Originally written on Football Nation  |  Last updated 10/17/12
Before the season began this looked like it may be a Thursday night match-up that would go fairly unnoticed. Now, almost to the half-way point of the season, this contest between both 4-2 squads looks like it will have major implications.  Implications that go beyond who wins the division and who goes to the playoffs.  Rather, a match-up that may determine who the next dominant defense is going to be for the next few years.  Just as Baltimore made their mark years ago and continue to carry the torch as the defensive team, Seattle and San Francisco looked primed to do the same, if not receive that torch from Baltimore.Both teams have young and athletic defenses that have proved this year they can shut just about anyone done.  For Seattle, they rank second in the league with giving up the fewest number of points, averaging 15.5. They have been tough on both sides of the ball giving up an average of 70 rushing yards a game, ranking 2nd, while only giving up an average of 294.7 total ya...
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