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Seattle's defense, not offense, the real test

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Percy Harvin, Russell Wilson and Marshawn Lynch make headlines. The Seattle defense, however, wins games. The stats show just how punishing and limiting the Seahawks defense has been this season and why defense, not offense, has given them the best record in the NFC.

Much of the discussion in the coming days from the Minnesota media heading into the Vikings game Sunday with Seattle will be decidedly offensive. The word offensive in this case is pronounced "OFF-ensive," not "of-FEN-sive." Thousands of words will be dispensed. Most of them will deal with Percy Harvin, Russell Wilson and the mythical battle between Adrian Peterson and Marshawn Lynch...

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