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Seahawks’ physical secondary creates issues for officials

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RENTON — Coach Pete Carroll shrugged off the idea that Seattle’s physical secondary might have an advantage in the playoffs because officials seem more inclined to swallow their flags.

Which leads to the question: Are fewer penalties actually called in the playoffs?

The four wild-card games two weeks ago drew noticeable attention for their lack of penalties. Only 31 penalties were called in those four games, well below what an NFL game typically averages.

Former Seahawks coach Mike Holmgren, who…

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