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Top 5 Reasons Why Seattle Seahawks Won’t Repeat as Super Bowl Champions

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Top 5 Reasons Why Seattle Seahawks Won't Repeat as Super Bowl Champions

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The Seattle Seahawks will look to defend their crown as Super Bowl champions this year, and while they very well might, the odds aren't particularly in their favor. While their defense is stout, their offense has some question marks. Here are the top five reasons why the Seattle Seahawks will not repeat as Super Bowl champions.

5. Weak Wide Receiving Corps

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5. Weak Wide Receiving Corps

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The Seattle Seahawks wide receiving corps got worse over the offseason. While they re-signed Doug Baldwin, they lost Golden Tate to free agency and Sidney Rice to retirement. And while Baldwin is a sold option, he isn't a game-changer. Also, with so much unknown in terms of Percy Harvin and his health, Russell Wilson will need to have a better year than last season to repeat the team's success.

4. Toughest Division in Football

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4. Toughest Division in Football

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Any one of the four teams in the NFC West could stake claim to the division crown. Each team has a talented, dominate defense, and it will be a slugfest in every divisional matchup. I can't guarantee that the Seahawks will repeat as division champions, let alone Super Bowl champions.

3. Marshawn Lynch's Holdout

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3. Marshawn Lynch's Holdout

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Despite what Pete Carroll says, Marshawn Lynch holding out will cause serious problems for the Seahawks' offense. The offense runs through Lynch, and if the holdout affects Lynch's performance in any way on the field, it could spell trouble for the Seahawks.

2. The NFC is Loaded

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2. The NFC is Loaded

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I already talked about their division, but in the broad scheme of things, the NFC is loaded with quality teams. It seems that every team has a franchise quarterback. And while there are the stalwarts of the New Orleans Saints, Green Bay Packers and the San Francisco 49ers, the Carolina Panthers, Philadelphia Eagles and a number of other teams are ready to make their mark. The bullseye on their back is a big one.

1. History is Not on their Side

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1. History is Not on their Side

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Repeat winners are rare in every sport. It's only happened eight times in the NFL, the last coming in 2003 and 2004 by the New England Patriots. The Super Bowl hangover is a real thing. It's only natural with all the commitments they have in the offseason, and it is hard to refocus on football.