3) The defense is back and making history in the process
If you were to speak to any of the Seahawks players in a private, off-the-record moment, they would surely admit the defense hasn’t been its usual self this season. For example, they would have never previously given up a 17-point lead in the fourth quarter, as they did in week five against the Bengals.
Regardless, one look at the final statistics for the regular season, and the defense is – for all intents and purposes – approaching something close to their dominating best. This much is evident by their finishing second in yards allowed, behind the Denver Broncos.
However, it’s points allowed, where Richard Sherman and his teammates can really do their bragging. For the fourth consecutive season – a Super Bowl era record – they allowed the fewest points in the NFL.
The Seahawks will have to win three consecutive road games, if they are to realize their goal of returning to the Super Bowl. However, no team is better equipped for the challenge, especially with their return to defensive excellence.
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