Seahawks 2020 opponents: Ranking easiest to hardest games
By Lee Vowell
13. New York Giants – Week 13 at CenturyLink
Let me start here by saying that none of the teams the Seahawks have on their 2020 schedule are out and out terrible. There are several teams trying to improve who have very good players. The Giants are the easiest opponent Seattle has this year because the Giants travel to Seattle and are still trying to improve offensively and defensively. But the Giants do have Saquon Barkley and that makes them dangerous.
12. Washington Redskins – Week 15 at Washington
The only reason I don’t have the Redskins as number 13 on this list is the game is on the road for the Seahawks. Washington has been one of the worst-run franchises in the NFL since Dan Snyder became the owner. But they did hire Ron Rivera to be their coach this year and he is pretty good.
11. New York Jets – Week 14 at CenturyLink
I have started with a trend. The easiest three games for the Seahawks this coming season should be the three grouped together near the end of the year. I do think the Jets are headed in the right direction, though, and had a good draft. Sam Darnold also might end up being a pretty good quarterback one day.
10. Atlanta Falcons – Week 1 in Atlanta
Atlanta can be a dangerous team because of Matt Ryan. Seattle allowed the Falcons to stick around in 2019 and ended up winning 27-20 in a game that had no business being that close. But Ryan didn’t play in the game either. Russell Wilson is also just 3-3 against the Falcons.
9. Miami Dolphins – Week 4 in Miami
Maybe the Dolphins should rank as easier on this list, but here is the thing. I think the players Miami has play with heart and that makes a team more difficult. Why do I say that the Dolphins play with pride? Because in 2019 Miami was a laughingstock to begin the season and some people thought Miami wouldn’t win a game. The team could have quit. But Miami finished with 5 wins including going 3-2 in their last five with wins over the Patriots and Eagles.