Projected record: 10–6
The Seahawks get to play three of their four scheduled primetime games at home, where they don’t lose. They play games in the Eastern Time Zone just twice. There are no back-to-back road games. Pete Carroll couldn’t have drawn it up any more favorably.
Pivotal game: Week 10 at Cardinals. If the Raiders were on the schedule, you better believe I’d put the Marshawn Lynch game here. Only once since 2010 has the Seattle-Arizona series been a sweep, and I don’t expect it to happen this year, either. I’ll take the Cardinals in this one coming off a bye and a game against the 49ers.