After Sunday night’s convincing 42-13 victory over division rival San Francisco, Seattle may be the hottest team in the NFL right now. In their last three wins, the Seahawks have outscored their opponents 150-30.
With a playoff spot already locked up and the possibility of a division title still on the line, Seattle is peaking at the right time. Some are considering head coach Pete Carroll’s young team as Super Bowl favorites in the NFC.
While it is true that the Seahawks are legit contenders out of the NFC, I do not see Seattle making it to the Super Bowl this season.
Here is how I see the NFC playoff seeds and playoffs playing out.
Atlanta has already locked up the No. 1 seed.
Green Bay will beat Minnesota this week and clinch the No. 2 seed.
San Francisco will beat Arizona and earn the No. 3 seed.
Seattle will beat St. Louis and earn the No. 5 seed,
In the Wild Card Round, San Francisco will host Chicago and win. Dallas will host Seattle and Seattle will win.
From there, Atlanta will host Seattle and Seattle will win. Green Bay will host San Francisco and win.
This means in the NFC Championship Game, Green Bay will host Seattle—a rematch of the now-famous “Fail Mary” game. As such, the Packers will want to revenge the early season game that they thought was stolen from them.
Contrary to popular belief, the Seahawks will not enter Lambeau Field and leave victorious.
Here are three reasons why Seattle will not make it to the Super Bowl this season.