Seattle Seahawks Roundtable: Are the Seahawks a playoff team?

Seattle Seahawks, Pete Carroll. (Photo by Dan Istitene/Getty Images)
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Andrew Durant

Yes, I believe there is potential, but it all depends on how they come off their bye week, headed into Detroit for a game against the Lions. They go in the bye week mostly healthy and can come out of it even healthier. Outside linebacker K.J. Wright and tight end Ed Dickson will be coming back from injury.

Wright, who had knee surgery, experienced a few setbacks and missed the first six games. Because the Seahawks have been playing well, Pete Carroll didn’t see a reason to rush Wright back into the lineup. In a recent interview, the coach said Wright will come back to practice next week and compete to play. He will most likely return to the starting lineup.

Ed Dickson was placed on the non-football injury list before the season shortly after posting a tweet saying he was “ready to return,” obviously the organization thought otherwise. Being on NFI automatically disqualified him from practice for six weeks. Nick Vannett is dealing with a back injury and the Seahawks have used Darrell Daniels and George Fant as tight ends.

Dickson’s return couldn’t be timed better. The Seahawks face a few Top 10 quarterbacks in the next few weeks after their bye, including Matt Stafford, Phillip Rivers, and Aaron Rodgers. Seattle has a tough schedule coming up, but they are playing harder than ever.

If Seattle can win seven of the next 10 games, they can take an NFC wildcard spot and possibly make a good run in the playoffs. 10-6 should put them in contention, especially if they beat the Lions and Packers.