Seattle Seahawks @ Kansas City Chiefs: 5 Takeaways from Seattle’s loss to the Chiefs

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Aug 21, 2015; Kansas City, MO, USA; Seattle Seahawks defensive tackle Brandon Mebane (92) celebrates after sacking Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith (not pictured) during the first half at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Seattle’s defense is legit

Ok, we already knew that. It is just always nice to see it in action. Seattle’s starters on defense absolutely dominated the Chiefs’ starting offense.

Alex Smith stat line: 11 of 18, 81 yards, 1 TD, and 1 interception returned for a TD.

That’s just 4.5 yards per pass attempt, which is pretty damn impressive. It is even more impressive when you realize that the Seahawks were without three All-Pros in their secondary.

The Seahawks actually had 11 defensive backs that were inactive. That forced them to reach way down the depth chart and use backup safety DeShawn Shead as the starting nickel cornerback. Head played very well in that role, in case you were wondering.

For the defense to be that depleted and still put together that type of performance is really incredible.