I put the ":-)" on the end of that post because I'm very aware of the fact that RGIII's injury changed the course of that game. We're only going to find out in the future because I just don't think you can come to any real conclusions based on a two games that invalidate the total season of a defense. That the Seahawks played poorly in the first half of both playoff games could be because they aren't very good, or it could be because they weren't well prepared by their coaches. And yet somehow in the Atlanta game the defense managed to limit that Falcons offense to just 10 points in the second half, which suggests they have actual talent at some level. And a defense with less talent managed to help beat the Giants on the road last year. At this point I'm not sure what you are trying to argue anyway. That Seattle's defense isn't that good? Or that because they haven't played enough top offenses on the road they were not ready to win on the road in the playoffs yet? Those are two different things, and simply because of the youth of the team and overall lack of playoff experience the latter argument isn't much of a stretch. You need to seperate national hype from more realistic fans like Blue Jackalope and I, who are well aware that the Seahawks defense is not at this point an "all time" squad. Especially for a game where their leading pass rusher was out.