Seattle likely to see streak as best scoring defense end (The Associated Press)

Barring an unlikely series of circumstances playing out on the final Sunday of the NFL season, the Seattle Seahawks will relinquish their vice grip on the title of being the best scoring defense in the NFL for the first time since 2011. Going into Week 17, the Seahawks have the No. 2 scoring defense in the league, allowing 269 points for an average of 17.9 per game. New England has allowed 33 fewer points, meaning Seattle would likely have to shut out San Francisco in the regular-season finale and hope for a huge offensive game from Miami against the Patriots to have a chance at a fifth straight scoring title.