Why Bet On The Seattle Seahawks To Win Super Bowl 51

Posted by Eric Williams on Tuesday,November 29, 2016 9:09, EST in

While Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks are still looking to find the consistency they’ve been searching for all season long, the fact remains that the Seahawks are legitimate title contenders in an NFC Conference that is fairly wide open this season.

If you’re looking for good reasons why you should bet on Wilson and company to win Super Bowl 51 this coming February, then you’re about to get a trio of them, starting with their perennial Pro Bowl quarterback.

In Depth Analysis On Why Betting On The Seattle Seahawks To Win Super Bowl 51

 

 

Russell Wilson is ‘Danger-Russ’

Now in his fifth season as Seattle Seahawks‘ unquestioned starter, Russell Wilson has morphed from a steady rookie that was asked to ‘manage’ Seattle’s run-first offense to one of the game’s best pure passers.

Wilson has a career completion percentage of 64.7 percent while throwing for 16,839 yards with a stellar 117 touchdown passes and just 38 interceptions. While Wilson has compiled a stellar quarterback rating of 100.4 over his career, it is Seattle’s 53-21-1 record and one Super Bowl title with Wilson under center that really stands out. Wilson is one of the game’s best dual-threat quarterbacks and can hurt teams equally with his arm or legs making him one of the most dangerous quarterbacks in the game today.

D-Fence, D-Fence!

While it would appear that Seattle isn’t as good as they have been defensively the past few seasons, the fact of the matter is that the Seahawks are still an elite defensive team that is as good as any in the game today.

While Seattle ranks eighth in total defense (336.3 ypg), 14th against the run (100.1 ypg) and 11th against the pass (236.1 ypg), the Seahawks are ranked first in points allowed (17.0 ppg) and could finish as the league’s top scoring defense for the fifth consecutive season.

Seattle still has playmakers all over the field on defense, starting with safeties Kam Chancellor and Earl Thomas, cornerback Richard Sherman and linebacker Bobby Wagner.

Say what you like about some of the other elite defenses in the league this season, I say Seattle is as good, if not better than all of them!

 

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Underrated Skill Position Players

While the Seahawks don’t have any superstars on offense outside of Russell Wilson, they, much like the New England Patriots, do have a bevy of excellent skill position players that know how to get the job done when called upon.

From wide receivers Doug Baldwin and Tyler Lockett to former Pro Bowl tight end Jimmy Graham and running back Thomas Rawls, Seattle has a bunch of skill position players that are much better than they’re given credit for.

With a quarterback that likes to spread the wealth around, I say Seattle’s skill position players can compete with anyone – even if they don’t get the national media attention they so deserve.