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Schedule set up nicely for Seahawks after first four weeks

NFL: Seattle Seahawks at Miami Dolphins Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

The first quarter of the NFL season is now in the books, and the Seattle Seahawks have broken from their norms and are tearing up the league with a dangerously potent offense. Russell Wilson is hitting on all cylinders, having thrown for sixteen touchdowns already this season, tying an NFL record through this point of the season. However, Wilson himself would likely be the first person to point out that it’s a team game and all the individual awards in the world are meaningless if the team isn’t winning on the field.

And so far this season, the Seahawks are winning on the field, to the tune of a 4-0 start for just the second time in franchise history. The only other time in the history of the organization that the team opened the season 4-0 it went on to win the Super Bowl. Now, it’s obviously extremely early in the season, and it would obviously be a bit crazy to crown the Seahawks Super Bowl champions at this point of the year.

That said, the schedule has certainly set itself up in a way that the Hawks have a fantastic opportunity to play deep into the postseason this year. Specifically, while of the dozen regular season games the Hawks have left on the schedule, only three of them are against teams with a winning record, with two of those three against the Los Angeles Rams. The only other opponent Seattle is scheduled to face this season that currently holds a winning record is the Buffalo Bills, and while division games are always tough, Seattle could be set up for a significant run down the stretch.

Specifically, starting in Week 12, between Thanksgiving and Christmas the Hawks are set to play a schedule that includes consecutive games against the

That’s a four game stretch against teams that are currently a combined 2-13-1. It certainly wouldn’t be a surprise to see the combined winning percentage of those teams sneak up in the time between now and late November, but there seems little doubt it will remain a stretch of four games against teams that are likely to be drafting in the top ten next spring.

In short, even in a division where every single team is at or above .500, the Hawks have set themselves apart early as one of the best teams in the league. It’s always been the case that the Seahawks have a puncher’s chance as long as Russell Wilson was leading the offense. However, with the team having unleashed Wilson this season, it opens things up for Wilson to propel the offense to never before seen levels in franchise history.

The highest scoring offense in Seahawks history was Mike Holmgren’s 2005 squad that averaged 28.3 points per game. However, at the quarter way mark of the 2020 season this Seattle team is averaging 35.5 points per game after the 31 point stinker against the Miami Dolphins Sunday which dropped the team’s per game scoring average dropped that average by a point and a half.

What it all means is that at the end of the day the Seahawks are a team that is going to make some noise this season, and at this point the schedule may be one of their biggest allies.