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Seahawks' defense barely tested this season

There's been plenty of talk about the Seahawks' defense entering Super Bowl Week.

In all the raving about their D, I haven't heard much talk about their light schedule.

Of course the defense should have impressive numbers if they don't face teams with much of an offense.

How did they stack up? You be the judge:
  • Team, record, points scored rank
  • Panthers, 12-4, 18th
  • 49ers, 12-4, 11th
  • Jaguars, 4-12, 32nd
  • Texans, 2-14, 31st
  • Colts, 11-5,14th (Loss)
  • Titans, 7-9, 19th
  • Cardinals, 10-6, 16th
  • Rams, 7-9, 21st
  • Bucs, 4-12, 30th
  • Falcons, 4-12, 20th
  • Vikings, 5-10-1, 14th
  • Saints, 11-5, 10th
  • 49ers, 12-4, 11th (Loss)
  • Giants, 7-9, 28th
  • Cardinals, 10-6, 16th (Loss)
  • Rams, 7-9, 21st
The Seahawks faced 11 teams ranked in the bottom half of NFL scoring, including the three worst scoring offenses in the NFL. 

The highest offense, the Saints, ranked 10th.

I generally take a top defense over a top offense in big games, but this Seahawks' defense isn't elite. The Broncos' offense is. That's why I'd go against the grain.

Just want to put things in perspective.


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