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2021 Seattle Seahawks: Still the Team to Beat
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2021 Seattle Seahawks: Still the Team to Beat

The Seahawks with veteran coach Pete Carroll are the most consistent team in the the division. They have averaged over 10 wins a season in his 11 years as the head coach. They have the players and talent to make another run at a division title and maybe more in 2021.

Quarterback, Russell Wilson was uncharacteristically mouthy about the lack of protection he was getting from the offensive line and the direction the offense appeared to be headed. The Seahawks reportedly tried to trade him but eventually brought him back for his 11th season. He’s not exactly washed up (4212 yards passing for 40 touchdowns) and he is better than most at his position. The running backs are fine with the resigning of Chris Carson. They are set at receiver with DK Metcalf (83 catches for 1303 yards and 10 TDs) and Tyler Lockett (100 catches for 1054 yards and 10 TDs). The much-maligned offensive line had some injury problems and will stay pretty much the same as 2020.

The defensive line returns Carlos Dunlap, acquired at mid-season a year ago, and signed free agent Kerry Hyder who 8.5 sacks with the 49ers last year. Linebacker, Bobby Wallace had 138 tackles a year ago and 2020 1st-round pick Jordyn Brooks appears ready to assume the other spot. In the secondary, safeties Jamal Adams and Quandre Diggs are two of the best. The Seahawks also signed another 49er in Ahkello Witherspoon to help at corner.


Must Wins: Tennessee, New Orleans, Jacksonville, Arizona, Chicago, Detroit, at Washington, at Houston

Toss-Up games: LA Rams, San Francisco, at Indianapolis, at Minnesota, at LA Rams, at Arizona

Probable Losses: at San Francisco, at Pittsburgh, at Green Bay

Predicted Finish: 1st Place in NFC West *Playoff Team*

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