The Seahawks moved from No. 5 to No. 3 in the league in run defense after holding the Rams to 88 rushing yards and a 3.1-yard average in Sunday’s loss at St. Louis. The Seahawks’ averages after four games are 72.8 yards per game and 2.7 yards per carry – which ranks second in the NFL behind the Steelers (2.6).
Leon Washington continues to lead the league in kickoff return average, even though his slipped to 40.4 yards this week from 46.3 last week. Rookie punt returner Golden Tate is now second in the league, after leading the NFL last week. His average is 18.0 yards, and leads the NFC.
Rookie free safety Earl Thomas has three interceptions – in the past two games – to share the league lead. Defensive end Chris Clemons has four sacks – in the past two games – to share second place in the NFC and fifth in the league.
Matt Hasselbeck has completed 68.8 percent of his third-down passes, which ranks second in the league. He was the league leader last week at 78.3 percent.
As a team, the Seahawks rank 28th on offense and 25th on defense.
As a member of the NFC West, the Seahawks have contributed two of the losses to the division’s combined 1-8 record on the road. The 49ers have the only road win, and it came at St. Louis.
The Seahawks have scored nine touchdowns, with two each coming on runs by Hasselbeck and returns by Washington.
Justin Forsett leads the team in rushing (215 yards), while Hasselbeck is the second-leading rusher (33 yards). Tight end John Carlson is the leading receiver (14 catches).
Strong safety Lawyer Milloy continues to lead the team in tackles (29).
Linebacker Matt McCoy has taken the lead in special teams tackles (five) after making three against the Rams.