In their Week 7 game against the Los Angeles Chargers, the Seattle Seahawks have a chance to move back above.500 for the first time since Week 1. The Seahawks-Chargers game in Los Angeles won’t be simple for the visiting team, but there’s a strong possibility Seattle can win. Let’s make a few daring Seahawks Week 7 predictions before the Seahawks-Chargers game.
The majority of NFL analysts wrote the Seahawks off after they parted ways with Russell Wilson this offseason. The squad is now a surprising 3-3 and in the midst of the NFC playoff race thanks to Carroll and Geno Smith, who wouldn’t let that happen.
On the opposing side of the Seahawks-Chargers contest, the home club has a deceptive 4-2 record. The four victories came against teams with combined records of 6-15-1 this year, including the Denver Broncos, Houston Texans, Cleveland Browns, and Las Vegas Raiders.
Both clubs will face a true test in the Seahawks’ Week 7 game against the Chargers; the victor will emerge as a contender, while the loser will only be a pretender. Let’s make some daring Seahawks Week 7 predictions in light of this.
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3. The Seahawks defense will bend, but not break, vs. the Chargers
Running one of the NFL’s most effective offences allowed the Seahawks to finish the season 3-3. The Seahawks defence had a few iffy games, but that offence overcame them.
The unit is 31st in yards allowed and 29th in points allowed in the NFL (2,465). The fact that the Seahawks D has matched for the fifth-most turnovers in the league with 10 in six weeks is helping to save them.
As they prepare to play the Seahawks in Week 7, Justin Herbert and the Chargers have a top-10 offence in terms of points and yards, and they have only committed five (classic) turnovers overall. The team seemed to be constantly coming up with ways to hand the ball to the opposing team, though.
At 42.9%, the Chargers’ fourth down conversion rate ranks 20th in the NFL. At 48.0%, they rank 24th in red zone conversions.
On Sunday, this trend should continue. While the Chargers will move the ball, the bold Seahawks prediction is that the defence will keep the game tight the entire time by stopping the Chargers on fourth down and in the end zone.
2. Geno Smith will be in the MVP conversation after the Seahawks Week 7 game
Before the 2022 NFL season, Geno Smith was 13–21 as a starter. The majority of NFL analysts thought that giving the Seahawks’ offense’s keys from Super Bowl champion Russell Wilson to Smith would be a drastic drop-off and end the Seahawks’ season this year.
But that simply hasn’t been the case.
Through six weeks, Smith has been the NFL’s most productive quarterback. With a 73.4% completion rate, he leads the league. He has 1,502 yards with nine touchdowns and only two interceptions. And he doesn’t just pass the ball off every play. Smith is in the middle of the pack when it comes to pass attempts, throwing the ball an average of 31 times a game.
Smith also defeated Wilson face-to-face in Week 1, which was a major victory for Seahawks supporters, the team, and (particularly) the former players.
But the fact that Smith hasn’t yet defeated a top quarterback is one of the main reasons he is going unnoticed. Given that his two previous triumphs came over Kyler Murray and Jarred Goff, Russ might be done.
It’s also not like Smith has lost against top quarterbacks. Marcus Mariota, Andy Dalton, and Jimmy Garoppolo are the quarterbacks Seattle has lost to.
This is why the contest between Justin Herbert and the Seahawks in the Chargers-Seahawks game is so crucial, and why this audacious Seahawks Week 7 prediction is that if Geno wins, you’ll start to hear rumblings of those three special letters: M-V-P.
1. Seahawks 28, Chargers 24
A squad that is less than the sum of its parts (LA) and a team that is more than the sum of its parts will face off in the Seahawks-Chargers game (Seattle).
By confounding expectations, Pete Carroll and Geno Smith are demonstrating that the Seahawks’ way of the past ten years was about far more than just releasing Russ Cook.
On the other hand, despite all the hoopla and publicity surrounding them, Justin Herbert and Brandon Staley consistently fall flat.
Because of this, the third and final bold Seahawks Week 7 prediction is that the superior team wins this game and that Seattle secures a decisive away victory to propel them into the NFC and NFC South playoff race.
Seattle Seahawks: 3 audacious predictions for Week 7 matchup vs. Chargers first appeared on ClutchPoints.