How to beat the Seahawks

Pass-rush pressure a common denominator in Seattle's worst games

Updated: January 29, 2014, 9:55 AM ET
By Vince Verhei | Football Outsiders

Calais Campbell, Russell WilsonJoe Nicholson/USA TODAY SportsWhen foes have been able to pressure Russell Wilson, the Seahawks have struggled.

Watch any highlight reel of the Seattle Seahawks and you'll likely see clips from the NFC Championship Game win over the San Francisco 49ers, the Monday night win against the New Orleans Saints or blowouts of overmatched teams such as the Falcons, Vikings or Giants. Those are some of examples of the Seahawks at their best, and the Seahawks at their best are a scary, scary football team. But what about the Seahawks at their worst?

There are some blemishes on Seattle's record this year, and those are the games the Denver Broncos should watch closely, in search of cracks in the blue and green wall. What were the Seahawks' worst games this year, and what did opponents do to make them look bad?

Let's start by revisiting Seattle's worst four performances, in chronological order: