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Seahawks News

3 Up, 3 Down: All the Negatives and Few Positives From Seattle Seahawks' 30-17 Meltdown in Minnesota - Sports Illustrated Seattle Seahawks News, Analysis and More
In this week's "3 Up, 3 Down," reporter Ty Dane Gonzalez attempts to find a few silver linings in the Seahawks' 30-17 loss to the Vikings, all while pointing out their obvious failures.

Seahawks Takeaways: Defense the big issue again, but offense is lacking
Another week, another disappointing loss for the Seahawks. Brandon Gustafson looks at what went wrong against the Minnesota Vikings.

Seahawks Instant Reaction: 710 ESPN Seattle on 30-17 loss to Vikings
The voices of 710 ESPN Seattle break down what they saw in the Seattle Seahawks' 30-17 road loss to the Minnesota Vikings in Week 3.

Instant reaction: Seahawks lose & it’s time to act « Seahawks Draft Blog
It’s time for change.

Rapid Reaction: Quiet Second Half For Seahawks Ends In 30-17 Defeat To Vikings
Takeaways from Seattle's 30-17 loss to Minnesota.

What The Seahawks Said Following Their 30-17 Loss to The Vikings
Interviews, transcripts and press conferences from Seattle's Week 3 win vs. Minnesota.

Kirk Cousins, Vikings earn first win of '21 vs. Seattle - National Football Post
Kirk Cousins completed 30 of 38 passes for 323 yards and three touchdowns as the Minnesota Vikings earned their first victory of the season, defeating the Seattle Seahawks 30-17 Sunday afternoon in Minneapolis.

NFC West News

Kyler Murray Leads Fight Through Adversity in Win Over Jaguars - Sports Illustrated Arizona Cardinals News, Analysis and More
Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray helped the team brave the storm of adversity in their 31-19 win over Jacksonville.

RAPID REACTION: Cardinals finish strong vs. the Jaguars after a rough road start to get to 3-0 - Revenge of the Birds
Arizona nearly cost their best start at 3-0 with a slow road start...but they didn’t and that’s what matters in the end writes @blakemurphy7.

49ers comeback attempt falls short as the Packers win 30-28 - Niners Nation
Mistakes were the name of the game for San Francisco on Sunday night.

49ers observations: Aaron Rodgers, Packers stun SF as time expires | RSN
Aaron Rodgers led a go-ahead drive in the last minute, resulting in a game-winning field goal from Mason Crosby as time expired.

RB Trey Sermon most likely to return to San Francisco 49ers' depleted backfield
Trey Sermon has cleared the concussion protocol and is the most likely 49ers running back to rejoin the team for Sunday's game against the Packers, while JaMycal Hasty (ankle) is out and Elijah Mitchell (shoulder) is doubtful.

Los Angeles Rams HC Sean McVay Delivers Postgame Victory Speech Following Win Over Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Sports Illustrated LA Rams News, Analysis and More
Here you can watch Los Angeles Rams coach Sean McVay deliver his postgame victory speech following the team's 34-24 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Los Angeles Rams Make Statement in 34-24 Victory Over Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Sports Illustrated LA Rams News, Analysis and More
The Los Angeles Rams have moved to 3-0 on the season after their Week 3 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Rams stamp themselves as true Super Bowl contenders by blowing out Buccaneeers
When the Los Angeles Rams forced a missed field goal at the end of the first half, an excited Sean McVay jumped around and slapped fives with all the defensive players he could find. When DeSean Jackson scored a long touchdown, McVay ran all the way to the tunnel to celebrate with him.

Rams shackle Bucs: INSTANT REACTION! - Turf Show Times
A report from outside and inside SoFi Stadium during LA’s 34-24 victory to get to 3-0.

Rams-Bucs Recap: Winners and Losers from LA beating down the champs! - Turf Show Times
LA beat Tampa Bay handily and are flying high through the first 3 contests.

Around The NFL

Bills make statement, Steelers haven't found identity in Week 3 takeaways – The Athletic
Week 3 featured a major upset in the AFC West, a 109-yard touchdown and a record-setting game-winning field goal.

The Broncos flipped their September script, and their 3-0 record is about more than a soft schedule – The Athletic
The Broncos authored their first shutout since 2019 and kept an opposing offense out of the red zone for the second straight week.

NFL Winners and Losers: It will be hard, but Steelers need to consider benching Ben Roethlisberger
What do you do when a franchise icon hits the wall? It's not an easy question to answer.

NFL roundup: Justin Herbert, Chargers surprise Chiefs - National Football Post
Justin Herbert drove Los Angeles to a touchdown with 32 seconds remaining Sunday as the Chargers upset the Kansas City Chiefs 30-24 in a wild AFC West division matchup at Kansas City, Mo.

Why the Denver Broncos are suddenly the NFL's most surprising team
It's not really much of a surprise the AFC West looks like it's going to be one of the toughest divisions in the NFL this season. It is home to the conference's reigning champion, the same team that won the Super Bowl in the 2019 season.

Justin Fields' frustrating debut vs. Browns leads to more concerning questions about Bears
Justin Fields' first start wasn't the least bit promising for Chicago Bears fans. But Jeffri Chadiha says the rookie's frustrating performance had less to do with Fields and more about coaching, lack of preparation and more.

Ravens kicker Justin Tucker sets NFL record with 66-yard FG to beat Lions
Justin Tucker set an NFL record in dramatic fashion Sunday afternoon. The Baltimore Ravens kicker knocked home an NFL-best 66-yard field goal with three seconds left on the clock to beat the Detroit Lions, 19-17.

2021 NFL season: Notable injuries, news from Sunday's Week 3 games
Titans WR A.J. Brown (hamstring) exited in the first quarter against the Colts. He was eventually ruled out for the game. Here are the injuries and news we're monitoring around the NFL on this Week 3 Sunday.