One week at a time
Luckily for the Seattle Seahawks, the NFC is really top-heavy. There are five legit contending teams that are definitely going to make the playoffs: Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Green Bay Packers, Los Angeles Rams, Dallas Cowboys, Arizona Cardinals. This means that the last two Wild Card spots are wide open. There is still a lot of football left to be played and although the Seattle Seahawks haven’t given too much reason for optimism, I just ask that you hear me out.
First and foremost, the Seahawks have some VERY winnable games coming up. Week 11 will feature a tough out against the Arizona Cardinals. But, it is worth noting they are the home team and as we have seen in that battle over the years, the home team tends to always win. After that, Seattle will face a struggling Washington team followed by San Francisco and Houston prior to Los Angeles in Week 15. Couple that with the Seahawks having the best winning percentage in November and December over the last 10 years and boom, we got our hope back again.
Secondly, this defense looks much improved. It seems that Jamal Adams is finding his niche within this defense. Seattle did a very good job of using him as a decoy at the line of scrimmage. Showing blitz from his side and then actually blitzing from the other side. Jamal Adams was also impressive in coverage, helping numerous times on double teams of Davante Adams.
Rookie CB Tre Brown continues to turn heads. No play is too big for this kid. Week in week out, he finds himself making big stops on critical down and distance plays. D.J. Reed has also been playing with more and more confidence on that right side. This Seattle Seahawks defense now ranks 8th in 3rd down percentage and has the 9th best scoring defense.
If Seattle can get cooking offensively, they may make a late run and sneak into the playoffs as a dange-RUSS –pun intended – 7 seed. Believe in 3. He hasn’t let us down often in his tenure as a Seahawk.