Safety screening

Seattle gave up 109 yards on seven screen plays by St. Louis in Sunday’s 20-3 loss, an obvious pitfall for the Seahawks’ normally stout defense. The roll call of screen plays included a 49-yarder by tailback Steven Jackson and a 21-yarder for a touchdown by tailback Kenneth Darby, and the total yards gained accounted for a whopping 38 percent of Sam Bradford’s passing yards in the game.

“That was really an issue for us in this game,” Coach Pete Carroll said of the screens. “This is something we really need to fix.”


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