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Seahawks News

Seahawks need Russell Wilson, Pete Carroll to win in 2021, or more drama may follow – The Athletic
It feels like the Seahawks need to at least make the Super Bowl. If not, will it be time to call it quits on the Wilson-Carroll era?

Clayton: Seahawks in great shape after resolving Brown, Diggs contracts
The Seahawks may not have extended Duane Brown and Quandre Diggs, but the restructured deals maintain flexibility and make both players happy.

Duane Brown is back; the rest of the Seahawks’ drama pales – Sportspress Northwest
Duane Brown is the sort of athlete upon which every pro sports franchise should be built. The least of his virtues is that he has the arms to carry one.

He studied Richard Sherman. Sidney Jones gets Seahawks shot | Tacoma News Tribune
Former Washington Huskies cornerback Sidney Jones studied Richard Sherman. Now he gets a chance to do what Sherman once did: start for Seahawks at cornerback.

Seahawks QB Russell Wilson has a ‘special juice about him’ in Year 10 | Seattle Times

At one point Thursday in Russell Wilson’s first weekly news conference of the season, he dipped back into memory lane, recalling his initial trip to Seattle following the 2012 draft.

Thursday Round-Up: Peter Schrager Predicts Russell Wilson To Win 2021 NFL MVP
The “Good Morning Football” host believes that 2021 will be the year that Wilson finally earns the coveted MVP hardware.

NFC West News

Sean McVay, Brandon Staley and their clashing football evolutions that could shape the direction of the NFL – The Athletic
Sean McVay's offense clashed with Brandon Staley's defense in 2020 training camp, and then each evolved. The results may impact the NFL.

Matthew Stafford Eager to Make His Highly Anticipated Los Angeles Rams Debut - Sports Illustrated LA Rams News, Analysis and More
Quarterback Matthew Stafford is ready to take the field for the first time in a Los Angeles Rams uniform.

We asked 11 LA Rams writers: Which player are you most excited to see? - Turf Show Times
After Matthew Stafford, there are quite a few options to choose from!

NFL Week 1: Chicago Bears vs LA Rams. 5 Questions with Turf Show Times. Different jersey, same Matthew Stafford? - Windy City Gridiron
We discuss the Bears upcoming opponent with our Rams sister blog, Turf Show Times.

Preview: Arizona Cardinals Offense - Sports Illustrated Arizona Cardinals News, Analysis and More
Kliff Kingsbury and the Cardinals offense look to improve on their 19th-place finish in DVOA last season.

Arizona Cardinals’ Kliff Kingsbury not sweating playoff pressure - After getting fired by alma mater, ‘not too much really fazes you’
ICYMI: Kliff Kingsbury isn’t bothered by the pressure to make the playoffs in his third season as Cardinals coach. He said Wednesday that after getting fired from his alma mater, Texas Tech, in 2018, “not too much really fazes you.”

Cardinals vs. Titans Preview - Revenge of the Birds
Background: GLENDALE, AZ - DECEMBER 10: Running back Derrick Henry #22 of the Tennessee Titans rushes the football against the Arizona Cardinals during the NFL game at the University of Phoenix...

Why Kyle Shanahan is Naming Jimmy Garoppolo the 49ers Starting Quarterback - Sports Illustrated San Francisco 49ers News, Analysis and More
Kyle Shanahan has unofficially officially named Jimmy Garoppolo as the San Francisco 49ers starting quarterback. Here is why.

49ers' Nick Bosa expects 'good year,' won't be on pitch count | RSN
Nick Bosa will be a full-go Sunday versus the Lions.

49ers Preview: Will this odd NFC West trend continue? - Niners Nation
The NFC West breaks down in a very simple way between the 49ers, Rams, and Seahawks.

49ers season preview: Five bold predictions, making the playoffs, and when we’ll see Trey Lance - Niners Nation
Football is here. We’ve made it. Now, let’s talk about how we expect the season to play out.

Around The NFL

Cowboys vs Buccaneers live updates: Tampa Bay edges Dallas as Tom Brady, Dak Prescott duel in shootout - The Athletic
The 102nd NFL season kicked off Thursday night with the defending Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers playing host to the Dallas Cowboys at Raymond James Stadium (NBC).

2021 NFL season, Week 1: What we learned from Buccaneers' season-opening win over the Cowboys
Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers went back and forth with Dak Prescott and the Dallas Cowboys to open the NFL season in enthralling fashion on Thursday, but it was the reigning Super Bowl championship who started the season with a victory.

Baltimore Ravens lose Marcus Peters, Gus Edwards to season-ending ACL injuries, sources say
Ravens cornerback Marcus Peters and running back Gus Edwards both suffered season-ending torn ACLs at Thursday's practice, sources told ESPN.

Pittsburgh Steelers' T.J. Watt agrees to a 4-year, $112 million extension, source says
Steelers linebacker T.J. Watt has agreed to a four-year, $112 million extension, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Over Under Bets for Week 1 - National Football Post
Check out NFP expert Brad Gagnon's Over Under bets for Week 1, where he picks his favorite total betting targets.

Report: Texans get two draft picks for Bradley Roby - National Football Post
The New Orleans Saints are sending two draft picks to the Houston Texans in exchange for cornerback Bradley Roby, including a third-rounder in 2022, ESPN reported Thursday.

First coach fired? Any game forfeited for COVID-19? Yahoo Sports' predictions for the NFL season
We've picked our Super Bowl winners and who will win NFL MVP.

Instead of offering sympathy for the WFT victims, Tanya Snyder showed it only for herself
The very purpose — the entire raison d'être — of doing a post-scandal interview is to show even a modicum of remorse for what transpired, to offer a canned semi-apology to those who were wronged, to conjure even a whiff of acknowledgement toward anyone that got ensnared in the tentacles of it all.

2021 season preview: Ravens a low-key mess, Packers have the eye of the tiger
The 2021 season kicks off in less than 24 hours, so it's time for our yearly season preview.

Here's how much money NFL officials make working games | RSN
Here is everything you need to know about how much NFL officials make to work regular season and playoff football games as well as the Super Bowl.

FO Radio Hour: NFL Week 1 Preview | Football Outsiders
An all-new stream of the FO Radio Hour hosted by Aaron Schatz with Mike Tanier and new Football Outsiders staff writer JP Acosta preview Week 1 of the NFL season.

Chargers Shine in 2021 Staff Predictions | Football Outsiders
While our numbers say the Chargers will once again miss the playoffs in 2021, most of our writers disagree.

NFL roundup: Latest league news from Thursday, Sept. 9
Curtis Samuel may be unavailable for Washington's Week 1 showdown against the Chargers. Plus, other news from around the NFL ahead of Thursday's kickoff.

Move the Sticks: MVP, Defensive Player of the Year, Rookie of the Year & Coach of the Year Draft
Daniel Jeremiah and Bucky Brooks are back with a new episode of Move the Sticks. On this special show, the guys discuss the amount of undrafted rookies on Week 1 rosters and more.

Aaron Rodgers says uncertain future doesn't add pressure but focus: 'We're going to enjoy this year'
After an offseason in which his return to Green Bay was in doubt, Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers says he knows what the expectations are and is focused on delivering a championship.