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Post-Snap Reads 9/11: Seahawks fall (very) flat in 2nd half, lose to Rams in home opener


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Okay, okay. We all saw the game. Our Seattle Seahawks looked pretty good in the first half versus the Los Angeles Rams. The D looked alright; the O was moving. Then came the second half. Not much for me to say other than there is plenty of analysis below in the links. Dive in, digest, discuss. Find out what happened and flush it. Then, get ready for next Sunday. Detroit is no joke. The season has only just begun!

Seahawks News

Seahawks-Rams recap: As I see it - Seaside Joe
What happened in Seattle and what does it mean to me? Seaside Joe 1653

Instant reaction stream: What was that? « Seahawks Draft Blog
What the hell was that, Seahawks?

Studs and duds from Seattle’s 30-13 home loss to Los Angeles - Seahawks Wire
Not going to be a glowing review for the Seahawks

Seahawks need to show a lot more than they did vs. Rams to rekindle preseason optimism - The Seattle Times
You've got to hand it to the Seahawks: They unveiled a master class Sunday on how to turn the warm glow of anticipation into a cesspool of disgust and incrimination — all in 60 increasingly futile minutes.

The Big Plays: Seattle Seahawks' lose to Rams 30-13 in Week 1 - Seattle Sports
Watch video highlights of the most important plays from the Seattle Seahawks' Week 1 loss at home to the Los Angeles Rams.

Seahawks look improved vs run, but pass D bullied by Rams - Seattle Sports
The Seattle Seahawks looked better against the run after major struggles last season. Unfortuantely, the pass defense was poor vs the Rams.

Rams 30-13 Seahawks (Sep 10, 2023) Game Recap - ESPN
Expert recap and game analysis of the Los Angeles Rams vs. Seattle Seahawks NFL game from September 10, 2023 on ESPN.

Seahawks “Have A Lot Of Work To Do” After Season-Opening Loss To Rams -
Pete Carroll and Seahawks players react to a disappointing Week 1 loss to the Rams.

2023 Week 1 Seahawks vs. Rams Rapid Reaction -
Takeaways from the Seahawks’ season-opener, a 30-13 loss to the Rams.

Dreaming big, Seahawks’ opener turns into a nightmare: ‘Got punched in the chin’ - The Athletic
The Seahawks lost not only the game but also their cool, after a game that began with promise quickly devolved into disaster.

Seattle Seahawks Suffer Historic Second-Half Stall in Loss to Los Angeles Rams - Sports Illustrated Seattle Seahawks News, Analysis and More
The Seattle Seahawks fell to the Los Angeles Rams after a stagnant second half where they only picked up one first down.

NFL Week 1 Game Recap: Los Angeles Rams 30, Seattle Seahawks 13 | NFL News, Rankings and Statistics | PFF
The Los Angeles Rams descended upon Lumen Field and shocked the Seattle Seahawks in Week 1, holding them to less than 200 yards of total offense to open the season with a road win.

NFC West News

49ers vs Steelers final score 30-7: Brock Purdy dismantles Kenny Pickett - Niners Nation
The San Francisco 49ers and Brock Purdy got the best of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Kenny Pickett in Week 1 of the 2023 season. Christian McCaffrey shined, Brandon Aiyuk impressed, but the defense was outstanding.

San Francisco 49ers 30, Pittsburgh Steelers 7: Grades - Sports Illustrated San Francisco 49ers News, Analysis and More
Grading the San Francisco 49ers position by position following their 30-7 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Arizona Cardinals Defense Impresses Despite Loss - Sports Illustrated Arizona Cardinals News, Analysis and More
The Arizona Cardinals defense made the Washington Commanders work to seal an expected victory in Week 1.

Arizona Cardinals lose close Week 1 game to Washington Commanders - Revenge of the Birds
The Arizona Cardinals defense showed some promise in their loss to the Washington Commanders in Week 1 of 2023 NFL season

Rams beat Seahawks in Seattle: 10 takeaways from Week 1’s shocker - Turf Show Times
Puka Nacua and TuTu Atwell impress in Rams win over Seahawks

Sean McVay Credits Los Angeles Rams' Defense with Fueling Offense in Win vs. Seattle Seahawks - Sports Illustrated LA Rams News, Analysis and More
Los Angeles Rams head coach Sean McVay spoke to his defense's contributions to controlling the Week 1 game against the Seattle Seahawks.

Around The NFL

Joe Burrow sends stern message after brutal loss to Browns - Larry Brown Sports
Joe Burrow and the Cincinnati Bengals had a nightmarish start to their season against the Cleveland Browns on Sunday.

Cowboys score in all 3 phases, overwhelm Giants 40-0 in dominant opener - Yahoo Sports
The Cowboys didn't need to rely on Dak Prescott or anything other than their dominant defense and opportunistic special teams.

NFL 2023 Week 1: Biggest questions, risers and takeaways - ESPN
NFL Nation reporters react to all the action, answering lingering questions coming out of each game. Here's what we learned from Week 1.

NFL Winners and Losers: Brock Purdy looks even better as 49ers blow out Steelers - Yahoo Sports
Brock Purdy had a huge game in the 49ers' opener.

2023 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 action. How did Jordan Love fare in his first game as the Packers' full-time starter?

NFL Week 1 takeaways: Brock Purdy is fine, the Bears are not and standout players - The Athletic
Our experts react to the 49ers' dominating win, a bad day for Justin Fields and Joe Burrow and hand out game balls.

NFL Week 1 grades: Cowboys get an 'A' for destroying Giants, Bengals get an 'F' for blowout loss to Browns -
Here are the Week 1 grades for every team