Finish to the season
Week 14 at Houston
The final five weeks of the ‘Hawks regular season are probably the easiest section of the season for them, with the exception of one game. This is not it, the Texans, in all likelihood without DeShaun Watson will be one of or even the worst team in the NFL in 2021.
Without Watson, the offense is poor and the defense is still awful despite the free agency additions. As a result, Russell Wilson is going to make hay against this defense.
Prediction Texans 20 Seahawks 34 (Seahawks 10-3)
Week 15 at LA Rams
This is the toughest game on the Seattle regular season schedule. See week 5 for my thoughts on this matchup
Prediction Rams 31 Seahawks 21 (Seahawks 10-4)
Week 16 v Chicago
The Bears are not going to be good in 2021, I think this will be a transition year at QB and the secondary will be at the mercy of Wilson, Metcalf and Co. in this game.
Russell Wilson and the receiver corps
Prediction Seahawks 34 Bears 20 (Seahawks 11-4)
Week 17 v Detroit
The Lions will be in year one of a post-Matt Stafford/Kenny Golladay/Marvin Jones rebuild in 2021 and may well be looking to tank games at the end of the season to get better draft position. This is one they will not need to tank though as they will lose it anyway.
I like a lot of their draft additions, but this is a long road they are on and the defense is still going to be pretty awful, add to that they have no quality wide receivers and this should be a comfortable win for the ‘Hawks. Pad your stats offensively in this one.
Prediction Seahawks 41 Detroit 24 (Seahawks 12-4)
Week 18 at Arizona
Again I ever back to their first match-up in week 11. But in Arizona, this will be a trickier game, but the ‘Hawks still match up well against the Cardinals.
Prediction Cardinals 21 Seahawks 27 (Seahawks 13-4)
So all this adds to a thirteen-win season and a chance to retain their divisional title and another playoff run for Pete Carroll’s men.