- Sam Monson, NFL
Since taking charge in Seattle, Pete Carroll has crafted an excellent defensive unit, and this season looks to be the best version he has put on the field so far. After two weeks the Seahawks sit atop the ProFootballFocus.com cumulative defensive grades, more than 25 percent better than the next best in the league, the Philadelphia Eagles.
In addition, CenturyLink Field is one of the most formidable home-field advantages a team could have thanks in part to the noise produced by the "12th man," and the Seattle defense always seems more fired up at home. This defense can stifle the Packers' vaunted passing attack, but will it? Here's a unit-by-unit breakdown of Monday's game.
Pro Football Focus previews "Monday Night Football," noting that even the Green Bay Packers' prolific passing attack could struggle against the Seahawks' underrated defense.