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Seahawks News

Keep an eye on 'X-factor' Marquise Blair when Seahawks face Colts
When the Seahawks take on the Colts on Sunday, Jake Heaps will be keeping a close eye on how Marquise Blair plays for Seattle's defense.

Russell Wilson, Seahawks conclude stormy offseason on good note - Seattle Seahawks- ESPN
Between contract disputes and philosophical differences, this offseason was dramatic for the Seahawks, but all ships seem to pointed forward in Week 1.

2021 Week 1 - Seahawks at Colts Game Preview
The Seattle Seahawks hit the road to take on the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium in Week 1 for the first game of the 2021 NFL regular season.

Seahawks jump up 2 spots in NFL power rankings ahead of season opener
The Seattle Seahawks are set to square off against the Colts in Indianapolis for their season opener this year. Ahead of all the Week 1 matchups, Nate Davis of USA TODAY Sports released the pre-kickoff edition of his 2021 NFL power rankings.

Keys to Seahawks at Colts: Russell Wilson vs. Carson Wentz | Tacoma News Tribune
The keys to Seahawks’ opener at Colts: full health from Pete Carroll’s new preseason, Russell Wilson vs. Carson Wentz, Gerald Everett, Al Woods, Kerry Hyder.

For Seahawks, biggest unknown entering 2021 season is if offense can take off under OC Shane Waldron

Pete Carroll is set to embark on his 16th season as an NFL head coach. He also served as USC’s head coach for another nine. But if Carroll has learned a lot about football in all those years, one thing he said he’s never figured out, is predicting how his team is going to perform heading into its opening game.

NFC West News

Barrows: The four things that will make or break the 49ers' season – The Athletic
Jimmy Garoppolo needs to do two things in 2021 that he hasn't done in previous seasons for the 49ers: Start quickly and avoid interceptions.

9 bold and not-as-bold predictions for 49ers in 2021
It’s prediction time!

Game Preview: Cardinals at Titans - Sports Illustrated Arizona Cardinals News, Analysis and More
How to watch information, previews, injuries and predictions for the Arizona Cardinals season opener against the Tennessee Titans.

Cardinals vs Titans: Three matchups to watch - Revenge of the Birds
The Arizona Cardinals travels to face the Tennessee Titans.

Film room: 49ers bash counter concept and the new dual-threat offense - Niners Nation
The final preseason game gave us a glimpse into the 49ers' offense with certain packages for Trey Lance.

Cardinals Seek To Meet Expectations First Against Titans
After near-playoff miss in 2020, season starts in Tennessee.

What 11 LA Rams writers had to say about their Super Bowl chances - Turf Show Times
We asked 11 people who cover the team.

Rams and Matthew Stafford start new era against old foe
For Matthew Stafford and the Rams, only one thing will feel familiar about the season-opening game Sunday night at SoFi Stadium against the Bears.

Around The NFL

Jahns: OK, Andy Dalton, surprise me — show us why the Bears are starting you over Justin Fields – The Athletic
It's important to have the right expectations for Bears quarterback Andy Dalton, who is starting over Justin Fields.

NFL injury updates Week 1 -- News on Saquon Barkley, Tyrann Mathieu, Jamison Crowder and more
Teams are making final adjustments to their roster before Week 1, which means managing their injury report.

Backwards Oracle Picks - National Football Post
The Backwards Oracle - Picks from the worst NFL bettor in the world, so that you can bet the opposite side and win.

Baker Mayfield and Lamar Jackson will become latest lessons in waiting to pay a star QB
The best-laid plans — the things we’re virtually certain of in the NFL — don’t always work out.

Ex-Giants coach Pat Shurmur comments on facing former team as Broncos assistant
For the first time since Dec. 29, 2019, when the Giants suffered a season-ending 34-17 loss against the Philadelphia Eagles, Pat Shurmur returns to MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.

McCarthy's Critical Coaching Errors | Football Outsiders
Cowboys kicker Greg Zuerlein missed a trio of kicks in a 31-29 loss on Thursday night, but the numbers say that Dallas coach Mike McCarthy was often wrong in taking his offense off the field in the first place.

NFL roundup: Latest league news from Saturday, Sept. 11
News and notes on injuries and transactions from Saturday of Week 1 of the 2021 NFL season.

Steelers' T.J. Watt on weight of being top-paid defender: ‘I’m built for this’
Though there were bumps in the road to get there, it all worked out for T.J. Watt and the Steelers. Now, following it up becomes paramount, as Watt will hit the 2021 season with the tag of being the league's top-paid defender.

The NFL Life: The Luxury, The Fame, The Inescapable Pain - Revenge of the Birds
I’ve been thinking a lot lately about what it must be like for NFL players during the dog days of summer to have to give up their lives of luxury when they arrive at training camp.