Seattle's opponents have converted 10 of 20 times on third-and-7 and third-and-8. Our latest third-down defense chart shows Seattle's performance through six games. This includes Minnesota touchdown passes on third-and-15 and third-and-17 on Sunday. The Seahawks rank 21st overall in third-down defense, allowing conversions 39.5 percent of the time. Opponents have five touchdowns and one interception on third-and-7 or longer. The Seahawks do have eight sacks on these plays, so the pressure could just be better than the coverage.
The first six opponents' average yards to go on third down: Detroit 9.3; Arizona 10.3; NYG 8.4; Chicago 5.9; St. Louis 6.8; Minnesota 6.8.