Seahawks preseason report card, the early edition

CARSON, CA - AUGUST 13: Quarterback Russell Wilson (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
CARSON, CA - AUGUST 13: Quarterback Russell Wilson (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images) /
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The Seahawks have played three preseason games so far and looked good doing it. With one to go, let’s look at their overall performance so far.

Yes, there is one game left in the preseason. As most of the starters will sit out almost the entire contest against the Oakland Raiders, it’s as good a time as any to critique what the Seahawks have done so far.

First, let’s look at their overall stats, from A few things jump out immediately for Seattle. The Seahawks have piled up 72 first downs and allowed just 51.  They’ve rolled up 1254 total yards and allowed 867. Seattle ran for almost exactly twice as many yards as they’ve allowed, 420 to 212. The Seahawks scored 10 touchdowns and allowed just four.

So on a per game basis, the Seahawks stats look like this:

  • Passing – 20 of 30, 278 yards, 2 touchdowns, 1 interception
  • Rushing – 34 carries, 140 yards, 1 touchdown
  • Points scored – 31. Points allowed – 14
  • First downs – 24. First down allowed – 17

Seattle is also plus five in turnovers. That would be plus 27 for the season. That would be the highest turnover ratio for Seattle since – well, since Moses parted Puget Sound. The Seahawks were plus 20 in turnovers in their Super Bowl season, and were only plus one last year. All of these stats look much more like the team from 2012 through 2015 than last year’s edition. That is, of course, a very good thing. While Seattle certainly still has a lot to clean up – notably kick coverage – they have certainly looked better than their opponents. Considering the quality of their competition so far, the Seahawks look solid through three games.