The defensive line is showing their ability to be the best position group on the Seahawks. They have depth that can rotate in to keep the entire unit fresh and healthy.
Chris Clemons: A+
While the official line gave Leroy Hill credit for the first-quarter sack, it was actually Clemons that disrupted the play and got the initial hit on Kevin Kolb. He disrupted the Cardinals passing game with constant pressure, a sack, and knocking down passes.
The Cardinals either put two blockers on him or Clemons was dictating what Kolb could do with the ball. If not for a few holds, Clemons likely would have had two more sacks. As it was, Clemons was responsible for several incomplete passes by forcing Kolb to throw before he was ready.
Clemons also got active in rush defense. He made several nice stops, including chasing down Alfonso Smith three yards deep in the backfield.
Raheem Brock: B+
Brock had another solid game. He applied pressure in the passing game, had a sack with a forced fumble, and made a few tackles in the ground game. He continues to be a solid piece of the Seahawks defensive line.
Anthony Hargrove: B
Hargrove continues to make an impact using his athleticism. He covers a lot of ground for a defensive tackle, and even when he isn't making a tackle he is disrupting plays. Following a rough first week in San Francisco, Hargrove is showing why Pete Carroll chose to add him to the roster.
Red Bryant: B+
Bryant still isn't making big or flashy plays, and missed the opportunity to log a big tackle for loss in the first half when he couldn't wrap up Chester Taylor. He later took on two blockers and chased down Taylor when he attempted to get outside, tackling him for a one-yard loss on a second-and-one play.
Bryant anchors the line in the ground game and takes away much of the opposing offense's playbook. Even when he isn't making plays he's taking up blockers to allow someone else to get into position.
Brandon Mebane: B-
Once again, Mebane was a quiet contributor in this game. He had a few key plays, including a nice tackle on Chester Taylor when the Cardinals were driving. He also made a key play on third and short, helping stop Alphonso Smith.
Mebane is making the middle of Seattle's defensive line a tough place to run. The interior of the Cardinals' offensive line is their strength, but they didn't have success opening many holes against the Seahawks.
Alan Branch: C
Branch was consistent but did not make an impact. He had an opportunity to make a stop on a fourth-down run in the fourth quarter, but couldn't get free to make the stop.