The Seattle Seahawks Becoming Contenders in the NFC

by Glenn Kaplan
by Glenn Kaplan

When the Seattle Seahawks started the season 0-2, I knew I was heading in the right direction with my prediction about the Seattle Seahawks possibly missing the playoffs in 2018. Seattle got rolling in Week 3 with a home win against the Dallas Cowboys.

The Seahawks have been playing much better ever since Week 3. Seattle's record so far this season is 7-5 and they have won three consecutive games. Seattle is currently the number five seed in the NFC. If the season ended right now, the Seattle Seahawks would be on the road in the first round against the Dallas Cowboys and that would be a favorable match up for them.

The reason why Seattle is in this position is because of how good quarterback Russell Wilson has been this season. He has completed 66.7 percent of his passes for 2,531 yards 25 touchdowns and five touchdowns so far this season. Wilson has also rushed for 231 yards on 41 carries.

The Seattle Seahawks also have a very good running game this season. It was a problem in the beginning of the season. Seattle also has problems on the offensive line and Russell Wilson makes them not noticeable.

Pete Carroll is on the final year of his contract. He has done a tremendous job with this defense. They don't have the legion of boom anymore. Earl Thomas's season ended because of an injury.

Seattle has a new defensive core and many guys are chipping in. They could be a very dangerous team if they make it to the postseason. The final four games of the season for the Seahawks is against the Minnesota Vikings (6-5-1) next Monday night at home, the San Francisco 49ers (2-10) on the road, the Kansas City Chiefs (10-2) at home, and the Arizona Cardinals (3-9) at home.