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|Colours:||College navy, action green & wolf grey|
|Hall of Famers:||Franco Harris, Steve Largent, Carl Eller, Warren Moon, John Randle, Jerry Rice, Cortez Kennedy, Walter Jones, Kenny Easley, Kevin Mawae & Steve Hutchinson|
|Hall of Fame Coaches:||Mike McCormack|
|Rivals:||Los Angeles Rams, Green Bay Packers & Carolina Panthers|
|Legends:||Steve Largent, Walter Jones, Cortez Kennedy, Kenny Easley, Earl Thomas, Richard Sherman, Russel Wilson, Matt Hasselbeck, Marshawn Lynch & Kam Chancellor|
|Retired Numbers:||12, 45, 71, 80 & 96|
|Conference:||National Football Conference|
|Super Bowl Championships:||1: 2013|
|Conference Championships:||3: 2005, 2013 & 2014|
|1st 2021 Draft Pick:||#56 – D’Wayne Eskridge|
|2021 Power Ranking:||5|
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Following the merging of the AFL and NFL in 1970, the league quickly began planning the next expansion that would take the number of teams from 26 to 28.In 1972 a group of Seattle businessmen and community leaders announced their intentions to establish an NFL franchise for the city of Seattle, following a two year deliberation, the NFL confirmed Seattle and Tampa Bay as the league’s two newest franchises.
Following a public naming contest that had more than 20,000 entries, the name Seattle Seahawks proved to be the most popular of the 1,700 options, and was officially announced as the franchises name in June of 1975.
Both the Seahawks and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers entered the league for the 1976 NFL season. The Seattle claimed bragging rights in their first head to head match up with a 13-10 victory to secure their first win in franchise history.
A 30-13 victory over the Falcons in week 9 would be the Seahawks only other victory in their debut season, finishing with a 2-12 record. The Buccaneers went 0-14. After 7 seasons and no playoff appearances under inaugural coach Jack Patera, Chuck Knox was appointed as Seattle’s second head coach, bringing about the first era of Seahawks success.
Taking over a 4 win 5 loss team in 1983, Knox led the Seahawks to their first ever playoff appearance, after a 9-7 season earning them a wild card berth. In their debut postseason the Seahawks defeated the Broncos 31-7 and the Dolphins 27-20 to advance to their first ever AFC championship game, where they were eventually defeated 31-10 by the Oakland Raiders.
The following season Knox took out NFL Coach of the Year honours, as Seattle posted a 12-4 record, which resulted in a divisional round playoff loss to the Miami Dolphins.The Seahawks claimed their first division title in 1988, however would have to wait another 10 years for their second one as Seattle embarked on a decade of losing records and failed coaches.
The low point of this decade came in 1992, as Seattle posted a 2-14 win loss record. Following a 10 year stretch of mediocrity, Mike Holmgren became the head coach in 1999 leading the franchise to its second division title in just his first season.
In 2002, the Seahawks returned to the NFC for the first time since their debut season, as part of an NFL realignment plan that gave each conference four balanced divisions of four teams each. Star running back Shaun Alexander became the franchise’s first MVP recipient off the back of a league leading 1880 rushing yards in 2005. Alexander also took out the Offensive Player of the Year award.
With Holmgren and Alexander leading the way, Seattle posted a 13-3 regular season record earning them a place in the divisional round of the playoffs. After securing their first playoff victory since 1984, Seattle then defeated the Panthers to secure their first NFC conference championship and progress to their first ever Super Bowl.
The Seahawks were defeated 21-10 by the Pittsburgh Steelers in Super Bowl XL. Holmgren departed the Seahawks following a 4-12 season in 2008, leaving the franchise with four division titles and one conference championship on his coaching resume.
Pete Carroll became the franchise’s eighth head coach in 2013 as the Seahawks were once again contenders in the NFC. In Carroll’s fourth season, Seattle recorded a franchise record 13-3 regular season record, with second year quarterback Russell Wilson running the offense.
The Seahawks claimed their second NFC conference championship and progressed to their second Super Bowl. Led by there #1 ranked team defense, Seattle defeated the Denver Broncos 43-8 to claim their first ever Super Bowl Championship. Linebacker Malcolm Smith was named Super Bowl MVP.
The Seahawks defensive performance in 2013 was acclaimed as one of the best in the Super Bowl era. The following season Seattle’s defense led them to within a single play from back to back Super Bowl victories. With Russell Wilson throwing a last possession red zone interception, to hand the Patriots victory. Seattle fell just four points shy of a second consecutive Super Bowl championship.
Since their Super Bowl heartbreak, Carroll and the Seahawks have continued to be a prominent threat coming out of the NFC, as Russell Wilson has developed into one of the premiere quarterbacks in the NFL.
The Seattle Seahawks got their 2020 NFL regular season off to the perfect start, entering their Week 6 bye with a 5-0 record. However, the Seahawks dropped three of their four games that followed the bye, slipping to a 6-3 record.
Seattle responded, winning six of their final seven games to finish the regular season with a 12-4 record. Seattle’s Week 15 victory over the Washington Football Team was enough to secure them a spot in the playoffs, while their Week 16 win over the Rams resulted in the Seahawks clinching the NFC West.
The Seahawks were the only team in the league to not have a player test positive for COVID-19 during the pandemic affected season.
In their one playoff game, the Seahawks came up against their NFC West rivals as they hosted the Rams in Seattle. Although they came up against an injured Jared Goff, the Seahawks offensive line allowed Russell Wilson to be sacked on five occasions, as Los Angeles’ ferocious pass rush was too strong for Seattle.
Having been sacked 394 times in 144 regular-season games, Russell Wilson is now the most sacked player in NFL history (though nine seasons) since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger. Wilson has since subtly stated that he is unhappy with how the Seahawks are using and protecting him. And although he hasn’t asked for a trade, Wilson has made a list of teams that he wants to play for in case a trade does occur, that list includes the Cowboys, Raiders, Bears and Saints.
After continuous disappointment by the Seahawks, particularly down the stretch in recent years, the Seahawk look to capitalise on prime Russell Wilson. The NFC West Division champions faced questions over whether or not signal caller Russell Wilson would return, but he has returned for another season despite the trade speculation.
The Seahawks were once the most dominant team in the NFC, but have slid down the ranks. The question for this team is whether or not they have the pieces to make it to another Super Bowl.
The Seahawks have been one of the best teams in the NFC since Pete Caroll became the head coach. The team has undergone several transformations from a defense first team, famously known as the legion of boom, and have now become an offense centric team. Carroll is one the oldest coaches in the league and has been the head coach and Executive VP of Football Operations for the Seahawks for over a decade.
During his career, Carroll has made 2 Super Bowls, winning one and losing the other. Ever since the Seahawks lost the 2014 Super Bowl due to Carroll’s fateful decision to pass the ball at the one yard line, the Seahawks team, especially their defense has lost its edge.
Carroll, has been a defensive minded coach, going back to his college coaching days in the 70s, but currently the Seahawks defense isn’t looking very good, with the unit needing a turn around to help support Russell Wilson.
This offseason the front office signed a few players to address the various issues that plague this Seahawks team. Those issues include the poor defensive line and bad offensive line. To address those issues the Seahawks signed offensive guard Gabe Jackson who is used to be one of the best in the game.
Although Jackson has dropped off a little, he is a massive upgrade from the Seahawks existing options. The Seahawks also added Kerry Hyder from the 49ers to strengthen their defensive line. Hyder was a bargain with a 2 year $6.8 million contract and was quite productive. He should be a sneakily impactful player for a Seahawks defensive line that is not very good.
Any offense led by Russell Wilson will be dangerous. However, in 2020 the Seahawks struggled due to poor offensive line play and bad play calling. Now they have added new offensive coordinator Shane Waldron who has a far more up tempo offense that gives more power to the quarterback. Although it may take time for Wilson and co to fully integrate into the new system, it should give this offense a breath of fresh air.
When looking at the offensive talent, the Seahawks aren’t in a bad spot. They have the most important position sorted with Russel Wilson. Wilson has proved himself as a top 5 quarterback in the league despite a step back last year. He also has good weapons around him at receiver with hyper athletic DK Metcalf and the underrated Tyler Lockett.
The Seahawks do lack depth behind this good duo so if injuries happen that may be cause for concern. The running back group is also decent with top 10 back Chris Carson returning. The Seahawks have good depth behind Carson with Rashaad Penny and Alex Collins. The only concern is the offensive line which was in the middle of the pack in pass blocking and run blocking last season.
The addition of Gabe Jackson should elevate this squad to the top half of the league, but they will still be the weak link on offense. If the offensive line can open holes for the talented running back group and give Wilson time to pick apart defenses under this new scheme the Seahawks offense could leave mediocrity and become a top 10 unit once again.
The Seahawks defense was once the strong suit of the team but has regressed a lot. In fact over the first half of last season the Seahawks defense was historically bad allowing 360 passing yards a game.
Even after acquiring Carlos Dunlap in the middle of the year, the Seahawks still finished as the 2nd worst pass defense in the league. The bright side for this squad was that they were 5th in rushing yards allowed. This season the Seahawks bring back a majority of their starting 11.
Although the group has several talented veterans with All Pro Carlos Dunlap, All Pro Bobby Wagner, Pro Bowl Quandre Diggs and Pro Bowl Jamal Adams, they have a lot of young pieces on this defense. If these young pieces can step up and make up for the losses of KJ Wright and Shaquill Griffin, this Seahawks group may improve significantly going into 2021, especially in terms of their pass coverage.
Under Pete Carroll, the Seahawks should make a big leap this year on defense, but this is still very much an offense first team that will rely heavily on the magic play of Russell Wilson to carry them down the stretch.
Although the team is better than most, the wide array of young pieces on defense and the middle of the field offensive line mean they likely aren’t a championship calibre team without exceptional play from Russell Wilson. This team will go as far as Wilson will take them, and we expect him to take them further this season with an improved offensive line.
The Seattle Seahawks finished the 2020 season with the equal second best overall record in the NFL, 12-4.
However with eight of their 12 wins coming by one score or less, Seattle finished the season with an 8-8 record against the spread.
When looking at total points, the Seahawks ended up with a 7-9 over-under record. However, Seattle were 3-0 (over-under and win-loss) in their opening three games of the season when Russell Wilson was considered the MVP favorites.
Given that Wilson is expected to stay in Seattle, the Seahawks opened with odds of +2000 to win Super Bowl LVI. However, those odds would substantially drift if Wilson was to be traded.
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Where do the Seattle Seahawks play?
The Seattle Seahawks play their home games at CenturyLink Field.
Who owns the Seattle Seahawks?
Jody Allen owns the Seattle Seahawks.
Has the Seattle Seahawks won an NFL Super Bowl?
The Seattle Seahawks have won one Super Bowl.
Who is the Seattle Seahawks coach?
Pete Carroll has been the head coach of the Seattle Seahawks since 2010.
Do the Seattle Seahawks play tonight?
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What is the Seattle Seahawks record?
The Seattle Seahawks finished the 2020 season with a 12-4 record.
Did the Seattle Seahawks win last night?
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How much is the Seattle Seahawks worth?
According to Forbes magazine, the Seattle Seahawks are worth $2.78 billion.
Who do the Seattle Seahawks play tonight?
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How to watch the Seattle Seahawks?
You can watch the Seattle Seahawks on CBS, FOX, NBC, ESPN, NFL Network, NFL Red Zone and Direct TV NFL Sunday Ticket. On demand you can watch the games on CBS All Access, FOX Sports app, NBC Sports app, ESPN, Amazon Prime Video, NFL Mobile app, NFL Sunday Ticket, DIRECT TV NFL Sunday Ticket, NFL Game Pass, Yahoo Sports App, NFL Mobile app and Seahawks app.
Will the Seattle Seahawks make the playoffs this year?
The Seattle Seahawks did make the playoffs last year after finishing with a 12-4 record, first in the NFC West and third in the NFC.
When do the Seattle Seahawks play?
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When is the next Seattle Seahawks game?
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Where did the Seattle Seahawks finish the season?
The Seattle Seahawks finished first in the NFC West and third in the NFC.
How many games did the Seattle Seahawks win?
The Seattle Seahawks won 12 games in the 2020 NFL season.
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