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Q4 - A
They came up with stops when it mattered.
It is not very often that a defense surrenders 395 yards passing and they still get an "A". But the Hawks did not need to be pretty on Sunday, they needed to get the job done.
And they did just that.
They did not put much pressure on Brady, but they forced him to throw two interceptions, and held Stevan Ridley to only 34 yards rushing. They finished with five quarterback hits and only one sack, but by the end of the game, Brady was feeling more uneasy in the pocket.
It was a great showing by the defense as they were out to prove they are the top defense in the game.
Q3 - B+
The defense played better in the third quarter, but they will most likely be tired by the end of this one.
They were on the field for the majority of the third quarter, and only surrendered a field goal.
That alone is encouraging for the defense that has surrendered over 300 yards of offense through the air so far. They came up with an interception from Richard Sherman to stop one drive, and the defense has been playing better.
If there's any chance for the Seahawks, they will need the defense to continue their strong play.
Q2 - B-
Without any pass rush, Brady is picking apart the Seattle secondary.
The Hawks have missed opportunities as well, as they have dropped two interceptions. They must take advantage of those if they want to hang with the Patriots. With no takeaways or sacks, Seattle is just not playing their game.
Where has the pass rush been? The New England offensive line is swallowing up the Seahawks front seven.
The goal line stand before the half was encouraging and that is a good sign for the second half, although the intentional grounding call helped.
Q1 - C
This is the toughest test they have faced so far this season.
They simply have not gotten the job done so far. With no sacks and only one quarterback hit on Brady, he has been comfortable in the pocket and has made the Seahawks pay.
He navigated down the field with ease on the New England touchdown drive and has been going at Richard Sherman all day long.
The defensive line needs to get in the backfield if the Hawks want to slow down the Patriots' offense.