With the Seahawks 0-2 and headed in the wrong direction, Seattle defensive end Patrick Kerney put things in perspective after a 33-30 overtime loss to San Francisco on Sunday.
"I've been doing this for awhile and there are only two options, and that's to quit or work to improve," Kerney said. "We've got 14 games left this season that we need to improve on. We're hurting now, but tomorrow (today) I expect our chins to be back up and noses to the grindstone to get better to win a game next week."
Here's our coverage of Sunday's game, along with coverage from the rest of the NFC West.
Frank Hughes says that the Seahawks have lost their swagger, and do not look like the team that won four straight NFC West titles.
After Sunday's loss to San Francisco Dave Boling says it might be time to panic.
John McGrath believes that the Seahawks have become complacent, and are not playing with any urgency.
Seattle's defense failed to come up with a big stop at the end of the game. With all 11 starters back, the defense was supposed to be Seattle's anchor, but so far the defense has not been the dominant force the Seahawks need it to be.
After missing a 41-yarder to win the game in regulation, 49ers kicker Joe Nedney stayed focused and came through for San Francisco by kicking a 40-yard game winner in overtime.
"I tell you what, that crowd is loud," Nedney said. "The acoustics in the stadium and the way the crowd gets up for plays, it's a spectacle to behold. But there was nothing louder than 67,000 people dead silent. To take the 12th man out of the game was very satisfying."
Julius Jones runs for 127 yards in his Qwest Field debut, but he'd rather have a win. Also, with Bobby Engram out rookie tight end John Carlson is becoming quarterback Matt Hasselbeck's security blanket.
ESPN's Mike Sando offers his take on the Seahawks here.
Scott Johnson of the Everett Herald details the injuries at wide receiver, which leaves only three healthy receivers and Seattle likely picking up another receiver this week.
Aaron Fentress of the Oregonian offers his take on the Seahawks' loss here.
And here's the game story from Gregg Bell of the Associated Press.
San Francisco 49ers
San Francisco Chronicle columnist Ray Rotto discusses about quarterback J.T. O'Sullivan's breakout performance.
Some news and notes from Tom FitzGerald of the San Francisco Chronicle, including 49ers linebacker Patrick Willis scoring his first touchdown since high school on the 84-yard interception return for a score.
Matt Maiocco of the Santa Clara Press Democrat reports the 49ers played most of the contest with their nickel package defensively. San Francisco only managed one sack against the Seahawks and gave up 169 rushing yards, but they limited Seattle's big plays and held Matt Hasselbeck to 50 percent passing.
Matt Burrows of the Sacramento Bee writes about San Francisco's resiliency at the end of the game.
The Cardinals roll to their first 2-0 start since 1991 in a 31-10 win over Miami. Kurt Warner had a near-perfect performance, finishing 19 of 24 for 361 yards and three touchdowns.
Scott Bordow of the East Valley Tribune says Arizona's effort gives Cardinals fans something to be excited about.
Dan Bickley of the Arizona Republic says it's time to jump on the Cardinals bandwagon.
St. Louis Rams
The Rams were actually in striking distance, only a touchdown down in the fourth quarter before the New York Giants ran away with a 41-13 victory.
St. Louis Dispatch columnist Bernie Miklasz is calling for Rams coach Scott Linehan to step down.
Bryan Burwell of the St. Louis Dispatch says blame should also be placed on president of football operations Jay Zygmunt, who hired Linehan.
Former Seahawks kicker Josh Brown provided a silver lining for the Rams, who hit two field goals from 54 yards.
The Rams' report card against the Giants, probably not something you want to bring home to your mother.