The Seahawks are 3-3 to start the 2018 season. But Seattle is only a half-game back of the a Wild Card spot. Here is how they can make the postseason.
The Seahawks started 2018 0-2 and looked terrible offensively. Since then, Seattle is 3-1 and has been running the ball effectively. Maybe those first two losses keep the team from making the postseason. But they are still in the mix and here is how they can make the playoffs.
Winning on the road in the NFL is rough. Seattle is 1-2 in true road games this season. They defeated the Raiders, of course, and that was considered a home game for Oakland even though the game took place in London. (And 12s turned that into more of a home game for Seattle anyway.)
A positive, though, is that through six weeks, the Seahawks have already played four road games. With 10 games left in the season, only four more are on the road. These away games include Seattle playing the 2-4 Detroit Lions and the 1-5 San Francisco 49ers. Seattle also plays at the Carolina Panthers (who haven’t lost at home this year) and the Rams (who haven’t lost at all).
I am not saying Seattle should beat the Lions in week eight, but they could. Detroit ranks 30th in the NFL in stopping the run. Seattle’s newfound offensive identity relies a lot on being successful running the ball with Chris Carson and Mike Davis.
Seattle also has a really good chance to beat the 49ers, though San Francisco is still not horrible after losing quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo. But the Seahawks will have more talent than the 49ers and have every opportunity to win.
If Seattle can go 2-2 on the road the rest of the year, they may be able to get to 10 wins (if they win five of their final six at home) and that might be enough to make the playoffs. And once a team is in the playoffs, nearly anything can happen (see: Seahawks vs. Saints 2010).