The Seattle Seahawks are 5-2 but the easiest stretch of their 2023 season is done. Seattle faces a very good 6-2 Baltimore Ravens team in Week 9. Both teams are in first place and neither team faces a must-win situation, but clearly, we hope that Seattle doesn't lose.
The teams mirror each other in a lot of ways. They both have good defenses, even if Seattle's is newly good while the Ravens are a bit more of a veteran group. Still, good is good, right?
Both teams also are capable of running the ball effectively well. In fact, the game could come down to which team runs the ball the best. It wouldn't be surprising to see rookie Zach Charbonnet get the most carries of his career in Week 9 as he can grind out first downs and that might be what Seattle needs to steal the game. Here is some news for your Saturday.
Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll can move up a list
Pete Carroll has 166 regular season victories and 11 playoff wins. That is a total of (checking my math) 177 wins. If Seattle beats the Baltimore Ravens (or whenever Seattle wins their next game under Carroll, but let's hope it is Sunday), the victory will move Carroll into a tie for 13th all-time for wins by an NFL head coach.
Is Pete Carroll a Hall of Fame-caliber coach? Yes. But will he ever make it into the Hall of Fame? Maybe not. The way the Pro Football Hall of Fame makes it very difficult for coaches or non-players to get into the Hall as only one sneaks through every once in a while instead something like five players at a time.
As far as Pete Carroll compared to other Seahawks head coaches, though, he is easily the most successful. Carroll has 143 victories, including the playoffs, and a regular season win percentage of .615. Next closest in those groups is Mike Holmgren (90 wins) and Chuck Knox (.559 winning percentage). While it's easy to get used to a level of success, we should still appreciate Pete Carroll for all the wins he's helped bring Seattle.