24 Facts About Seattle Seahawks

1. The Seattle Seahawks were an expansion team in 1976, along with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

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2. Seattle Seahawks running back Chris Carson fumbled on the first play from scrimmage.

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3. The Seattle Seahawks had their backs against the wall and playoff hopes on the line Thursday night.

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4. In August 2015, the Seattle Seahawks decided to drop their signage of the "12th Man" term and shifted towards referring to their fans as the "12s" instead.

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5. In 2002, the Seattle Seahawks began playing at what is CenturyLink Field.

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6. 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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7. Seattle Seahawks wore their Nike home blue jerseys for the first regular season game on September 16, 2012 against the Dallas Cowboys.

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

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9. On September 27, 2009, the Seattle Seahawks wore lime green jerseys for the first time, paired with new dark navy blue pants in a game against the Chicago Bears.

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10. 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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11. 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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12. When the Seattle Seahawks debuted in 1976, the team's logo was a stylized royal blue and forest green osprey's head based on Northwest Coast art.

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13. 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 (VMAC) on August 18 for the final week of training camp, where the team has held their training camps since.

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14. In the 2013 NFC Championship Game, the Seattle Seahawks defeated the 49ers 23 to 17, thanks to Malcolm Smith's interception, which was tipped by Richard Sherman.

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15. The Seattle Seahawks made even more history during the game with Marshawn Lynch's 67-yard run, breaking 7 or more tackles, to clinch the victory.

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

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18. In 1983, the Seattle Seahawks hired Chuck Knox as head coach.

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

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20. 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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21. The name Seattle Seahawks was selected on June 17, 1975 after a public naming contest which drew more than 20,000 entries and over 1,700 names.

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22. The Seattle Seahawks have won 10 division titles and three conference championships.

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23. Seattle Seahawks fans have been referred to collectively as the "12th Man", "12th Fan", or "12s".

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24. Seattle Seahawks are a professional American football franchise based in Seattle, Washington.

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