In all probability, they still will. FPI still provides Seahawks a 99 per cent chance to make the playoffs, but their 26-23 overtime loss into the sanfrancisco 49ers on Sunday implies which will need to wait.
And it means that you may place on hold now any conversation of the Seahawks (8-6) making a deep run in the movie, as that’s difficult to imagine after a performance like that one against a team which entered Sunday with three wins and a copy starting at dusk.
The Seahawks might have clinched a wild card berth with a win in the Stadium of Levi. They turned into just one of these more sloppy performances of the season, which contained 14 penalties for 148 yards and some breakdowns in the first half of
The Seahawks’ winning streak snapped on the 49ers, which dated back to their triumph at the NFC Championship Game.
They did not have the finishing touch which encouraged them against Carolina, Green Bay and Minnesota and started poorly. They had a chance to win it in regulation, but Russell Wilson did not see Baldwin running open up the seam. And their opening drive of stalled thanks to a holding penalty on directly shield Ethan Pocic, that wiped out a large profit to J.D. McKissic.
Robbie Gould won it to the 49ers with a 36-yard field objective.
It was the type of let down decrease the Seahawks have experienced under coach Pete Carroll.