The Seattle Seahawks victory over Philadelphia means a lot of things. To this team, to the fans, and to the standings, as Seattle now stands one spot away from playoff contention. The 7-7 record surely isn't the ideal spot to be at this point in the season, but it's far from the worst spot.
The dreaded schedule Seattle has seen over the past month is finally out of the way. Only Tennessee, Pittsburgh, and Arizona remain. Neither of those teams have a winning record, and after beating the defending NFC Champions last week, Seattle is playing the right type of football to make a return to the postseason.
Before thinking too far ahead, the Seahawks must handle business against the struggling Titans who have already been eliminated from playoff contention. Here are a few things I think will happen in this Week 16 matchup.
Prediction No. 1: Seahawks rush for 150+
The Tennessee Titans statistically on the year have actually been decent at stopping the run. Over the past two games, however, that has not been the case. Last week Houston relied heavily on the rushing attack with C.J. Stroud missing the game while in concussion protocol. It worked well, as the Texans survived in overtime while putting up 148 yards on the ground.
The previous week was actually an upset win against Miami. Despite the comeback win, Tennessee gave up 158 on the ground to the dominant duo of Mostert and Achane.
The game plan on offense should be fairly simple this week for Seattle. Get Kenneth Walker the ball. The Eagles are a top 10 team in the league in terms of opposing rushing yards per game and Walker still put up an impressive 86 on them with 26 more yards receiving. If he can do that against a defense like Philadelphia's, I have no doubt he can up the production this week. Charbonnet too will get some action while everyone continues to wait to see if Geno Smith will be ready to go.