Russell Wilson put off watching film for an extra hour to join Peyton and Eli Manning and provide commentary on the alternate “Monday Night Football” broadcast as the Ravens-Raiders thriller went to overtime. After carving up the Colts’ secondary in the opener, Wilson could afford a brief break. No doubt, he’ll be ready to lead the Seattle Seahawks (1-0) against the Tennessee Titans (0-1) on Sunday afternoon as the “12s” return to the stands for the first time since Dec. 29, 2019 because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
No matter how many sacks Aaron Donald racks up, he doesn't stop thinking about the quarterbacks who got away. The most dominant defensive lineman of the previous seven NFL seasons harassed the Bears’ entire offense, constantly drawing double teams and altering Chicago's game plan in the Rams' season-opening 34-14 victory. Donald essentially ended the Rams’ blowout win by sacking Andy Dalton on fourth down with 2:18 to play.
Indianapolis Colts guard Quenton Nelson faces a daunting task every time he faces defensive tackle DeForest Buckner in practice. On Sunday, Nelson will use those lessons in the biggest challenge of his career — playing against three-time Defensive Player of the Year Aaron Donald and the Los Angeles Rams, a matchup between the NFL's best interior brawlers. “He's a force, he's a one-man wrecking crew,” said Buckner, who saw Donald twice a year before joining the Colts in 2020.