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I'm at jury duty this week so you may see a decrease in posting. Just trying to fulfill my civic duty, you know?

CHARLOTTE: Seahawks grind out 12-7 win over Panthers in season opener | Seattle Seahawks | The News Tribune
Paying attention to the small things during training camp paid off for the Seahawks in the form of a grind-it-out, 12-7, victory over the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium on Sunday in the season opener for both teams.

What were those goofy gloves the Seahawks were wearing? | Seahawks Blog | Seattle Times
One thing I heard a decent amount about: Those weird white "gloves" the Seahawks were wearing on their hands while on the sideline at Carolina. Well, this morning I got an email about the gloves from a PR person, so I’ll just let them explain: The Sparknotes version: "The CoreControl Cooling Glove, using only ice […]

Doug Baldwin emerges from this opener smiling
Monday metatarsal musings: What a difference a year, and being healthy, can make. Just ask Doug Baldwin. And also review what the third-year wide receiver was able to deliver in Sunday’s season-opening win over the Panthers.

Thomas makes game-changing play for Seahawks | - Sports
Seattlesafety strips ball from Panthers' Williams to help preserve Seattle's victory

3 Startup Lessons From an NFL Coach | Fox Small Business Center
With the 2013-14 NFL season kicking into full gear, and as I settle into my Sunday ritual, I’m reminded of why my hero, head coach Pete Carroll of the Seattle Seahawks, is just that — a hero.

Panthers' mood surprisingly upbeat - NFC South Blog - ESPN
The mood in the Carolina Panthers' locker room on Monday was unusually upbeat for a team that 24 hours earlier lost its opener and its starting right guard for the season.

Seattle Seahawks Blog - Hawk Blogger: The Morning After: Seahawks Survive Panthers 12-7
Russell Wilson scrambled for his life, Marshawn Lynch could not find running room, and the Seattle defense could not stop Kevin Kolb from scoring the winning touchdown. That was last year.

Former Husky QB Hugh Millen breaks down Seahawks-Panthers | Seahawks | The Seattle Times
Three observations from former Husky and NFL quarterback Hugh Millen about Sunday’s Seahawks-Panthers game.

Panthers coach Ron Rivera says Panthers need to be less conservative, throw downfield - The Washington Post
Panthers coach Ron Rivera wants to see his team take a few more shots down the field this Sunday against the Buffalo Bills.

Key turnover helps Seahawks hold off Panthers, 12-7 | Seahawks | The Seattle Times
Richard Sherman and Earl Thomas teamed up to force a Panthers fumble with just over five minutes left, securing a narrow, season-opening win for the Seahawks.

Monday in Hawkville: James Carpenter did ‘nice job’ in season opener
A recap of the activities at Virginia Mason Athletic Center for Sept. 9, when the Seahawks reviewed Sunday’s season-opening victory against the Panthers in Carolina.

Only the Best: Six plays that explain the weekend -
Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson makes the incredible look ordinary. Gregg Rosenthal picks out six videos from the weekend from Tom Brady, Jay Cutler, and others that explain Week 1 in the NFL.

Harbaugh: Matthews Made ‘Cheap Shot’
Jim Harbaugh had choice words for Packers outside linebacker Clay Matthews after his late hit on Colin Kaepernick.

NFL Run & Shootaround: Begin the Begin - The Triangle Blog - Grantland
On any given Sunday (or Monday, or Thursday), your NFL Run & Shootaround crew will be gathered around multiple televisions, making inappropriate jokes

Stock Down: Week 1 - Over the Cap
Picking a handful of NFL players that had disappointing games on Sunday that will hurt their cases in earning new contracts in 2014

Stock Up: Week 1 - Over the Cap
Picking a handful of NFL players that had exceptional games on Sunday that will help their cases in earning new contracts in 2014

Morning After: Blue Man Group - The Morning After -
Patrick Daugherty breaks down a wild Week 1, and tackles David Wilson and Stevan Ridley's futures.

Anquan Boldin; David Wilson; Terrelle Pryor; Reggie Bush; NFL Week 1 thoughts | The MMQB with Peter King
So the season-opener featured 76 points and a quarterback performance for the ages, and there was all this explosive-offense talk, and then, on Sunday, to open the 94th NFL season, this happened: • The Patriots, who averaged 34 points a game last year, needed an Audie Murphy performance by ...

New Orleans Saints defense, Andrew Luck among NFL Week 1 stars | Audibles -
Defense won the New Orleans Saints a football game. Go ahead: Take a moment, rub the sleep out of your eyes and check that sentence again. Still true. Last season, the Saints allowed more yards (7,042) than any team in NFL history.

How to Project the Number of Passing Yards in a Game
In May, I wrote that the scoring team is responsible for roughly 60% of the points it scores, while the opponent is responsible for 40% of those points. In other words, offense and defense both matter, but offense tends to matter more.

FOOTBALL OUTSIDERS: Innovative Statistics, Intelligent Analysis | Audibles at the Line: Week 1
This year, we have a new format for our Monday morning feature Audibles at the Line, combining our Twitter feeds with our email discussion. First, we're replacing our usual back-and-forth with some longer-form dissection of each game that at least one of us watches in depth. Second, every game that we find time for will also have a selection of tweets from us and a few reader tweets we found particularly insightful. To follow these tweets live on Sunday, or to contribute your own thoughts or a question for the FO staff, you can use hashtag #foaud. We discussed the new format in this post.

The 400-yard passing game is no longer special | ProFootballTalk
There was a time in the NFL when a quarterback who passed for 400 yards in a game had done something really special. That time has passed.Consider this: In 2005, there were only two 400-yard passing games all season, both by Marc Bulger of the Rams.

Monday Musings: Anquan Boldin makes Ravens (and me) look bad -
Anquan Boldin had 12 catches for 208 yards and a touchdown in the 49ers' victory over the Green Bay Packers, showing he still has juice left in the tank.

Monday Observations: Williams gives Titans' D life; Vikings' issues -
The Titans defense shows new passion with Gregg Williams around, the Vikings look lost and three QBs look like they want to get their coaches fired.

Five from Sunday: QBs of concern to hot seat coaches doin' work -
Your team start 0-1? Don't fret, yet. However, there are concerns (including Cam, Ponder and Freeman) as we track five points of interest in Week 1.

What we learned: 40 takeaways from Week 1 -
It's a new season, but the biggest story in the NFL remains: Young QBs like Colin Kaepernick, Russell Wilson and Andrew Luck ruled again in Week 1. Around The League breaks it down.

Colin Kaepernick to Packers: Intimidation won't work -
Colin Kaepernick derided the Green Bay Packers' strategy to stop him Sunday. In fact, the San Francisco 49ers quarterback hopes other teams have a much better game plan.

Joe Staley shouldn't have been penalized, NFL says -
NFL VP of officiating Dean Blandino is busier than he wants to be this Monday. He admitted another mistake from the game between the Green Bay Packers and San Francisco 49ers.