It’s been a huge week for Seattle sports, with a glorious football victory, new hockey jerseys, and baseball games coming up.
The Seattle Seahawks started their road season against the Indianapolis Colts. The Seahawks left Lucas Oil Stadium with a win and a four touchdown performance for quarterback Russell Wilson. Running back Chris Carson added 91 rushing yards and receivers Tyler Lockett and DK Metcalf combined 160 yards and three touchdowns. The defense showed up, registering three sacks over Colts quarterback Carson Wentz.
The Seahawks won the game 28-16 and will face the Tennessee Titans in their home opener at Lumen Field on Sunday, September 19 at 1:25 p.m. PST.
The Pacific Northwest’s newest hockey team, the Seattle Kraken, pulled out their jerseys on _____ and opened their training facility to the public. The Kraken will kick off their preseason on September 26 against the Vancouver Canucks.
The Seattle Mariners have gained ground in the AL wild card hunt. The Mariners are closer than they were earlier this month. They are currently four games behind in the wild card, with AL division rivals West Oakland Athletics and the Boston Red Sox ahead of them. The Mariners are 4-6 in their last ten games and have lost two of three games to the Red Sox. Their next game will be against the Kansas City Royals on September 17 at 5:10 p.m. PST.
The Seattle Sounders are another well-doing PNW team. The Sounders beat Santos Laguna 1-0 in the 2021 League Cup semi-finals and will face Leon in the League Cup final on September 22. The Sounders are also promising to be strong in the MLS rankings. The Sounders are second in the conference and just one point behind Sporting KC. They will face Real Salt Lake on September 18 before facing Sporting KC on September 26 in a game that will likely determine first place in the conference.
It’s a good time to be a Seattle fan, and since there are so many Seattle fans in the Palouse, it’s a particularly good time to be a Seattle fan in the area. Hockey, baseball, soccer, and basketball are all in interesting and exciting places. Something that is rare for any sports city. Now if only they could bring the Sounders back.
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