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Wednesday Round-Up: ESPN Features Seahawks' 'Defensive Dominance'

A daily link round-up of what's "out there" about the Seattle Seahawks.

Good morning, 12s.

Here's a look at what's "out there" for today —Wednesday, October 26 — about your Seattle Seahawks:

ESPN Highlights Seahawks' Defense

For, longtime NFL writer Kevin Seifert highlighted the Seahawks’ defense and how dominant the unit has been dating back to 2012. Using data from ESPN's Stats & Information, in addition to Pro Football Reference, Seifert cites a handful of impressive numbers such as the Seahawks' 15.6 points per game average and quarterback pressure percentage. 

Here's a quick hit from the story about the per game average, one area that has distanced Seattle from other defensive units:

The Seahawks have allowed by far the fewest points in the NFL since the start of the 2012 season. They're 21 percent better than the next-best teams and 32 percent below the NFL average.

Points are the most important measure of defensive success, but sometimes they can mask other deficiencies. So for good measure, the Seahawks also have allowed the fewest yards and first downs since the start of 2012. Opposing quarterbacks have an NFL-low 46.6 Total Quarterback Rating against them, nearly three points lower than the next-best team.

The Seahawks' 123 takeaways, combined with their 72 giveaways, give the team a plus-51 turnover margin, the NFL's second best since the start of the 2012 season. The New England Patriots lead with a plus-56 margin, but they join the Seahawks as high-achieving outliers. The next-best team is the Carolina Panthers at plus-27.

NFL Pro Bowl Voting Is Underway 

Voting for the 2017 NFL Pro Bowl has begun. Make sure to help send your favorite Seahawks to Orlando by casting your votes here.

Social Post Of The Day

Today's "Social Post of the Day" comes from Seahawks linebacker Mike Morgan, who visited Briarwood Elementary School in Renton to speak with kids about healthy habits, education and more.

More From Around The Web

Russell Wilson and his wife, Ciara, announced they’re having a baby.

The Seahawks made a few roster moves yesterday afternoon.

Digital media reporter John Boyle answered Twitter questions about the Seahawks' options at left tackle, the running game and more.

Jayson Jenks of The Seattle Times found interesting stories about Seahawks legend Marshawn Lynch. 

In this week's "Chalk Talk," Brock Huard of 710 ESPN Seattle takes a look at Doug Baldwin's 27-yard catch on third down in overtime. 

And here are six Saints players to watch this weekend when New Orleans hosts Seattle. 

Team photographer Rod Mar shares exclusive moments from Seattle's Week 7 tie with the Arizona Cardinals.

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