A first look at the Seahawks

A first look at the Seahawks
November 23, 2011, 4:03 am
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A first look at the Seattle Seahawks, which hosts the Redskins Sunday at 4:05 p.m.

Seattle is on only its second two-game winning streak since Pete Carroll took over last year. The Seahawks upset Baltimore at home and then won at St. Louis last week to move their record to 4-6. The Redskins game starts a three-contest home streak Washington on Sunday, Philadelphia a week from Thursday and St. Louis a week from Monday.

The Seahawks offense has been outgained by the Redskins this year 3,127-2,985. Seattle is Nos. 28 overall, 27 in rushing, 24 in passing, 30 in time of possession and 26 in points.

Marshawn Lynch leads the running game with 156 carries for 595 yards and six touchdowns.

Signed as a free agent from Minnesota, Tarvaris Jackson has a 73.2 passer rating, seven touchdowns and 11 interceptions.

Sidney Rice and Doug Baldwin have 32 catches apiece and have combined for four touchdowns. Among Baldwins catches, 25 have resulted in first-down gains.

Seattle has allowed 33 sacks.

Crowd noise is always a factor in Seattle. Opponents have 107 false-start penalties in the last 52 Seahawks home games (most in the NFL).

Former Redskins offensive coordinator Sherman Smith (2008-09) is Seattles running backs coach.

Seattle has been outscored 80-35 in the second quarter but have a 46-20 third-quarter advantage.

Seattles defense is much improved under second-year coordinator Gus Bradley. The Seahawks are Nos. 11 overall, 8 against the run and 15 against the pass. But theyre 21st in points allowed per game.

Former Redskin Chris Clemons leads the Seahawks with eight sacks, which ranks ninth in the NFL.

Ex-Virginia Tech safety Kam Chancellor leads the Seahawks with three interceptions. He lists Norfolk, Va., as his hometown.

Contact O'Halloran at rohalloran@comcastsportsnet.com

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