Seahawks 2019 Average Margin of Victory Makes Them Luckiest 10-Win NFL Team of Last 30 Years

Russell Wilson and Rashaad Penny Celebrate a touchdown.
Russell Wilson and Rashaad Penny Celebrate a touchdown. / Alika Jenner/Getty Images

The Seattle Seahawks boast a 10-2 record ahead of their Week 14 matchup with the Los Angeles Rams this Sunday. However, the way in which they've arrived there has practically been by the skin of their teeth.

The Seahawks have only outscored their opponents by a combined 36 points through 12 games, which equates to an average of exactly 3.0 points per game. This makes Seattle the first 10-win NFL team through 12 weeks not to outscore its opponents by an average margin of more than 3.0 points per game in the last 30 years.

In fact, five of Seattle's 10 wins have come by four points or less, with two of those coming as one-point victories (Cincinnati Bengals in Week 1 and Los Angeles Rams in Week 5).

While getting the win is all that matters at the end of the day, it has to be a little concerning that a Super Bowl contender like Seattle isn't winning by more commanding margins.

The Seahawks are still lead by Russell Wilson, one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL, but luck and close calls can only take a team so far, and at some point the ball has to bounce in the wrong direction. And if that happens to Seattle in the playoffs, it could result in the end of the Seahawks' 2019-20 season.

Seattle is currently a 1-point road underdog against the Rams in Week 14.

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