But the Rams don’t look like a team that plans on giving them much breathing room.
Panic index: The NFC West is Seattle’s until another team rips it away. There’s very little reason for the Seahawks to be too worried about the division outlook right now.
There are parts of our game that we’re doing better than we did, coach Dan Quinn insisted. We’re not getting as many explosive plays, for sure. That’s a number we certainly look to increase.
The Ryan-led offense returned largely intact after the run to the Super Bowl — with one major exception.
Coordinator Kyle Shanahan left to become head coach of the San Francisco 49ers and was replaced by former college head coach Steve Sarkisian , who is calling plays in the NFL for the first time. In a sign that things are a bit out of sync, Sarkisian started the season coaching from the field, only to be sent to the press box by Quinn after a bye week.
Titans coach Mike Mularkey said Mariota followed their instructions, doing whatever he could to lessen the risk of further injury.
That was just one-tenth of a point shy of his career best, set in 2016 Week 7 and tied two weeks later in Week 9. Gordon’s career got off to a slow start, but his year-over-year progression has been exceptional: After managing 32.5 non-PPR and 45.5 PPR fantasy points through his team’s first six games of his rookie year in 2015, he improved those numbers to 89.5 and 103.5 as a sophomore in 2016 and now 99.8 and 127.8 in 2017.
Gordon’s yards-per-carry average is just 3.6 this season and has been sub-four in each of those three years, but his hefty involvement in the receiving game as well as his goal-line role helps make up for those shortcomings. Though he faces one of the toughest matchups on his 2017 schedule in Week 7 in the Broncos, Gordon is a locked-in RB1 for the duration.