Sports! #52: Seattle Seahawks: Predicting The 2018 NFL Season & NFC Playoff Picture

All right, time to get to the final team in the NFL, the Seattle Seahawks:

Man, the Seattle Seahawks have lost their way, this team really has not been the same since Super Bowl XLIX when they didn’t hand the ball off to Marshawn Lynch for the game winning score. It’s been nearly four years and since then, the Seahawks have really prolapsed and went from being a dynasty in the making to a team that has been struggling to find their way again.

2017 was the proof in the pudding that the Seahawks of yesteryear were good and gone, if your best runner is your quarterback, Russell Wilson, you’ve got a huge problem here because now you’re asking your franchise guy to be your savior while also putting him in greater risk of getting injured severely. Richard Sherman got injured halfway through the season and is no longer with the team, and then, the biggest WTF of this team, hiring Blair Walsh to be their kicker, the same Blair Walsh that failed the Vikings in crucial situations including a playoff game in which Walsh missed the kick that would’ve sent the Vikings to the next round but ended in a Seahawks win, and then Pete Carroll two years later says “you’re our new kicker”, let’s take a look at Walsh’s “historic” career:

Yeah, the Seahawks are not the team they used to be nor do I think they will be in 2018. With the NFC West looking more like a battle between the Los Angeles Rams and the San Francisco 49ers, the Seahawks are now forced to join the Cardinals in mediocrity until they finally get their second wind.

So, where do the Seahawks end up in 2018? Let’s go ahead and see for ourselves:

WEEK 1: AT DENVER BRONCOS (0-1)

I think Denver gets the best of Seattle in this rematch of Super Bowl XLVIII, Denver should use home field advantage to their advantage with both teams both revamped from the previous year playing each other and I think Denver takes the W on this one.

WEEK 2: AT CHICAGO BEARS (0-2)

The Seahawks are usually not very good in the month of September and especially this year since they’ve got a brand new look to them, the Bears should easily be able to take them in this one and get the win.

WEEK 3: DALLAS COWBOYS (0-3)

Dallas finally gets one in the win column with an upset win over the reworked Seattle Seahawks and prove they are not out yet.

WEEK 4: AT ARIZONA CARDINALS (0-4)

Another team that has a lot of new changes to it in the Cardinals, homefield advantage should help the Cardinals get the win in this one against their division rival.

WEEK 5: LOS ANGELES RAMS (0-5)

The Rams get back on the winning side of things getting a big divisional win against the new look Seattle Seahawks.

WEEK 6: AT OAKLAND RAIDERS (0-6)

The Raiders try to make a statement that they aren’t dead yet but getting an upset win over the Seattle Seahawks in London.

WEEK 7: BYE WEEK

WEEK 8: AT DETROIT LIONS (0-7)

With the Seahawks looking completely different than they did in past years, the Lions could easily find a way to get a win over the Seahawks in this one.

WEEK 9: LOS ANGELES CHARGERS (0-8)

With Seattle looking completely different this year, I think the Chargers can easily go into Century Link Field and get an unexpected win over the Seahawks.

WEEK 10: AT LOS ANGELES RAMS (0-9)

The Rams get off their losing skid while also sweeping the season series with the Seattle Seahawks.

WEEK 11: GREEN BAY PACKERS (1-9)

Against the Seahawks, even with the dominance the Packers have had against the Seahawks in recent years and the fact that the Seahawks won’t likely be the same team they were in years past, I can still see Seattle getting a tight win in this one on Thursday Night Football and finally getting a win this season.

WEEK 12: AT CAROLINA PANTHERS (1-10)

The Seahawks still have a lot of question marks going into the season and Carolina’s got the home field advantage working for them so they can easily get the best of Seattle in this one.

WEEK 13: SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS (1-11)

The Seahawks have home field advantage working in their favor but the 49ers will likely be there to save their playoff hopes and get a big upset win over the Seahawks.

WEEK 14: MINNESOTA VIKINGS (1-12)

Nobody knows what the Seahawks will be like in 2018 so it’s not unexpected if Minnesota comes in ready to clean up against Seattle.

WEEK 15: AT SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS (1-13)

The 49ers get the season sweep over the Seahawks and keep their hopes alive for the division title with the Rams to come in a couple of weeks.

WEEK 16: KANSAS CITY CHIEFS (2-13)

Even without a clear idea of how Seattle will look going into next season, playing in Seattle is always a tough place to play in and I think Seattle will easily get the win in this one.

WEEK 17: ARIZONA CARDINALS (2-14)

The Cardinals show off some promise once Josh Rosen likely gets put in as the quarterback within the halfway point of the season to prove his worth and he and the Cardinals end the season on a positive note with a win over divisional rival Seattle Seahawks to sweep the series.

FINAL PREDICTION: 2-14

Yeah, I have no real hope for the Seattle Seahawks this year, I think they end up pulling what the New York Giants did last year, there’s a lot of problems on both sides of the field and they just don’t really go anywhere this season, this is a 2 team division fight with the Rams and 49ers while the Cardinals and Seahawks look to just get a rhythm going with their new looks.

So, with that said, here is the overall NFC Playoff Picture as I predicted it:

DIVISION WINNERS
1. GREEN BAY PACKERS (14-2)
2. NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (13-3)
3. NEW YORK GIANTS (11-5)
4. LOS ANGELES RAMS (10-6)

WILD CARD TEAMS
5. PHILADELPHIA EAGLES (11-5)
6. SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS (10-6)

REST OF NFC
DETROIT LIONS (10-6)
DALLAS COWBOYS (9-7)
CAROLINA PANTHERS (8-8)
ATLANTA FALCONS (7-9)
MINNESOTA VIKINS (7-9)
ARIZONA CARDINALS (5-11)
CHICAGO BEARS (4-12)
WASHINGTON REDSKINS (3-3)
SEATTLE SEAHAWKS (2-14)
TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS (0-16)

That concludes each individual team but check back tomorrow for my overall NFL predictions including which teams will go all the way to Super Bowl LIII in 2019.

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2 comments on “Sports! #52: Seattle Seahawks: Predicting The 2018 NFL Season & NFC Playoff Picture
  1. […] MINNESOTA VIKINGS (7-9) ARIZONA CARDINALS (5-11) CHICAGO BEARS (4-12) WASHINGTON REDSKINS (3-3) SEATTLE SEAHAWKS (2-14) TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS […]

  2. […] MINNESOTA VIKINGS (7-9) ARIZONA CARDINALS (5-11) CHICAGO BEARS (4-12) WASHINGTON REDSKINS (3-3) SEATTLE SEAHAWKS (2-14) TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS […]

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