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Seahawks Running Backs Among Key Fantasy Storylines Heading Into Week 1 | Seattle Seahawks
Scott Engel at RotoExperts.com has some final tips on who to start for the first week of the 2016 Fantasy Football season.

Week 1 preview: Miami Dolphins at Seattle Seahawks - UPI.com
If Adam Gase was looking for a litmus test for his Miami Dolphins out of the gate, the first-year head coach couldn't have asked for a much more difficult test than traveling to face the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field at 4:05 ET on Sunday.

Five Things We Learned From Russell Wilson’s Week 1 Press Conference | Seattle Seahawks
Five things we learned from Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson's Thursday press conference leading up to Sunday's opener against the Dolphins.

Gase giving Tannehill even more power; Seahawks setback that could help Dolphins; Dolphins nuggets | Miami Herald

Experienced Seahawks Defense “As Good As We’ve Ever Been” In Terms Of Communication | Seattle Seahawks
The Seahawks defense has lofty expectations heading into 2016, in part because of the continuity on that side of the ball.

Germain Ifedi injury highlights jinxed Seahawks | Seahawks Draft Blog
To suggest the Seahawks are snakebitten when it comes to first picks in the draft would be underselling the situation. They've had miserable luck every year

Five Takeaways From Thursday's Week 1 Press Conferences With Kris Richard, Earl Thomas & Cliff Avril | Seattle Seahawks
Key takeaways from Thursday's press conferences with Seahawks defensive coordinator Kris Richard, free safety Earl Thomas, and defensive end Cliff Avril.

Podcast Player - What will Russell Wilson see from Miami's defense?
What will Russell Wilson see on Sunday that he hasn't seen much of before? Is Frank Clark underrated? What should you watch during the Broncos-Panthers opener Thursday?

Podcast Player - DeShawn Shead joins Bob Groz and Tom live from VMAC

Podcast Player - Luke Willson joins Bob Groz and Tom to discuss the season opener

Thursday Night wrap-up: Broncos bludgeon Cam Newton to win opener | ProFootballTalk
Cam Newton took plenty of shots after the Super Bowl — for not diving on a loose ball, for not having an MVP-type game, for not talking afterward. But Thursday night, the shots he took were strictly from the Broncos, and some of them were even legal.

Mike Zimmer says Teddy Bridgewater surgery successful | ProFootballTalk
The Minnesota Vikings lost quarterback Teddy Bridgewater for the entirety of the 2016 season with a fluke knee injury in practice last week. Following surgery on Thursday, the hope is that Bridgewater will be ready to go in time for next year. According to Ben Goessling of ESPN.

Bruce Miller, former San Francisco 49ers tight end, faces seven felony charges
Bruce Miller faces seven felony charges in relation to his alleged assault of a 70-year-old man and his son earlier this week.

Cam Newton's night ran counter to NFL push on safety
Panthers quarterback Cam Newton absorbed upward of five helmet-to-helmet hits against the Broncos, but only one was penalized. Why?

Panthers-Broncos II is great, but Cam Newton's head deserves better - CBSSports.com
The NFL delivers another winner of a game but once again can't figure out how to protect its players

Marshawn Lynch is reportedly thinking about making an NFL comeback - CBSSports.com
Is Beast Mode coming out of Retirement Mode?

Andy Janovich is the hero the FB position deserves - NFL.com
Broncos rookie fullback Andy Janovich rumbled for a 28-yard touchdown on the first rushing attempt of his career in Thursday's season opener against the Panthers.

Cam Newton sets two NFL records vs. Broncos - NFL.com
Carolina's quarterback is officially on a campaign into the record books. Cam Newton set two NFL records in the first half of Thursday night's game against the Broncos.

NFL players react to Broncos' victory over Panthers - NFL.com
NFL players across the country went to social media to post their thoughts and musings on the 2016 season opener between the Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers on Thursday.

What we learned: Kubiak's gamble lifts Broncos to win - NFL.com
The Broncos won their second straight game against the Panthers after Graham Gano missed a 50-yard field goal to end the game, beating Carolina 21-20 in the 2016 NFL season opener.

Eight offseason narratives exposed in thrilling opener - NFL.com
Trevor Siemian didn't hurt the Broncos. Kelvin Benjamin was on a snap count. Denver's luck was bound to run out. A whole lot of offseason narratives looked silly during a thrilling NFL Kickoff game.