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Seahawks News

Pete Carroll is introspective, "grateful" on his 70th birthday talking about his Seahawks opportunity | Tacoma News Tribune
Pete Carroll is introspective, "grateful" on his 70th birthday talking about his opportunity to coach the Seahawks the last 12 years.

Seahawks’ DK Metcalf, Titans’ A.J. Brown put friendship on hold ahead of first NFL matchup | The Seattle Times
"We really haven't communicated this too much this season,” Metcalf said Wednesday, "but you know it's always love between us.”

Wednesday Round-Up: Russell Wilson Ranks Second In NFL Media’s Week 2 Offensive Player Rankings
The Seahawks quarterback got off to a hot start in Week 1 with four touchdowns against the Colts.

Darrell Taylor, Seahawks pass-rush show they're as good as advertised - Seattle Seahawks Blog- ESPN
Taylor's long-awaited debut was a productive one for the Seahawks, whose pass-rush performed well against a highly-regarded Colts offensive line.

We Learned Very Little About Seattle Seahawks' Cornerback Position on Sunday - Sports Illustrated Seattle Seahawks News, Analysis and More
Though D.J. Reed and Tre Flowers held up well in the Seahawks' 28-16 victory over the Colts, they'll be facing a much higher caliber of competition in the coming weeks. At most, fans should only feel cautiously optimistic about the group coming out of Week 1.

Hasselbeck: What changed with Seahawks' offense for Russell Wilson
On the debut of 710 ESPN Seattle's Matt Hasselbeck Show, the Seahawks legend had thoughts to share on Russell Wilson in Week 1 and more.

NFC West News

Chandler Jones: I play my best when not thinking about my contract - ProFootballTalk

Bickley: Cards deliver early on promise to bring more physicality in 2021
It’s only 1,600 miles to Nashville. But few NFL teams covered more ground than the Arizona Cardinals in a Week 1 victory.

49ers coach Kyle Shanahan explains why Trent Sherfield is cutting into Brandon Aiyuk's reps
Apparently, the issue goes beyond a hamstring injury.

Raheem Mostert: 49er's wife talks 'gut-wrenching' social media comments
Devon Mostert thanked the "outpouring of love and support" she has received after talking about comments made to her husband following his injury.

Los Angeles Rams coach Sean McVay Clears up Questions Regarding Team's Punt Returner - Sports Illustrated LA Rams News, Analysis and More
On Wednesday, coach Sean McVay made clear who the Rams' punt returner will be for the 2021 season.

Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes, Rams QB Matthew Stafford lead Players of the Week
Los Angeles quarterback Matthew Stafford and Kansas City QB Patrick Mahomes led the way as the first batch of NFL Players of the Week were unveiled Wednesday.

Around The NFL

From Ravens-Raiders chaos to Browns’ strategy vs. Chiefs, 15 developments from Week 1 that will matter – The Athletic
The first week of the NFL season had undeniable signals that will factor into the future, starting with Week 2.

Urban Meyer had no choice but to say there's "no chance" he'll take USC job - ProFootballTalk

DeMarcus Lawrence broke his foot at Wednesday's practice - ProFootballTalk

Jumping to Conclusions with Texans and Packers | Football Outsiders
The Houston Texans, best team in the AFC? The Green Bay Packers, last place in the NFC? Week 1 injected its usual dose of chaos into the NFL landscape. Bryan and Andrew try to parse through the wreckage.

Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan - Super Bowl loss has 'no bearing' on game vs. Tom Brady, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Falcons QB Matt Ryan -- who is 0-5 lifetime against Tom Brady and lost Super Bowl LI to Brady and the Patriots -- said that won't be in his head when facing the Bucs.

Lamar Jackson says he's not dwelling on past losses as Baltimore Ravens prepare to face Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City Chiefs
Baltimore quarterback Lamar Jackson says this weekend's game is about the Ravens versus the Chiefs, not him versus fellow former MVP Patrick Mahomes and his 0-3 record against the Kansas City QB.

Marshon Lattimore, Erik McCoy among New Orleans Saints players injured after Week 1 romp
Seven Saints players missed Wednesday's practice with injuries after New Orleans' dominant victory over the Packers, including Pro Bowl cornerback Marshon Lattimore and starting center Erik McCoy.

NFL Power Rankings, Week 2: Steelers, Saints soar; Packers, Titans plummet
With Week 1 officially in the books, Dan Hanzus unveils his rankings for all 32 teams heading into Week 2. How high did the Steelers climb? How far did the Packers fall?

Mac Jones says Patriots need 'more urgency' heading into Week 2 of NFL season
In his first NFL game, New England Patriots quarterback Mac Jones was hit nine times, but he never wilted in the face of pressure. Mike Giardi checks in with the rookie passer and his teammates for their take on his debut.

Raiders DT Gerald McCoy out with season-ending injury: Report - The Athletic
For McCoy, this would mark a second-straight season ruined by a season-ending injury.