2. Seattle Seahawks
The Seattle Seahawks are 4-0 against some pretty weak opponents. They’ve won consistently, which is something few teams can say right now. They are undefeated. But they have a very suspect pass defense, almost no pass rush to speak of, and an offensive line that could use help.
The Seahawks have beaten everyone in their path so far by outscoring them. Their offense has averaged over 35 points a game while surrendering an average of 27 points per game. Yes, Russell Wilson is having an outstanding season. He’s thrown for 16 touchdowns to just two interceptions. But after playing the no-defense Cowboys and Falcons, that appears far less impressive.
The Seahawks get an early bye week after hosting the Minnesota Vikings. But after the bye, they face the Cardinals, 49ers, Bills, and Rams. We will learn a great deal about just how good the Seahawks are after those games. With such an impressive start, and with very winnable games to close out the season, the Seahawks are almost a certain playoff team already.
It will come down to the Rams and Seahawks as to which team wins the NFC West division. And it will likely need a 12-4 or 13-3 record to do so. Can the Seahawks win that many this season? Not with that defense that has allowed points to come almost at will.