Good morning, 12s. Here's a look at what's happening today – Monday, September 21 – for your Seattle Seahawks after improving to 2-0 on Sunday night.
What's Being Said: Seahawks 35, Patriots 30
It was back-and-forth all night, but your Seahawks improved to 2-0 after making a goal-line stand to hold on for a 35-30 win over the Patriots. Russell Wilson shined for the second week in a row, completing 21 of 28 passes for 288 yards, 5 touchdowns and 1 interception. Led by Chris Carson (17 carries for 72 yards), the Seahawks' run game averaged an impressive 5.1 yards per carry on 30 attempts.
Here's a look at what the media are saying after the victory:
Seahawks.com reporter John Boyle has more on Wilson and the passing game dominating one of the league’s best pass defenses.
Also at Seahawks.com, Boyle talked to players and coaches about how much they missed you – the fans – at Sunday’s home opener.
Michael Silver from NFL.com gave an inside look at what went down in another instant classic between the Seahawks and Patriots.
Matt Calkins of the Seattle Times argued that despite all the fun storylines, Sunday’s win “starts and stops” with Wilson.
Also at the Seattle Times, Bob Condotta handed out grades in his weekly report card following the win.
Ben Arthur of the Seattle PI had three big observations from the dramatic victory.
The News Tribune's Gregg Bell wrote about Marquise Blair’s injury and how Ugo Amadi stepped up in his absence.
Danny O'Neil of 710 ESPN Seattle drew parallels between the finishes of Super Bowl XLIX and Sunday night, with the roles reversed this time.
Brady Henderson of ESPN recapped the Seahawks’ win and Wilson’s stellar evening.
Joe Fann of NBC Sports Northwest highlighted how Metcalf got the best of Gilmore in a physical matchup between two stars.
Also at NBC Sports Northwest, Lindsey Wisniewski has more on Wilson’s heartfelt message to Patriots running back James White, who lost his father in a tragic car accident Sunday.
Riley McAtee of The Ringer believes Wilson is the NFL’s way-too-early MVP after a pair of immaculate performances to open the season.
And finally, Michael-Shawn Dugar of The Athletic put it best: DK Metcalf can’t be stopped.
Social Post Of The Day
Trying to narrow this down to one post after such a heart-stopping win was nearly impossible. So, I'll give you two.
First, just look at how cool Russ was under pressure Sunday night.
Second, David Moore revealed the secret to how he stayed inbounds for his incredible touchdown grab. Hopefully the rest wide receiver group lived near Tyler Lockett, too!
The best photos from Week 2's Seahawks-Patriots matchup on Sunday Night Football at CenturyLink Field. Presented by Nesquik.