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5 Takeaways From the Seattle Seahawks Preseason Week 2 Win

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Seattle Seahawks Preseason 2014: 5 Takeaways From Week 2 Win

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The Seattle Seahawks seemed to enjoy their homecoming celebration this week, as they took down the San Diego Chargers 41-14 in Week 2 of the preseason. Obviously, as is the case in the preseason, there was some bad mixed in with the good. Yet overall it was an impressive win for the defending champs and one that was quite telling. Here are five important takeaways from Seattle's Week 2 victory.

5. Several Veterans Could Be On the Roster Bubble

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5. Several Veterans Could Be On the Roster Bubble

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With the talent the Seahawks have on both sides of the ball, it is difficult for newcomers to claim a roster spot. That clearly doesn't bode well for free agent signings DT Kevin Williams and CB Terrell Thomas, who could both find themselves sacrificed as team cut days approach. Additionally, there are veterans who need to look over their shoulder, like backup MLB Heath Farwell, who could be displaced by rookie Brock Coyle.

4. Seattle's Home-Field Advantage Is No Joke

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4. Seattle's Home-Field Advantage Is No Joke

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There's no place like home; it worked for Dorothy in Oz and it obviously works for the Seahawks as well. Over the past two years, Seattle has lost just one game at CenturyLink Field, also known as "the Clink" by fans. It just might be the most difficult place for visitor's to play in the NFL, which is a point of pride for the 12th Man. Seattle won't take any game lightly under head coach Pete Carroll, something the Chargers learned firsthand.

3. Flags Won't Stop the Legion of Boom

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3. Flags Won't Stop the Legion of Boom

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One of the biggest storylines this offseason has been the use of the new "Legion of Boom Rules." Basically, the NFL is penalizing defenders for even touching wide receivers and running backs downfield. Last year, Seattle punished opponents with their physical secondary, culminating in an absolutely brilliant Super Bowl performance. Apparently, the NFL is looking for a more competitive game, but it isn't having the intended affect in Seattle yet.

2. Depth At Running Back Is Exceptional

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2. Depth At Running Back Is Exceptional

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It seems almost ridiculous now to think that Seahawk fans were scared about Marshawn Lynch and his preseason holdout just a few short weeks ago. Now, with Lynch barely playing this preseason, Seattle appears better than ever in their backfield with playmakers Robert Turbin and Christine Michael in place. Following their impressive win over San Diego, Seahawk fans are breathing a little easier knowing the team has a plan in place.

1. Russell Wilson Looks Better Than Ever

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1. Russell Wilson Looks Better Than Ever

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With a great backfield and the league's most feared defense on his sideline, it's easy to understand why people are continuing to overlook Russell Wilson as a premier signal-caller in the NFL. Yet, it's never been more evident just how elite Wilson has become. After going a mere 4-of-6 for 37 yards in his brief appearance against Denver, Wilson came home strong posting a spectacular 152 total yards including two highlight reel TD runs.