The Seattle Seahawks have won their last two games and still have a small chance of making the postseason. If Seattle loses once more this season, and they have four games left, they are done and it’s truly time to look at making 2022 into a more successful season.
But let’s assume Seattle wins their last four games and finishes 9-8. If the Seahawks do finish the season perfectly, they currently have a 50 percent chance of making the playoffs. But the issue is while they are just one game down in the loss column to the current final team in the NFC to make the playoffs if the season were to end today, the Washington Football Team, Seattle has four other 6-7 teams ahead of them.
The NFC has a ton of mediocre teams in 2021. 10 teams have losing records and 6 teams are better than .500.
But even with all those 6-7 teams ahead of Seattle (because theoretically, if all of those teams lost and Seattle won, Seattle would have the same record), that is not the Seahawks biggest problem.
Seattle Seahawks still have a chance at making the playoffs
This goes back towards more of an outlook like baseball has with the problem of being a half-game back. Because while Seattle trails five 6-7 teams for the final spot in the postseason, Seattle has lost to three of those teams: the New Orleans Saints, Washington and the Minnesota Vikings. This means while Seattle is 1 game back of the other 6-7 teams (the Atlanta Falcons and the Philadelphia Eagles), Seattle is 1.5 games back of the Saints, Washington and the Vikings.
Seattle would basically need those teams to lose at least two more games this year even if Seattle wins out. New Orleans doesn’t have any easy schedule left. They play at the Buccaneers, home against the Dolphins, home against the Panthers and at the Falcons. Two losses are definitely possible.
Washington plays three of its last four on the road. Oddly, two of their last four are against the Eagles. The others are at Dallas and at the Giants.
The Vikings have two extremely tough games remaining. Minnesota finishes playing at the Bears, home against the Rams, travel to the Packers and then home against the Bears again. At least two losses are very possible.
The Seahawks must win out to have a playoff chance, however, and play the Rams this week and then the Cardinals to end the season. Anything is possible for Seattle but making the postseason this year isn’t probable at this point.