Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando
From a purely statistical standpoint, the Seahawks are closer than usual to fielding the top 10 defense they have coveted despite a few critical breakdowns this season.
They rank 11th in yards allowed per game. They rank tied for fourth in points per game allowed thanks largely to a Week 1 shutout against the Rams. A visit to the Colts in Week 4 should help even things out.
NFC West teams are playing good red zone defense to this point.
Where NFC West defenses finished in yards allowed last season: San Francisco 13, Arizona 19, St. Louis 28, Seattle 30.