The Seahawks find themselves in the toughest division in the NFL as we approach the 2021 season. With JJ Watts’s arrival in Arizona, Matt Stafford donning a Rams uniform and the 49ers trading up in the draft to take their quarterback of the future, how do the Seahawks meet the challenge this presents and retain their NFC West title?
In the expanded schedule of 2021, the Seahawks will face their divisional rivals in 6 of their 17 regular season games.
In what is bound to be a keenly contested division, how you fare against your divisional rivals will be crucial in determining who will win the NFC West, the divisional record tiebreaker could be the deciding factor in deciding who progresses to the playoffs ad divisional champions.
So correctly evaluating and maximizing your strengths are, whilst doing the same in terms of your divisional rivals’ potential weaknesses, and making the most of the opportunities that present, may well decide who wins this division.
Seahawks can win the NFC West again
If the Seahawks could win four of the six games against their divisional opponents they will have taken a large step towards retaining the NFC West title.
So, in this piece I will look at the current rosters for the four teams and where the Seahawks should attack their rivals, and where they may be likely to be targeted by them. By doing so, I hope to highlight some ways in which the Seahawks can take a targeted approach to winning as many of these six vital games as possible.