Striking turnover stat

It may not be “Turnover Thursday” per se, but the focus remains on the football today.

After all, it is all about the ball in the Seahawks’ world.

Coach Pete Carroll continues to hammer home the power of turnovers, and the lesson gets reinforced at almost every turn. In Monday night’s game between the 49ers and Saints, San Francisco turned the ball over four times to New Orleans’ zero, so it’s no wonder the game eventually seesawed into the Saints’ favor. That came after the Seahawks gave up four turnovers and took away none in their 31-14 loss in Denver on Sunday.

Both games simply follow along with an obvious trend — through the first two weeks of the NFL season, teams with a plus or even turnover margin are 27-5.

“More than home-field advantage or anything else, it comes down to turnovers,” Carroll said. “We’ve got to do everything we can to take care of the football, and the defense has got to get the football.”


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