[caption id="attachment_12067" align="aligncenter" width="480" caption="Seattle's David Hawthorne and Brandon Browner wrap up Cincinnati receiver Andre Caldwell. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)"] [/caption] Seattle has yet to carve out an identity on offense, but defensively the Seahawks are an intense, physical feisty bunch that has done a good job of keeping opponents out of the end zone – particularly in the second half.
Seattle’s defense has allowed two touchdowns in the second half this season, the fewest in the NFL, and has given up just 33 points total in the final two quarters of games.
The Seahawks also remain stout against the run, giving up 3.16 yards per rush attempt, the best in the league. They rank 11th overall in rushing defense, giving up 102.9 yards a game
The key for Seattle as they hit the road to play Dallas will be forgetting about the past and focusing on the future The Seahawks are 2-5 in Dallas against the Cowboys, losing by an average margin of 27.8 points. Seattle hasn’t won in Dallas since 2002.
“We have to come in and make corrections and get over it real quick because Dallas isn’t going to have any sympathy for us – trust me,” Seattle defensive back Roy Lewis said. “They’re going to come in trying to blow us out, period. And we need to expect that. So I think we need to get back to the drawing board, get back to the basics and play Seahawks ball like we know how, focus in and let’s get this show rolling. It’s well overdue.”
Clare Farnsworth of Seahawks.com writes that Seattle defensive end Chris Clemons let’s his play do the talking.
More Farnsworth: A preview of the Dallas game.
Rod Mar of Seahawks.com provides photo’s of the Cincinnati game here.
ESPN’s Mike Sando has Pete Carroll and Charlie Whitehurst’s stock falling in this week’s NFC West stock watch.
ESPN 710 Seattle’s Brock Huard breaks down Seattle’s 4th and 2 running play that came up short of the end zone at the end of the first half. Huard says that offensive guard Robert Gallery missed his block.
ESPN 710 Seattle’s Dave Wyman writes that the Seahawks need to get back to the basics of running the football.
Jerry McDonald of the Oakland Tribune writes that the Raiders have signed former Seahawk T.J. Houshmandzadeh.
Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports that the Cleveland Browns have added running back Thomas Clayton, who was with Seattle during training camp.