Despite winning 10 games and reaching the playoffs in what was supposed to be something of a rebuilding season, Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks aren’t getting much belief from oddsmakers that they are going to be a legitimate Super Bowl contender.
You see, Seattle has just the 14th best NFL futures odds to win the 2020 Super Bowl. 2018 non-playoff teams like Cleveland and Green Bay, actually have better odds to win Super Bowl 54 than Seattle does. No matter, Wilson and company are back and looking to improve on their surprising season from a year ago.
Let’s find out everything you need to know about the Seahawks before they ever take to the gridiron for the upcoming 2019 NFL regular season.
Seattle Seahawks 2019 NFL Season Betting Guide
- ATS: 10-6 (W-L) / 9-5-2 (ATS) / 5-2-1 (Home) / 4-3-1 (Away) / 3-3-1 (Grass) / 6-2-1 (Turf)
- O/U: 9-7-0 (W-L) / 5-3-0 (Home) / 4-4-0 (Away) / 4-3-0 (Grass) / 5-4-0 (Turf) / 48.4 (Total)
Not only did Seattle go an encouraging 10-6 to reach the playoffs before falling to Dallas 24-22 in the wild card round, but the Seahawks also went a solid 9-5-2 ATS while covering the spread five times at home. Seattle’s Top 10 offense helped them play over the O/U total nine times, including five times at home.
- Total Yards: 353.3 / Rank 18
- Passing Yards: 193.3 / Rank 27
- Rushing Yards: 160 /Rank 1
- Points Scored: 26.8 / Rank 8
- Field Goal %: 81.5 / Rank 22
The Seahawks finished the 2018 regular season ranked 18t in total offense and a league-leading first in rushing while also ranking eighth in scoring (26.8 ppg). Despite Wilson’s fantastic numbers, Seattle finished an uninspiring 27th in passing. To address their needs on the offensive side of the ball, Seattle re-signed guard D.J. Fluker while adding veteran guard Mike Iupati and kicker Jason Myers in free agency. The Seahawks also nabbed super athletic ole Miss wide receiver D.K. Metcalf in the third round while selecting West Virginia wideout Garry Jennings Jr. and Wake Forest guard Phil Haynes, both in the fourth round.
- Total Yards: 353.3 / Rank 16
- Passing Yards: 240.1 / Rank 17
- Rushing Yards: 113.2 /Rank 13
- Points Allowed: 21.7 / Rank 11
- Field Goal %: 78.8 / Rank 7
Defensively, Seattle finished 16th overall, 17th against the pass, 13th against the run and 11th in points allowed (21.7 ppg) To address their needs on the defensive side of the ball Seattle re-signed star linebacker K.J. Wright, fellow linebacker Mychal Kendricks and defensive back Akeem King while selecting TCU defensive end L.J. Collier with the 29th overall pick and Utah safety Marquise Blair in the second round. The Seahawks also signed veteran place kicker Jason Myers in free agency.
- Touchdowns: Tyler Lockett (10)
- Rushing: Chris Carson (1151)
- Passing: Russell Wilson (3448)
- Receiving: Tyler Lockett (965)
- Sacks: Frank Clark (13.0)
- Interceptions: Bradlet McDougald (3)
Wide receiver Tyler Lockett had his best year in his fourth season to lead Seattle in touchdowns scored and receiving yards. Another young player also came up big as second-year running back Chris Carson racked up a team-high 1,151 yards and nine scores. Now, heading into his eighth season, superstar quarterback Russell Wilson played at an MVP level again by completing 65.6 percent of his passes for 3,448 yards with a stellar 35 TD passes and just seven interceptions. Veteran defensive end Frank Clark led the team in sacks while fifth-year safety Bradley McDougald has a team-high three interceptions. Unfortunately Clark is gone, but all of Seattle’s other team leaders from last season are back.
I have no idea why so many people are sleeping on Russell Wilson and the Seahawks, but I’m not. I know Seattle has a pair of difficult division matchups against the Rams, but right now, they look quite capable of possibly sweeping Arizona and San Francisco. Seattle does have some difficult non-division matchups against teams like Pittsburgh, New Orleans, Philadelphia, Minnesota and Carolina, but the Seahawks also have what look to be a bunch of winnable games against lesser teams they look like they should beat.I like the Seahawks to definitely reach the double-digit win mark again in 2019 while challenging everyone in the NFC for conference superiority.