The Hawks played zone almost exclusively against the Lions, and Matthew Stafford exploited it even better than New England’s Tom Brady did two weeks before.
After shutting down Cam Newton and the explosive Carolina Panthers, holding them to 190 yards and three points, Seattle now ranks No. 1 in the league in yards allowed and No. 2 in scoring defense.
The Seattle Seahawks drafted Bobby Wagner in the second round for his 4.68 speed and hoped he would be able to step right in as the replacement for David Hawthorne, another undersized middle linebacker. So far, so good.
These are the Seattle Seahawks that Pete Carroll envisioned. And these are the Seahawks fans saw Sunday in their home-opening 27-7 win against Dallas. After a Week One loss to the Arizona Cardinals, the Seahawks avoid starting the season 0-2.