World_news NFL Week 1 grades: Seahawks get an ‘A’ for letting Russell Wilson cook, Cowboys earn a ‘B-‘ despite loss – CBS Sports


World_news Here are the Week 1 grades for every team that played on Sunday


Seahawksfans spent their entire offseason trying to convince Seattle’s coaching staff to “Let Russ Cook,” and based on Sunday’s opener in Atlanta, it appears that the team finally decided to letRussell Wilsonin the kitchen.

The “Let Russ Cook” mantra startedbecause Wilson and the Seattle fanbase wanted to see the quarterback throw more this year, and that’s exactly what happened against theFalconsduring the Seahawks’ dominating 38-25 win

Wilson had one of the most efficient games of his career, going 31 of 35 for 322 yards and four touchdowns. Since Wilson had the hot hand, the Seahawks did something they almost never do, basically giving up on the run as they finished the game with just 20 carries, which is notable because the Seahawksnevergive up on the run. The win over Atlanta marked just the fourth time in Wilson’s career that the Seahawks have run the ball 20 or fewer times in a game where he threw it 35 times or more. 

Even though the Seahawks weren’t running the ball, they did still utilize their running backs by calling plenty of screen plays. As a matter of fact, running backChris Carsonactually caught two of Wilson’s four touchdown passes, including a 19-yarder late in the first Quarter

Overall, Carson caught six passes for 45 yards in a game where he also tacked on 21 rushing yards. 

As for Wilson, the amazing thing about his performance is that if you don’t count his throws toDK Metcalf, he actually had a perfect game. Although he was just 4 of 8 while targeting Metcalf, he was 27 of 27 for 227 yards and three touchdowns while targeting everyone else. Of course, that doesn’t mean the Metcalf-Wilson connection wasn’t working. The Seahawks second-year receiver actually caught a 38-yard touchdown pass in the third quarter that put Seattle up 21-12. 

For the past few years, the Seahawks have been running their offense like a power-running team that has a game manager for a quarterback, but the reality of the situation is that they have one of the best quarterbacks in theNFL. If they let him spend more time in the kitchen this season so he can keep cooking, the Seahawks could quickly turn into the favorite to win the NFC West. 

World_news Seattle 38-25 Atlanta

World_news Buffalo 27-17 over N.Y.Jets

World_news Chicago 27-23 over Detroit

World_news Green Bay 43-34 over Minnesota

Packers-Vikings grades by Patrik Walker (Love the grades? Hate the grades?Let him know on Twitter.)

World_news New England 21-11 over Miami

Dolphins-Patriots grades by Tyler Sullivan (Love the grades? Hate the grades? Let him know on Twitter.)

World_news Washington 27-17 over Philadelphia

Eagles-Washington grades by Jeff Kerr (Love the grades? Hate the grades?Let him know on Twitter.)

World_news Las Vegas 34-30 over Carolina

World_news Jacksonville 27-20 over Indianapolis

World_news Baltimore 38-6 over Cleveland

Browns-Ravens grades by Josh Edwards (Love the grades? Hate the grades?Let him know on Twitter.)

World_news L.A. Chargers 16-13 over Cincinnati

Chargers-Bengals grades by Bryan DeArdo (Love the grades? Hate the grades?Let him know on Twitter.)

World_news New Orleans 34-23 over Tampa Bay

Buccaneers-Saints grades by Jordan Dajani (Love the grades? Hate the grades?Let him know on Twitter.)

World_news Arizona 24-20 over San Francisco

World_news L.A. Rams 20-17 over Dallas

Cowboys-Rams grades by Cody Benjamin (Love the grades? Hate the grades?Let him know on Twitter.)

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