’72 Dolphins all over again?
If they play all of their remaining games at Century Link, I would have no doubt. Let’s think about this realistically for a second though because while it’s still early, I’m starting to wonder if the Seattle Seahawks could make the impossible, possible and go undefeated for the 2013 season.
With 3 wins against the 49ers, Panthers, and Jaguars already the remaining schedule looks like this.
At Texans, At Colts, Titans, At Cardinals, At Rams, Buccaneers, At Falcons, Vikings, Bye, Saints, at 49ers, at Giants, Cardinals, Rams
With 4 of the next 5 games on the road the Seahawks are unquestionably entering the most difficult part of their schedule.
Neither the Texans or the Colts are going to be a cake walk, especially on the road although the Texans looked more vulnerable to a good defense this past week based on what Baltimore just did to them than what I would have expected.
Playing two division rivals in the Cardinals and Rams is never an easy thing to do on the road either.
Sandwiched in there is a game at home against the Titans who is no match for Seattle at the Clink.
If by some chance the Seahawks can win these next 5 games to open the season 8-0 things are going to get very interesting when it comes to undefeated talk as I think the schedule gets considerably more favorable for Seattle.
5 of 8 at Clink
After those 5 games the Seahawks get 5 of their remaining 8 at home starting with Tampa. That Tampa game could easily turn into a continuation of last week’s Jaguar massacre of a game where the 2nd stringers are playing to start the 2nd half.
Then comes the Falcons who just don’t look the same this year followed by the Vikings who just lost to the Browns…. ughh!
Bye Week Blues
After a week off you get a very interesting home game… New Orleans. Payton is back and the Saints return to Century Link for the first time since an earthquake happened there. I think the crowd wins them that game.
Let’s not forget we could have Percy Harvin by then too. (The rich get richer)
How The Mighty Have Fallen
Next up is the 49ers at the stick.
I was more worried about this game before the season started than I am now. The 49ers are now a team in disarray with players bickering to their blustery coach and lots of off the field distractions.
A game against a team who is in disarray is followed by another as the Hawks travel to see the New York Giants who are already 0-3.
I’m not sure they’ll even have the same head coach by the time Seattle gets to town.
The season wraps up with two home wins over lesser division rivals in the Rams and the Cardinals whom both are improved this year but won’t be able to handle the Seahawks at home.
Why not? It’s certainly a real possibility if they can get through these next 4 tough ones on the road.
I suppose it’s all speculation but that’s why we all love the game, we love to speculate on it and it’s a wonderful thing to dream.