4. Seattle Seahawks
Considered a Super Bowl contender, the Seahawks have been anything but that through the first two weeks of the season. They are 1-1, but come off a less than impressive 12-9 win over the 49ers at home. The Seahawks now travel across the country to take on the Titans in what is a statement game for this team.
None of us are questioning the Seahawks ability to defend, it’s the offense that is a concern. In two games, they’ve mustered up just 21 total points. Russell Wilson looks sporadic in the pocket and that has to do with concerns on the offensive line. Even the 49ers were able to get ample pressure and that shouldn’t be happening. When Wilson can’t get into a groove, the Seahawks offense isn’t going anywhere.
If Wilson and the offense can’t get things going early, how will they respond? The defense is more than good enough to keep the them in games, but there comes a point where they can only carry the team so far. The Titans have had their troubles defensively and gave up 26 points to the Raiders in Week 1. Through two weeks they rank in the bottom half of teams in total yards allowed per game. The Seahawks have room to exploit these problems if they find a rhythm on offense.
Once the Seahawks can figure out the problems on the offensive side of the ball, look out. Paired with this defense, they’ll be one of the top teams in the NFL. But for now, there are still problems to address. Confidence can be restored with a win over the Titans on Sunday.