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Russell Wilson-to-Jimmy Graham connection works to perfection

The results were mixed for Russell Wilson and the rest of the Seattle Seahawks' starters on offense while playing the entirety of the first half against Kansas City. Something that worked to perfection, though, was the connection between Wilson and tight end Jimmy Graham.

Wilson completed all three of his attempts to Graham, for 39 yards. The first two came on play-action passes, something that figures to be a big part of Seattle's offense given the attention defenses have to pay to Marshawn Lynch (although he isn't playing tonight). The third came with Graham lined up in the slot. He wasn't open, but Wilson threaded a back-shoulder pass up the seam for a 21-yard gain to put Seattle in position for a field goal.

Wilson completed 9 of 15 attempts for 78 yards, no touchdowns and no interceptions.

Seattle took a 10-7 lead when linebacker Bobby Wagner ran back an interception of Alex Smith for a touchdown.

The Seahawks' starters on offense aren't expected to play much if at all in the second half.