Can the Seattle Seahawks win the NFC and represent the conference in the Super Bowl? They absolutely can. Can they end up being a wildcard team and get knocked out in the first round? That’s possible as well. Ladies and gentlemen, meet the Seattle Seahawks, a team that’s almost impossible to figure out.
The word almost has to be used because there is one certainty with this team, and that certainty is this. The Seahawks go as Russell Wilson goes. If he’s hot, they’re hot. If he’s off, they’re off.
Still, the way they’re constructed now, you can’t expect this team to survive week after week if the game plan is to wait on Wilson to perform another miracle.
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The Houston Texans have a legitimate chance of being in every game with Deshaun Watson at the helm. Keeping him upright has been an issue in the past, but it seems like the Texans have either figured out pass protection or Watson is just better at getting rid of the ball faster and protecting himself.
Sure, he got kicked in the eye, but that only led to yet another example of his brilliance. Win or lose and with both eyes or one of them, Watson will continue to be a factor in the MVP race all season.