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The obvious caveat to the Seattle Seahawks‘ defensive turnaround is that it has come against below-average or backup quarterbacks, raising questions of how real it is and what will happen if they run into Green Bay’s Aaron Rodgers or New Orleans’ Drew Brees in the 2020 NFL playoffs.
None of that will matter unless Seattle’s offense can hold up its end of the bargain.
A lot has changed since quarterback Russell Wilson & Co. began the season on fire, carrying the Seahawks for the first two months while their defense set or threatened records for futility.
That role reversal continued for much of Sunday’s regular-season finale at State Farm Stadium, where the Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers slugged their way through a defensive battle for three and a half quarters before Seattle pulled away late for a 26-23 win.