Seahawks Pick 'Em
Seattle Times sportswriters and a celebrity guesser predict the score before every Seahawks game.
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Week 3
Sunday, Sept. 23
1:25 p.m.
FOX
CenturyLink Field
Seahawks
vs. Cowboys
23-20 Seahawks
The Seahawks are in true desperation mode as they play their home opener. Dallas' defense is statistically one of the best in the NFL through two games so there could be some ugly moments for the offense. But the thought here is that Seattle can win this game with defense (Dallas' passing attack has been anemic so far) and special teams (maybe a Michael Dickson punt or two that flips the field) and keep hope alive for another week.
21-20 Seahawks
Bobby Wagner is back and the Seahawks are finally returning to CenturyLink Field. But is that enough for Seattle to secure its first victory of the season? I think the defense will gain some confidence against a one-dimensional Cowboys attack with a very limited passing game, and Russell Wilson will respond after stumbling in the loss at Chicago last week. Dallas' defense is formidable, but the Seahawks will do just enough to win the game.
27-20 Seahawks
The Seahawks return home, they get Bobby Wagner and others back off injury, and they will – or at least should – play with the urgency of knowing their season is essentially on the line. Put it together, and it adds up to a vital victory.
13-10 Seahawks
Bobby Wagner and K.J. Wright returning would provide a much-needed boost for Seattle's defense, but this team just hasn't showed enough offensively through two games to convince me they can win. Expect Dallas to come out on top in a close one.
24-21 Seahawks
It’s going to be a battle between two of the more mobile QBs in the league. Let’s hope our D-line can find some momentum and be quick to put the pressure on Dak Prescott to force some early turnovers.
Jeremy Taiwo
2016 Olympian, Team USA and UW decathlete, Renton native
Week 4
Sunday, Sept. 30
1:05 p.m.
FOX
Glendale, Ariz.
Seahawks
vs. Cardinals
Week 5
Sunday, Oct. 7
1:25 p.m.
FOX
CenturyLink Field
Seahawks
vs. Rams
Week 6
Sunday, Oct. 14
10 a.m.
FOX
London
Seahawks
vs. Raiders
Week 8
Sunday, Oct. 28
10 a.m.
FOX
Detroit
Seahawks
vs. Lions
Week 9
Sunday, Nov. 4
1:05 p.m.
CBS
CenturyLink Field
Seahawks
vs. Chargers
Week 10
Sunday, Nov. 11
1:25 p.m.
CBS
Los Angeles
Seahawks
vs. Rams
Week 11
Thursday, Nov. 15
5:20 p.m.
FOX/NFL Network
CenturyLink Field
Seahawks
vs. Packers
Week 12
Sunday, Nov. 25
10 a.m.
FOX
Carolina
Seahawks
vs. Panthers
Week 13
Sunday, Dec. 2
5:20 p.m.
NBC
CenturyLink Field
Seahawks
vs. 49ers
Week 14
Monday, Dec. 10
5:15 p.m.
ESPN
CenturyLink Field
Seahawks
vs. Vikings
Week 15
Sunday, Dec. 16
1:05 p.m.
FOX
San Francisco
Seahawks
vs. 49ers
Week 16
Sunday, Dec. 23
5:20 p.m.
NBC
CenturyLink Field
Seahawks
vs. Chiefs
Week 17
Sunday, Dec. 30
1:25 p.m.
FOX
CenturyLink Field
Seahawks
vs. Cardinals
Week 1
Sunday, Sept. 9
1:25 p.m.
FOX
Denver
Broncos 27
Seahawks 24
23-21 Seahawks
Two teams hoping for bounce back seasons with lots of question marks and lots reasons for their fan bases to wonder what they’re going to see on Sunday. The difference here is at QB: Russell Wilson, who seems primed for one of his best seasons, vs. Case Keenum, playing his first game with a new team.
24-20 Broncos
Denver is 27-4 in September home games since 2002. That trend will continue on Sunday, when the Broncos’ pass rush will disrupt Russell Wilson and the Seahawk secondary will be tested as well.
24-20 Broncos
It’s been a long time since so much mystery surrounded the Seahawks, as a result of major off-season reconstruction. The success of their reboot won’t reveal itself in one day, but for this one, it seems too much to ask to beat the Broncos in Denver, where they almost never lose a home opener.
17-14 Broncos
Right now the burden of proof is on the Seahawks to show they can score points. The proof isn't there yet. The defense will be stingy enough to keep Seattle in the game, but the offense won't have enough to snatch a victory in Denver.
24-17 Seahawks
I’m kinda outta the loop. That’s my guestimation, just because of the Seahawks’ history with Russell Wilson’s firepower, he’s normally able to put out 24-30 points a game, I’m interested to see how they do this season. Also for Denver, they’re struggling and rebuilding and I feel like they won’t be able to pull it off.
Edouardo Jordan
James Beard-award winning chef and owner of JuneBaby and Salare
Week 2
Monday, Sept. 17
5:15 p.m.
ESPN
Chicago
Bears 24
Seahawks 17
24-16 Bears
I picked the Seahawks last week thinking the edge at quarterback would override any of the advantages Denver might have. But all the injuries to key guys as well as a second straight road game with a young team still finding its way — and in a tough venue on a Monday night — seems like a lot to overcome.
24-23 Bears
The Seahawks struggled to stop the run late in last weekend’s loss at Denver, while the Bears racked up 139 rushing yards and 5.1 yards per carry in their season-opening loss to Green Bay. Now add the fact that defensive end Von Miller produced three of Denver’s six sacks last weekend, and Chicago touts an equally destructive pass-rusher in Khalil Mack. If Seattle can’t establish the run (and stop the run) Pete Carroll’s team will fall to 0-2 for the first time since 2015.
20-17 Seahawks
The Seahawks had their coming-out game under Russell Wilson at Soldier Field in 2012, and they’ll eke out a much-needed win there this year. But they’ll have to figure out a way to stop Khalil Mack better than they did Von Miller.
14-10 Bears
I’d have picked the Seahawks during the preseason but the addition of Khalil Mack for Chicago makes it different. He’s a game-changer, and in this case a prediction-changer, as he’ll wreak havoc on an already tenuous Seattle offense.
21-14 Seahawks
Chicago defense looks really, really good, but the offense is struggling a little bit. I think our quarterback is missing his cues a little bit. With the Seahawks, I've always been a little concerned about their O-line. The game is in Chicago, but I'm going to roll with the Seahawks. I'll say 21-14.
Jewell Loyd
A native of Lincolnwood, Ill., Loyd just helped the Seattle Storm win the 2018 WNBA championship.