Shareece Wright Seattle jumped offside at the start

The fact Seattle has been so good throughout most of Carroll's tenure at not giving up the big play is somewhat remarkable. From the start of the 2012 season, the Seahawks have allowed only 20 touchdowns of longer than 30 yards. In 2012 and 2014, Seattle allowed just two TDs of that distance in each season.

It's helped that Seattle has had one of the top Shareece Wright Baltimore Ravens Jersey 2017 … .html secondary units in the NFL featuring Earl Thomas, Kam Chancellor and Richard Sherman for this entire stretch. But when Thomas was lost to a broken leg late last season, the Seahawks suddenly became vulnerable in the back. Three of the five long touchdowns allowed last season by Seattle came after Thomas was hurt; one coming on the play immediately after Thomas' injury.

But that vulnerability has creeped into this season. Two of the touchdowns allowed so far this season by Nelson and Matthews have come on plays where Seattle jumped offside at the start of the play. For their part, the Seahawks believe the mistakes are correctable.

I think the plays that they scored on us were pretty much just miscommunications and being in the wrong position and I think those are things we can bounce back from, defensive end Michael Bennett said. I think when you make a mistake and we can go back to the tape and see it wasn't something physical, it wasn't like we were dominated. It was just miscommunication, a lack of concentration and those are things we can go back and fix and that's what we're going to do.