The Seattle Seahawks defense has been very impressive to open the 2017 NFL season. Through the first nine quarters, the Seahawks had given up only 26 total points. That includes a touchdown that was scored by the Green Bay Packers after Russell Wilson fumbled just outside of his own end zone. While that touchdown goes against the defense on the stat sheet, that score by the Packers was the fault of the offense.

The Seahawks beat the San Francisco 49ers 12-9 in Week 2, limiting the opponent to just three field goals. Again, the defense had to overcome struggles by the offense, forcing the Seahawks’ defense to be on the field much longer than the coaches and fans would have preferred.

In the end, the Seahawks held the 49ers to just 248 total yards on 48 plays. That included limiting them to converting just 2-of-12 third-down attempts.

Great start against the Tennessee Titans

To open the Week 3 game against the Tennessee Titans, the Seattle Seahawks’ defense was extremely impressive again. It began with Michael Bennett breaking through the line of the Titans to register a tackle for loss on the very first play. On the first 10 carries by the Titans, they could only manage a total of six yards. While still very early in the game, the Seahawks’ defense has been unstoppable by the offensive line of the Titans.

Russell Wilson and the Seahawks’ offense has to do a better job of taking care of the ball and prolonging their possessions.

That will give the defense more time to rest and work on limiting yardage by opponents. It’s not easy with the revolving offensive line that the Seahawks put on the field each week, but RW3 has to do a better job at connecting with receivers. Missing Doug Baldwin early in the game against the Titans put them in a bad spot.

Is the ‘Legion of Boom’ better than ever?

It’s still very early in the 2017 NFL season, but it might be possible for this version of the “Legion of Boom” to be the best one the Seattle Seahawks have ever put on the field. That includes the defense that took the franchise straight to a victory over the Denver Broncos in the Super Bowl.

With Richard Sherman, Earl Thomas, Michael Bennett, and Kam Chancellor still leading the way, this Seahawks’ defense is going to be formidable for any opponent this year.

A lot of NFL experts picked the Titans to beat the Seahawks on Sept. 24, but may not have given the defense enough credit. It’s the offense that is hindering the team as a whole. It was a good move by the team to make Chris Carson the starting running back, but there are still problems with moving the ball. Can the Seattle Seahawks’ defense continue to overcome the adversity and prove itself to be one of the best in NFL history?