Three and out: Notes from Seahawks Week 9 win over Cardinals

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Seahawks defense keeps getting better

At the start of the season, there were a lot of question marks the Seahawks have to answer which includes their defense. Seattle wanted to emulate their glorious Legion of Boom days but quickly found themselves being the Legion of Holes instead.

Every week in the early part of the season, the Seattle defense cannot seem to stop anyone, especially on the ground. The Seahawks kept getting shredded by their opponents’ running back, if not the running back, the other team’s dual-threat quarterback who does the damage against them. They cannot seem to find the answer largely due to the fact they lost their starting safety, Jamaal Adams early in the season due to an injury.

However, lately, the Seahawks have mounted consecutive games in which they were able to manage and contain their opponents’ running game. Unlike their previous Week 7 meeting with the Cardinals where quarterback Kyler Murray ran around them for 100 plus rush yards, this time, they were able to stop Kyler from getting his wheels going. Seahawks still allowed Kyler to get 60 rush yards but they did not allow any Cardinals running back to get 50 yards against them. Not only that they did not get shredded on the ground on this one, but the Seahawks also did not allow the Cardinals to have a rushing touchdown against them.

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The improvement of the Seahawks’ defense will greatly help this team to push forward for a playoff spot and prove to everyone that maybe, just maybe we can compare them to the Legion of Boom. Time will tell.