You really have to focus on the success of Seattle and Chicago last year if you need to help yourself get excited about the potential of our defense this year. The Seahawk were 1st in the league in points allowed. The Bears were 3rd in the league in points allowed. Seattle was 5th in the league in turnovers. Chicago was 1st in the league in turnovers. Combine this with the reality that our defense is already becoming more stingy in the giving up touchdowns. I don't believe we've allowed a single first team touchdown in the 2 games so far, small sample size as it may be. We've also been able to create a lot more turnovers. I'm excited to see what this defense can do against the Giants in week 1 if Ratliff, Spencer, and Claiborne are all a go. Note that we played both the Seahawks and the Bears last year. The Seahawks beat RG3 and the Redskins (albeit he was injured) and only gave up 14 points to that offense. What gives me more hope is that Seattle beat New England and kept them to 23 points. They kept Green Bay to 12 points. Chicago kept Green Bay to 23 and 21 points in two losses. I think our offense is much better than Chicago's, and our passing game is much better than Seattles, though we clearly don't have their running game. I think our defense has the potential to be every bit as good as those two.