After an ugly loss to the New York Giants, confidence in the Seattle Seahawks has fallen off a cliff. Everyone obviously saw this coming and I’m only surprised the numbers aren’t even lower.
According to the most recent SB Nation Reacts survey, only 35 percent of Seahawks fans believe the team is headed in the right direction. That’s down from 87 percent last week and 97 percent early in the season. It is up from the 29 percent from after the consecutive losses to the Bills and Rams.
The Seahawks do play the winless New York Jets this Sunday, and uh... if there’s a loss by Seattle I have to think we’ll see the first negative percentage polling next week. It’s not possible in theory but we can always give it a shot.
Nationally, fans were asked which of the NFC teams fighting for a playoff spot are actual contenders. Fans voted that both the Rams and Seahawks have a real shot in the playoffs, which logically means fans outside of our own base are more confident in our team than we are. Meanwhile, the Vikings and Cardinals aren’t considered a real threat. In fact right now Arizona is out of the playoffs as things stand. Most interestingly are the 7-5 Tompa Bay Buccaneers, where fans still don’t know what to expect, who finished with a perfect 50-50 split. They play the Minnesota Vikings this weekend and if they lose that game then we might have to start thinking about how the playoffs, while still likely, would not be an absolute lock.
I love that pic of Ugo Amadi. It belongs on a Christmas card.
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