The Seahawks have gone 3-0 and allowed a total of 30 points while cornerback Brandon Browner has served three games of his four-game suspension.
But as well as they've fared in Browner's absence, they likely would have had a harder time in the playoffs without their other starting cornerback, Richard Sherman, who was facing a four-game suspension of his own.
That won't be a problem now that Sherman has won his appeal, a surprising development that came Thursday. In the video below, Mike Salk discusses the impact that Sherman's availability will have on the Seahawks' defense.
You can listen to Thursday's podcast here.