Holy cow! The Seattle Seahawks defense is holding opponents to 14 points per game, the best in the league for teams with five games under their belt. They are holding teams to 17 first downs per game ( the Pats racked up 35 against Denver). They have sacked opposing quarterbacks 16 times (3.3/game) including eight sacks of Aaron Rodgers in one half! Seattle is holding opponents to 67 yards rushing/game. This came against the Green Bay Packers, Dallas Cowboys, Carolina Panthers, Arizona Cardinals and the St. Louis Rams, a representative sample of quality and styles of play. They beat the Packers 14-12 in the ugliest game possible, both visually and statistically (Rodgers sacked 8 times? In one half of football? Really!?) That game was also a catastrophe penalty-wise: the Packers were called for 10 penalties and the Seahawks for 14. The Seahawks play dirty - in the Packers game, 6 of their 10 penalties were of the facemask, unsportsmanlike conduct and unnecessary roughness variety. It was replacement refereeing and that game got completely out of control. But this is a nasty defense.