2. Seahawks bold prediction: Club finishes with fewest wins since 2009
The Seattle Seahawks first started playing football in 1976 as an expansion team. That first year, they made their home in the AFC West and after one season they were shifted to the AFC West. The franchise made that division its place of residence until the league realigned in 2002. That debut campaign resulted in a 2-12 record.
In 1992, the Seahawks finished 2-14, the organization’s worst record to date. That team also set an NFL record for the fewest points scored in a 16-game season (140).
Of course, this is a franchise that has been pretty successful under current head coach Pete Carroll. But slowly but surely, this turned into a different kind of football team. With quarterback Russell Wilson at the helm, a relentless ground attack and a top-notch defense, the Seahawks were a dangerous club. But the offensive emphasis shifted to more of a passing game, the running game lost its punch and the “Legion of Doom” faded.
This past season, the Seahawks finished 7-10 but still score more points (395) than they allowed (366). But Wilson is gone and so is heralded middle linebacker Bobby Wagner. The roster has its share of holes. And what about that 2009 season? Under then-head coach Jim Mora Jr., the Seahawks were a dismal 5-9.