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The Seattle Seahawks became the first team to score 50 points in back-to-back games for the first time since 1950, according to STATS LLC (via ESPN).
But scoring points hasn't been the key to the emergence of the Seahawks in 2012. When someone says "defense wins championships," he or she is referring to the type of dominant unit operating in Seattle.
The ability to shut down some of the best passing attacks in the NFL led to the Seahawks' reputation as an imposing defensive powerhouse. Early wins over Dallas, Green Bay and New England made people take this team seriously.
As of late, they have added offensive explosiveness to the mix.
Winning on the road is the biggest question mark for the Seahawks, who are unbeaten (6-0) at CenturyLink Field this season. They will finish their season with two home games against San Francisco and St. Louis.
The only thing stopping the Seahawks is youth and inexperience, but that hasn't seemed to have mattered this season. Russell Wilson, a third-round selection in the 2012 NFL draft, has shocked the league with some great performances.
It hasn't just been a one- or two-occasion thing, either. Wilson has posted the best QBR in the NFL since Week 8 (87.9), according to ESPN Stats & Information.
Other than struggles on the road, which may curtail a Super Bowl run, there is little not to like about the Seahawks.
They boast a stifling defense, punishing rushing game and a rookie quarterback soaring higher and higher each week.