Originally written on Football Nation  |  Last updated 11/16/14
In a lot of ways, the Seattle Seahawks’ 2012 schedule mirrors the type of schedule they had in 2011.  The scheduling gods weren’t kind to the ‘Hawks to start either season; in 2011, they played against five playoff teams out of their first eight games, and in 2012, they play against five playoff caliber teams in the first eight games.  In 2011, the Seahawks started the year 2-6, before finishing the year a strong 5-3.  The difference in 2012 is, the Seahawks should be in a better position to hold serve during the first eight games, and then finish the season strong in easier games to make a serious playoff push.  Also, since the Seahawks presumably solved their shaky quarterback situation with the off-season acquisition of Matt Flynn, the Seahawks should be very competitive even with some tough opponents in the first half of the year. In 2012, the Seahawks will start the season on the road against division rival Arizona, who sports a defense that improved by leaps and bounds over du...
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