The Seattle Seahawks are off to Florida over Thanksgiving weekend to face the Miami Dolphins in a game they simply must win to stay relevant in the NFC West. While not a "must-win" in the wild-card race, losing this game will cause doubt as to their ability to win in Chicago or Toronto.
However, a convincing win would give Pete Carroll's team the confidence it needs down the stretch. Seattle has won in Chicago for two consecutive seasons and beating a non-divisional foe on the road three-straight years would have to be some kind of a record.
More importantly, with the San Francisco 49ers facing the New Orleans Saints and New England Patriots in the coming weeks, Seattle could find itself alive in the NFC West race when the 49ers visit on December 23rd.