Seahawks set a new NFL record, and they aren’t happy about it


The Seattle Seahawks, from Russell Wilson specifically, are setting records from the offensive side of the ball.

Wilson has thrown 14 touchdowns passes this season, the most touchdowns passes through three games of any player in NFL history.

Seahawks fans can be pretty happy that the offensive is performing well and maintaining the team's 3-0 record.

However, the pass defense is setting a different record, and it is not a good one and it may be a cause for concern.

In the first three games of the season against the Atlanta Falcons, New England Patriots, and Dallas Cowboys, the Seahawks have allowed an average of 430.7 yards per game passing.

Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan thew for 434 yards, Patriots quarterback Cam Newton threw for 397 yards, and Dak Prescott threw for a season-high 461 yards with the Cowboys on Sunday.

When you add those up, that is 1,292 passing yards. Which is the most in league history over that span of time.

Seahawks Linebacker Bobby Wagner isn’t really all that happy that this has been the case through the first three games.

“It’s not something I am accustomed to,” Wagner said. “It is not something I want to be accustomed to.”

It is not just Wagner who wants to change how the pass defense has been thus far, head coach Pete Carroll knows it is going to take a lot of work to get this pass defense back to its old self again.


“We have a lot of work to do on our pass defense; it continues to be a problem. The third-down thing is not good enough,” Carroll said after the game on Sunday. “Guys giving efforts and fighting and scratching to get it done. We just have to get better. We are grateful to be 3-0 and realize that not very many teams get to do that right now. So, we’re going to just try to keep pecking away at it.”

Although the passing game is a big issue for the Seahawks at the moment, surprisingly, the run defense is not doing all that bad.

As it stands, the run defense is currently ranked No. 2 in the league in rushing yards allowed with just 66.7 yards per game allowed on the ground.

On Sunday against the Cowboys, Eleziekl Elliot was a non-factor on the ground game. Elliot only had 12 carries for 20 yards for the whole game. 

With how the NFL is now more predominantly a passing game than it has been on the ground in years past, the Seahawks need to make changes and make them fast.

With Jamal Adams being a game-time decision for this Sunday against the Miami Dolphins, it could be an opportunity for a lot of younger guys such as Ryan Neal and Shaquem Griffin to try and help make an impact.

If not, Wilson may just have to play so well that he runs away with the MVP trophy this year if the Seahawks want to continue this winning streak.

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