The Seahawks defense is one of the top five units of the league in passing yardage allowed, points allowed and total yardage allowed. However, the team will be put to the test against one of the NFL's premiere receivers on Sunday when the defense is charged with the task of stopping Larry Fitzgerald of the Cardinals.
Seahawks defensive coordinator Gus Bradley told Clare Farnsworth of Seahawks.com that the team has begun special preparations to try and stop the six-time Pro Bowler:
"He made some great catches," Bradley said. "You go back and look at tape over the last couple of years and see some of the catches he's made, and on extra-effort plays. We put together a tape on just how to tackle him because he's so good in open space.
"He's something to deal with."
After starting the season strong, the season has dropped off for Fitzgerald though, as the Cardinals receiver is on pace to finish with the fewest receiving yards since his rookie season in 2004. With 650 yards through 12 games, Fitzgerald is on an offense that ranks as the NFL's worst.
The Seahawks will have to make sure that his season continues that trend on Sunday without the help of cornerback Brandon Browner who is set to begin a four-game suspension that will end his regular season.