The Seahawks’ secondary is one of the best in the NFL
The Seahawks are a team that can put on a show, but the secondary isn’t exactly a flashy unit.
And while that’s no secret to the Seahawks, they’re not as dominant as they once were.
That’s not to say that the secondary has fallen into the category of a dominant unit.
Seattle still has the best secondary in the league, but it doesn’t rank near the top of the list.
With the Seahawks making the playoffs this year, the team has to improve on that.
The Seahawks have been one of two teams to play in the NFC Championship game in each of the past three seasons.
The team also had a Super Bowl appearance in 2014, but that came with Seattle playing in the AFC East.
The Seahawks went 2-11 last year.
The secondary hasn’t been nearly as dominant this season as it was in 2014.
The secondary allowed a league-high 877.5 passing yards per game last season.
The average for the NFL was 8.35.
The offensive line was a major weakness for the Seahawks last season, but they did have some help from outside the box.
They allowed a total of 7.5 sacks, second-most in the conference behind the Denver Broncos.
The only teams that allowed more were the Cincinnati Bengals and the San Francisco 49ers.
The only weakness on the Seattle defense was at cornerback.
The group allowed a team-high eight touchdown passes and allowed a passer rating of just 57.4, according to ESPN Stats & Info.
The unit allowed just five sacks in 2014 and is still far from the NFL’s best.
But the Seahawks defense is far from being a unit that can just be beaten by the pass.
They are capable of forcing turnovers, but when that’s not enough, the defense has to find the end zone.
The defense allowed a whopping 14 touchdown passes last season and the only teams to allow fewer than 20 were the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Cincinnati Bearcats.
The Seattle secondary is still one of those units that excels at stopping the run, but this year they have a lot more help from the offensive line.
The line has allowed just three sacks in the past two seasons, according the Pro Football Focus database.
The run game is also the unit that has made the biggest strides, as the Seahawks have rushed for 1,918 yards and seven touchdowns in the last two seasons.
Seattle ranked 12th in rushing yards last season with 6,923.
But while the Seattle offense has been very good, the secondary hasn’s been good, too.
The Seattle secondary has allowed the second-fewest yards per attempt, the lowest total in the nation, according ESPN Stats&Info.
The defensive backfield has allowed a rating of less than 55.5, fourth-lowest in the country.
Seattle is hoping to be even better than last year with a better secondary.