Seattle Seahawks NFL Season Recap

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It was a disappointing end to the season for the Seattle Seahawks. Seattle lost to the Los Angeles Rams for the second time this year, becoming the only favorite in the NFC to lose on Wild Card Weekend. Russell Wilson had one of his worst games of the season, completing less than 50 percent of his passes and throwing a pick-six in a 30-20 loss for the Seahawks.

Seattle Seahawks Season Recap

Pete Carroll has now led Seattle to nine straight winning seasons. The Seahawks have won at least 10 games in eight of those nine years, as this franchise is continually the class of the NFC West. However, Seattle has not advanced past the Divisional Round since 2014, leading to growing consternation in the Emerald City.

This offense might need to make some changes in the offseason. Russell Wilson was one of the top quarterbacks in the NFL, but his production tailed off significantly over the second half of 2020. Wilson was considered the favorite to be named the league MVP after the first half of the year. He threw for more than 300 yards five times, and he tossed 28 touchdowns against just eight interceptions. However, over his last eight games, he failed to throw for more than 265 yards even once, and he threw 12 touchdowns against five interceptions.

Defenses seemed to realize how Seattle liked to attack deep with D.K. Metcalf. The second-year receiver out of Ole Miss still managed to catch 83 passes for 1,303 yards and 10 touchdowns, but he had just one game with more than 80 yards over the second half of 2020. Tyler Lockett did benefit from the increased attention given to Metcalf though with 100 receptions for 1,054 yards and 10 touchdowns.

Chris Carson is one of the most underrated running backs in the league. He has yet to stay healthy for a full season, but he is a dangerous ball carrier when on the field. Carson failed to surpass 1,150 yards after doing so the previous two seasons, yet he was a little more effective despite missing four games. The fourth year running back averaged 4.8 YPC, and he was more of a target out of the backfield. Carlos Hyde was an effective runner too, but everyone else struggled.

The defensive turnaround was the positive story in 2020 and gives fans hope that next year will see a return to glory for Seattle. The Seahawks’ run defense was great throughout the year. Poona Ford and Jarran Reed did a great job stopping the run as this front seven ranked fifth in run defense, allowing 3.9 YPC and 99.6 YPG.

However, the secondary was a mess in the first half of 2020. Seattle ranked dead last in pass defense, and they were on pace to set records for their ineptitude. The Seahawks came on strong over the last half of the season though, largely thanks to Jamal Adams. Adams cost Seattle two first-round picks, but he led the team in sacks (9.5) and tackles for loss (14) from the safety position. Fellow safety Quandre Diggs ended up having a solid year too, while Shaquill Griffin showed a lot of improvement.

The Seahawks won’t have two of their first three picks in the 2021 NFL Draft due to the Adams trade. That means it’s unlikely for any rookies to make an impact for Seattle next year.

The good news is that the defensive issues appear to have been fixed, but the offense will have to dig into what changed over the last half of the season. There have been rumors that Russell Wilson was dealing with undisclosed injuries, and perhaps that could explain many of the problems.

Seattle Seahawks Schedule & Results

Week 1 at Atlanta Falcons W 38-25 1-0
Week 2 vs New England Patriots W 35-30 2-0
Week 3 vs Dallas Cowboys W 38-31 3-0
Week 4 at Miami Dolphins W 31-23 4-0
Week 5 vs Minnesota Vikings W 27-26 5-0
Week 7 at Arizona Cardinals L 34-37 (OT) 5-1
Week 8 vs San Francisco 49ers W 37-27 6-1
Week 9 at Buffalo Bills L 34-44 6-2
Week 10 at Los Angeles Rams L 16-23 6-3
Week 11 vs Arizona Cardinals W 28-21 7-3
Week 12 at Philadelphia Eagles W 23-17 8-3
Week 13 vs New York Giants L 12-17 8-4
Week 14 vs New York Jets W 40-3 9-4
Week 15 at Washington Redskins W 20-15 10-4
Week 16 vs Los Angeles Rams W 20-9 11-4
Week 17 at San Francisco 49ers W 26-23 12-4
Wild Card Round vs Los Angeles Rams L 20-30 12-4
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Seahawks Past Seasons (2000)

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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