Nobody with a semblance of sanity would have expected the Seahawks to start their season 0-2.
Yet, after suffering losses to their divisional rival St. Louis Rams and their 2014 NFC Championship foe Green Bay Packers, that is exactly where they sit.
However, with news that Seahawks Pro Bowl safety Kam Chancellor has ended his holdout, the outlook for the Seahawks immediate future is bright.
Currently, the Seahawks are No. 25 in our Week 2 BES Rankings with a score of 2.12. That score is reflective of the fact that the Seahawks have been highly competitive in their two losses, averaging just 6.5 points in margin of defeat.
That’s a difference arguably tilted in their favor with the presence of Chancellor in the secondary. The 6-3, 232-pounder is an unquestioned leader and enforcer on the Seahawks defense.
His ultra-violent and physical style of play tends to intimidate opponents while galvanizing his defensive teammates. He has the ability to set the edge in run support while displaying underrated playmaking ability in pass coverage.
At present, the Seahawks rank 16th in BES Defense with a 2.45. They also own a score of 2.27 in Point Suppression. Chancellor’s return will likely be accompanied by a rise in those scores in the coming weeks.
Up next for the Seahawks is a visit from the Bears (1.53), a match-up that favors the Seahawks in every way imaginable. With Chancellor on the field, clinching their first victory of the season is an even greater probability.