How must the Seahawks end the season to satisfy you?
Posted by Jerry Brewer
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We had some great discussions last night during our Monday Night Quarterback show on Sportsradio KJR (950 AM and 102.9 FM). Included was a question pondering how your expectations have changed as the Seahawks have improved this season.
So, let's ask the question in this space. Fill in the blank: I will be satisfied with the Seahawks if they end the season ___________.
Obviously, we're wondering about win and losses, but we left the question open ended for you to offer whatever answer you'd like. At the end of this post, I will present this to you in a poll, and if you have more to add, please feel free to hit the comments section.
The Seahawks are 5-7 with four games remaining, and their trend of competitive play should continue. They host St. Louis (2-10) on "Monday Night Football. Then they travel to play Chicago (7-5), which is missing quarterback Jay Cutler and running back Matt Forte. On Christmas Eve, they host San Francisco (10-2), whose best player, linebacker Patrick Willis, is nursing a hamstring strain. And in the season finale, the Seahawks visit Arizona (5-7), a quickly-improving team much like the Seahawks.
There should be a few more victories in this final cluster of games, if the Seahawks stay healthy enough (which is becoming a concern). The way the Seahawks are playing right now, I wouldn't be surprised if they won three of four. I think I'm expecting two of four. Winning all four is asking a lot. That would mean the Seahawks closed on a five-game winning streak. I don't think they're that good or that consistent just yet. Of course, if they did win out, they'd be firmly in the discussion for the NFC's final playoff spot.
OK, OK. I won't go that far. One game at a time ...
But go ahead and tell me what would be a satisfactory finish.
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