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This, for the moment, seems about right.
The Seahawks might be undefeated at home, but they still have yet to deliver a strong performance on the road. It's entirely possible to see this team go 10-6, but to do so would require winning at least once more on the road and sweeping the season at C-Link.
Sweeping at home would potentially help the 'Hawks work their way back into the NFC West race, but this is easier said than done. Meanwhile, let's not get too far ahead of ourselves as the next two games following the bye against Miami and Chicago remain critical checkpoints in determining the 'Hawks' chances.
If they win one they stay in the wild-card hunt.
If they win both, they stay in the divisional hunt.
If they lose both, they put themselves at the mercy of more than half a dozen teams waiting in the wings. Minnesota, Tampa, New Orleans, Dallas, Detroit, Arizona and St. Louis are all on the cusp of being contenders, but odds are that most will end up pretenders.
Unfortunately, losses to Detroit, Arizona and St. Louis don't help the 'Hawks, but at least they have wins against Minnesota and Dallas and have a chance to redeem themselves against the Cardinals and Rams at home before the season ends. As I mentioned last week, the Detroit loss could haunt the 'Hawks, but fortunately for the 'Hawks, the Detroit Lions 2012 Schedule" target="_blank">Detroit Lions 2012 Schedule">Lions' remaining schedule looks to be brutal.
So hopefully, the 'Hawks will make it to the dance. Until then, they have their work cut out for them, but I do believe that the odds are in their favor as they should be able to control their fate given their current spot in the standings.
Seahawks' Odds: Probable