Oct 7, 2021; Seattle, Washington, USA; Seattle Seahawks defensive back Marquise Blair (27) breaks up a pass intended for Los Angeles Rams wide receiver DeSean Jackson (1) during the fourth quarter at Lumen Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

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Seahawks’ defense on pace to allow record number of yards

The Seattle Seahawks find themselves on pace to break an unenviable record following Thursday night’s 26-17 loss to the Los Angeles Rams.

The Seahawks’ defense was ranked last in the NFL in total yards heading into Thursday night’s game. Seattle surrendered 476 total yards to the Rams, boosting its total to 2,254 yards through five games.

That’s an average of 450.8 yards a game, and puts the Seahawks on pace to surrender 7,663.6 yards in a 17-game season. That would be the most in NFL history, according to Pro Football Talk.

The current record for yards allowed in a season is 7,042, set by the New Orleans Saints in 2012. That Saints surrendered 440.1 yards a game over a 16-game season. That means the Seahawks wouldn’t set the record solely based on the new 17-game schedule.

The Seahawks (2-3) return to action against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Oct. 17.

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