Two of the three losses for the Seahawks came in road games against two teams that are still undefeated, and Seattle has led in the fourth quarter of all five games this year. While that presents some concerns about the team’s ability to close out wins, it also suggests this still a Seahawks team that can compete with the NFL’s elite.
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If Calvin Johnson hadn’t fumbled a foot from the goal line we would be looking at 4 blown leads by the Seattle defense. Something is missing
There are legitimate problems for the Seahawks, who haven’t done a good job protecting Russell Wilson and don’t have the NFL’s top defense for the first time since 2011. Still, two wins is enough to keep the Seahawks in the wild card race in the NFC and there’s plenty of time for the team to battle back to a winning record.
Like the Ravens, it’s difficult to imagine any AFC North team keeping up with the Bengals, and it’s going to be especially tough for the Steelers without Ben Roethlisberger. On Monday night, Michael Vick will have a chance to lead Pittsburgh to an upset win over the San Diego Chargers, but even if he can’t pull it off, the Steelers aren’t toast.
The Chargers are also 2-2, and will be happy to see Mike Vick at quarterback rather than Roethlisberger — they need a win with a game at Lambeau Field coming next. The problem for San Diego is that its run defense is allowing 4.9 yards a carry — 31st in the NFL — and that’s not good when you are about to face a team that has Le’Veon Bell, DeAngelo Williams and Vick.
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When San Diego has the ball, its biggest concern will be protecting Philip Rivers. Pittsburgh has been able to get to quarterbacks at a decent clip, but when the pressure isn’t there, the secondary has had problems.