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Pete Carroll Press Conference at Chargers
Pete Carroll has a small fire side chat with the press following a 31-10 Seattle Seahawks victory over the San Diego Chargers in Southern California.

Geno Smith, Tom Brady can answer key preseason questions -
Can Geno Smith be trusted to lead the New York Jets as a rookie quarterback? Heading into a full weekend of preseason football, Bucky Brooks asks 10 burning questions across the NFL.

Chargers Drop Preseason Opener to Seahawks
Here is your recap of the San Diego Chargers preseason opener.

Tarvaris Jackson leads Seahawks to 31-10 win over Chargers | Seahawks | The Seattle Times
Jackson led the Seahawks to consecutive scores as the third Seattle quarterback to take the field in a comfortable win at San Diego.

Allen Bradford now on defense, tops 'Hawks in tackles -
Allen Bradford played running back at USC when Pete Carroll was the Trojans' coach. Now Bradford is a linebacker for Carroll's Seattle Seahawks, and he isn't too bad, as he showed Thursday night.

Rookie watch: Seahawks' Christine Michael impresses -
We picked out five rookies we couldn't wait to watch Thursday night. Let's see how Seattle Seahawks running back Christine Michael and his peers fared in their first preseason action.

Jim Harbaugh: 49ers' A.J. Jenkins could've been better -
Jim Harbaugh and Colin Kaepernick want first-round draft pick A.J. Jenkins to step up for the San Francisco 49ers. But Jenkins' performance Thursday night did little to lift their hopes.

Opportunity knocks, and Allen Bradford and Benson Mayowa answer
No one knew quite what to expect from Allen Bradford and Benson Mayowa in the Seahawks’ preseason opener. But their efforts against the Chargers on Thursday night were eye-opening.

Is it football season yet? Nope. "It's just preseason"
The countdown continues - just 30 days until the Seahawks kickoff the regular season on the road against the Carolina Panthers.

Brian Banks makes his NFL debut with Atlanta Falcons -
Thursday night was a long time coming for Brian Banks. The Atlanta Falcons linebacker made his NFL debut about a decade after a false rape accusation nearly destroyed his football dream.

'Predictalator' gives Seahawks 7 percent shot to win Super Bowl - Seahawks News -
While the Seahawks are just gearing up for the preseason, one hard core NFL watcher has already played the season 50,000 times - on his computer. And he says the San Francisco 49ers are most likely to win the Super Bowl based on his 'Prediction Machine.' - Seahawks News at

More thoughts on Rams' preseason opener - NFC West Blog - ESPN
A few leftover thoughts from the St. Louis Rams' 27-19 loss to the Cleveland Browns in the preseason opener Thursday night.

49ers rookie review: Snap count leaders - NFC West Blog - ESPN
A quick look at the San Francisco 49ers' 2013 draft class following the team's exhibition opener against the Denver Broncos at Candlestick Park: FS E

Rams rookie review: WRs see few targets - NFC West Blog - ESPN
EARTH CITY, Mo. – Thursday night’s game in Cleveland provided the Rams’ seven-man draft class the first opportunity to step off the

Carroll pleased with play of young players, not concerned about struggles on offense | Seahawks Insider - The News Tribune
Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll lauded the performance of his young players after his team’s convincing, 31-10 win over San Diego in the exhibition opener for both teams.

SAN DIEGO: Seahawks' starters sputter, but backups roll to 31-10 preseason rout | Seattle Seahawks | The News Tribune
Minus several weapons, the Seattle Seahawks’ starting offense struggled to move the ball in the opening quarter against the San Diego Chargers’ starters in the exhibition opener for both teams.

Day-after odds and ends | Seahawks Blog | Seattle Times
For today, though, odds and ends is what it is as I clear out the notebook a little bit more as I prepare to leave San Diego. …

Three rookies who stood out in the first preseason game | Seahawks Blog | Seattle Times
Rookies, as they tend to do, played huge chunks of Thursday’s preseason game against the Chargers, so here are three guys who looked solid in their first live NFL action. (Side note: I’m going to exclude Christine Michael from this group because I think it was pretty obvious that he had a really nice performance).

Gut Reaction: Seattle @ San Diego - 12th Man Rising - A Seattle Seahawks Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Aug 8, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; Seattle Seahawks corner Jeremy Lane (20) carries the kick off return against the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium.

San Francisco 49ers fans rejoice! A computer simulation has your team winning the Super Bowl | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo! Sports
The San Francisco 49ers are set to build on last year’s run to the Super Bowl, so says a prediction model that simulates the NFL season 50,000 times.

2013 fantasy sleepers | National Football Post
23 names to circle heading into your late summer fantasy drafts.

49ers Look to 'Keep Working'
The 49ers opened the 2013 preseason with a loss, but the game provided valuable opportunities to evaluate depth.

49ers Blog and Q&A: Film review: Wilhoite, Cox shine; a closer look at Jenkins' night
Here are some thoughts and observations after re-watching last night's 49ers-Broncos game:

Pete Carroll pleased with Christine Michael’s “very good first game” | ProFootballTalk
It's a little silly to talk about who's leading the league in rushing after a grand total of seven preseason games have been played. But I'm in a silly mood, so I'll go ahead and point out that Seahawks rookie Christine Michael is currently the NFL's rushing leader.

Washington says he will appeal suspension | Insiders
In an interesting development, Daryl Washington told Craig Morgan of that he will meet with NFL officials in New York on Monday in hopes of reducing his four-game suspension.

A.J. Jenkins: It’s one preseason game, no reason to panic | ProFootballTalk
“Hopefully, I’ve made some strides,” Jenkins said, via “It’s the first preseason game. We have three more games left. It’s a long year. No need to panic and get all discouraged. Just got to keep watching film.”

27-Day NFL Warning: Six Overreactions From the First Set of Preseason Games - The Triangle Blog - Grantland
What's that? You were wondering exactly how many days until the start of the NFL season? Well, you're in luck! We here at the Triangle are set to spen

Rams @ Browns: Snap Counts - Turf Show Times
Looking into the total snaps played gives us a bit better sense of who the coaching staff really want to get a good evaluation of early in the 2013 NFL Preseason.

Running Back Battle Report - Turf Show Times
How do the Rams running backs stack up following Thursdays game?