For Pete's Sake: 5 critical observations from Seattle Seahawks Week 4 victory

Can the Seahawks play defense? On Monday night, the answer was an emphatic yes.
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Week 4 started out less than perfectly for the Seattle Seahawks, but the defense - yes, the defense, for Pete's sake - cranked up the pressure to seal the win. Despite being short-handed at the start, a situation that got worse as the game progressed, the Hawks dialed up the pressure on the New York Giants in one of their best defensive efforts in years.

I had written before the season started that the Seahawks would have a much better pass rush this year. Okay, I'll be honest and say they'd have a lights-out pass rush. That prediction looked pretty terrible through three games, I'll admit, as the Hawks only posted five sacks through three games.

Now, just because the Hawks obliterated the Giants' offensive line in this game doesn't mean I was right. But at least for this contest, Seattle did what I expected them to do. Hopefully, this is a sign of things to come.

Seattle Seahawks defense (really!) dominates New York Giants in Week 4

Oh, and let me give a shout-out to the alleged 12 who posted on social media last week that Bobby Wagner was done. No, I won't name the guy; his friends - if he has any left - are surely roasting him enough. He based this on the fact that Wagner had just five tackles last week, conveniently ignoring that number 54 had racked up 18 and 10 tackles in the first two games this year.

B-Wagz didn't do much tonight; just 17 tackles, two for a loss, two QB hits, and two sacks. I mean, for Pete's sake, he's done, alright. Okay 12s, let's get to game 4!