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Pass rush bolsters Seahawks defense

Associated Press Published: September 28, 2012
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SEATTLE (AP) — Eight sacks in a single half may even be more than Pete Carroll envisioned for his young, explosive defense.

But Monday night's dominating performance against the high-octane Green Bay Packers offense showed the Seattle Seahawks defense may be among the league's best.

Seattle's secondary was already thought to be one of the best units in the league with three starters making trips to the Pro Bowl last season. But the prospect of coupling a hard-hitting, ball-hawking secondary with a pass rush that could give offensive linemen fits is what Seattle's coaches knew was needed for the whole group to take another step forward.