Seattle Seahawks 2023-24 NFL Season Recap

Seattle Seahawks NFL Season Recap

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Heading into the offseason, it was widely known that the NFL was set to take in a major influx of new head coaching blood. Washington was a lock to anoint a new coach. Same went for Atlanta with Arthur Smith wearing out his welcome due to horrific execution on the field of play. Seattle never once crossed NFL bettors’ minds as a destination for a new head coach, but that ended up being the case late Wednesday afternoon when team owner Jody Allen released a statement that entailed Pete Carroll - the long tenured coach of the Seattle Seahawks - would evolve from being the premiere shot caller into more of an advisor role within the organization.

While the news came as a shock due to his near 15-year stay, the organization clearly wants to move on regardless of the juice the 72-year old brought to the job every passing day. Truth be told, things had really gotten stale in the Emerald City ever since Seattle elected to throw the ball on the goal line late in Super Bowl XLIX which saw them fall to the New England Patriots 28-24. Since then, the Seahawks have been to the postseason six of the last nine seasons but never once made it further than the division round.

The Seahawks, for all intents and purposes, were a major disappointment this NFL betting season in going 9-8 SU while compiling a 7-8-2 record versus the closing NFL odds. The effort saw the team push against its 9-game season win total and finish third in the NFC West standings; a result that paid out nicely at +350. Reason being, the Seahawks were expected to compete with the San Francisco 49ers for NFC West supremacy, and at the very least snag a playoff bid as a wild card evidenced by linemakers installing them -120 favorites to reach the playoffs.

The overall body of work – on both sides of the ball – prevented Geno Smith and Co. from living up to preseason expectations. The offense ranked No. 21 overall in averaging 323 yards per game which resulted in a paltry 21+ points per game (No. 17). It amounted to being ranked No. 12 in offensive DVOA regardless of ranking out in the bottom third of the NFL on third down (No. 23) as well as in the red zone (No. 25). While the overall output found it ranked amongst most teams that went on to punch playoff tickets, it was the defense that ultimately prevented Carroll’s troops from doing so.

Clint Hurtt’s stop unit served up 402 total points which amounted to nearly 24 points per game (No. 25). It ranked No. 30 overall in conceding 371+ yards per game mostly due to the run defense getting taken to task for 138+ yards per game (No. 31) and 4.6 yards per carry (No. 27). The defense played to a middling pressure rate (No. 15) which resulted in an above average sack percentage (7.4%), but lacked in the turnover department with it only generating 19 overall takeaways (No. 22). The cherry on top of this middling unit was the opposition’s 60.7 percent red zone success rate.

Seattle Seahawks 2024 Offseason

Offensively, the Seahawks look to be in tremendous shape heading into the offseason. While Geno Smith faltered a bit after inking that 3-year $75M contract, he still proved to be a capable leader of the offense after throwing for 3,624 yards and 20:9 TD/INT ratio. The backfield is locked and loaded with the 1-2 punch of Kenneth Walker III and Zach Charbonnet, while the starting wide receiver corps of D.K. Metcalf, Tyler Lockett, and Jaxon Smith-Njigba is also under contract for the foreseeable future. Save for finding some run blocking help along the offensive line, Seattle will be ready to go for the new coaching staff on the offensive side of the ball.

The same can’t be said of the defense which needs help in all three phases. Entering draft season, the Seahawks are owners of the No. 16 pick per Tankathon. As readily able most opposition was at chewing up the Seahawks run D and spitting out, you can’t help but think bolstering the front seven will be priority No. 1 of the offseason. DL Jer’Zhan Newton looks to be a no-brainer considering he played on the same Illinois defense as last year’s fifth pick Devon Witherspoon did. Reuniting the duo makes perfect sense. It however wouldn’t surprise me if the front office elected to go with O-Line help should any of the top hogs fall down the draft board. Either way, expect Seattle to bring in a number of defensive reinforcements in via the draft and free agency.

Seattle Seahawks Schedule & Results

Week 1 vs. Los Angeles Rams L 13-30 0-1
Week 2 at Detroit Lions W 37-31 (OT) 1-1
Week 3 vs. Carolina Panthers W 37-27 2-1
Week 4 at New York Giants W 24-3 3-1
Week 6 at Cincinnati Bengals L 13-17 3-2
Week 7 vs. Arizona Cardinals W 20-10 4-2
Week 8 vs. Cleveland Browns W 24-20 5-2
Week 9 at Baltimore Ravens L 3-37 5-3
Week 10 vs. Washington Commanders W 29-26 6-3
Week 11 at Los Angeles Rams L 16-17 6-4
Week 12 vs. San Francisco 49ers L 13-31 6-5
Week 13 at Dallas Cowboys L 35-41 6-6
Week 14 at San Francisco 49ers L 16-28 6-7
Week 15 vs. Philadelphia Eagles W 20-17 7-7
Week 16 at Tennessee Titans W 20-17 8-7
Week 17 vs. Pittsburgh Steelers L 23-30 8-8
Week 18 at Arizona Cardinals W 21-20 9-8

The Seahawks were founded as an entertaining expansion team in 1976 that quickly became competitive. From 1999 through 2008, Mike Holmgren made the Seahawks a serious contender and NFC champion in 2005. In the 2013 season, Pete Carroll led Seattle to the only Super Bowl championship in franchise history. Since 2003, Seattle has missed the playoffs only four times.

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Seattle Seahawks Past Seasons (2000)

2023 9-8 None
2022 9-8 Lost Wild Card Round
2021 7-10 None
2020 12-4 Lost Wild Card Round
2019 11-5 Lost Divisional Round
2018 10-6 Lost Wild Card Round
2017 9-7 None
2016 10-5-1 Lost Divisional Round
2015 10-6 Lost Divisional Round
2014 12-4 Lost Super Bowl
2013 13-3 Won Super Bowl
2012 11-5 Lost Divisional Round
2011 7-9 None
2010 7-9 Lost Divisional Round
2009 5-11 None
2008 4-12 None
2007 10-6 Lost Divisional Round
2006 9-7 Lost Divisional Round
2005 13-3 Lost Super Bowl
2004 9-7 Lost Wild Card Round
2003 10-6 Lost Wild Card Round
2002 7-9 None
2001 9-7 None
2000 6-10 None

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