The Seattle Seahawks are the Super Bowl XLVIII Champions and play in the NFC West Conference, winning the division consecutively in 2013 and 2014. However, 2015/16 saw the Arizona Cardinals win the title. Can The Seahawks get ‘their’ trophy back in 2016/17 and push for a second Super Bowl in just four years? Being the only side in the NFL from the Pacific Northwest, The Seahawks have plenty of support from all over parts of America and Canada that are denied top level football.
Oregon, Montana, Alaska and British Columbia are huge fan bases and in just their 42nd year of history, the Seahawks already have a cult following.
Known for their incredible support, Seattle Seahawks play almost literally under the banner of ‘The 12th Man’, a gigantic flag in tribute to their fans who have constantly set world records for the crowd noise at a sporting event.
Running out for their winning Super Bowl appearance in 2013, the Seahawks emerged from a giant flag bearing the ’12th Man’ legend, and often credit those incredible fans with being just as much a part of their success as any player. CenturyLink Field will always be the ‘Home of the 12th Man’.
Following their 2013 Super Bowl Success, when they defeated the Denver Broncos 43-8 in a staggering performance that demonstrated their defensive prowess, the Seahawks became the only team in post-merger history to reach consecutive Super Bowls. The Seahawks faced the New England Patriots in 2014, however, Marshawn Lynch was unable to help them to victory and The Patriots triumphed 28-24.
The Arizona Cardinals took the NFC West crown in 2016. The Seahawks have won seven out of the 13 division titles they have competed in and made the playoffs nine times during that period.
Seattle Seahawks Betting Lines Today
With Seattle Seahawks one of the favorites to win the Super Bowl this season, they’ll be big to sports bettors too. Check out the latest odds on one of NFL’s most exciting teams right here!
Seattle Seahawks Scores & Schedule
If the Seattle Seahawks are to succeed in 2016/17, then they’ll need to win crucial NFC West games against the San Francisco 49ers, Los Angeles Rams and of course, the Cardinals.
Seattle Seahawks Standings Right Now
Can the Seattle Seahawks top the NFC West and progress to the postseason at the possible expense of the Arizona Cardinals?
|1||New England Patriots||16||14||2||441||250||0.875|
|3||Kansas City Chiefs||16||12||4||389||311||0.750|
|6||New York Giants||16||11||5||310||284||0.688|
|8||Green Bay Packers||16||10||6||432||388||0.625|
|14||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||16||9||7||354||369||0.563|
|22||New Orleans Saints||16||7||9||469||454||0.438|
|26||New York Jets||16||5||11||275||409||0.313|
|27||San Diego Chargers||16||5||11||410||423||0.313|
|28||Los Angeles Rams||16||4||12||224||394||0.250|
|31||San Francisco 49ers||16||2||14||309||480||0.125|
How To Win At Seattle Seahawks Betting
Last year saw the Seahawks achieve a winning record of 5-3 at CenturyLink Field. However, despite a strong winning record home and away, they still finished three wins behind the Cards.
Either the Cards or Seahawks have won the NFC West in the past three seasons, with the runners-up twice advancing to the playoffs via the Wild Card berth. The Seahawks will be desperate to win the NFC West again and go into the season as -135 favorites to regain the division crown.
It hasn’t been an offseason of major changes across the board for the Seahawks, but the retirement of legendary player Marshawn Lynch is going to need to be addressed. Despite Lynch being behind both Thomas Rawls and Russell Wilson in 2015/16 in terms of rushing yards, he was still important to the team last season, as you can see from some of the Seattle Seahawks highlights:
While the odds of -135 would suggest the Seahawks are a lock to win the NFC West this season (as opposed to Arizona Cardinals being +140), we think that the two teams are far closer matched than those odds would indicate.
The Seahawks are second-favorites for the Super Bowl itself, at just +800 on the moneyline, which shows how strong Seattle’s finest are likely to be. We would advise waiting a while to see if the odds lengthen during what is sure to be a difficult battle for the NFC West title.
The Seattle Seahawks are very likely to have a winning season and you should back them to outscore their opponents in high-scoring games often, especially on the road against either the San Francisco 49ers or Los Angeles Rams.