Good morning, 12s. Hope you enjoyed our Week 1 victory! Here's a look at what's happening today – Monday, Sept. 14 – for your Seattle Seahawks.
Peter King Names Two Seahawks Among Players of the Week
The Seahawks' Week 1 win in Atlanta brought out stars on both sides of the ball. Chris Carson hauled in two touchdown receptions. Quandre Diggs snagged his first interception of the season – and his fourth in seven career games as a Seahawk. But no one stood out more than Russell Wilson and Jamal Adams.
Wilson and Adams were named as Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week, respectively, in Peter King’s weekly “Football Morning In America” column. Seattle was the only team with a player listed on both offense and defense. Here's what King had to say about Wilson's game:
"Another case of incredible efficiency by an incredible quarterback," King wrote. "Four touchdown passes, four incompletions. Wilson, in the first game of his ninth NFL season (man, where has the time gone?), completed 31 of 35 throws for 322 yards, with the four TDs and no picks, all while being pressured or sacked 13 times. Maybe this is finally the year Wilson wins his elusive MVP, or at least gets his first MVP vote."
We've come to expect these types of performances from Wilson. What stood out on Sunday, specifically, was his insane efficiency. Russ was in control all day, and it showed. The Seahawks' 38 points were their most in a season-opener in Wilson's career. It was just the third time in his nine Week 1 games that the Seahawks scored over 30 points (2014, 2015). Seahawks.com reporter John Boyle has more here on Wilson’s monster day.
As for Adams, he made quite the entrance in his Seahawks debut. Here's what King had to say about his performance:
"Let's hope those three big draft choices Jets GM Joe Douglas got for this latter-day Kam Chancellor pay off," King wrote. "Adams was great in his Seahawks debut as Seattle beat the Falcons 38-25, leading all tacklers with 12, sacking Matt Ryan once and pressuring him twice more, with two more tackles for loss. He made his presence felt with a huge first-half hit on Julio Jones. Adams' best play of the day: With Calvin Ridley on a Jet sweep at the Seattle 19-yard line, Adams swooped in and stoned Ridley for a loss of one."
We knew Adams was good, but this was an unreal showing. His 12 tackles matched a career-high for a game, and this was the first time in his four-year career that he recorded a sack in Week 1. In Adams' three previous Week 1 games, he had 14 tackles in total. Safe to say the Seahawks star is fitting right in with his new team. Boyle has more here on Adams’ dazzling debut.
Russell Wilson Matches Pro Football Hall of Famers
You and I both already know how good Russ was in Week 1, but let's put it in a bigger perspective.
Wilson is doing things that few players have ever done before, and more than likely will be joining those Pro Football Hall of Famers in Canton, Ohio some day.
Social Post Of The Day
After a Week 1 win, there were tons of great social posts from Seahawks players celebrating the victory. Perhaps no post was better than Ciara and Russell Wilson's, whose newborn baby Win was decked out in a full Seahawks uniform after watching his first NFL game.
More From Around The Web
Seahawks.com reporter John Boyle delivered seven rapid reactions after the Seahawks’ win over the Falcons.
Larry Stone of the Seattle Times talked about the fun, superhero-like energy that Adams brings to the Seahawks defense.
Danny O'Neil of 710 ESPN Seattle felt like the Seahawks were a completely different team compared to last season.
Joe Fann of NBC Sports Northwest believes the Seahawks offense showed it has the potential to be a juggernaut in 2020.
Photos from the Seattle Seahawks's 38-25 victory over the Atlanta Falcons in Week 1 of the 2020 season. Presented by Nesquik.