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Stelton: Seahawks’ secondary has to prove it is for real vs Lions

At 3-3, the Seattle Seahawks have themselves in a good spot to make a run at returning to the postseason. A big reason why is the play of a secondary that has little resemblance to the Legion of Boom that led Pete Carroll’s team to back-to-back Super Bowl appearances but has continued to create problems for opposing quarterbacks regardless.

Shaquill Griffin: ‘Trust factor is perfect right now’ for Seahawks’ defense

On Sunday, the challenge starts to get a lot tougher, though.

The Seahawks will take on Matthew Stafford and the Lions in Detroit, the first of five straight top-level quarterbacks Seattle will face in a row. So while players like safety Bradley McDougald and cornerback Shaquill Griffin have had strong starts to the season, they haven’t had to deal with QBs playing as well as Stafford to this point in the Seahawks’ season.

In the attached video, 710 ESPN Seattle’s Bob Stelton puts that all in perspective as he looks at what the Seahawks are up against coming out of their bye week.

Don’t forget to catch Sunday’s 10 a.m. Seahawks-Lions game live on 710 ESPN Seattle, KIRO Radio 97.3 FM, or the Seahawks mobile app (if you’re streaming on mobile and inside of a 75-mile radius of CenturyLink Field).

For more Seahawks-Lions coverage, click any of the links below.

• John Clayton’s Week 8 Seahawks-Lions preview
• Rost: 3 players to watch in Seahawks-Lions
• O’Neil: Hawks can earn themselves wiggle room with win over Lions
• Moore: Seahawks and Lions are both 3-3, but Detroit has advantage
• Gee Scott: 3 things Seahawks are saying about Lions game