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October 9, 2014 at 8:46 PM

What grades would you give the Seahawks for the first quarter?

Monday’s game marked the end of the first quarter of Seattle’s season, unconventional as it was.

If featured a Thursday night game, a Monday night game and a bye.

Oh for a Sunday game at 1 (ish) p.m.

The good news? That’s all Seattle gets for the second quarter  (and while some fans may like the allure of prime time games, coaches and players like the rhythm of the season and the traditional Sunday games).

The question before you tonight is what grades to give Seattle so far. I’ve published polls at the bottom of the post where you can give grades for the offense, defense and special teams for the first quarter (I didn’t bother including F grades since there’s no reasonable case to be made for that).

I plan to offer my own grades at a later point, but am interested to hear what fans think.

The Seahawks are 3-1, and from this vantage point, in pretty good shape. A 4-0 record would be better, obviously. But we’re finding out that San Diego is pretty darn good, the circumstances were not ideal there that day, and things happen in the NFL. And sure, aspects of some of the wins weren’t maybe as artful as they could have been. But take away the last drive against Denver and add maybe one Percy Harvin touchdown against Washington and whatever angst there is about this team would lessen quite a bit, I think.

Conversely, it’s hard not to like the fact that Seattle leads the NFL in rushing offense AND rushing defense. Throw in what we know is an elite quarterback and the Legion of Boom, and it’s hard not to see that as the resume of a team that’s worthy of still being considered the team to beat in the NFL.

But tell me what you think. You can vote below and state your reasoning in the comments section and later we can review the final results:

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