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After finishing with a losing record in the last four seasons, the Seahawks must win some ballgames next year.
Seattle had a streak of five straight winning seasons from 2003-2007, including five straight playoff berths. Yet, the Seahawks have made the playoffs only once since that point.
Their one playoff berth was a historically bad season for the NFC West, as the Seahawks were crowned champion after a mundane 7-9 record.
With a flashy new head coach and some thrilling talent, fans are eager to see their team produce like they once did.
If the Hawks can’t put together wins and show improvement in 2012, fans may not be as fervent when it comes to cheering on their football squad.
The Seahawks must stay away from being a dormant team in the recently weak NFC West, since other divisional foes are showing improvement.
After a 13-3 inaugural season record for 49ers head man Jim Harbaugh, the Niners leapt to the top of the division.
They returned all 11 starters on their stellar defense and look like a solid lock near the top of the division.
The Cardinals made strides and improved their defense en route to finishing 8-8 and second in the division. With exciting vertical threats, the Cardinals are looking to return to the playoffs for the first time since 2009.
The Rams even made a splash as they hired Jeff Fisher, in the hopes that he would turn around a seemingly miserable St. Louis franchise.
With the rest of the division steadily improving, the Hawks must produce better results than a season ago to remain in contention for a division crown.