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Seattle fans didn’t really see this coming.
After going 13-3 last season and capping off the year with a Super Bowl blowout of the Denver Broncos, it’s hard to believe the Seahawks are 6-4 after ten games and in serious jeopardy of missing the playoffs altogether.
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But, there is always hope.
Seattle plays the toughest schedule in the NFL the remainder of the season. That’s because two of the teams that stand in Seattle’s way of making a repeat appearance to the postseason are the division rival Arizona Cardinals (9-1) and San Francisco 49ers (6-4).
The Seahawks have yet to play either team. That means there are four opportunities to gain ground on not only the two NFC Wild Card spots, but also the NFC West crown. With the injuries that the Seahawks have had to deal with it seems like a daunting task to win both games against the Cardinals. But if Seattle can pull that off, it would be just one-game behind Arizona with four other games providing opportunities to tie the Cardinals record. Having the same win/loss record would suffice as Seattle would hold the tie-breaker in such a scenario.
St. Louis has already beaten the Seahawks (along with the 49ers and Broncos) this season and the Rams will come to Seattle for the final game of the regular season. The Philadelphia Eagles (7-3) are the other team Seattle has to play.
With such a difficult schedule remaining, there is still plenty of hope for another playoff appearance and run at back-to-back Super Bowl victories.
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