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Today is the day. Game one of the 2023 season has arrived and our Seattle Seahawks will soon be facing the Rams at home. Last season’s surprise success has parlayed itself rather organically into a growing excitement amongst critics and fans alike for a young, fast, and hungry Seattle team. Whether or not the ‘Hawks will fulfill their destiny has yet to be scene, of course. Each snap, each week gets us closer to answering questions that have been brewing for months. It’s go time, baby. Game 1. See you on the other side.

Seahawks News

2024 Draft Needs: Linebacker is first until it isn't - Seaside Joe
What the current Seahawks roster tells us about the future Seahawks needs: Seaside Joe 1652

Bumpus: Where Seahawks have a clear advantage over the Rams - Seattle Sports
There's one matchup where the Seattle Seahawks have a clear advantage over the Rams. Michael Bumpus broke it down on Bump & Stacy.

'It was Mama Blue all the way to her last breath': Daughter reflects on her mom's legacy ahead of Seahawks season - KING5
When the Seattle Seahawks take the field this Sunday for the first home game against the Los Angeles Rams, they plan to honor their number one fan who passed away earlier this year. Mama Blue's seat can be found in Section 125, Row A, Seat 11. "They put here right where the Seahawks run out of the tunnel and she said there's not a set on the 50-yard line that would have been better," Hammond's daughter Dee Waddell said. Mama Blue was the ultimate 12 and sitting in her seat makes Waddell feel her presence again.

In second year as starter, and with key additions, Geno Smith could have Seahawks cooking - The Seattle Times
When asked this week what he saw in training camp that most encouraged him heading into the season opener against the Rams on Sunday, Seahawks quarterback Geno Smith was quick with his answer. Smith concluded that thought by saying, “Who knows what it will be like in the season?” It's a necessary cautionary safeguard, because big plays in training-camp scrimmages, going against a Seahawks defense whose prowess is very much in doubt, does not necessarily predetermine a barrage of big plays when they play for real. With first-round rookie Jaxon Smith-Njigba, who has drawn nothing but raves all camp, added to a receiving corps that already contains the accomplished Tyler Lockett and DK Metcalf, the possibility for a deep strike is omnipresent.

Seahawks Elevate Artie Burns & Jon Rhattigan From Practice Squad, Place Kenny McIntosh On IR -
The Seahawks elevated two players from their practice squad ahead of Sunday’s game against the Rams, and also placed rookie running back Kenny McIntosh on injured reserve.

Seattle Seahawks vs. Los Angeles Rams: Slowing Down Aaron Donald Highlights Key Matchups to Watch - Sports Illustrated Seattle Seahawks News, Analysis and More
The franchise's most dangerous nemesis, Aaron Donald has tortured the Seattle Seahawks for the past decade and after not playing in either matchup against them last year, keeping him from living in the backfield on Sunday will be critical to open the year with a win.

NFC West News

Adam Schefter on Nick Bosa Contract: Bosa himself pushed deal w/ 49ers - Niners Nation
There may have came a point between his agent and the 49ers where Nick Bosa said "Enough, just get me back there"

One Weakness on the 49ers That the Steelers Will try to Expose - Sports Illustrated San Francisco 49ers News, Analysis and More
It will be a long day for the 49ers if the Steelers can expose this weakness.

Where Kyler Murray's Contract Ranks After Joe Burrow's Massive Extension - Sports Illustrated Arizona Cardinals News, Analysis and More
Arizona Cardinals QB Kyler Murray is now no longer a top-five paid quarterback after Joe Burrow's massive extension.

History of Arizona Cardinals vs. Washington Commanders - Revenge of the Birds
Washington leads series against Arizona 76-47-2

Rams-Seahawks Week 1: LA faces uphill battle if they lose in Seattle - Turf Show Times
LA’s opening five games will feature some of the NFL’s top teams

Sean McVay Raves About Los Angeles Rams' 'Energized, Excited' Youth - Sports Illustrated LA Rams News, Analysis and More
The Los Angeles Rams have one of the NFL's youngest rosters, but coach Sean McVay sees that as more of a blessing than a curse

Around The NFL

Report: Matt Corral has not shown up for 2 days - Larry Brown Sports
The New England Patriots are trying to figure out how to handle quarterback Matt Corral, who has not shown up for two days.

Falcons sign Godwin Igwebuike to active roster - NBC Sports
Running back Godwin Igwebuike will be on the Falcons' 53-man roster for Sunday's opener against the Panthers.

Giants like flying under radar amid Aaron Rodgers, Jets hype - ESPN
The Giants may be the historic franchise in New York, but Aaron Rodgers' arrival has shifted the focus to the Jets.

Bengals QB Joe Burrow on new contract extension: 'It means a lot to me. But, a lot more to do' -
After signing a five-year, $275 deal, Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow says "it means a lot to" him to stay with the team that drafted him No. 1 overall in 2020.

NFL experts react to key Week 1 questions and storylines: Young QBs, Cowboys-Giants and more - The Athletic
There is appointment viewing across the league as we finally can gauge the development of Justin Fields, Jordan Love, the Jets and more.

NFL Week 1 injury report: Packers' Jordan Love could be without top WRs vs. Bears; Darren Waller questionable -
Here's a look at the final injury reports and game statuses heading into Week 1