2018 NFL Season: 10 offseason hot takes being proven false

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 14: OaJon Grudenkland Raiders head coach Jon Gruden looks on from the sideline during the NFL International Series game between Seattle Seahawks and Oakland Raiders at Wembley Stadium on October 14, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Dan Istitene/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 14: OaJon Grudenkland Raiders head coach Jon Gruden looks on from the sideline during the NFL International Series game between Seattle Seahawks and Oakland Raiders at Wembley Stadium on October 14, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Dan Istitene/Getty Images) /
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LONDON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 14: A Seattle Seahawks fan holds her scarf up during the NFL International series match between Seattle Seahawks and Oakland Raiders at Wembley Stadium on October 14, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by James Chance/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 14: A Seattle Seahawks fan holds her scarf up during the NFL International series match between Seattle Seahawks and Oakland Raiders at Wembley Stadium on October 14, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by James Chance/Getty Images) /

“Seattle Seahawks were finally going to fall apart”

The great exodus of the players who made the Seattle Seahawks a champion in 2013 was hard to watch. Michael Bennett, Cliff Avril, and Richard Sherman are gone. Earl Thomas and Kam Chancellor are done for the year with injuries. After missing the playoffs for the first time since 2011, many declared this to be the end of their run as a contender in the NFC.

It looked like that might be true after they lost their first two games. Since then? They’ve gone 3-1 with their only loss coming at the hands of the undefeated Rams. Russell Wilson is playing well and the defense has continued to get better each week with new young guys emerging to fill the void left by the old guard. Give credit to head coach Pete Carroll for keeping them on track.