Sunday, October 26, 2008

A Potentially Far Too Optimistic look at the Next 9 Weeks

by: Chris Sullivan

Let me preface the following post by saying this: the Seahawks are still in a lot of trouble. This season has not turned around yet; we have no idea whether the team that won today will be back on the field next week, and we also don't know if that team would be good enough to beat the Eagles if they do show up. We are not out of the woods yet, not by any stretch.

But hey, guess what? We're two games behind the Cardinals, and tied for second place in our division. Yes, the NFC West is the worst division in football, but hey, they invited us to the party so whatever.

I thought I'd look at the rest of the season and take some stabs in the dark as to how this season will end up. There are a few caveats, of course. First, I don't see the Cardinals losing much at home or winning much on the road. My brothers have crafted this belief, and it's worked out pretty well so far. Second, this all assumes that the Seahawks continue on an upward slope and do not regress to where we have been the prior three weeks--that probably relies on Hasselbeck not missing any more (or much more) game time.

This is, admittedly, somewhat optimistic, but only as far as the Seahawks are concerned. I tried to be pretty realistic with the rest of the division.

Home games are bolded and italicized.

This scenario has the Seahawks winning the NFC West based on 2 victories over the Cards and an overall 5-1 division record versus a 3-3 record for the Cards. Considering that the Seahawks may have won the first game against the 49ers if not for a few unlucky calls/breaks, it is possible that they still have the division rivals' numbers. We will see for real when we face the Cards.

What do you guys think? ~END~