Seattle Seahawks Over/Under Wins Odds 2021: Tough NFC West knocks them towards the under
A strong NFC West makes Zach Rainey lean towards the under for the Seattle Seahawks this upcoming season...
Seattle Seahawks fans have had a hell of an off-season, and I don’t mean that as a good thing.
They sat on the edge of their seats for what felt like an eternity with franchise quarterback Russell Wilson insinuating he might like to play elsewhere.
Wilson made a point of barging into a Pete Carrol press conference recently to tell the media the two are still good friends, but I don’ think this is the last in the Wilson saga.
The Seahawks were a weird team to try and figure out last season.
In the first part of the year, they were scoring a ton of points, but ranked near the bottom of the league in quarterback pressure, which led to defensive backs getting cooked.
The team went out and addressed the need by trading for Carlos Dunlap II. After that, the team was able to pressure the quarterback, but all of a sudden couldn’t score points.
The defense return Bobby Wagner and Jamal Adams, and have signed Aldon Smith (we know how that usually goes), but outside of that, there’s really no names that jump off the page.
Their secondary scares the crap out of me as I don’t think Ahkello Withersppon or Pierre Desir are even starting corners in this league. We’ll see about D.J. Reed.
The team was able to bring back Chris Carson in free agency, but will hope their offensive line can get pushes for him. Wilson’s primary success has come when they’ve been a run-first offense, not when they lean on him to put up Patrick Mahomes like numbers.
Wilson was in the MVP running for the first half of the year, when they started 5-0.
The team had some tough games after that, going 3-3 in their next six before ending the year with a four-game win streak to make the playoffs.
They had a really weird 17-12 loss to the Giants before blowing out the Jets in Week 14 40-3. After that, most of the games were close. They beat Washington 20-15, the Rams 20-9 after Jared Goff injured his finger, and a 26-23 win over a less than impressive San Francisco team.
The Seahawks then went and lost the first game of the playoffs to the Rams, despite Goff being significantly hurt. Cam Akers was able to have his way with the Seahawks offense to the tune of 131 yards on 28 carries. D.K. Metcalf had two touchdowns, but Wilson finished with just 174 yards.
Seattle’s biggest weakness will be teams that can take advantage of their secondary and beat them over the top.
I have the Seahawk for anywhere between eight and 10 wins this year. They have arguably the toughest divisional schedule having to play the Rams twice, Arizona twice, who I think is a threat to replace Seattle as the division’s second-best team, and the San Francisco 49ers, who just went to a Super Bowl two years ago.
With their win total over/under at 9.5 with considerable heavy juice, I think I’ll actually take the under here. Wilson is probably still the best quarterback in the division, but in my eyes, they have possibly the second or third-best roster top to bottom in the division. That doesn’t typically lend itself to a playoff berth.