Vegas Odds

The Patriots and Packers were the favorites to win the Super Bowl last year at 7/1 odds, with the Seahawks (8/1) falling right behind them. The same three teams start the season occupying the top three spots with New England standing alone at 7/2 odds and the Packers and Seahawks tied for second with 10/1 odds to win it all. Seattle and Green Bay also share 5/1 odds to win the NFC. These two teams start the season facing off in Lambeau Field, with the Packers enjoying a 3 point edge.

Reader Predictions

Last year, readers predicated a 13-3 finish for the Seahawks, with losses at Arizona, Green Bay, and New England. Will your combined wisdom be more accurate this time around?

My Seahawks Predictions

I really, really, really, wanted to predict 13 or 14 wins, but I talked myself out of it.

27 Prop Predictions

Mina Kimes of ESPN, and Danny Kelly of The Ringer joined me for a little fun earlier. Here are the results.

The full prediction show video


2017 Seahawks Season Preview

Part I – The Start of Something Special

Part II – The Offense

Part III – Defense & Special Teams

>Part IV – Predictions

7 Responses

  1. Hawkdawg

    Glowinski is going to start, Pete has made that clear.

    I am not clear that our CBs are “way off” the LOB days. Could be so, on the field, but as far as pure physical talent, they aren’t.

    Our overall condition at safety is probably the best it has ever been, mostly because of McDougal. So, health permitting, our secondary should be a strength, especially by the end of the season.

    I agree that once again our OL will be our weak spot. How weak will determine how far we can go. That, and Russell’s health.

    I enjoyed this series of articles, thank you.

  2. Doug

    Great series! If the Sheldon Richardson trade was an earthquake, the season may be the tsunami that follows. We may have some growing pains at CB but great pressure on the DL helps the secondary out quite a bit. I don’t see many teams capable of putting up 20+ points on the Seahawks this year (maybe the Falcons? maybe Arizona if Palmer is healthy? maybe Green Bay?). And (crosses fingers) if everyone stays healthy on the other side of the ball, Graham may have a monster season. A better run game = better play action results = more opportunities particularly for Graham. I predicted 14-2 but honestly, if there was ever a team to go 19-0, this would be it.

  3. Tom Wilkie

    I enjoyed your analysis and agreed more than not with your conclusions. I am still waiting for someone to explain why Kasan Williams is not on this team. He sure looked like a stud in preseason.

    • Cathy

      Yes, I too am looking for that explanation. It makes NO sense to me at all! He was definitely a stud in preseason. Any chance he’ll make it into the practice squad?

      • JC

        Kasen’s splash plays were big, but they obscured the negatives. His down field blocking was awful, and he rarely had separation from the defender, even up against lower tier backups. There was a reddit thread that analyzed his wk 4 performance and highlighted some real issues that PC tends not to go for. They’ve been watching him for 3 years, so they have a good sense of the whole story. Combine that with 1 year of club control vs 4 for Darboh and there you go.

      • hawkdawg

        Not in the short term. The Browns picked him up and put him on their 53….


    If Kasen had problems blocking and other issues, I can see them keeping Darboh and Tanner over him. But Desir was the top rated CB in the preseason according to PFF. Would have liked to have seen us keep him for the DBs instead of Madden at fullback.