

Rams' Brockers knew Seahawks were going to give Marshawn Lynch ball - Seattle Seahawks Blog - ESPN
Despite the result, there were several positives on offense for the Seahawks in St. Louis.

Did Seattle Seahawks feel Kam Chancellor's absence in Week 1 loss? - Seattle Seahawks Blog - ESPN
Here's what others are talking about regarding the Seahawks' loss to the Rams on Sunday.

Study shows Twitter use by Russell Wilson leads to bad games - Extra Mustard -
An Extra Mustard study shows that Russell Wilson plays poorly when he tweets too much the week before a game.

Rashad Jennings: I was told not to score -
Giants coach Tom Coughlin told the world to put the blame squarely on him for New York's disastrous clock management late in their collapse in Dallas Monday.

Time After Time: A Look at Week 1 in the NFL "

St. Louis Rams get better of Seattle Seahawks on special teams again - NFL Nation - ESPN
Just when it looked like the Seahawks had reversed the trend of the Rams getting the better of them on special teams, the Rams turned the tables again.

Seahawks Lose an Exciting Game, May Never Lose a Boring Game Again - Slog - The Stranger
I’m pretty sure the Seahawks used to be boring. Not all the time, mind you. Just sometimes. I remember back in the ’90s the Hawks would run out Kitna, Huard, Mirer, or Dilfer and get blown out sometimes. Even Matt Hasselbeck would make some shockingly weird decisions and the Seahawks would find themselves down by 20.

Takeaways from Seahawks 34-31 overtime loss to Rams - Sept. 13, 2015 | Seattle's Sports Radio 950 KJR
St. Louis has been a difficult place for the Seattle Seahawks to get a victory and it showed once again Sunday.

How in the name of Kurt Warner did the vaunted Seahawks allow the Rams to score 34 points? | The News Tribune
Miscommunication on blown coverage and missed tackles were two of the biggest reasons the Seahawks, the NFL’s top-rated defense the last two seasons, failed in the 2015 opener.