When a team makes the playoffs and wins a game in the postseason, the expectation is that they will be back there again in the following season. It’s never quite that simple, though, as every team loses players in free agency and has to go out and try to fill those holes as well as they can. They also need to find a way to fix the weaknesses that prevented them from going all the way in the previous year. The Seattle Seahawks were that team last season, and while they look ready to compete in the NFC West again this coming season, you do still have to wonder if they have done enough to fix their defensive deficiencies. Let’s take a look at the Seahawks 2020 schedule and how it might play out along with their NFL odds.
Seattle Seahawks Schedule Analysis
Strength of Schedule
The Seahawks are in what is likely to be a very competitive NFC West this season. The San Francisco 49ers, who made it to the Super Bowl last season, are likely to be the favorites this year. The LA Rams have taken a backward step, but they are still strong, while the Arizona Cardinals have had a busy offseason as they try to play catchup. With 6 tough divisional games on tap, the Seahawks will be looking at the rest of the schedule and hoping for some respite. As far as strength of schedule goes, Seattle is in the middle of the pack, with the teams they face this season posting a combined 129-125-2 record in 2019.
Russell Wilson is the Key to Success for Seattle
There were times last season when Seattle looked like a one man show, as Russell Wilson time and again bailed them out with his athletic style of play. As long as he stays fit and heathy, the Seahawks have a shot at winning every single week. Last season proved that Wilson needs some help, though, and that the secondary in articular needs to hold up their end of the bargain. A team that has a ton of guys at TE could probably have done better in bringing in some defensive help, but tie will tell.
Primetime and Featured Games
The Seattle Seahawks will play in primetime 4 times this coming season and you won’t need to wait too long to see them on national TV. Their first primetime game on the season comes on Sunday night in Week 2, when they will host the New England Patriots. Next up for the Seahawks will be a Sunday night game in Week 5 at home to the Vikings. They will then have back to back games in primetime later in the season, starting in Week 11 with a Thursday night game against the Arizona Cardinals. They will then be on Monday Night Football in Week 12 with a road trip to Philly to face the Eagles.
The second half of the season looks to be a little more manageable for Seattle, so if they can come out of the opening few weeks with a winning record, they could be in a position to make a run at the division title.
The Seattle Seahawks Complete Schedule
|1||Sept. 13||at Falcons||1 p.m. ET||Fox|
|2||Sept. 20||vs. Patriots (SNF)||8:20 p.m. ET||NBC|
|3||Sept. 27||vs. Cowboys||4:25 p.m. ET||Fox|
|4||Oct. 4||at Dolphins||1 p.m. ET||Fox|
|5||Oct. 11||vs. Vikings (SNF)||8:20 p.m. ET||NBC|
|7||Oct. 25||at Cardinals||4:05 p.m. ET||Fox|
|8||Nov. 1||vs. 49ers||4:25 p.m. ET||Fox|
|9||Nov. 8||at Bills||1 p.m. ET||Fox|
|10||Nov. 15||at Rams||4:25 p.m. ET||Fox|
|11||Nov. 19||vs. Cardinals (TNF)||8:20 p.m. ET||Fox/NFLN/Amazon|
|12||Nov. 30||at Eagles (MNF)||8:15 p.m. ET||ESPN|
|13||Dec. 6||vs. Giants||1:05 p.m. ET||Fox|
|14||Dec. 13||vs. Jets||1:05 p.m. ET||CBS|
|15||Dec. 20||at Redskins||1 p.m. ET||Fox|
|16||Dec. 27||vs. Rams||4:05 p.m. ET||CBS|
|17||Jan. 3||at 49ers||4:25 p.m. ET||Fox|