Seahawks Unanimous No. 1 In Latest AP Pro32

The Seahawks were a unanimous No. 1 in this week's AP Pro32 rankings, while the Broncos and 49ers rounded out the top three in voting of media members that regularly cover the NFL. Seattle routed the Packers in the regular-season opener, while Denver held off Indianapolis and San Francisco rolled over Dallas. The Broncos had one first-place vote a week ago. Cincinnati climbed from a tie for 10th into fourth place after beating Baltimore on the road, and Philadelphia moved into fifth place after its come-from-behind win over Jacksonville. Green Bay and New Orleans tied for sixth, followed by New England, Indianapolis and Arizona. The Rams were last following their 34-6 loss to Minnesota. AP - September 10, 2014

Doomed By Miscues, Bolts Now Prep For Seahawks

When Ryan Mathews scampered 20 yards for a touchdown late in the third quarter, the San Diego Chargers led the Arizona Cardinals by 11 points. When the final gun sounded, the Cardinals had won, 18-17. Too many dropped passes, a botched snap and numerous defensive breakdowns doomed the Chargers, who lost their second opener in a row under coach Mike McCoy after leading by double digits in the fourth quarter. Says McCoy, "Unfortunately in the fourth quarter we didn't play our best football, in all phases of the game." The Chargers now face the daunting task of facing the defending Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks, who dominated the Green Bay Packers 36-16 Thursday night. SAN DIEGO (AP) – September 10, 2014

Nike Ends Business Relationship With Ray Rice

Nike is severing its business ties to Ray Rice a day after he was let go by the Baltimore Ravens and suspended indefinitely by the NFL following the release of a video showing him striking his then-fiancee in February. Nike Inc. confirmed via email Tuesday that Rice is no longer among the athletes it is working with. On Monday TMZ Sports released a grainy video showing Rice and Janay Palmer in an elevator at an Atlantic City casino. Each hits the other before Rice knocks Palmer off her feet and into a railing. Months ago, a TMZ video showed Rice dragging Palmer, now his wife, from the elevator at the Revel casino. The Baltimore Ravens also said on Twitter Tuesday that they're planning to offer an exchange for Rice jerseys. NEW YORK (AP) – September 10, 2014

Mariners Beat A's 4-1

mariners logo NewBrad Miller had a tiebreaking two-run triple in the eighth inning and drove in three runs, helping the Seattle Mariners gain in the AL wild-card race with a 4-1 victory over the Houston Astros on Monday. The Mariners moved one game behind Oakland, which lost to the White Sox, 5-4 in 12 innings, for the first wild card and are one game ahead of Detroit for the second playoff spot.

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Injuries Will Test Depth In Seahawks Secondary

Two key injuries will test the depth of the Seattle Seahawks' secondary, especially in the coming weeks. Cornerback Jeremy Lane, the Seahawks' nickel back who plays against slot receivers, was placed on injured reserve with a groin injury Monday with the designation to return. He will miss at least the next eight weeks before he can rejoin the active roster. Cornerback Tharold Simon underwent minor knee surgery last week but is still expected to be out at least four weeks. The injury to Lane is more significant. Seattle played the majority of last Thursday's season-opening win over Green Bay with five defensive backs and is likely to take a similar tack with San Diego and Denver next on the schedule. RENTON, Wash. (AP) – September 9, 2014