Do the Seahawks have a real chance in the NFC West?
Russell Wilson watch ended?
Aside from what has been a pretty magical season so far in Seattle, I’ve been really enjoying the absolute destruction of Denver and Russell Wilson. In a clear case of self over the team, the grass has not been greener on the other side, and the world is letting Wilson hear it.
Even though the 2-4 quarterback has Wolverine blood, he had to miss a home game against a Jets team that has been scrappy so far this season. In what was a must-win to save the season, the Broncos were lifeless as Russell had to watch from the sidelines in a 16-9 loss. With the loss bringing Denver to 2-5, Seattle is now looking at potentially the #6 overall pick in the upcoming draft.
As Denver heads to London to lose to Jacksonville and likely fire their coach, we can now have a legitimate conversation about the Seahawks winning the NFC West, while they may have the top overall pick in the NFL draft.
State of the West
Some mixed results in the division this week, but it still leaves the Seahawks in a great position. The Cardinals rebounded from their loss to the Seahawks, holding off a late rally from the Saints on Thursday Night Football. The Rams got to enjoy a bye week as they hope to fix their once-potent offense.
The biggest story in the division is the San Francisco 49ers. A ridiculous trade for running back Christian McCaffrey got the whole world crowning the 49ers the NFC champions before Sunday. By the end of Sunday, the 49ers were humiliated and punked at home by a true contender in Kansas City 44-23.
I may eventually eat crow, but that’s the type of trade that can sink a franchise. Running backs that can’t stay healthy and don’t run well between the tackles are not going to win you a Super Bowl. The 49ers will now not pick until the end of the 3rd round in the upcoming NFL draft. They have mortgaged their entire future on Trey Lance and Christian McCaffrey.
Even if it all comes together and they get their ring like LA last year, the future in San Francisco will get dark really quickly. In the present now, the 49ers have sold their souls and still look up at the Seattle Seahawks in the division.
Up next for your division-leading Seattle Seahawks is a big home matchup against the 6-1 and equally surprising New York Giants. In what could be a potential wild card battle or even a future playoff matchup. A huge opportunity for a big NFC win and to maintain their division lead. Go Hawks!