No reason why it can’t be done
Over the last month, this Seattle Seahawks team has really molded into a Super Bowl-caliber team. The defense is humming, the offense is looking efficient and most importantly, they appear to be pretty healthy. Last year at this time, while many 12s were excited about the Seahawks being in the playoffs, it felt as if it was wishful thinking for them to get to the Super Bowl. The team was banged up at key positions and we saw that come to haunt them in the divisional round against the Green Bay Packers.
This time around, there is no reason to believe why they cannot make the Super Bowl. The NFC is up for grabs. The biggest knock on this Seattle team was their inability on defense to generate pressure. I think most would agree that they cleaned that up. What is the knock against this team now? Of course, no team is perfect and each roster has its holes, but the Seahawks have all the key ingredients to being a Super Bowl team.
For starters, they have arguably the best quarterback in football in Russell Wilson. They have a very good running back duo of Chris Carson and Carlos Hyde (which eventually will include Rashaad Penny). Their wide receiving core is one of the better ones in the league as both D.K. Metcalf and Tyler Lockett have over 80 receptions. Defensively, they have playmakers in Carlos Dunlap, Bobby Wagner and Jamal Adams.
The biggest hole would be their offensive line. But, if they just do a good enough job, I don’t see why this team can’t win the whole thing. In the game against the Rams, they allowed 5 sacks but held their own in the second half. They played good enough in the 2nd half to Let Russ Cook. If they can continue to do that and this defense can continue to play at a high level, then this team has a great chance of hoisting their second-ever Vince Lombardi Trophy.