So what can we make of this trend?
Appearing on Thursday's "The M&M Podcast," NFL Media's Steve Mariucci attributed the slide to the Seahawks' sheer physicality.
We concur with Mariucci's theory. Opponents come away beat up and short-handed on both sides of the ball after playing Seattle.
In an era in which padded practices are becoming extinct, Seattle is one of the few teams still built on physicality and aggressiveness.