Seahawks' results when they made a sack prove why sacks matter

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Seahawks' results when they made a sack prove why sacks matter
Seahawks' results when they made a sack prove why sacks matter

About halfway through the Seahawks' 2019 season, the defense was struggling in the sack department. From the arrival of Pete Carroll in Seattle to the beginning of 2019, the Seahawks' defense has averaged around 40 sacks per year. Nine games into the season, the defense had just 15 sacks – less than two per game. But in the Seahawks' eighth win of the year, coming against San Francisco on Monday Night Football, the importance of sacks was brought to light. In that overtime win over the 49ers – the team that I believe will be Super Bowl champions – Seattle's five sacks resulted in the following: • 33 yards for loss • The 49ers twice having to settle for a field goal • One turnover on downs • One

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