Seattle Seahawks 2016 Team Report and Odds
Posted by: Anthony Yaylor
Last Season Recap
The Seattle Seahawks 2015 season was adequate by all NFL betting standards, but it was still sort of a letdown compared to what the team had accomplished in recent seasons. For example, the Seahawks posted double digit wins for the fourth straight year (10-6), but were not able to improve upon their 12-4 record from 2014. Furthermore, the team clinched a playoff berth in week 15, but fell short of winning third NFC West title in a row. In the postseason, Seattle defeat the Minnesota Vikings in the Wild Card round but lost the divisional playoffs to the Carolina Panthers, thus failing to appear in the Super Bowl for the third consecutive year.
The 2016 season will be the Seattle Seahawks’ 41st in the NFL, and the 7th with head coach Pete Carroll. So, what else is new, Seattle NFL betting fans might ask. For one thing, the offensive line has a few new faces in a few new places, as fans betting on NFL were able to see during the Seahawks’ 17-16 win at Kansas City versus the Chiefs on August 13th. For instance, Bradley Sowell – formerly of the Arizona Cardinals – played at left tackle instead of the injured J’Marcus Webb, while Mark Glowinski played at left guard, Justin Britt at center, first-round selection Germain Ifedi at right guard, and Garry Gilliam at right tackle. The new and presumably improved O-line only ran one series with starting QB Russell Wilson, but stayed on the gridiron into the 2nd quarter. The line of Sowell, Glowinski, Britt, Ifedi, and Gilliam saw anywhere between 23-25 plays together, according to head coach Carroll. Five-and-twenty year old Britt is the runt of the litter, so to speak, having played at right tackle his rookie season, left guard last season, and moving to center this year.
What to Expect
NFL betting fans who follow the Seattle Seahawks could conceivably expect QB Wilson to continue to keep up the good work. After all, his top four receivers will be returning, and at only 27 years of age, Wilson is still far from peaking. As one might remember, Wilson set franchise records for most passing yards, most passing touchdowns, and highest passer rating in 2015. All told, he completed 329 passes of 483 attempts (68.1%) for 4,024b yards (the first Seahawks quarterback to throw for over 4,000 yards in a season), and 34 TDs. Wilson’s passer rating (110.1) was not only the highest in Seahawk history, but the highest in the league in 2015. The only possible obstacle between Wilson and another 30+ passing touchdown season would be a weak offensive line, and as we saw above, it seems like that will not be a concern at all for the Seahawks. There are rumors flying around that Michael Vick might be linked to the Seattle Seahawks as an “insurance policy” in case that Wilson suffers an unexpected injury. I think I speak for all Seattle football fans when I say, god forbid.
Odds to win Super Bowl 51: +955