Seattle Seahawks: The Biggest Reason Why They Will Win the NFC West

Micah ChenAnalyst IIIAugust 10, 2011

The Seahawks have had an extremely busy offseason. Some notable moves are the releases of Matt Hasselbeck and Lofa Tatupu, the signings of Sydney Rice and Tavaris Jackson, and the battle under center.

There's no doubt that the Seahawks have a much more talented roster.  Both Sydney Rice and Pro Bowl tight end Zach Miller will make this offense much more explosive as it transitions out of the traditional west coast offense the Seahawks have run so many years.

But ultimately, the biggest reason they will win the West won't be because of what they've done to improve, it's what the rest of the division hasn't done.

You've heard it a million times before, the NFC West is easily the weakest division in all of football.

Ever since the Cardinals lost Kurt Warner, they've been non-existent.  The Rams look like they're headed in the right direction, but it'll take a few years to put the pieces together.  And every year the 49ers look like the team the beat, and every year they fail to meet expectations.

It's not like they have any trouble in their division; the Seahawks have only had one division record under .500 ever since the division realignment, and that was nearly a decade ago.  Yes, they might not be much outside their division, but if they can scrape a few Ws, they should be in good shape. 

I'm not saying that they will be successful in the playoffs, that's a whole different story.  But unless a whole slew of injuries hits the team, the Seahawks should be able to clinch this division with ease.

It only takes an 8-8 record to win this division, and the Seahawks are looking like an 8-8 football team at the moment.