34 Facts About Seattle Seahawks


Seattle Seahawks are a professional American football team based in Seattle.

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The Seattle Seahawks compete in the National Football League as a member club of the league's National Football Conference West, which they joined in 2002.

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From 1977 to 2001, Seattle Seahawks was assigned to the American Football Conference West.

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Seattle Seahawks have won 10 division titles and three conference championships, and are the only team to have played in both the AFC and NFC Championship Games.

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The Seattle Seahawks were awarded the 2nd overall pick in the 1976 draft, a pick they used on defensive tackle Steve Niehaus.

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Seattle Seahawks are the only NFL team to switch conferences twice in the post-merger era.

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The Seattle Seahawks won both matchups against the Buccaneers in their first two seasons, the former of which was the Seattle Seahawks' first regular season victory.

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The Seattle Seahawks won their first division title in 1988, but would miss the playoffs for the following three seasons, after which Knox left the team.

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Erickson's tenure as head coach ended after the 1998; the Seattle Seahawks missed the playoffs for all four of his seasons with the team, extending their playoff drought to ten consecutive seasons.

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The Seattle Seahawks won their second division title, as well as a wild card berth in the playoffs.

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In 2002, the Seattle Seahawks returned to the NFC West as part of an NFL realignment plan that gave each conference four balanced divisions of four teams each.

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The Seattle Seahawks made even more history during the game with Marshawn Lynch's 67-yard run, breaking 9 tackles, to clinch the victory.

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The Seattle Seahawks went into the playoffs as the No 5 seed and the only team that season to go undefeated at home.

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Six Seattle Seahawks players were named to the Pro Bowl: Quarterback Russell Wilson, center Max Unger, running back Marshawn Lynch, cornerback Richard Sherman, free safety Earl Thomas, and strong safety Kam Chancellor.

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Seattle Seahawks returned to the playoffs in both 2015 and 2016, but despite winning the Wild Card game in both years they failed to win either Divisional round game on the road.

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Russell Wilson had an injured finger missing 3 games and the Seattle Seahawks were shut out the first time in the Wilson era in Week 10 against the Packers.

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The Seattle Seahawks were eliminated from playoff contention on December 26 in a loss to the Chicago Bears, and they finished last in their division for the first time since 1996.

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In 1994, the year of the NFL's 75th Anniversary, the Seattle Seahawks changed the style of their numbering to something more suitable for the team; Pro Block from then until 2001.

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In 2000, Shaun Alexander's rookie year and Cortez Kennedy's last, the Seattle Seahawks celebrated their 25th Anniversary; the logo was worn on the upper left chest of the jersey.

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In 2001, the Seattle Seahawks switched to the new Reebok uniform system still in their then-current uniforms after that company signed a 10-year deal to be the exclusive uniform supplier to the NFL, but it would be their last in this uniform after the season ended.

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In 2009, the Seattle Seahawks wore the white jersey and blue pants combination for road games against Minnesota, St Louis, Houston, and Green Bay .

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Seattle Seahawks wore their home blue jerseys during Super Bowl XL despite being designated as the visitor, since the Pittsburgh Steelers, the designated home team, elected to wear their white jerseys.

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The Seattle Seahawks broke out the same combo two weeks later against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and two weeks after that in the 2009 regular-season finale against the Tennessee Titans.

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The Seattle Seahawks have three different jersey colors: navy blue, white, and an alternate grey jersey.

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The Seattle Seahawks will have three different pants: navy blue with green feathers, gray with navy blue feathers, and white with navy blue feathers.

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In 2016, the Seattle Seahawks unveiled their NFL Color Rush uniform, an all-Action Green ensemble.

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The Seattle Seahawks continue to wear the Color Rush set as an alternate uniform alongside the all-gray combination.

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Cardinals and Seattle Seahawks became divisional rivals after both were relocated to the NFC West as a result of the league's realignment in 2002.

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Since moving to the NFC, the Seattle Seahawks have faced the Green Bay Packers several times in the playoffs, developing an intense rivalry as well.

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In 2008, the Seattle Seahawks held the first three weeks of camp in Kirkland, then moved to the new 19-acre Virginia Mason Athletic Center on August 18 for the final week of training camp, where the team has held their training camps since.

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Seattle Seahawks has reached the playoffs in 19 separate seasons, including in the 2005 season when they lost Super Bowl XL to the Pittsburgh Steelers, the 2013 season when they defeated the Denver Broncos to win Super Bowl XLVIII, and the 2014 season when they lost Super Bowl XLIX to the New England Patriots.

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The Seattle Seahawks would go on to defeat the reigning Super Bowl champion New Orleans Saints in the Wild Card round, becoming the first team ever to win a playoff game with a losing record.

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Note: Although Mike McCormack served as head coach, president, and general manager for the Seattle Seahawks, he is only listed in the Pro Football Hall of Fame for his contributions as a tackle for the New York Yanks and the Cleveland Browns.

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Once the agreement expired, the Seattle Seahawks were allowed to continue using the number "12" but were no longer permitted to use the "12th Man" phrase.

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