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Seahawks defense ready to show that it’s No. 1

NEW YORK — The Seattle Seahawks defense this season has not set historical records in the way that the Denver Broncos offense did, but it’s still a darn good unit.

First in points allowed (14.4 per game). First in total yards allowed (273.6 per game). First in passing yards allowed (172.0 per game). First in interceptions (28), red-zone opportunities allowed (a mere 36), opposing quarterback rating (just 63.4), and a host of other categories, some major and some more obscure.

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