MontanaHawk05 wrote:I've been mentioning for a while that the Seahawks have largely enjoyed a powder-puff schedule in regards to the QB's they've faced in the last 6 games, plus Chad Henne and Matt Schaub before that. But they also survived, with a scratched-up O-line, a lot of underrated defensive lines in that period. So while I agree that our record has a noticeable amount of luck in it, it's still earned.
Our schedule was hard if you look at the away games records from last season. However you never know teams that were good last season were going to suck this season. That is really the only reason our schedule seems "powder puff".
It's still valid to discuss strength of schedule even if it's in retrospect. It could still have implications for the playoffs.
Of course, it's NOT accurate to call our schedule cream-puff. The QB quality hasn't been there, and we've made stupid mistakes. But the 49ers, Colts, and now the Panthers have proven tough opponents. Most of the other teams - Texans, Titans, Cardinals, Rams, and Buccaneers - had excellent defenses to bring against our patchwork O-line. Not only could they not beat Wilson, they couldn't beat him even with a lead and turnovers. That speaks volumes. The only truly creampuff teams we've beaten are Jacksonville, Atlanta (mostly because of injury), and Minnesota. Bahahaha Minnesota.
It might be true to claim that we haven't faced many complete
teams yet. We got beaten by the only one we faced. But we were competitive even there, on the road with that same patchwork O-line. It's not the same as saying we've barely beaten BAD teams.
We'll have a tougher final five weeks than most people realize, as New Orleans are a complete team, the Giants are the Giants, and we still have one more full round against our own division.