You have to hand it to Pete Carroll. When his Seahawks play well, they really play well. This Seattle team has won five straight games by a combined score of 114-33. They have had dominant stretches now in each of the last three seasons, starting with the end of the 2012 year when they put up scores of 58-0, 50-17 and 42-13 in three straight weeks. Then they won seven in a row last year, punctuated by a 34-7 smackdown of the Saints. The hallmark of great Seahawks play has been elevated performance from across the team. It is never just one unit playing great football. Opponents are given few weaknesses to attack. This streak is no different.

Pick your poison

The Seahawks have dominated in run offense, run defense, pass offense and pass defense. They have not turned the ball over. Take a look at smattering of key metrics for the Seahawks over the last five games:

STAT PERFORMANCE NFL RANK OVER LAST 5 GMs
Opponent Passer Rating 51.6 1
Seahawks Passer Rating 102.7 5
Passer Rating Differential 51.1 1
Giveaways 3 1
TO Differential 4 4
Rush Yds/GM 177.4 1
Opponent Rush Yds/GM 70.8 2
Sacks 4.0 2
Yards per pass attempt 7.1 5
Opponent YPA 3.9 1
Opponent 4th Qtr Pts 0 1

That passer rating differential is unheard of. People want to know what it looks like when an NFL team plays the best team in college? It would look something like that. What do you do when facing a team that is great at running and stopping the run, passing and stopping the pass? You lose.

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