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Seahawks Odds to Make Playoffs Suggest Another Strong Season Ahead

Zach Brunner
The Seahawks have missed the playoffs only once with Russell Wilson.
The Seahawks have missed the playoffs only once with Russell Wilson. / Streeter Lecka/Getty Images
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Despite a number of key injuries suffered down the stretch of the season, the Seattle Seahawks fought their way into the playoffs with a Wild Card berth. In a competitive NFC West, however, Seattle could be forced to win the Wild Card again to make the postseason.

FanDuel Sportsbook currently gives Seattle favorable odds to make the playoffs in the 2020 NFL season, at -136 odds. However, it is close to a coin flip, with their odds to miss the playoffs at +112.

No matter who goes in and out of the Seahawks roster, they have been one of the most consistent franchises since 2012, which was Russell Wilson's first NFL season. Since then, they have made the playoffs in all but one season. They also finished with double-digit wins in all but that one season, when they finished with a 9-7 record.

Seattle has done almost nothing to improve the team this offseason, though, which could be part of the reason that their odds are uncharacteristically low.

So far, the Seahawks have lost offensive tackle George Fant, replacing him with Brandon Shell, and they also signed guard B.J. Finney. Neither addition moves the needle much. The next notable signings were the 35-year-old Greg Olsen at tight end and former New England Patriots wideout Phillip Dorsett.

Additionally, Seattle is stuck in one of the most competitive divisions in football, which could slightly hurt its chances. The San Francisco 49ers are coming off a Super Bowl appearance, the Los Angeles Rams made the 2018 Super Bowl, and the Arizona Cardinals have made some significant additions this offseason.

These odds will surely continue to shift as the offseason progresses, but as things currently stand, the Seahawks have a good shot at clinching their third-straight postseason berth, even in the competitive NFC West.


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