Remaining Schedule and Hunt for the Playoffs
With the win against Carolina, the Seattle Seahawks put themselves in a really good position to make a back half of the season, playoff run. The West Division is all but clinched by the Los Angeles Rams, but Seattle is a serious contender for an NFC wildcard spot.
Seattle has four of the next five games at home with one away game against at San Fransisco. Of those next five games, three of them are against losing teams, Arizona Cardinals and 49ers (two times). Though Seattle must play two games against the Kansas City Chiefs and the Minnesota Vikings.
The Seahawks have a good chance to win 9 or 10 games (if they can beat Minnesota). I believe 10 wins is the magic number with the tiebreakers the Seahawks have against Dallas, Detroit, Green Bay, and Carolina. If they can somehow run the table and beat the Chiefs and get 11 wins they would be a lock to get in the playoffs.
This game against the Carolina Panthers was big and the Seattle Seahawks answered the call by winning. They proved that this “rebuild” season is making very good progress. If Seattle somehow makes the playoffs then this is by far Pete Carroll’s best coaching job, because they beat the odds this season. A lot of critics had this team as a four or five win team but it obviously has a higher ceiling than that. Now on to San Fran.