Was that just a false start to season? Wilson’s health will tell

san-francisco-logoPete Carroll viewed this week as a season reboot and — after his Seahawks blasted the 49ers 37-18 — he reiterated that thought: “It really feels to me like we’ve started.”

It’s easy to feel that way when you more than double your season scoring output, double your season touchdowns in just one quarter and tally a 100-yard rusher and two 100-yard receivers while continuing to play the same shutdown defense.

It’s easy to feel like you’ve started when your offensive line finally didn’t have to face a stellar defensive front and had a fighting chance. Although the offensive line committed three holding penalties, it played easily its best game of the three so far. The players apparently focused on fixing individual flaws on every play, a strategy that helped Seattle rack up 418 yards and convert 64 percent of its third downs.

But was it just a false start? Will the Hawks have to wait until Week 6 for their season to really start?

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“We needed this badly,” Pete Carroll said after his team beat the 49ers by double digits for the fifth straight time, 37-18.

Russell Wilson has a sprained knee, which could keep him out this week vs. the Jets. And Thomas Rawls is out for several weeks with an injured fibula.

Russell Wilson’s knee injury cast a cloud over the Seahawks’ romp of the 49ers.

Wilson “lucked out” that the injury wasn’t worse than the apparent sprained MCL.

Wilson and Jimmy Graham showed the chemistry they have worked hard to create.

Christine Michael continues to be “a really good story.”

The offensive linemen each picked one thing to focus on improving this week.

The Seahawks have the league’s No. 1 total defense and third-down defense and the No. 2 scoring defense, but they lamented the two late TDs they allowed the 49ers.