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2-0, 1st in NFC West
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Russell Wilson edged his previous career best in completion percentage Sunday by going 29 of 35 for 300 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions. Pete Carroll agreed that Wilson's command of the position is better than it's ever been in his eighth season, saying: "It's hard to imagine that someone could keep getting better when you're in Year 8 or whatever it is ... How could that happen? But it is. It's happening. We're watching it."

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It looks like Seahawks strong safety Lano Hill will get at least one more week in the starting lineup. Pete Carroll said it's going to be a challenge for Tedric Thompson to make it back this week from the hamstring injury that sidelined him against Pittsburgh and opened the door for Hill to start alongside Bradley McDougald. Carroll liked the way Hill played aside from getting beat on a flea-flicker that gained 45 yards. Carroll said it's a wait-and-see situation with right guard D.J. Fluker's sprained ankle, though he finished Sunday's game. Defensive tackle Poona Ford (calf) will practice this week in the hopes of playing against the Saints. Cornerback Neiko Thorpe (hamstring) will have a hard time making it back by Sunday. Left guard Mike Iupati is fine, Carroll said.

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Pete Carroll said the expectation is that Ziggy Ansah will make his Seahawks debut this week against the Saints. The Pro Bowl defensive end signed with Seattle in May following offseason shoulder surgery and missed the first two games, even though he returned to practice a week before the opener and was listed as a full participant last Thursday and Friday. Said Carroll: "It's just taken us this long to get through it. We wanted to make sure that everything was right and he was right, mentality was right, he had enough reps. He's had three good weeks of work behind him and he's in really good shape. He's worked really hard. He's in terrific condition, so he's going to be able to play if he gets through the week and everything goes well. And he'll play a considerable amount because he's practiced hard enough to do that. So that's really going to be fun to see him out there and you'll see how we use him and where he's going to fit in and all that at game time. But I'm really excited about that. He's a guy that was really important to us in the offseason to get him so that he could help us with the losses of the guys that were going other places. So now it's finally coming together."

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The Seahawks' defensive snap counts from Sunday: Jamar Taylor handled the majority of the nickelback duties, replacing Ugo Amadi, and played only 19 of 57 snaps as Seattle again went with a lot of base defense. That was also the case in the opener. For comparison, Justin Coleman played about 68% of the Seahawks' defensive snaps last year as their nickelback.

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The offensive playing-time breakdown for Seahawks running backs in their win over Pittsburgh: Chris Carson, even after losing an early fumble, out-snapped Rashaad Penny 43 to 26. C.J. Prosise served as the two-minute back before halftime and played 10 snaps while fullback Nick Bellore played four (along with a team-high 19 on special teams).

Metcalf excited about Seahawks' 2-0 start, first TD (1:13)

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Russell Wilson said he told DK Metcalf at halftime that he was going to help the Seahawks win the game. Metcalf had a rough first half with one catch on four targets and a facemask penalty that forced Jason Myers to attempt a 58-yard field goal that he missed. Sure enough, Metcalf's 28-yard touchdown on well-placed deep ball from Wilson put Seattle up by nine points midway through the fourth quarter. He finished with three catches for 71 yards on seven targets. Said Wilson: "He kept battling. I told him I'd keep coming to him. He's a star. He's going to be. He works at it.”

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Russell Wilson completed 29 of 35 passes Sunday for a career-best 82.85% completion rate. He reached that mark with a lot of quick throws, especially in the second half. Pete Carroll gave credit to offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer for an adjustment the Seahawks made in going to more of a quick passing game to counter the Steelers' pass-rush, which notched four sacks of Wilson in the first half. Wilson wasn't sacked in the second half. "This was classic taking-what-they're'giving," Carroll said. "We had to put Russ really in command of the rhythm of the game and all the quick stuff, he did a great job on. He did a great job throwing the seam routes to [Will Dissly] for the two touchdown passes. Other than that, I thought Russ' rhythm really picked up and the sacks went away in the second half and really cleaned things up."

Big Ben exits early with elbow injury (0:15)
Wilson: Carroll 'turned 68, but runs like he's 28' (0:56)

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Chris Carson said he appreciated the trust the Seahawks showed in him by calling his number on fourth-and-1 after his two fumbles, adding: "I've got to own it. If I'm going to be the guy around here, I've can't make those mistakes, so it's something I've got to correct." Carson also fumbled in the Seahawks' opener. His second fumble Sunday was the result of a botched handoff with Russell Wilson.

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Bobby Wagner said the Seahawks felt like Ben Roethlisberger leaving just before halftime was their chance to seize the game.

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Russell Wilson's three touchdowns Sunday give him 201 for his career. According to ESPN Stats & Information, Wilson is the fifth-fastest player to reach that mark in terms of games played. The top six: Dan Marino (89), Aaron Rodgers (99), Peyton Manning (106), Brett Favre (107), Wilson (114) and Tom Brady (116).

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Bobby Wagner and other Seahawks players doused Pete Carroll with water after he notched his 100th win (regular season and playoffs) with Seattle. A drenched Carroll had a moment with Seahawks vice chair Bert Kolde when asked about that milestone, which he reached on his 68th birthday.

Tomlin doesn't blame injuries for loss (1:07)

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Center Justin Britt told Chris Carson after he lost one fumble and was part of a botched handoff that resulted in another that those plays won't define his day. Britt was right. Carson picked up a fourth-and-1 that allowed the Seahawks to kneel out a victory over Pittsburgh. "Those were just some bad-luck plays," Britt said. "Whatever it is. I don't know what happened, but it's just one of those plays that just sucks to happen. I gave up a sack today, but that play didn't define how my day went. I feel like I had a pretty kick-ass day and dominated inside for the most part. That shows our toughness, individually and as a unit, as a team ... And I told him, all that matters is the next play, he's going to be the one that we rely on."

Seahawks TE Dissly has huge game vs. Steelers (0:30)

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Russell Wilson's average time to throw today was 1.89 seconds. That's the fastest average time to throw game (min. 14 attempts) since EJ Manuel in Week 4 of 2017 (also 1.89), per NFL Next Gen Stats.

Metcalf catches first career TD (0:29)
JuJu holds hands with defender for a long time (0:27)
Penny uses Wilson as a lead blocker for TD (0:27)

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Rashaad Penny stopping on a dime, cutting back and racing 37 yards to the end zone is your latest reminder of why the Seahawks chose him 27th overall last year. That decision was widely panned at the time and is still being criticized with Penny continuing to back up Chris Carson after his underwhelming rookie season. But there were flashes, and that's the latest one.

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Team Stats

Passing Yards217.023rd
Rushing Yards111.514th
Points For24.59th
Points Against23.019th