Okay, so yeah, the Giants beat us up in our own house and stole our lunch money. Okay, so yeah, the Saints roughed us up in their house. BUT...One thing that nobody (that I have seen) has mentioned, is that both of these Very Good Teams were playing the Seahawks with two weeks to prepare!
The Giants were coming off a bye, and were rested and ready for their road game in Seattle, with two weeks to focus on what Seattle does well, and how to neutralize it, and what Seattle does poorly and how to exploit it, and well, yeah, we lost. Likewise the Saints, and add to that they were playing a home game, and well, yeah, we lost.
There was very little good to focus on in the Giants game. We got stomped. The Saints game however, while the outcome was not great, still showed that the 'Hawks are moving in the right direction in some areas, and provided a very easy to read road map of where our guys need to improve for us to contend with good teams. (Tackling comes to mind right away).
Take any team in the league and give them two legitimate contenders in three weeks who are coming off their bye weeks, and I wouldn't be surprised at all to see them go 2-1 in that scenario. Any team who goes 3-0 in that situation is Super Bowl bound, and no doubt!
Seattle may not be Super Bowl bound, but we are in charge of the NFC West, and I think our best football is STILL ahead of us. I don't expect the Seahawks to move backwards in performance. Barring another ridiculous run of injuries, and getting a couple of our injured back into the lineup (Cole, Tate, Robinson, Trufant, BMFMW) we will continue to improve. Whether or not we are seen as Super Bowl Contenders, we will make the playoffs, and we will, ideally, be playing our best football of the season and be a team that other playoff teams will have to take seriously if they want to advance.