I don't think that it's a good idea for people to look at a schedule and start counting the "W's" and "L's" because it will almost always make you look bad. Here are two things I do encourage though:
- Gathering facts
- Reading and sharing articles by Kenneth Arthur. Enjoy.
Week 1 -- @ St. Louis Rams
The Seahawks have lost two of their last three games in St. Louis, with all three games being decided by six points or less.
Nick Foles has never played against Seattle before.
Week 2 -- @ Green Bay Packers
The Seahawks have lost their last five games in Green Bay.
In Aaron Rodgers' three starts against Seattle dating back to 2012, he has thrown two touchdowns and three interceptions with an 0-3 record.
In Green Bay's 13 wins last season, Rodgers threw 38 touchdowns against zero interceptions. In their five losses, including twice to the Seahawks, he had four touchdowns and seven interceptions.
Week 3 -- Chicago Bears
The Seahawks are 10-4 all-time against the Bears and their .714 win percentage against them is tied as their best against any team; They're 5-2 against both the Carolina Panthers and the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Seattle is 5-1 all-time against John Fox-coached teams.
Week 4 -- Detroit Lions
In his career against NFC West teams, Matthew Stafford is 2-7 with a passer rating of 69.5. He doesn't have a passer rating below 80 against any other division.
There's not a lot to say about any "rivalry" between Seattle and Detroit because the two teams rarely play. In fact, the Seahawks and Lions have never had less than three years apart between any two games in the series. The last time they played was in 2012, when Titus Young burned them for nine catches, 100 yards, and two touchdowns in Detroit's 28-24 upset.
Young played in three more games before his career was over, and Seattle used that loss as motivation to go 7-1 in the second half of the season, sparking them to what we know as "the best team in the NFL over the last two-and-a-half years."
Week 5 -- @ Cincinnati Bengals
The Seahawks' 34-12 loss to the Bengals on October 30, 2011, is the last time they have lost by more than 10 points.
This will only be Carroll's second time coaching against any AFC North teams in his career with Seattle. He went 1-3 against that division in 2011.
Week 6 -- Carolina Panthers
Pete Carroll is 5-0 against the Panthers since coming to Seattle and the Seahawks are 4-0 all-time against Carolina at home.
Cam Newton is 0-3 against the Seahawks in his career and his passer rating of 70.6 is his lowest against any team he's played against at least three times. He has just one touchdown (and just one interception) in those three games with 4.3 yards per carry and no rushing touchdowns.
Week 7 -- @ San Francisco 49ers
The Seahawks haven't given up 20 or more points to the 49ers since Week 1 of 2011. They've allowed an average of 11.75 points per game to San Francisco in the eight games since, and have won five of the last six.
In five games against the Seahawks, Colin Kaepernick is 1-4 with a passer rating of 53.7. He's thrown two touchdowns against seven interceptions.
Week 8 -- @ Dallas Cowboys
Pete Carroll is 1-2 against the Cowboys since coming to Seattle, including the last time the Seahawks lost by double-digits, which came a week after that loss to Cincinnati.
Tony Romo is 4-2 in his career against Seattle with 11 touchdowns, two interceptions, and a passer rating of 102.4.
Week 10 -- Arizona Cardinals
The Seahawks are 16-16 all-time against the Cardinals but have won four of the last five. Their average margin of victory in those four wins is 28.75.
Carson Palmer did not face Seattle last season, but in 2013 he went 1-1 against the Seahawks with two touchdowns and six interceptions.
The Seahawks are 26-2 at home over the last three years.
Week 11 -- San Francisco 49ers
Seattle's last four home wins over the 49ers are by an average of 20.25 points, none by less than 10 points.
Week 12 -- Pittsburgh Steelers
The Steelers 24-0 win over the Seahawks in 2011 is the only time Pete Carroll has been shutout in his NFL coaching career.
Week 13 -- @ Minnesota Vikings
The Seahawks have won their last two games against the Vikings by a combined score of 71-40.
Teddy Bridgewater posted a passer rating of 103 over his last five starts of last season with 8.8 yards per attempt and 72.14% completions.
Week 14 -- @ Baltimore Ravens
The Seahawks and Ravens have only faced each other four times. The Ravens have won both games in Baltimore, the Seahawks have won both games in Seattle.
The only time Joe Flacco has faced Pete Carroll's defense (November, 2011), he had a then-career-high 52 pass attempts with a 67.4 passer rating in Baltimore's 22-17 loss.
Week 15 -- Cleveland Browns
The Seahawks have an active two-game losing streak to the Browns. They have scored nine points or less in four of their last seven games against Cleveland.
Week 16 -- St. Louis Rams
The Seahawks have won 10 straight home games against the Rams.
Week 17 -- @ Arizona Cardinals
Carroll is 3-2 in Arizona as the head coach of the Seahawks. The two losses were by a total of seven points, the three wins were by a total of 59 points.