Reason for optimism
Although the Seattle Seahawks are 2-4 and sit at the bottom of the NFC West, their season is not over. Granted, their chances of winning the West in back-to-back years has shrunk, the Wild Card spot still remains wide open. Moving forward, the Seahawks do not need to be the best team in the NFC West. They just need to be better than the 2nd best team in every other division. As of right now, the 2nd place teams are the Washington Football Team, Minnesota Vikings and New Orleans Saints.
Despite a Week 3 loss to the Vikings, the good news for Seattle is that they will face off against both the Football Team and Saints. They will be minus Russell Wilson against the Saints, but should have him back for when they face the Football Team. Another team Seattle faces later in the year will be the Bears, who are also in contention for a Wild Card spot.
The most important thing is getting Russell Wilson back. Wilson was placed on the IR last week, meaning he would be eligible to return against the Packers in Week 10. Knowing the competitor Wilson is, I would say there is a great chance of him returning then. That means Seattle needs to keep the ship afloat for another two weeks as they have a bye in Week 9.
With the Saints and Jaguars next on the calendar, Seattle should remain hopeful. One reason is that both of those games are at home. Even though Seattle is currently 0-2 at home, we know they tend to play their best in front of the 12s. Another reason is that the ground game looked as good as ever in the loss to the Steelers. Alex Collins played an excellent game and when given their opportunities, Deejay Dallas and Travis Homer made some plays as well. Gerald Everett also returned from the COVID reserve list and showed his playmaking ability.
In spite of all the chaos surrounding this Seattle Seahawks team, they have shown they are still all in. The Seahawks culture was on full display in their Week 6 defeat as they continued to fight. Down 14-0 at halftime, they didn’t back down. They embraced it. Down 20-17 with a backup QB in, they didn’t back down. They marched down the field and tied it. Their belief never wavered and neither should yours.