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Can the Seattle Seahawks be Stopped by San Francisco 49ers?

Can the Seattle Seahawks be stopped? To put it simply, yes. Sure they have gone on a very long win streak. Yes, they set another Guinness World Record for decibels in an outdoor stadium. Of course, they looked fantastic Monday night blowing open a game nearly everyone expected to be close until the very end. Nevertheless, they are not as good as they have been.

Seattle has had a string of very good luck. They played a number of teams when they were at their worst: the Carolina Panthers in week 1 before they went on their winning streak, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers right when they were figuring out how to win games, the Houston Texans at the beginning of their collapse, the San Francisco 49ers when they were injured—which would, granted, be any time up until, and even including, this week—the Tennessee Titans right when they lost Jake Locker, and the St. Louis Rams before Tavon Austin realized he was good. Nevertheless, not even this fortune explains away their recent blowouts and positive eye-tests.

Be careful, though, with what you see. Russell Wilson did look phenomenal Monday, but he has looked completely pedestrian at times, even at home—see the Bucs game, and he still gets hit too much for me not to worry about an injury. Expect the secondary to get picked apart more as coaches can see some of the tendencies and flaws of the backup corners. The offensive line is getting healthier, but it, too, is still not quite up to snuff.

The Seahawks have been incredible so far this season in compensating for their weaknesses. Even so, their weaknesses are still there and can be exploited. They can be stopped.

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