Where they rank on defense: Week 3

September, 29, 2009

Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando
Defense Yards Per Game

Yards Per Pass Play 3rd Down Pct. Red Zone Pct.

SEA 11 10 4t 5 4t
SF 13 8 14 6t 9t
ARI 20 27 12 16t 20
STL 29 29 24 10 26

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.



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