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– Russell Wilson is one touchdown shy of tying Peyton Manning’s rookie touchdown record, but you knew that. Wilson has reached 25 touchdowns in over 200 fewer attempts. He is averaging a touchdown every 15 attempts. Manning threw a touchdown every 22 attempts.
– Richard Sherman leads the NFL in passes defensed with 23, and is 2nd in the NFL with 7 interceptions
– Sherman has 7 interceptions, 3 forced fumbles, 2 touchdown returns, and a sack. Only two other players in NFL history have accomplished that, Ed Reed and Charles Woodson.
– The 176 yards rushing for the Seahawks Sunday were the most allowed by the 49ers since 2010, and only the 3rd time it has happened since Patrick Willis was drafted in 2007
– The Seahawks are 32 yards away from breaking the franchise record for rushing yards in a season, set by the 2005 squad.
– The Seahawks have scored touchdowns on 17 of their last 31 drives (excluding kneel downs), or 54.8%. Only 13 teams in the NFL have a better red zone touchdown percentage than that. This is possibly the most ridiculous stat of the bunch. Seattle is more likely to score a touchdown from a drive starting anywhere on the field the last 3+ weeks than most teams are when they have the ball inside their opponents 20-yard line.
– Seattle is allowing an averaged of 11.8 points per game in the last four games
– The Seahawks lead the NFL in points allowed in the second half of games. They allow an average of less than a touchdown per game in the second half (6.9)
– After allowing 162 yards rushing per game and a 5.9 YPC in games 8-12 of the season, the Seahawks defense has allowed an average of 81 yards rushing and 4.3 YPC in the last three games.
– Seattle has turned the ball over one or fewer times in six of their last seven games.
– The average opponent passer rating in the last three games is 48.8
– Seattle has had 8 games where they have rushed for 170 yards or more. The last time that was done in a season was the 2004 Atlanta Falcons. Only six teams have accomplished the feat since 1990. Of those six teams, one team won the Super Bowl, two lost in their conference championship, one lost in divisional round, and two lost in the wild card round.
– Seattle has six wins against teams with winning records. No other team has won more than four games against teams with winning records.