24 Jan 2014
The Seahawks have the best third-down pass defense (by DVOA) since 1989. The Broncos, after having the fourth-best last season, have one of the very worst. That would seem to favor Seattle on both sides of the ball, but the Seahawks have been a poor third-down offense in recent weeks and Denver has that outstanding offense (16-of-26 on third down in the playoffs). I dug into our game-charting stats for this matchup, which is still painfully more than a week away.
6 comments, Last at 26 Jan 2014, 12:27am by JoRo
Short-yardage passing had a good year, except at the end of the Super Bowl. We look at the return of quarterback runs, the rise in pass-happy strategy, and 2014 success rates for offense and defense.