New Orleans Saints: Ranking each team in the 2019-20 NFL Playoffs
Seattle usually remains in the postseason tournament under quarterback Russell Wilson and head coach Pete Carroll.
This year, the Seahawks faced some tough odds as two divisional foes, the Los Angeles Rams and San Francisco 49ers, made them earn a second-place finish in the NFC West and a wild-card berth.
They nearly defeated the 49ers in Week 17 for the NFC West Championship, but a bevy of obstacles got in their way on the last possession.
After Seattle converted on fourth down to keep the game alive, it was one yard away from upsetting San Francisco and winning the division title.
But a delay of game penalty and a missed defensive pass interference penalty resulted in another fourth-down play.
Trailing 26-21 with 0:12 left, a Seahawks touchdown would ice the game and change the entire NFC playoff picture.
Wilson threw to tight end Jacob Hollister, and he fell just inches short of the goal line, and the 49ers won the division and the No. 1 seed.
The Seahawks have the ability to make a deep playoff push, even though the offense has numerous injuries at the running back spot, which is why Marshawn Lynch came out of retirement.
The defense ranks in or near the bottom ten in categories like yards and points allowed, but forced the third-most turnovers in the league with 32.
The team takes on the Philadelphia Eagles this weekend and should be able to move past them and take on the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Divisional Playoff.
Seattle could find itself in the NFC Championship as the No. 5 seed, but a Super Bowl appearance may require defeating the New Orleans Saints with the way the bracket may turn out.