5 Questions That Remain Unanswered for Seattle Seahawks After Week 1

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5 Questions That Remain Unanswered for Seattle Seahawks After Week 1
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The Seattle Seahawks lost their sixth consecutive regular season opener in a  20-16 away loss to the Arizona Cardinals.

Seattle had a chance to win until the dying seconds of the game. Rookie quarterback Russell Wilson and his receivers failed to score by the slimmest of margins with less than a minute to play.

The Seahawks and head coach Pete Carroll failed to carry over their preseason unbeaten record into the regular season. The 2013 opener left many questions open for discussion. They include:

Quarterback Russell Wilson was under the gun the entire game. Can he step it up to hang on to the starting job?

Without an effective passing game, are running back Marshawn Lynch and kick returner Leon Washington enough to carry the offensive load over a 16-game marathon?

Can Seattle's rookie class make a difference?

After one game, the same scenario is playing out as last year: an effective defense that's ahead of an anemic offense. Without the two on a similar tangent, the Seahawks are in danger of missing the playoffs. If so, it could be Carroll's last year in the Emerald City?

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