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Seahawks Reacts, Week 14: Has Seattle underachieved with this year’s roster?

Also, will the Seahawks be able to keep the 49ers within an 18-point margin this time?

San Francisco 49ers v Seattle Seahawks Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images

Welcome to SB Nation Reacts, a survey of fans across the NFL. Throughout the year we ask questions of the most plugged-in Seattle Seahawks fans and fans across the country. Sign up here to participate in the weekly emailed surveys.

Howdy! Heard you like participating in polls. The Seattle Seahawks probably got you down after a potentially massive upset win over the Dallas Cowboys turned into an agonizing 41-35 loss. Sitting at 6-6, Seattle is currently out of a playoff spot, and the schedule is far more difficult for them than their wild card rivals. I expect confidence polling to remain very low, but maybe not substantially lower since they did perform better than expected. As far as whether or not Seattle will make the postseason, we’ve asked this question before, but I’d love to know what Seahawks fans think at this stage.

The Seahawks are listed as 10.5-point underdogs against the San Francisco 49ers this Sunday. Two weeks ago, Seattle lost by 18 points at home to a 49ers team that jumped on them early and never had to look back. On the road? Last time it was an 18-point loss in the playoffs, and preceding that was a 20-point walloping in which the offense had no touchdowns. Instead of betting against the spread, let’s go with something different! Will Seattle lose by less than 18, more than 18, exactly 18 again, or win the damn game by any margin?

Lastly, with Seattle potentially facing no postseason, there will be questions asked of Pete Carroll and the team as a whole. In 2022, they were expected to be a bad team, but they were able to get into the postseason at the 11th hour. This year’s team was by no means a consensus Super Bowl contender, but there was reasonable belief that they’d be in the postseason. However, between season-long injuries to the offensive line, as well as a much tougher schedule than they played last season, there was always the chance regression would come knocking. Of course, the season isn’t over, so if they go 10-7 or 11-6 from here maybe the answers will look silly.

Have the Seahawks underachieved, overachieved, or performed at the level you anticipated for 2023? Vote below!

You’ll get the results later in the week, most likely on Saturday.