Predicting where Seahawks will land in NFC West standings post-schedule release

Taking a look at the NFL schedule release, we'll predict how the NFC West standings will look at the season's end.
Where will the Seahawks finish in the NFC West in 2024?
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NFC West Standings 1st Place: San Francisco 49ers

The kings of the NFC remain in place as long as they stay healthy. With a healthy squad, there’s little reason to believe that the 49ers don’t have the best roster in the entire NFL. They also had the best roster in 2019, and both times, they came up short in the biggest game. With future financial commitments and uncertainties, it truly feels like 2024 is this franchise’s best and possibly last chance to finish the job. 

As long as star wide receivers Brandon Ayuik and Deebo Samuel don’t get traded, safety Talanoa Hufanga and linebacker Dre Greenlaw are able to return from injury, and Trent Williams can stay healthy, this team’s floor should be 12 wins, and anything short of hoisting the Lombardi Trophy would be a massive disappointment. 

With a 1st place schedule, the 49ers have plenty of challenging games (six primetime games) but have a very favorable split on home vs road battles. San Francisco hosts the Jets in Week 1, giving Aaron Rodgers little time to get back into the flow of playing. They host the Chiefs in a Super Bowl rematch (preview?), and then the following week, they host the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday Night Football.

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While they do travel to Lambeau Field to take on a Packers team with revenge on their mind, Buffalo and Miami, they do host the Detroit Lions in week 17 in what could be a massive game for seeding purposes. 

I believe the 49ers are all in this year and will be on a mission to finish the job. Barring a regression from Brock Purdy, injuries, or the occasional Super Bowl hangover, this is the team to beat. 

2024 Record Prediction: 13-4 (NFC West Champions and the top seed in NFC)

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