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Projecting Seahawks 2022 Season: Game-By-Game Predictions

After jettisoning Russell Wilson and Bobby Wagner this offseason, Seattle heads into the 2022 season with low expectations. With Week 1 less than four months away, reporter Corbin Smith dishes his way-too-early game-by-game predictions.

The 2022 NFL regular season won't kick off for nearly four months, but with free agency and the draft both in the books, most teams won't undergo any significant changes roster-wise between now and the start of training camp in July.

Keeping that in mind, with the Seahawks currently having a full 90-man roster heading towards OTAs later this month, it's never too early to peek at the schedule and predict how the upcoming season will unfold.

How will Seattle fare in 2022? Here's a quick rundown with running win/loss totals for all 17 of its scheduled games:


Week 16: Chiefs 38, Seahawks 16

2022 Record: 6-9

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Holding onto slim playoff hopes, Seattle stuns the Arrowhead Crowd with a long, methodical touchdown drive to open the game as Lock connects with Dee Eskridge on a bootleg rollout to give his team a 7-0 advantage. After that, however, Patrick Mahomes scorches the Seahawks' secondary with 418 passing yards and four touchdowns and Chris Jones sacks Lock three times, turning this matchup into a Christmas Eve massacre and putting a dagger in Seattle's playoff coffin.

Week 17: Seahawks 23, Jets 20

2022 Record: 7-9

With little left to play for other than draft positioning, Seattle ushers in the new year with a solid performance against an improving New York Jets squad that isn't quite ready for prime time. Jamal Adams stuffs the stat sheet against his former team with a sack and an interception, while Geno Smith checks in for a banged-up Lock and enacts some revenge of his own with touchdown passes to Metcalf and Will Dissly. Zach Wilson nearly leads the Jets back in the closing moments, but a failed fourth down conversion leads to a tough road defeat.

Week 18: Rams 30, Seahawks 20

2022 Record: 7-10

If the Rams have already locked up the NFC West and potentially the top seed in the conference by this point, the Seahawks may be playing against reserves and have a prime chance to eclipse their 2021 record. But for this simulation, Los Angeles still has something to play for and while Seattle puts up a better fight than in Week 13, Kupp and tight end Tyler Higbee prove to be too much to handle down the stretch and a steady effort by Smith is wasted in a 10-point season-ending loss.