Posted December 21, 2012 on AP on Fox
For the first six weeks of the season, the Seattle Seahawks run defense was among the best in the NFL. In the eight games that have followed, the Seahawks have statistically been among the worst. What changed? For one, the Seahawks have played some really good running backs and been hurt by big gains from Adrian Peterson, Frank Gore and Reggie Bush. But there are some concerns about the Seahawks giving up 5.3 yards per carry over the past eight games, a number that ranks last in the league during that span. Some of the problems have been with the game plan, with the 49ers getting the best of the Seahawks with trap plays in their first game. There have also been issues with defenders getting out of gaps and overrunning plays. --- Online: http://pro32.ap.org/poll and http://twitter.com/AP-NFL
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Seattle Seahawks' First Playoff Game

I’m going to be pretty peeved if the world ends before I get a chance to see the Seahawks and 49ers rematch on Sunday. The Mayan apocalypse can wait until after we see what is shaping up to be one of the best games of the season. The implications of the game are huge; if the 49ers win the game, they claim the NFC west … if the Seahawks win, there’s still a chance that they’ll...

Tom Cable Recieves A Naughty Christmas Present From His Offensive Line

Offensive lineman are giving and receiving some odd gifts this Christmas season. Example: Arian Foster gave his linemen Segway scooters — a departure from the common steak dinners and gold watches. Today, Seattle Seahawks tackle Russell Okung tweeted a photo of a gift to offensive line coach Tom Cable. Looks like there’s potential for a naughty Christmas in the Cable household...

Seattle Seahawks expect CB Richard Sherman to play vs. 49ers

The Seattle Seahawks are expecting CB Richard Sherman to play Sunday night against the San Francisco 49ers. Sherman is facing a four-game league imposed suspension after he tested positive for a banned substance. After missing two practices this week, Sherman returned to Seattle after holding an appeals hearing at the league office. No ruling was made in his appeals hearing but Sherman...

Seahawks Fantasy Forecast – Week 16 NFL predictions

Start ‘em & Sit ‘em Week 16 Fantasy Football – Seattle Seahawks Week 16 predictions The Seattle Seahawks are on fire! They have scored 50+ points in two straight games – amazing. But that said it hasn’t translated into a whole lotta Fantasy love unless you were one of the brave souls that started Russell Wilson last week! In Week 16 the Hawks face one of the best defenses...

Seahawks will go Mayan on the 49ers Sunday…if the following happens.

The Hawks playoff hopes are at stake. This is it. The upstart Seahawks have erupted and shocked the NFL this season, led by Rookie of The Year candidate and American hero Russell Wilson. Here are the keys to arguably the Seahawks biggest game of the season. If Wilson Brings his A+ Game Russell Wilson has been the catalyst for the Seahawks surprising success this season. Wilson...

San Francsicso 49ers vs. Seahawks Week 16 gambling odds & handicapping

San Francisco vs. Seattle Betting? Headline: Seahawks Look to Remain Perfect at Home; Host Division Foe San Fran in Week 16 The Seattle Seahawks return home this week after marching into Toronto and registering their second straight convincing 50 point performance. Their task this week – to beat a San Francisco team that beat the New England Patriots in impressive fashion in...

Playoff race makes odd allies of Packers, Seahawks

Pay up, Seahawks. The Green Bay Packers have put the Inaccurate Reception behind them, and they've done their best not to begrudge Seattle the win that really wasn't. But karma has a way of coming back around, and the Seahawks have a chance to put things right this weekend. ''Without looking in the past, we have to root for a team we fell short to,'' Clay...

Seahawks Sidebar--49ers Edition

      Hello Followers.  Hope you’ve had a great week. By the time that you all read this, I’ll be somewhere near the great state of Virginia, waving to our good friend Tony Bennett en route to the brood’s Holiday breeding grounds know as… MIAMI, Florida!!!!! Last year, Mrs. Sutra and I got carried away with the drive and buried Little...

Morning Links 12-22-12

The NFL’s Most Valuable Player is… Russell Wilson?   Apologies in advance for jumping the gun on naming a 2012 NFL MVP.  I realize that there are still two weeks left in the regular season, but I had time to write this post today, so to hell with the NFL’s 17 week schedule!http://fantasydouche.com/2012/12/the-nfls-most-valuable-player-is-russell-wilson/?utm_source...

Stakes are high again in prime-time showcase

Dynamic young quarterbacks. Bullying running backs. Rock-solid defenses. Coaches who don't much like each other. Throw in playoff implications and no wonder the 49ers and Seattle Seahawks were given a prime-time showcase.

San Francisco 49ers vs. Seattle Seahawks prediction & Week 16 preview

Must win time There is quite a bit riding on this game between the 49ers and Seahawks on Sunday Night Football this week. Matchup: San Francisco vs. Seattle Date: 12-23-12 Venue: CenturyLink Field Time: 5:20 PM (local) Weather: High 43. Low 37. Showers Team Records: Seattle 9-5. San Francisco 10-3-1 Standings: Seahawks 2nd NFC West. 49ers 1st NFC West With the Hawks coming in on...

How realistic are the Dolphins chances of making the playoffs?

The Miami Dolphins are still alive in the race for the final playoff spot in the AFC.  Before the 2012 season, starting a rookie quarterback, with a rookie head coach, did you think we’d be saying that in week 16 of the season?  It’s even crazier when you think that the Dolphins could be a game or 2 better if they hadn’t let overtime games slip away to the Cardinals and Jets...

Could It Be Miller Time for the Miami Dolphins?

This Sunday begins a two game audition for Lamar Miller. This is his chance to prove his worth as a potential starter. With the future of Reggie Bush still unknown Miller will get the opportunity to... Come here for the best Miami Dolphins blog on the web. We have all of the most up to date new and opinions on the Dolphins organization for its fans.

Vote: Which Patriots Player Needs to Bounce Back Biggest Over Final Two Weeks of the Season?

The Patriots suffered an almost unfathomable loss on Sunday night. Not that they weren’t expecting a tough test against the 49ers, or even to lose the game, but it was more so the manner in which they lost. The Patriots gave up 41 points on defense, their most since Week 4, 2009, and just looked completely overmatched against Colin Kaepernick, Frank Gore and the Niners’ offensive...

Razzball Writers League: Final Preview

The Iron Throne (Josh Carey) defeated JB Gilpin in the semifinal 135 – 93 even though their QB, Josh Freeman, scored only 5.96 points. Dennis Pitta contributed an amazing 28 points, and of course Adrian Peterson was good for 27.2. The Bridgeburners (Tehol Beddict) advanced with a 128 – 109 upset of first place Reign Maker$ (Zorboss). Yahoo made Reign Maker$ 24 point favorites...
NFL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.