Louis Bacigalupi posts comments on the site as LouieLouie. He’s an accountant by trade and worked in a USFL front office. He can be reached by email at Louie@fiercelyI.com.
Before the regular season began, I hoped the Seahawks could be 4-4 halfway through the season. They could have very well been 3-5, or 2-6 -- They played five games on the road; their three home games were against Tony Romo, Aaron Rodgers, and Tom Brady; plus they were starting a rookie at quarterback.
I figured they would win in St. Louis and Arizona, and hoped they would win at least one of the three home games. San Francisco, Detroit, and Carolina all seemed to be tough road opponents, but I hoped the Seahawks coudl beat one of them to get them to four wins. Instead, they've mostly lost the games I thought they'd win and won the games I figured they'd lose, but somehow they still wound up 4-4. I consider that to be a successful first half of the season.
So, what have we learned? Looking ahead...