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Seahawks Super Bowl Odds 7th-Best in NFL After Comeback Win at Cleveland

Hans Themistode

by Hans Themistode in NFL Football

Updated Apr 13, 2020 · 3:01 PM PDT

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Russell Wilson is putting up MVP-caliber numbers this year, and it's led to Seattle's Super Bowl odds getting shorter. Photo by Keith Allison (Flickr) CC License.
  • The Seattle Seahawks improved to 5-1 after another nail-biting win in Week 6
  • Oddsmakers are showing them a bit of love by improving their Super Bowl odds to +1800
  • Is now the right time to put your money on the Seahawks to win the Lombardi Trophy?

The Seattle Seahawks eked out yet another close victory this past Sunday, overcoming a 20-6 first-half deficit to beat the Browns, 32-28, in Cleveland. The Seahawks may not always win pretty, but they are proving that they have what it takes to pull out close games, at home and on the road.

With the exception of a Week 4 blowout win against the lowly Arizona Cardinals (27-10), the Seahawks’ four other wins have all come by four points or fewer.

Call it luck or supreme clutch ability but a win is a win. Oddsmakers aren’t discriminating, moving Seattle to +1800 in their Super Bowl Odds, tied for seventh-best in the league. Coming into this week they were sitting at +2200.

Odds To Win 2020 Super Bowl

Team Odds
New England Patriots +250
New Orleans Saints +700
Kansas City Chiefs +850
San Francisco 49ers +1100
Green Bay Packers +1200
Philadelphia Eagles +1600
Baltimore Ravens +1800
Seattle Seahawks +1800
Houston Texans +2000
Minnesota Vikings +2000

Odds taken 10/14/2019.

Should bettors be putting their money on Russell Wilson and company now, or is this an overreaction by oddsmakers?

Toughest Part Of The Schedule

It’s been a decent schedule for the Seahawks thus far. They haven’t faced the toughest opposition but it’s not like they’ve been beating up on the Dolphins and Redskins, either. It’s been a middle-of-the-pack schedule, but things are about to change.

Two games against the undefeated San Francisco 49ers coupled with matchups against the Minnesota Vikings, Baltimore Ravens, Los Angeles Rams and the red-hot Carolina Panthers will give us an indication of what this team is made out of. Not only will the schedule get noticeably tougher, but they will also be on the road for the majority of those contest.

Following this grueling stretch, we will find out if the Seahawks are contenders or pretenders.

MVP Hardware is Wilson’s to Lose

What more can you say about Russell Wilson at this point? He is playing like a man possessed this year.

He ranks second in the league in completion percentage at 72.5, and first in passer rating with a ridiculous 124.7. He’s also tied for second in touchdown passes as well.


We didn’t even tell you the most outrageous stat of them all. Through six weeks, he has yet to throw an interception. No starting quarterback even comes close to that specific stat.

Russell has just been lights out all season long.

Chris Carson Should Get More Attention

Third-year running back Chris Carson doesn’t get as much hype as other players at his position, such as Christian McCaffrey, Dalvin Cook, and Leonard Fournette, but he has been just as effective.

His 504 rushing yards currently rank fifth at the position, while his 84 yards per game on the ground rank seventh.

With so many defenses keying in on Wilson, Carson has proven himself a reliable runner in the backfield who can take some of the pressure off the QB …

… as long as he can hang onto the football, that is.

What To Do?

At this moment, the Seahawks look like bona fide contenders. The question is, how will they match up against the likes of the New England Patriots and Kansas City Chiefs?

Last year, you would have given the Pats and Chiefs the edge, because Tom Brady and Patrick Mahomes would have been the best quarterbacks on the field.

This year, Wilson would be the best quarterback in any of those matchups, and don’t forget that he already has one ring on his finger.

The thought of putting down a few bucks on a former Super Bowl-winning quarterback that has everything clicking right now is tempting, especially at +1800 odds, but don’t do it now. If they get through their upcoming schedule without looking overmatched, their odds won’t be much longer, and then you’ll know for sure that they’re Super Bowl caliber.

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