Four weeks ago Seattle was 0-2 and a post-season appearance seemed out of the question. I’ll start by saying, the Seahawks aren’t out of the playoffs. If we covered the Cleveland Browns, this wouldn’t even be a point of discussion. So my short answer is yes the Seahawks make the playoffs, here are my reasons.
Now that Pete Carroll and Brian Schottenheimer have committed to the run and the Seahawks have been successful using it, their dynamic has changed. A solid running attack means that if they wanted to, the Seahawks could control the clock and shorten games. Additionally, Seattle has proven they can use that running game to open the passing game. It makes the Seahawks a contender no matter who they play.
Using that information, and looking over the schedule, with the exception of Kansas City, and the Los Angeles Rams in L.A., two quick scoring offenses, the Seahawks can go shot for shot with the rest. I’m not saying they can win them all, but if nothing major changes, Count Arizona, and two San Francisco games in December as wins.
That puts Seattle at 6-5. I think they can go at least 3-2 against Detroit, Green Bay, Minnesota, Carolina, and L.A.C. Nine wins should be enough, but they can get 10.