- The Seattle Seahawks saw their Super Bowl odds improve to +1100 following Sunday’s NFC Wild Card win over the Philadephia Eagles
- They were at average odds of +2167 to be Super Bowl champions entering the postseason
- Seattle is seeking to be the first NFC Wild Card team to reach the big game since 2010
When it comes to Super Bowl experience, the Seattle Seahawks are in the driver’s seat. Of the eight teams left in the hunt for the Vince Lombardi Trophy, they are the most recent winner.
Seattle won Super Bowl 48 over the Denver Broncos in 2014. But while they have history on their side, the question is whether the Seahawks can do it the hard way? The Seahawks are a wild card team, the #5 seed in the NFC.
With one win down on the way to Super Bowl glory, Sunday’s 17-9 victory at Philadelphia over the NFC East champion Eagles, the Seahawks are getting more love from the sportsbooks. Sportsbooks list Seattle as +1100 to win the Super Bowl.
2020 Super Bowl Odds
|San Francisco 49ers||+290|
|Kansas City Chiefs||+325|
|Green Bay Packers||+650|
Odds taken Jan. 5
Across the leading sportsbooks at the conclusion of the NFL regular season, the Seahawks were an average +2167 in the Super Bowl odds.
Seahawks on the Rebound?
Seattle stumbled down the stretch, and it cost the team a shot at the #1 seed in the NFC. Three losses in the last four games of the regular season, including a season-ending home-field setback to the San Francisco 49ers, also lost the Seahawks the NFC West title.
WILD CARD WINNERS pic.twitter.com/dwx04f088o
— Seattle Seahawks (@Seahawks) January 6, 2020
Playing on the road in the Wild Card round, the defense came up big in the win over the Eagles. Seattle is a solid 8-1 straight up on the road this season. The Seahawks are also a solid 6-2-1 against the spread as a road team this season, and 4-1-0 ATS as a road underdog.
Frozen Tundra Seahawks’ Toughest Test?
Heading to Green Bay to face the Packers in the NFC Divisional Round on Sunday, the Seahawks are four-point underdogs, not without good reason. The frozen tundra of Lambeau Field has proven the stuff of nightmares for Seattle.
The Seahawks have dropped eight in a row at Green Bay. That includes a 42-20 embarrassment in the 2007 NFC Divisional Round playoffs.
— Green Bay Packers (@packers) January 6, 2020
These games haven’t been close. The Packers have prevailed by an average margin of 17.6 points.
Seattle’s last win at Green Bay was a 27-7 victory on Nov. 1st, 1999. It was in the calendar year following the impeachment of the President of the United States, so if you’re a Seahawks bettor, you’ve got that trend going for you.
Seattle’s Russell Wilson and Green Bay’s Aaron Rodgers are the only QBs left in the playoffs who’ve led a team to a Super Bowl triumph.
Not Wild About Wild Card Route
The 2010 Packers, with Rodgers at the helm, were the last NFC Wild Card team to win the Super Bowl.
Seattle is 9-5 all-time in Wild Card round playoff games. But of those nine Wild Card round wins, eight were followed by Divisional Round exits. Seattle is 1-7 on the road in the Divisional Round following a Wild Card round win.
Seattle improves to 11-2 in one-score games including playoffs this season.
The Seahawks tie the 2015 Broncos for the most one-score wins in a single season including playoffs all-time. That Broncos team went 11-3 en route to a Super Bowl title.
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) January 6, 2020
The Seahawks do have victories this season over the 49ers and Minnesota Vikings, opponents in the other NFC Divisional Round game. Should the Vikings upset San Francisco, Seattle would get home field by advancing to the NFC Championship Game.
But even if Seattle somehow won the NFC Championship, the Baltimore Ravens would likely be awaiting them in the Super Bowl.
The Ravens hammered Seattle 30-16 earlier this season.
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