The statistics back it up. The Seattle Seahawks rank No. 2 in the NFL in total defense at just over 282 yards per game, No. 2 in pass defense at 191 yards per contest and No. 6 in rush defense at 92 yards per week. That run defense yields just 3.7 yards per carry, a number that sinks to 3.2 when removing quarterback scrambles. They also rank No. 4 in the league in sacks with 23 — they mustered just 36 all of last season — and are tied with the Kansas City Chiefs with 19 takeaways.
The success bleeds back to last season, but this year’s unit has stepped it up, and may be the best defense in all of football.
Tuesday on the Steve Sandmeyer Show, St. Louis Rams sideline reporter Tony Softli joined us to talk Rams-Seahawks, and when asked about the Hawks’ vaunted defense, the list of strengths he noted was endless.