We made it 12s! The season is officially upon us and I could not be more excited. Before I dive deep into the Colts matchup, I think it is important for all Seahawks fans to sit back and realize how grateful we are to be fans of this team. If you think about it, this is the tenth consecutive season that the Seahawks are legitimate Super Bowl contenders. That alone is worth celebrating as many fanbases would do anything for that kind of consistent success.
The Colts are a very tough opponent for the Seahawks to play right out of the gate, especially on the road. However, this is a game the Seahawks should win. The first six games for the Seahawks are rather daunting, so beating a quality opponent on the road in week one would be a huge momentum boost as they really get going into the season.
Let’s take a look at how the Seahawks can come away with a win on Sunday in Indianapolis.
3 keys for a Seahawks victory in week one
Number 3: Interior offensive line must hold their own
The matchup between the Seahawks interior offensive line and the Colts interior defensive line is a major advantage for the Colts. Deforest Buckner is one of the best defensive tackles in the game. Containing him will be a tough task for the likes of Kyle Fuller, Gabe Jackson, and Damien Lewis.
If Buckner is not wreaking havoc all afternoon long, I find it difficult to believe that the Colts can win this game. We are going to find out a lot about this Seahawks offensive line on Sunday because if they have success, it will give fans warranted optimism that this group can have a productive season.