Good morning, 12s. Here's a look at what's happening today – Tuesday, Sept. 7 – for your Seattle Seahawks.
Just Announced: Sol To Perform At Kickoff Viewing Party
Game week is finally here as the Seahawks begin their 2021 season against the Colts this Sunday. The game is on the road in Indianapolis, so 12s will have to wait one extra week to see the Seahawks play inside Lumen Field. But if you're itching to get to the stadium, you can still head there for Week 1.
The Seahawks are hosting 12s for the Kickoff Viewing Party presented by Bud Light this Sunday (Sept. 12) from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., with the game beginning at 10 a.m. PT. The event will be held in the Muckleshoot Plaza at Lumen Field, and there will be big screens, food trucks, yard games and more.
You'll also be able to take a selfie with the Super Bowl XLVIII Lombardi Trophy and Super Bowl Ring. Guests must be 21 to attend the event -- we'll have beer and mimosas! -- and tickets are $20 per person.
In addition, Sol -- a Seattle based musician with four studio albums -- will perform live at the event. Sol, who was born and rose to stardom in Seattle, reached the top of the iTunes Hip-Hop Album charts in the U.S. with his 2012 album "Yours Truly." His most recent album, "Soon Enough," dropped in 2019.
NFL.com Ranks Seahawks' QB-RB-WR Trio Among Top-5
The Seahawks' offensive attack was one of the best in the NFL last season after scoring the fourth-most points in the NFC. With a new offensive coordinator in Shane Waldron, a new tight end in Gerald Everett and a rookie second-round receiver in Dee Eskridge, Seattle could be even more dangerous with the ball.
On Monday, NFL.com's Nick Shook ranked NFL triplets (quarterback, running back, wide receiver) for each team from No. 1 through No. 32. The QB rankings were based on who Shook would want in a one-game scenario and who is expected to have the best 2021 production, while the RBs and WRs were simply ranked from 1 to 32.
Shook believes in the Seahawks' trio of Russell Wilson, Chris Carson and DK Metcalf, placing them at No. 4 in the league behind only the Chiefs, Packers and Cowboys. Wilson was fifth, Carson was 14th and Metcalf was ninth in Shook's rankings, combining to put the Seahawks at No. 4. Seattle likely would've been even higher if it was a ranking of quadruplets, because limiting the list to triplets eliminates a 1,000-yard receiver in Tyler Lockett.
Here's what Shook wrote about Seattle's potent trio:
"The Seahawks finally let Russ cook in 2020 -- well, at first. Through Week 9, Wilson threw for over 2,541 yards and 28 touchdowns, with a 117.1 passer rating. Seattle then devolved, the offense becoming uninspired ahead of a wild-card exit. If the team learned anything from 2020, it's that it needs offensive balance and better protection for Wilson. Metcalf's breakout second season vaulted him into the top 10 of our receiver rankings; his 83 catches for 1,303 yards (a franchise record) and 10 touchdowns (11, if you're counting the one he fumbled away out of negligence) suggest an elite ceiling. A healthy Carson should break 1,000 rushing yards again and help this offense return to form as a unit led by three key playmakers, including two bona fide stars."
Social Post Of The Day
Duane Brown shared his excitement for the upcoming season, his 14th in the NFL and fifth with the Seahawks:
More From Around The Web
Seahawks.com reporter John Boyle with a tribute to K.J. Wright, an all-time great Seahawk who signed with the Raiders on Monday.
Stacy Rost of 710 ESPN Seattle with three things to know about the Seahawks as they gear up for Week 1.
Brady Henderson of ESPN on Duane Brown’s return and how prepared the veteran is for Week 1.