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.
The second-year cornerback has become notorious over the last month for his brash trash-talking antics.
The Seattle Seahawks and Detroit Lions have been familiar trade partners over the last three years. In 2010, the Lions had six former Hawks on the team, and they still have four: Nate Burleson, Rob Sims, Lawrence Jackson and Will Heller.
Safety Kam Chancellor was limited in practice Tuesday because of an ankle injury. Coach Pete Carroll also mentioned an elbow injury after Sunday’s game, but the ankle seems to be the issue that could keep him out, if anything does.
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.
Defensive tackle Brandon Mebane is making a name for himself on a Seattle Seahawks defense that’s already loaded with stars.
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.
With Dallas and Green Bay coming to Seattle the next two weeks, plus four road games in a five-game stretch following that, the Seahawks are going to have to fix a few things if they are going to rebound from a bad loss and avoid a playoff-killing start.
Lynch practiced for a second straight day on Friday, but coach Pete Carroll said the running back would be a game-time decision. The rest of the team is looking to fill in holes, but the offensive line is being looked to as an anchor.
The Seahawks have made Seattle’s secondary one of the best units in the NFL. It’s recognition they accept but realize they need to live up to beginning with Sunday’s opener at Arizona.