May 27, 2015; Lake Forest, IL, USA; Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler (6)during organized team activities at the Halas Hall. Mandatory Credit: Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports
Obviously, nothing is guaranteed in football. There are injuries, trades and whatnot that can totally change the complexion of a team’s makeup or season. But no matter what happens this season (barring a catastrophic injury bug), these games should be very winnable for the Seattle Seahawks.
16. Chicago Bears, Week 3
At this point in time, it’s undeniable. The Chicago Bears are a flaming pile of garbage, and it’s all but guaranteed that they won’t be able to fix their litany of personnel issues before, during, or after this coming season.
Jay Cutler is Jay Cutler. The awful defense is still the same awful defense.
The only bright spot on this roster is Matt Forte… And let’s face, he’s not going to have success against the Legion of Boom.
15. Cleveland Browns, Week 15
This roster should make you shudder.
But not with fear, it makes you shudder for the sheer lack of talent, which foreshadows yet another horrific season for the Cleveland Browns.
Unless Johnny Manziel pulls off the Christmas Miracle of all Christmas Miracles five days before Christmas… Let’s put it this way, Cleveland can take solace in the fact that it has the privilege of watching Lebron James on Christmas Day.
14. At Minnesota Vikings, Week 13
The Vikings made some great moves this offseason, and with another season under his belt, Teddy Bridgewater should continue to develop into an excellent quarterback.
But this just isn’t the year for Minnesota, they need another year or two to continue developing Cordarrelle Patterson, Anthony Barr and Bridgewater.
The Seattle Seahawks should have no problem taking care of business in this game.
13. San Francisco 49ers, Week 11
Once Northern California gets over the fact that the Golden State Warriors brought home an NBA title, they’ll look at the 49ers and say,
“What the hell happened here? It’s going to be a long year.”
No need to repeat everything that happened in the nightmarish offseason for the 49ers. Even though it is a rivalry game, there’s no way Jim Tomsula, Colin Kaepernick and company are going to win in Seattle.
12. At Cincinnati Bengals, Week 5
After the first four games, it got a bit tricky to rank the difficulty of the rest of the games.
There’s one reason why the Seahawks have a very good chance of winning this game: Andy Dalton.
Dalton is epitome of being a shaky quarterback and at times, can be an interception machine. That doesn’t spell well for him when he’s trying to throw on the Legion of Boom.
11. At San Francisco 49ers, Week 7
As stated earlier: the 49ers are very bad and will have a long season ahead of them. However, this game will be slightly more difficult for the Seahawks than the Bengals game simply because 1. It is a rivalry game and 2. The conditions at the newly-constructed Levi’s Stadium are balky, at best.
Maybe a couple slips here and there from the Seahawks lead to some costly turnovers at Levi’s. But in all likelihood, there’s no way Colin Kaepernick is winning this game.