Seattle Seahawks September 2020 preview
By Jake Luppino
A look into what to expect from the Seattle Seahawks in their three September games.
With opening day of the NFL less than 10 days away, rosters will start getting slimmer, game-plans will start getting implemented and teams will finally begin their pursuit of the Vince Lombardi Trophy. The Seattle Seahawks will be looking to add their second Vince Lombardi Trophy to the franchise’s history books.
The first month of the season is typically the second preseason of the year. Due to the circumstances, the month of September will feel like the actual preseason. During preseason, outside of Week 3, the starters do not see much playing time. It is mainly for the front office to evaluate some of the lower talent on the team and make the ultimate decision if they will make the 53 man roster for the start of the regular season.
As a result, the starters take the first couple weeks of the regular season to ease into things. Some teams come into the year with some rust to brush off. Some teams come into the year with a lot of roster turnover and have not developed the necessary chemistry to string along consecutive wins and other teams come into the season already in playoff form.
As many Seattle football fans know, it takes the Seahawks a couple of weeks to build up their chemistry and start playing their best football. Last year, Seattle’s 3-1 record was only the 13th time in franchise history they’ve started with that record or better. It was also the first time since 2016 that they jumped out to a 3-1 start. Which leads to my next point being that the first month of the season tends to lead to many overreactions by the media.
Seattle never falls too far under .500 where they can’t dig themselves out of a hole. The odds do not favor teams who start 0-2 or worse in terms of making the playoffs. But, just as their games go, the Seahawks do not pick it up until right before it’s too late.
According to CBS Sports, the Seattle Seahawks have the 13th hardest schedule based on their opponents’ combined 2019 regular season record.
In the month of September, the Seattle Seahawks will face off against the Atlanta Falcons, New England Patriots and Dallas Cowboys.
Here, we will take a preview at each game anticipating what to expect from our beloved Hawks and I will drop a prediction for each game.