2023 NFL Playoff predictions: Do Seahawks have any more magic?

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After 18 weeks and 272 games, it is finally time for the NFL playoffs to begin. It has been a rare season. This goes for the Seattle Seahawks and the NFL overall.

The Seattle Seahawks defied all expectations, winning 9 games thanks to an improbable run by Geno Smith, a remarkable rookie class, and the unbreakable spirit of head coach Pete Carroll. It hasn’t always been pretty, but the Seahawks now find themselves in the playoffs (thanks Detroit), and facing their arch-rival San Francisco in the Wild Card Round.

Around the league, we saw NFL legends like Tom Brady, Russell Wilson, and Aaron Rodgers struggle.  Meanwhile, a new young core led by Jalen Hurts, Josh Allen, and Brock Purdy (seriously!) appears to be ready to lead their teams to a championship. So out with the old and in with the new.

Predicting how the Seahawks and NFL postseason will play out

We also saw the craziest ending to a regular season game ever when New England literally threw away the game to the Las Vegas Raiders. We, unfortunately, witnessed one of the scariest moments in league history when Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin was injured in Week 17. This was followed by an outpouring of unity, love, and hope, unlike anything many have ever seen.

As we begin the final 13 games of the season, I’m going to predict how the playoffs are going to turn out, from Wild Card to the Super Bowl in Glendale, Arizona. Do the Seahawks have some magic left in them or are they one-and-done in the postseason this year? Who will end up disappointed, and who will raise the Lombardi Trophy?