Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 11/3/12
Something’s Gotta Give for “D” on 3rd Down So far this season, the Seattle Seahawks have been all about defense,  shutting down some of the top offensive powers on their way to several impressive victories. The team is among the league leaders in several of the defensive categories, including total yards allowed and total points allowed, where they rank fifth and sixth respectively. They also have the fifth-best run-stopping defense in the league. This was most evident in the team’s win against  the New England Patriots, who were forced to almost exclusively throw the ball after the Seattle defense had stifled its running game. This change in strategy led to two Tom Brady interceptions, allowing the Seahawks to get back into the game. A couple of big games by opposing quarter backs have dropped the Seahawks’ passing down the rankings, but they are still 13th-best in the league. The Seahawks’ defense would have even more to celebrate if they were better on 3rd down. Photo: Kirby Lee...
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