Originally written on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 11/18/14

CLEVELAND - NOVEMBER 14: Owner Woody Johnson of the New York Jets talks with general manager Mike Holmgren of the Cleveland Browns prior to the start of their game at Cleveland Browns Stadium on November 14, 2010 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Matt Sullivan/Getty Images)
 Seahawks Record against East Coast Teams Doesn’t tell the Whole Story This weekend the Seattle Seahawks travel to Miami to play in the East Coast, a place where they have a well-publicized issue playing; a problem that the team has had since before Mike Holmgren retired. Since the 2008 season, the Seahawks are 1-6 when playing in the East Coast. Records can sometimes be misleading when trying to decide how a team actually performed—this is not one of those times. Over those seven games, the Seahawks have not only been massively outplayed, but also massively outscored. The team has been outscored by a combined 206-96. Luckily for Seahawks fans, the only coach who has been able to win a game out east since 2008 is none other than Pete Carroll, who took the Seahawks to New York last year, where they knocked off the eventual Super Bowl champion Giants 36-25. Marshawn Lynch will be facing one of the best running defenses in the NFL this weekend. That being said, I have never been too concerned about the “East Coast Curse.”  The Seahawks are well known for their strength at home in front of the 12thman, but road games are what have plagued the team ever since the Super Bowl appearance in the 2005 season.  This includes the West Coast, East Coast, Midwest and any other area of the country that isn’t the Pacific Northwest. Another thing to keep in mind when talking about their recent record against teams in the East is who these teams were. Out of those six losses, all teams but one—the Buffalo Bills—went on to post a winning record. The 7-9 Bills were one of the hottest team in the NFL at the beginning of that season, as they jumped out to a 5-1 record before falling back down to earth. It can also be argued that the issue of playing on the East Coast has more to do with the time the game is played opposed to the location of the game. Four of the six losses have come at 1:00 p.m. ET, which would feel like 10:00 a.m. to Seattle. This will be the third time this season that Seattle will play during that time slot, and so far, they are 0-2 with losses in Detroit and St.Louis. All of these game notes and stats are just meaningless statistics and cop-out reasons to explain losses to teams that the Seahawks should be able to beat. At 4-6, the Dolphins are much better than their record indicates, but the Seahawks match up with them very well on paper. The Seahawks have one of the most elite secondaries going up against a struggling rookie quarterback in Ryan Tannehill. They will also be sending Marshawn Lynch, one of the best running backs in the NFL, up against one of the league’s top running defenses. At 6-4 the Seahawks find themselves controlling their own playoff destiny. With a tight NFC race, 9-7 likely won’t be good enough to make the postseason. The Seahawks will need all the wins they can get down the stretch, and not even the “East Coast Curse” will be a good enough reason to explain a loss to the Dolphins. CLICK HERE CHECK OUT THE SEAHAWKS BLOG IN OUR CLUBHOUSE AT NWSB!
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Are Dwyane Wade and the Heat headed for a split?

Good news for the effort to bring an NHL team to Vegas

Adrian Peterson goes on social media rant regarding contract

Report: John Wall, friends kicked off plane in Las Vegas

Broncos OT Ryan Clady suffers torn ACL in practice

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Report: Buffalo Sabres to hire Dan Bylsma as head coach

Marc Trestman will make Joe Flacco a Pro Bowler

Could Tyrod Taylor be the Buffalo Bills’ savior?

Chicago Bulls fire Tom Thibodeau after five seasons

LeSean McCoy refuses to return Chip Kelly's calls

Brandon Marshall and Geno Smith are living together

Which MLB teams are most changed since Opening Day?

Seattle Mariners: Back to .500

JJ Watt doesn't care for chance to be on 'Hard Knocks'

McElwain compliments Muschamp culture at UF, previous staff 'snakebit'

Montreal mayor to meet Manfred in hopes of getting a franchise back

Five things we'd like to see on 'Hard Knocks' with the Texans

Chipper Jones challenged military veteran to fight

President Obama answers NBA questions on Twitter

'Entourage' creator rips Eli Manning for ditching movie

TUF weekly recap by NOS® Energy Drink

Ronda Rousey upset with Bethe Correia for suicide comments

The Cleveland Cavaliers are top (under)dogs

NFL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Are Dwyane Wade and the Heat headed for a split?

Good news for the effort to bring an NHL team to Vegas

JJ Watt doesn't care for chance to be on 'Hard Knocks'

Ryan Clady suffers torn ACL

'Entourage' creator rips Eli Manning

TUF weekly recap by NOS® Energy Drink

Brandon Marshall, Geno Smith are roommates

The Cavaliers are top (under)dogs

Bryce Harper on his breakout

WATCH: Jon Lester sets MLB hitless record

Six moves that made the Warriors NBA title contenders

USA Soccer, CONCACAF losers in FIFA’s ‘World Cup of fraud’

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.