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Post-Snap Reads 9/13: Seahawks impress in season opening victory over the Colts


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NFC West looking pretty fierce.

Seahawks News

Russell Wilson hums as Seahawks debut new offense, and Colts have no counter – The Athletic
Seattle worked Shane Waldron's offensive plan to perfection in a season-opening win, which included four touchdown passes by Wilson.

Magical Duo of Russell Wilson, Tyler Lockett Don't Miss a Beat in Shane Waldron's Seattle Seahawks Debut - Sports Illustrated Seattle Seahawks News, Analysis and More
With a "wizard" in Waldron masterfully calling the shots on the sidelines for the first time, Wilson and Lockett were up to their typical sorcery hooking up on a pair of touchdowns as the Seahawks opened the 2021 season with a convincing 12-point win over the Colts.

Rost: The Seahawks clicking isn't a surprise, but it happening in Week 1 is
All the things the Seahawks wanted to accomplish this season appeared to happen right out of the gate in Sunday's 28-16 win over the Colts.

Fast Facts: Seahawks cruise to 28-16 win over Colts in opener
The Seahawks' offense was the story in a 28-16 win in Indianapolis on Sunday, with Russell Wilson throwing four TDs and no interceptions.

Rapid Reaction: Seattle Bursts Out Of The Gate With Impressive Week 1 Win On The Road
Takeaways from Seattle's 28-16 season-opening victory over Indianapolis.

What The Seahawks Said Following Their 28-16 Win Over The Colts
Interviews, transcripts and press conferences from Seattle's Week 1 win vs. Indianapolis.

Instant reaction: Seahawks start with a win « Seahawks Draft Blog
Given the occasional unpredictable nature of week one, not to mention the prep time afforded to coaches, getting out with a win is all that matters in your opening game.

Pete Carroll: Seahawks' opening win at Indianapolis was about new play caller Shane Waldron | Tacoma News Tribune
Coach Pete Carroll: Seahawks' opening win at Indianapolis was about new play caller Shane Waldron.

Seahawks Tyler Lockett, DK Metcalf, Russell Wilson work wins | Tacoma News Tribune
Tyler Lockett’s pregame work on balls against Indianapolis’ stadium roof, DK Metcalf with Russell Wilson in San Diego result in Seahawks’ opening win at Colts.

NFC West News

NFL expert reactions: Kyler Murray and the Cardinals dominate; Bills, Packers disappoint in Week 1 losses – The Athletic
Rookie WRs Ja'Marr Chase and DeVonta Smith stand out in debuts, but it wasn't a great opening day for everyone.

Cardinals Open Season with Impressive Road Win over Titans - Sports Illustrated Arizona Cardinals News, Analysis and More
The Arizona Cardinals got up big Sunday after strong performances on both sides of the ball.

Arizona Cardinals completely dominate Tennessee Titans in 38-13 win - Revenge of the Birds
What a performance.

San Francisco 49ers 41, Detroit Lions 33: Grades - Sports Illustrated San Francisco 49ers News, Analysis and More
Grading the San Francisco 49ers position by position after their 41-33 win over the Detroit Lions.

49ers fear torn ACL for CB Jason Verrett - National Football Post
San Francisco 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan said he believes cornerback Jason Verrett tore his ACL during Sunday’s season-opening 41-33 victory at Detroit.

Trey Lance throws 5-yard 49ers touchdown on first NFL pass | RSN
Trey Lance only needed one pass to score his first touchdown in the NFL.

49ers vs. Lions recap: Niners start hot, hold off a fierce Detroit comeback to win 41-33 - Niners Nation
After a strong start, the game couldn’t have ended quicker with the way injuries were happening.

Rams-Bears Final Score: Matthew Stafford leads LA to blowout win at SoFi - Turf Show Times
Stafford leads the Rams to their first win of the season.

Matthew Stafford looks like the answer in Rams win, while Andy Dalton remains questionable choice
One game into his Los Angeles Rams career, it looks like, yes, Matthew Stafford brings much more to the table than Jared Goff.

Around The NFL

Jameis Winston tosses 5 TDs, leads New Orleans Saints to stunning rout of Green Bay Packers
Jameis Winston threw five touchdowns as the Saints routed the Packers 38-3 in their makeshift "home" venue at Jacksonville's TIAA Bank Field.

Urban Meyer believes Jacksonville Jaguars can move past 'inexcusable' mistakes in Week 1 loss
Trevor Lawrence had the first three-interception game of his career as the Jaguars struggled with self-inflicted mistakes in a season-opening defeat to the Texans on Sunday that marred Urban Meyer's NFL coaching debut.

Teddy Bridgewater leads Broncos over Giants - National Football Post
Teddy Bridgewater threw for 264 yards and two touchdowns, Melvin Gordon finished it off with a 70-yard TD and the Denver Broncos recorded a 27-13 victory over the host New York Giants Sunday in East Rutherford, N.J.

Jalen Hurts, Eagles fly past Falcons in 32-6 win - National Football Post
Jalen Hurts passed for 264 yards and three touchdowns to help the Philadelphia Eagles notch a solid 32-6 victory over the host Atlanta Falcons on Sunday afternoon.

Browns had many chances to upset Chiefs, but Patrick Mahomes' heroics led a Kansas City win
The Cleveland Browns played well, but they're beyond feeling good about a loss. This one should hurt.

Week 1 Open Discussion | Football Outsiders
Look, everyone—it's football!

Aaron Rodgers, Packers look to regroup following 'a good kick in the you-know-where' in loss to Saints
An embarrassing blowout loss to the Saints isn't how Aaron Rodgers and the Packers envisioned they'd begin the season but it could make the stronger team in the long run.

2021 NFL season, Week 1: What we learned from Sunday's games
Around the NFL breaks down what you need to know from all of Sunday's Week 1 action.

Week 1 NFL Thread: Make picks for every game - Turf Show Times
A look at Week 1’s schedule and more.