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Define success for the 2017 Seahawks

How much winning will it take for you to brand the season “successful”?

NFL: Seattle Seahawks at Green Bay Packers
Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

The Seattle Seahawks have made the playoffs each of the last five seasons. They’ve won a playoff game each of the last five seasons. They’ve won the division thrice, the conference twice, and the whole thing... ice. (nice? help me out here, people.)

Only the New England Patriots and the Green Bay Packers have spent the 2012-16 seasons qualifying for the postseason each time. Denver? Four times. Same for Cincinnati. Everyone else three times. Or fewer. Usually fewer.

In fact, only six franchises have avoided a losing season in each the past five campaigns: NE, GB, Denver, Indianapolis, Pittsburgh and Seattle. And even then, the Steelers and Colts both have multiple 8-8 seasons during that time frame.

It is hard to make the playoffs five consecutive times. And yet, here sit the Seahawks, poised to make it six in a row, barring catastrophe. They’re the most talented team in a weak-looking division, with the whole AFC South on the schedule, with no major personnel losses over the offseason.

So how much winning will it take for you to consider the 2017 season a success?


What do the Seahawks have to achieve for you to consider the 2017 season a success?

This poll is closed

  • 3%
    They need to be entertaining to watch. That’s sufficient. I like watching good football and I don’t like watching bad football.
    (66 votes)
  • 4%
    They gotta make the playoffs. That’s enough because anything can happen once you make the playoffs.
    (98 votes)
  • 7%
    Division championship. It’s hard to win the division but this talented of a team can’t settle for anything less.
    (153 votes)
  • 10%
    Win a playoff game. After all, few franchises even get that far.
    (218 votes)
  • 30%
    Win the conference. The window is now.
    (621 votes)
  • 42%
    Win the whole dang thing. A season can’t be deemed successful if it ends with a loss.
    (849 votes)
2005 votes total Vote Now