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Wyman’s Football 101: How Titans exploited Seahawks on DeMarco Murray’s 75-yard TD

The start of this season has not been an easy one for the Seahawks’ run defense.

In 2016, Seattle led the NFL in fewest yards allowed per carry. Through three games in 2017, they’re ranked dead last.

In this week’s Football 101 video, 710 ESPN Seattle’s Dave Wyman takes a close look at the longest run play allowed so far by the Seahawks, DeMarco Murray’s 75-yard touchdown from last Sunday’s loss to Tennessee.

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Wyman also found some interesting run defense statistics, included below, that show just how good Seattle had been in recent years and just how much trouble it has had this season.

2012

• 103 rushing yards allowed per game (10th in NFL)
• 4.5 yards allowed per carry (23rd)
• 10 rushes of 20 or more yards (15th)
• 1 rush of 40 or more yards (1st)

2013

• 102 rushing yards allowed per game (7th)
• 3.9 yards allowed per carry (7th)
• 6 rushes of 20 or more yards (4th)
• 1 rush of 40 or more yards (6th)

2014

• 81.5 rushing yards allowed per game (3rd)
• 3.4 yards allowed per carry (2nd)
• 7 rushes of 20 or more yards (4th)
• 1 rush of 40 or more yards (5th)

2015

• 81.5 rushing yards allowed per game (1st)
• 3.6 yards allowed per carry (3rd)
• 4 rushes of 20 or more yards (1st)
• 1 rush of 40 or more yards (3rd)

2016

• 93 rushing yards allowed per game (7th)
• 3.4 yards allowed per carry (1st)
• 5 rushes of 20 or more yards (3rd)
• No rushes of 40 or more yards (1st)

2017 (through three games)

• 146 rushing yards allowed per game (20th)
• 5.3 yards allowed per carry (32nd)
• 4 rushes of 20 or more yards (27th)
• 2 rushes of 40 or more yards (31st)