SEATTLE -- For at least this season opener, there is much less hoopla focused on Washington coach Chris Petersen.This time, all the hype surrounds his team.Im not really worried about that at this point. Thats been going on forever, Petersen said of the attention. Our kids have worked hard, practiced hard. No matter how this game turns out, that just doesnt matter. Its going to be a hard-fought, tough game; theres just a lot of uncertainty. Its one game and one game at a time and one play at a time -- all that corny coaching stuff is true.No. 14 Washington opens the season on Saturday hosting Rutgers burdened with the label of being the it team in the Pac-12 this year that could jump into contention for a conference crown. Those projections dont come without justification -- the Huskies return one of the strongest defenses in the country, not to mention sophomore offensive standouts in quarterback Jake Browning and running back Myles Gaskin.The preseason ranking for Washington was its highest since 2002 and came after a rocky 7-6 season last year. The hype is something that Petersen despises and hes tried to temper throughout the Huskies fall camp.Saturday brings Washingtons first opportunity to try to justify those lofty expectations against a Rutgers team that has far more questions surrounding it than Petersen would like to see in an opening opponent.Had a long offseason to work on some things, but then you couple that with a brand-new staff across the board ... youre watching tapes of where they came from, but then they are going to have their own ideas that are tailored to their personnel, Petersen said. So thats probably the biggest challenge is, a team like this we wish we didnt have right out of the gate, had a little bit of tape.For Petersen, this opener is different from his previous two at Washington. Two years ago was his highly anticipated debut at Hawaii after he was finally lured away from Boise State. A year ago, Petersen was in the spotlight throughout the offseason as he prepared the Huskies to open the season back on the blue turf at Boise State that he helped make famous.Now, its his team that will face the most scrutiny.It certainly feels different than (Boise). Thats a good one to have behind us, Petersen said. But not really. I think theres a lot of, for everybody, the uncertainty of getting back into it, the intensity of game week and then the first game, making sure everyones calmed down. Those first games, theres a lot of emotion . and part of the trick is calming down and keeping it all in perspective so we can play and coach at a high level.Washington will be without wide receiver Brayden Lenius for the first three games of the season due to a suspension for violating team rules. Lenius had been slowed by injuries during fall camp but was noticeably absent from the depth chart released Monday. Lenius had 26 catches for 307 yards and three touchdowns last season as a sophomore.Well see where he goes from there after those first three games, Petersen said.Ultra Boost Clearance Sale . -- Claudio Bieler hadnt scored since early September, and not from the run of play since mid-July. Ultra Boost Online Canada . Howard Ganz, an MLB lawyer, said in a letter to U.S. District Judge Edgardo Ramos that Rodriguezs claims do not come "remotely close" to what is needed to overturn an arbitration decision in federal court. http://www.cheapultraboostcanada.com/ . 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Belgium vs Estonia November 13, 2016, 7:40pm Live on Get Sky Sports Get a Sky Sports pass However, the Belgium head coach has confirmed the defender, along with Tottenhams Dembele, will not be available for Sundays visit of Estonia, live on Sky Sports 1. Kompany was named in Belgiums starting XI for the first time in a year against the Netherlands but, after warming up with the rest of the squad, was replaced by Watfords Christian Kabasele moments before the game.Martinez said he did not want to take any risks when explaining his decision to leave Kompany out of the friendly, but was confident he would be fit for the Group H clash this weekend. Martinez said Kompany did not feel right after withdrawing from the team to face the Netherlands The 30-year-old has made just two Premier League appearances for Pep Guardiolas Manchester City this season due to injuries and last played in the 1-0 defeat to Manchester United in the EFL Cup in October.dddddddddddd. City have an away trip to Crystal Palace on November 19 following the international break, before a Champions League tie against Borussia Monchengladbach in the Champions League three days later, and goalkeeper Claudio Bravo has already provided injury concern after limping out of Chiles draw with Colombia. Mousa Dembele started for Tottenham in the north London derby against Arsenal last weekend Tottenhams involvement in the Champions League also leaves them with a busy schedule after the international break, with Spurs set to face West Ham and Monaco within four days. Dembele has been an important part of Mauricio Pochettinos side this season and started in the north London derby draw with Arsenal. Watch Belgium v Estonia on Sunday, Sky Sports 1HD from 7.40pmAlso See:Netherlands 1-1 BelgiumWorld Cup qualifiers on SkyMan City fixturesGet a ￡10 free bet! ' ' '