Brady Henderson ESPN
The Seahawks are tied for the NFL lead with seven interceptions after getting two more from Earl Thomas Sunday. He has three while fellow defensive backs Bradley McDougald and Shaquill Griffin have two apiece. The Seahawks' eight takeaways (tied for second-most) put them on pace to top the league-high 39 they had during their Super Bowl season in 2013. That may not be sustainable, but it is an indication of how competent their defense has been despite so many key personnel losses and new pieces, especially in the secondary. Pete Carroll gave some credit to the pass-rush and more aggressive play-calling from defensive coordinator Ken Norton Jr. "Our guys are coming through in a big way, making their picks," he said. "I think we're being little bit more aggressive and it's just paying off for us in terms of getting the ball. There's nothing better. There's nothing better than taking football off your opponents."