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Are the 2009 Seahawks worse than 2008?


Even if the Seahawks lose their final game to finish 5-11, they would still have a better record this year than 2008.  However, record does not perfectly represent how well a team has played, and lately, the Seahawks have been healthy and horrible.  I was curious how the teams compared statistically.  This is what I found:

2008:  Strength of Schedule ranking (1 being hardest):  19th

2008:  DVOA:  -21.9%  (meaning they were 21.9% worse than an "average" NFL team)

2008:  "Estimated Wins":  5.6  (based on how the team played, it deserved to win between 5 and 6 games)

vs.

2009:  Strength of Schedule ranking: 23rd (currently)

2009:  DVOA:  -27.4%  ("weighted DVOA" is -33%)

2009:  "Estimated Wins":  3.5

 

Keep in mind, this was BEFORE today's 48-10 loss in Green Bay.  I already knew we were in the 2nd year of a collapse, however, I was really surprised to see the 2009 team was this bad given they had won 5 games and had been mostly healthy the last two months.

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