Seahawks vs. Dolphins 2012: Defensive line continues to get 'manhandled'

Mike Ehrmann

For the second time in the past three games, the Seahawks gave up over 185 yards on the ground Sunday when the Miami Dolphins ran all over them.

The Seattle Seahawks defensive line was a sieve once again Sunday allowing an average of 6.8 yards a carry to a Miami Dolphins team who has been struggling on the ground lately.

After only compiling 82 rushing yards in the previous three games before Sunday, Dolphins running back Reggie Bush went off for 87 yards and a touchdown on just 14 carries. Likewise, the formally heavy-footed Daniel Thomas managed 69 yards and a touchdown on only nine attempts.

Here's what Field Gulls' Danny Kelly had to say about the Seahawks' run defense following Seattle's 24-21 loss to the Dolphins:

"The defensive line was again manhandled ... I'm not really sure at this point why the Seahawks seem to have lost their edge a bit in terms of stuffing teams at the LOS, but Brandon Mebane and Red Bryant aren't having the sort of impact play as they were earlier in the year and into last season."

Seattle might actually catch a break next weekend though as they head to Chicago to face a Bears' team whose franchise running back, Matt Forte, is hobbled with an ankle injury.

For more Seahawks coverage, pay a visit to the always entertaining Field Gulls.

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