Seahawks in 2014 – Repeat or Defeat?

by on August 14, 2014 updated August 14, 2014

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The Seattle Seahawks stormed through the NFL on their way to a Super Bowl win. Pete Carroll used a bruising defense, a run heavy offense, and a budding talent at quarterback to bring the Seahawks their first NFL championship. Now the questions begin. Can the Seahawks become a repeat Super Bowl Champion? Will success and the odds waylay Seattle as it has so many former champions? The Seahawks will be fighting long odds to even make the playoffs. History is not on their side.

There are several factors that weight heavily in the Seahawks favor. Russel Wilson is young and talented and having gained experience, will probably be even better in 2014. Percy Harvin, if he is healthy, adds a new dimension to the Seattle offense. Marshawn Lynch is another factor in their favor.

The Seattle Seahawks must avoid the distractions of winning a Super Bowl. Egos get in the way, complacency sets in, confidence can be a killer. And sometimes, luck just doesn’t go your way. There’s only one way to know. Play out the 2014 NFL season and see what happens.

Bonus Obstacle – The new officiating rule in the NFL may seriously hamper the Seattle Seahawks. Playing an aggressive defense, one that may NFL experts said got away with murder in 2013, could be Seattle’s undoing. During the 2014 NFL preseason we’ve seen tons of interference calls and the five-yard contact rule is being rigidly enforced. If the Seahawks can’t play defense with abandon, everything changes.

 Seahawks 2014 Schedule

 

There are few easy pickings on the schedule for the 2014 Seattle Seahawks. The Green Bay packers will be in Seattle to kick off the season and Aaron Rodgers and crew won’t be easy to stop. Next stop is in San Diego where Philip Rivers is leading a vastly improved Chargers team, followed by a rematch with the Denver Broncos, who spent the offseason licking their wounds and acquiring more talent on defense. That’s a tough stretch to start the season.

After an early bye, Seattle gets a break with the Washington Redskins and Dallas Cowboys. The St. Louis Rams, also an ascending team, might surprise. Carolina, Oakland, the New York Giants, and Kansas City should give Seattle some breathing room and a string of wins. Then comes a crunch of games.

A four game stretch of Arizona, the 49ers in San Francisco, the Eagles in Philadelphia, and the 49ers in Seattle is going to be tough. Arizona follows and the season finale is the Rams in Seattle.

Altogether, that’s  a very formidable schedule for any NFL team. The Seattle Seahawks could be anywhere from 9-7 to 13-3 in 2014. If they hold things together, they can challenge for another Super Bowl.

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