3 Seattle Seahawks entering the last chance saloon over final four games of 2023

Seattle needs four straight great games from the three players on this list.

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The Seattle Seahawks could very well have just four games left in their 2023 season. They are still in the playoff hunt, but they have lost four straight games. Nothing over the last months says Seattle should be in the postseason.

For Seattle to make a playoff run, the following three players have to be better than their overall 2023 performances have been. Two play on one unit. The other protects the Seahawks backend of the defense.

If even two of the following players fail. Seattle is likely going to be watching the playoffs for the second time in three years. This could mean massive changes to the organization this coming offseason. There is still hope for this season, however, if these three play a lot better.

Damien Lewis - Seattle Seahawks left guard

Lewis has had a mixed career with the Seahawks through almost four seasons. Many times he has been Seattle's best offensive lineman. The problem with saying that is that Seattle's offensive line has not been good in Lewis' career. Still, in 2022, the left guard was graded as Pro Football Focus' (subscription required) 11th-best guard in the NFL. Last season, Lewis allowed just 19 pressures and 3 quarterback hits.

This year, Lewis has already allowed 23 pressure with four games remaining. He hasn't been terrible, and he very likely has still been the Seahawks' most consistent offensive lineman, but he has fallen to 32 in terms of PFF's grading among guards. Maybe Lewis simply hasn't had much stability or good play around him, especially at center, and that has affected his overall play as well.

Of course, this could also be diminishing his price tag next offseason. He will only be 27 years old in Week 1 of 2024 and he is a capable guard who could command more than $10 million a season with his next contract. To help earn that new deal, however, Lewis needs to continue his play of the last two weeks when he has allowed just one pressure against the San Francisco 49ers and Dallas Cowboys. Before that, between Weeks 7 and 12, Lewis allowed multiple pressures in each game.