The early returns? So far, so good.
Even more impressive was the balance Seattle established on offense from the get-go. With Wilson in the game, Seattle ran the ball 18 times and passed it 19 times. The line paved the way for another impressive outing for Chris Carson and sprung seven gains of 15-plus yards, many of which came on play-actions and boots. When the quarterback left, the Seahawks had a 16-10 lead and looked regular-season ready.
Starting center Justin Britt attributed Seattle's success to the growing cohesion along the long-maligned offensive line.
"I think our confidence is skyrocketing," he told reporters following the game, per 710 ESPN Seattle. "I think our camaraderie and our trust in each other is starting to really show.
Against a formidable Kansas City front seven, the Seattle line held its own, a good sign for a unit that Pro Football Focus ranked as the worst in football last season.