2020 Team Analysis and Schedule
The Seattle Seahawks entered the NFL in 1976, and they have been above-average since joining the league. Seattle is coached by Pete Carroll, who came to the team after a successful run at USC.
The Seahawks have been one of the most successful teams in the NFL in the last decade, and that includes one Super Bowl Championship. Seattle competes in the NFC West Division and features one of the best home-field advantages in the league.
Seattle has been a constant playoff participant, and the 2020 season is shaping up to be another successful season for the Seahawks. Seattle has a franchise quarterback in Russell Wilson and will be looking for a deep playoff run this season.
Seattle Seahawks 2020 Schedule
|Week 1||Sept. 13||at Atlanta Falcons|
|Week 2||Sept. 20||New England Patriots|
|Week 3||Sept. 27||Dallas Cowboys|
|Week 4||Oct. 4||at Miami Dolphins|
|Week 5||Oct. 11||Minnesota Vikings|
|Week 6||Oct. 18||Bye week|
|Week 7||Oct. 25||at Arizona Cardinals|
|Week 8||Nov. 1||San Fransisco 49ers|
|Week 9||Nov. 8||at Buffalo Bills|
|Week 10||Nov. 15||at Los Angeles Rams|
|Week 11||Nov. 19||Arizona Cardinals|
|Week 12||Nov. 30||at Philadelphia Eagles|
|Week 13||Dec. 6||New York Giants|
|Week 14||Dec. 13||New York Jets|
|Week 15||Dec. 20||at Washington Redskins|
|Week 16||Dec. 27||Los Angeles Rams|
|Week 17||Jan. 3||at San Fransisco 49ers|
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Last Year’s History
The Seattle Seahawks finished with a record of 11-5 regular season wins in 2019, which earned them a spot in the NFC playoffs. Seattle finished in second place in the NFC West, but that was good enough to earn the fifth overall seed in the NFC.
The Seahawks were 10-2 at one point during the 2019 season, but losing three out of their final four games was a rough way to finish. Seattle was then forced to head on the road during the Wild Card round of the NFC Playoffs.
Seattle won their first playoff game against the Philadelphia Eagles by a score of 17-9. The Seahawks eventually saw their season end with a 28-23 loss to the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Divisional Round.
Seattle Seahawks Key Players
Russell Wilson is entering his ninth season with the Seattle Seahawks, and he continues to improve in leading the offense. Wilson is now one of the best quarterbacks in the league and is set to lead the team again in 2020.
Wilson threw for more than 4,100 yards during the 2019 season, finishing with 31 touchdowns to just five interceptions. It was one of the best seasons for Wilson, but he has the talent to improve in 2020.
Wilson leads the offense, and the Seahawks will go as he goes. At +600, Wilson has the third-best odds to win the 2020 NFL MVP award, just behind Lamar Jackson (+500) and Patrick Mahomes (+300).
The Seattle Seahawks don’t have many big names on the offensive side of the ball, but DK Metcalf has emerged as a star. Metcalf is known for his massive frame, but the wide receiver proved to be a top target for Wilson in 2019.
Metcalf had 58 catches for 900 yards a season ago, and he is expected to take a huge step forward in 2020. His seven touchdown receptions led the team in 2019, and he will be a considerable part of the offense in 2020.
Linebacker Bobby Wagner is one of the last holdovers from the Legion of Boom defense, but he continues to be a huge factor for the Seattle Seahawks. Even though Wagner has seen his numbers decline over the last few years, he is still the leader of the defense.
Wagner had 73 tackles a season ago, including three sacks. The linebacker might not rack up a ton of huge stats for the Seahawks, but he continues to be the leader on that side of the ball.
Seattle Seahawks New Additions
The Seattle Seahawks were busy during the free agency period, adding several players that could make a difference in 2020. Seattle was looking for help on both sides of the ball, and they were able to make a difference in free agency and the draft.
TE Greg Olsen signed with the Seahawks this summer, and that will give quarterback Russell Wilson a proven target to throw to. Olsen has made a few Pro Bowls and should have a monster season with the Seahawks.
Seattle spent its first two picks of the 2020 NFL Draft on the defensive side of the ball, choosing two players that could make an immediate impact. LB Jordyn Brooks and DE Darrell Taylor were taken with the first two picks and could create a new “Legion of Boom” with the Seahawks.
Seattle Seahawks Key Subtractions
The Seahawks were not in any position to lose any players from the 2019 team, but several important players have moved on. Seattle has upgraded at many key positions, but they will still be missing some top performers from the 2019 team.
LT George Fant is the biggest loss for the Seattle Seahawks as he signed a new deal with the New York Jets. Fant has protected Wilson over the last few years, and his absence will be felt on the offensive line.
Quinton Jefferson and Al Woods are also moving on from the defensive unit, which will leave two starting positions open. These two players weren’t the best in the league, but they helped make the Seattle Seahawks a solid defensive unit.
The NFC West has been one of the toughest divisions in the NFL over the last few years, and it should be the same in 2020. The Seattle Seahawks should have a great chance to win the division this season (+230 odds to win the NFC West), but they will face stiff competition.
Seattle is projected to finish second in the NFC West behind the San Francisco 49ers (-110 to win the division in the BetUS sportsbook), who won the division a season ago. The Seahawks were able to split their two games with the 49ers in 2019, and these two teams should compete for the division title once more this year.
The Los Angeles Rams were in the Super Bowl just two seasons ago, and they are a talented team as well. The Arizona Cardinals are a young team that is expected to take a huge jump this season as well, giving the NFC West four very formidable teams.
Seattle Seahawks Defense
The Legion of Boom is no longer present in Seattle, but the Seahawks still employ a formidable defense. Head coach Pete Carroll has been forced to insert a bunch of new players into the defense, but they remain a dominant unit capable of shutting down the opposition.
Seattle ranked below the league average in total defense in 2019, and they also struggled to defend both the run and the pass a season ago. The Seahawks tried a bunch of new players on the defensive side of the ball in 2019, but almost all of these players will return this season.
The Seahawks are expected to be a much better defensive team in 2020, and that should improve their overall performance as a team.
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Paul G. Allen Trust
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The name “Seahawks” came from a vote of residents of Seattle