Seahawks’ ‘D’ earns ‘A’ so far

Published on November 3, 2011 by     Tacoma News Tribune (Feed)

The Seattle Seahawks’ offense struggles with inconsistency, but the defense continues to play at a high level.

Seattle’s defense has allowed two touchdowns in the second half this season, the fewest in the NFL, and has given up just 33 points total in the final two quarters of games.

The Seahawks also remain stout against the run, giving up 3.16 yards per rush attempt, the best in the league. They rank 11th overall in rushing defense, giving up 102.9 yards a game.

“The guys played very physically,” said Seattle coach Pete Carroll about his team’s effort defensively against Cincinnati on Sunday. “They got after it on the running game. … It wasn’t perfect, but it was enough to put us in a position to win. (The Bengals) turned the ball over a couple times. I thought we kept the efficiency of the quarterback down. He (Andy Dalton) had been doing a nice job and I thought we gave him a hard time.”

The key for Seattle as they hit the road to play Dallas will be forgetting about the past and focusing on the future. They face a Cowboys squad looking to rebound from a disappointing 34-7 loss on the road to NFC East Division rival Philadelphia.

The 3-4 Cowboys are in danger of falling out of the playoff hunt with another loss, and understand they need to win at home against the Seahawks.

The Seahawks are 2-5 in Dallas against the Cowboys, losing by an average margin of 27.8 points. Seattle hasn’t won in Dallas since 2002.

“We have to come in and make corrections and get over it real quick because Dallas isn’t going to have any sympathy for us – trust me,” Seattle defensive back Roy Lewis said. “They’re going to come in trying to blow us out, period. And we need to expect that. So I think we need to get back to the drawing board, get back to the basics and play Seahawks ball like we know how, focus in and let’s get this show rolling. It’s well overdue.”

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  1. Neil says:

    If our D can establish itself over the next few seasons, and we get a decent QB in the draft, let the rest of the league be on notice: we will be a team to reckon with.




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