Handicapping Seattle (9)
July 10, 2018
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The Seattle Seahawks have won at least nine games in each of the last six seasons, but there are legitimate questions as to whether or not the Seahawks will have a winning record in 2018. The Seahawks are coming off a 9-7 season and missed the playoffs for the first time since 2011.
The offseason didn’t go well for the Seahawks as they lost a number of high profile players, including Richard Sherman, Kam Chancellor and Jimmy Graham. Let’s look at the schedule for the Seahawks for 2018 to see if they will go over or under their win total of nine.
2018 Seattle Seahawks Regular Season Win Total per BetDSI
Over 9 (-105)
Under 9 (-125)
2018 Seattle Seahawks Schedule Analysis
Sunday, Sept. 9, at Denver Broncos
The regular season opener for the Seahawks will not be easy, as the Broncos have a tough defense and an improved offense with Case Keenum under center. The last time the Seahawks played at Denver was in 2010 and it was a 31-14 loss. It may not be any different this time around.
Monday, Sept. 17, at Chicago Bears
The Seahawks could easily start the season 0-2, as the Bears are expected to be improved this season with Mitch Trubisky in his second season and this is a Monday Night game where the crowd will be all-in for a Chicago win.
Sunday, Sept. 23, vs. Dallas Cowboys
The Seahawks early season schedule is not easy and the Cowboys have a good offense led by Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott. Could the Seahawks actually start the season 0-3?
Sunday, Sept. 30, at Arizona Cardinals
The Seahawks have actually done quite well in Arizona in recent seasons, as they are 4-0-1 in their last five trips. This already feels like a must-win game for Seattle in Week 4.
Sunday, Oct. 7, vs. Los Angeles Rams
The Rams are considered the best team in the NFC West, but this is a huge revenge game for the Seahawks, as they suffered their worst home loss under Pete Carroll last season.
Sunday, Oct. 14, vs. Oakland Raiders (London)
This is an interesting matchup in London, as the Seahawks take on an Oakland team coached by Jon Gruden. It is also a matchup against former teammate Marshawn Lynch.
Sunday, Oct. 21 BYE
Sunday, Oct. 28, at Detroit Lions
Did you know that the last time the Seahawks played in Detroit it was in 2012, also on October 28th? The Seahawks will probably be road underdogs in this one, but they are definitely capable of winning in Detroit.
Sunday, Nov. 4, vs. Los Angeles Chargers
The Chargers are considered a serious contender in the AFC this season, but the Seahawks have won 11 of the last 15 meetings against the Chargers.
Sunday, Nov. 11, at Los Angeles Rams
The Seahawks will play six of their first nine games on the road this season and they may already be out of contention by the time they visit the Rams in November.
Thursday, Nov. 15, vs. Green Bay Packers
The Seahawks have home field advantage, but the Packers are considered one of the top teams in the NFC and both teams will be playing with short rest.
Sunday, Nov. 25, at Carolina Panthers
The Seahawks and Panthers always seem to play close games and most of the time the Seahawks come out on top. The Seahawks have won five of the last six meetings.
Sunday, Dec. 2, vs. San Francisco 49ers
This will be the first time the Seahawks will be seeing former teammate Richard Sherman in a 49ers uniform. If the Seahawks are still in contention, this will be a must-win home game.
Monday, Dec. 10, vs. Minnesota Vikings
This one takes place on Monday night, but the Vikings are considered the better team and it would not be a surprise to see them get the road win.
Sunday, Dec. 16, at San Francisco 49ers
This will be the second time in three weeks the 49ers and Seahawks will play. The Seahawks are 4-0 at Levi’s Stadium, winning by a combined margin of 88-42.
Sunday, Dec. 23, vs. Kansas City Chiefs
Is there any easy game on the schedule for the Seahawks in 2018? They have to play a Kansas City team that is considered one of the best in the AFC.
Sunday, Dec. 30, vs. Arizona Cardinals
The regular season finale for the Seahawks will be against the Cardinals and it will be the third time in the last four years the teams will close out the regular season against one another.
2018 Seattle Seahawks Regular Season Win Total Prediction
There are no soft spots on the schedule this season for Seattle and it is hard to see how they finish with a winning record. If you give the Seahawks the benefit of the doubt and everything goes right for them then a 10-6 season is possible, but if you think they are going to be worse on offense and much worse on defense, it is easy to see this team going 6-10. We’ll just split the difference, which means an 8-8 season and a team that goes under their win total of nine.
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