Something’s Got To Give
The Seattle Seahawks have the #1 ranked defense in the NFL. The New England Patriots have the leagues #1 offense. The two teams meet Sunday in Seattle.
As Anthony Michael Hall’s character said in “Sixteen Candles”: “This is getting good.”
After controlling the Panthers in Carolina on Sunday, the Seahawks’ defense is allowing a league-best average of 258.6 yards per game – down from 275.8 last week, when the unit ranked No. 2 in the league.
After posting a 31-21 victory over the Denver Broncos at home on Sunday, the Patriots’ offense is averaging 439.4 yards per game – slightly up from 438.3 last week, when the unit also ranked No. 1 in the league.
This could be an example of irresistible force meeting an immoveable object.
The Patriots are averaging 274 passing yards, which ranks No. 9 in the league. The Seahawks defense is allowing opponents an average of 147 passing yards, which ranks No. 5 in the league; and opposing QBs to complete 56 percent of their passes, which also is fifth-best in the league.
But the Patriots also can run the ball, . As a team, they’re averaging 165.4 rushing yards, which ranks third in the league.
The Seahawks will answer that with a defense that is allowing an average of 66.6 rushing yards, third-best in the league.
So something undoubtedly has to give this week, and we all get to witness which it will be.
Catch the game on AM 1280 and FM 99.3 Newstalk KIT at 11 a.m. Sunday.