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December 21, 2013 at 9:13 AM

Saturday links: Defense in the clutch, and more

There are all kinds of sterling numbers associated with the Seahawks defense these days.

Jayson Jenks writes about a few for Saturday’s paper when the going gets tough.

As Jenks writes:

When a team has started drives on the Seattle side of the 50-yard line, the Seahawks have generally kept them from scoring touchdowns. Opposing teams have had 10 drives start in Seahawks territory this season. Only three ended with touchdowns, including one scored by Seattleā€™s opponent Sunday, Arizona.

Seattle has allowed just 20 touchdowns this season, second-fewest to Carolina’s 18.

IN OTHER NEWS. …

— Seahawks.com offers a video preview of the game;

— Seahawks,,com also rounds up Friday’s news;

— Rookie safety Tony Jefferson will be forced into the spotlight for the Cardinals Sunday (also note in that story the update on WR Larry Fitzgerald, whose status may not be determined until Sunday);

— ESPN.com with more on Fitzgerald’s situation;

— The Arizona offense knows it will face a tough test in Seattle;

— As expected, Carson Palmer will play against the Seahawks;

— Fitzgerald was injured on an on-side kick, which causes some to wonder about the safety of such plays;

Brock Huard says the Seahawks are vulnerable in the running game;

— Arizona’s site with a look at five top storylines in the game;

— NFL.com picks the Seahawks;

Darnell Dockett says the Seahawks “ran the score up” on Arizona in last year’s 58-0 win in Seattle;

— LindySports.com picks the Seahawks.

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