Following the team's 2-6 start to the season, this would have seemed improbable, yet slowly but surely progress has been made by a team that few saw winning anything more than the chance to draft Andrew Luck.
Regardless of how things turn out this season, optimism should be high next year as the Seahawks head into year three under head coach Pete Carroll and GM John Schneider.
Can they be the best in the NFC West?
But it won't be easy. Unlike this year the 'Hawks will need to start off much stronger from the very beginning while fighting a few division rivals that could very well contend in their own right.
If the stars align on the following, the Seahawks can win the West in 2012.
Sounds great, but how exactly will this happen?
First we will review the competition.
Then we will dig into the details on what the Hawks will need to do to seal the deal...