II – Seahawks have a poor pass rush
The Seattle Seahawks have added Carlos Dunlap and plan to add Damon Harrison, a.k.a. Snacks, to the rotation this weekend. But that is as much window dressing as it is upgrading their poor pass rush. The Seahawks have just 19 quarterback sacks all season. But their defensive line recorded seven sacks against the Buffalo Bills. So are they that much better?
Well, the Buffalo Bills were in an all-out passing offense when facing the Seahawks. While the Seattle pass rush did get to Josh Allen seven times, Allen recorded his all-time best completion rate this season at 81.6 percent. That stands at 13 percent better than his season average. In the afternoon, Allen missed seven passes all game.
Mobile QBs attract sacks
Allen is a very mobile quarterback and will try to make something happen with his legs if defenders get too close. If a defender tackles him behind the line of scrimmage, it will count as a sack. And for the day, the final tally was seven sacks for a loss of just 29 yards.
While Goff won’t scramble for many yards, he has shown a much better understanding of shifting in the pocket to make defenders miss. He’s also shown the ability to get rid of the ball in a timely fashion. While he backslid against the Dolphins, he will have had plenty of time to improve at getting rid of the ball and avoiding a sack for this one.