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Danny O'Neil covers the Seahawks for The Seattle Times.

October 9, 2012 at 9:28 AM

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Staying power: Can Seattle's defense stay this stout

Are the Seahawks asking too much of their defense? Not yet
By Danny O'Neil | The Seattle Times

Defense travels. The Seahawks have demonstrated that this year, their defense proving to be every bit as unyielding on the road as it has been in two home games.

Seattle has allowed 70 points, but even that total is misleading. The last two touchdowns scored against Seattle have come by way of a fake field-goal attempt and an interception return not to mention the safety the Seahawks took at the end of Sunday's game.

But can this last? Can a team really stay this stingy for an entire season? Being the history major that I am, I decided to look at the other instances in which Seattle has kept opponent's points to a minimum and see how that defense held up. In most cases it didn't.

 Games 1-56-16 Games 1-56-16 Games 1-56-16
199811.622.9 289.8385.5 3-25-6
19941423 328 337.2 3-23-8
201214  258.6  3-2 
199314.621.9 295.2348.8 3-23-8
198614.819.9 309345.1 4-16-5
200714.819.7 330.6317.8 3-27-4

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