The Seattle Seahawks are still rolling along in the NFL playoffs after a successful 12-4 seasons and an NFC West title. But that doesn’t mean it’s too early to take a glimpse at next season’s opponents and check how they can improve this offseason.
Seattle’s offense was very good for a large chunk of the season, and there’s no extremely pressing issue for skill positions on that side of the ball. Still, the offensive line could use some work as QB Russell Wilson has been sacked 47 times this season, the most in the NFL.
But their pass defense is probably going to be the first area of attack this offseason. It struggled all year and routinely gave up season-high yard totals to opposing quarterbacks. They’ll need to retool in the secondary to keep pace with the high powered offense of today’s NFL.
The Seahawks will face their NFC West divisional opponents six times, half at home and half on the road. In addition, they draw matchups against all for teams from the AFC South and NFC South. The NFL is expected to add a 17th game to the regular season schedule that will feature an inter-conference matchup with a similarly placed team. The Seahawks would face the AFC North.