Seahawks will enter the 2022 season with fifth-easiest schedule
By Lee Vowell
The Seattle Seahawks have made a lot of changes since the 2021 season ended. At least their schedule in 2022 might help them win more games than many will expect.
According to Sharp Football Analysis, Seattle will have the fifth-easiest schedule in 2022. This ranks just behind the Washington Commanders, Chicago Bears, Philadelphia Eagles and Indianapolis Colts. The strength of schedule is based a large bit on what Las Vegas oddsmakers project as win totals for each team.
This is where the sad part comes in. Sad if you are a Seahawks fan anyway. Seattle is projected to win 6.4 games in 2022, meaning they would go 6-11. Only five teams have a lower win projection, the Lions, Panthers, Falcons, Texans and Jets. Basically, the Seahawks are expected to be one of the worst teams in the NFL.
Seattle Seahawks have a relatively easy schedule in 2022
While the rest of the NFC West has a schedule that is at least eighth-hardest or…um, harder, every team in the division other than the Seahawks is projected to win 9 games or more. This would mean Seattle would finish three games behind whoever is third in the NFC West. That could clearly happen with all the changes Seattle has made this offseason.
Because Seattle finished last in the NFC West last year, they get a last-place schedule in 2022. Seattle will face other 2021 last-place teams in the Lions, Jets and Giants. None of these teams should be a lot better than they were this past season. But Seattle is likely worse.
Plus, Seattle, besides playing each NFC West team twice, will play all the AFC West teams and each one of those teams is likely better than they were in 2021, especially since Russell Wilson went from the Seahawks to the Broncos.
2022 might not be a fun year to watch Seattle play but they also might be better than expected and the schedule might help them get that way.