Xs & Os Breakdowns

Running against the 49ers: What we saw in Week 2

The Seahawks racked up 172 rushing yards against the 49ers in September while being unable to pass effectively. Can we expect the same when next they meet?

Earl Thomas, the Seahawks and the Cover-3 scheme

Does the player make the scheme, or does the scheme make the player?

What makes Seattle's defensive front so good?

Defensive tackles in coverage, linebackers darting around the field and pass rushers in unexpected places, the Seattle Seahawks' do-it-all front seven clamped down on Drew Brees and revealed what makes it the most feared unit in the NFL.

Russell Wilson and the slant

Little things adding up to huge improvement.

Disregard personnel groupings, acquire mismatches

Once again, showing the importance and effectiveness of one-on-one matchups

Seahawks formations, personnel, Lynch & Harvin

Carroll the the chef, and his recipe for success is balance. How the addition of a dash of Percy Harvin changes the flavor of the dish. Ok I'll stop.

The Russell Wilson - Marshawn Lynch connection

It's cliche to say, but Russell Wilson and Marshawn Lynch are the heart and soul of the Seahawks' offense.

All That Is Gold: A kick to the not-sack

All That Is Gold is a semi regular column which breaks down 'boring' looking plays to expose the gold hidden beneath. This week, Travis digs into Mebane's almost-sack and a 2 yard screen pass.

Russell Wilson dropping dimes

To get to 10-1, you have to do a lot of things really well.

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