The Seahawks have been playing football in the NFL since 1976, with varying levels of success through the team's history. It took Seattle until 1983 to finally make the playoffs for the first time, despite winning nine games in both 1978 and 1979. In 1988, after reaching the playoffs three times in the last five years, the Seahawks won the AFC West for the first time. Seattle started a run of success in 1999, winning the division for the second time in franchise history. With quarterback Matt Hasselbeck under center, the Seahawks drove to five straight playoff appearances from 2003 to 2007. Seattle won the division in both 2004 and 2005, and reached its only Super Bowl in 2005 before the Seahawks fell to the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Seahawks have had success again in recent years, winning the division in 2010 and reaching the playoffs again in 2012. Seattle has retired the numbers of two players, as well as the No. 12 for the fans' role as the 12th man. Score with TicketCity - the place to go for Seattle Seahawks tickets.
2016 Seahawks Season Preview
The Seattle Seahawks saw their season turn from story book ending to crushing defeat in a single play. While the memory of that improbable ending is still fresh on the Seahawks mind, the team comes into 2015, in a great position to advance to a third straight Super Bowl. Russell Wilson has cemented himself as an elite quarterback in the NFL. The pickup of Jimmy Graham in free agency gives Wilson the most talented target he has had in his NFL career. Seattle also drafted highly touted wide out Tyler Lockett out of Kansas State, who should see playing time early in his rookie year. But the key to the Seahawks success will once again be their defense. Earl Thomas, Kam Chancellor and Richard Sherman return in what is still the best secondary in the NFL. In front of the Legion of Boom will be rookie defensive end Frank Clark, along with Cliff Avril, and Michael Bennett. The 2015 Seattle Seahawks defense will be tested early and often, with road games against the Green Bay Packers, Cincinnati Bengals, Dallas Cowboys and Baltimore Ravens. The NFC West is clearly the preeminent division in the conference, and the Seattle Seahawks will once again be the division’s premier team in 2015.
Check out our Seattle Seahawks Season Preview History page for previews of previous Seahawks seasons.
Seattle Seahawks Football at CenturyLink Field Address: 800 Occidental Ave S, Seattle, Washington, 98134
The Seahawks play their home games at CenturyLink Field, located in Seattle Washington. When filled to capacity, CentryLink Field holds 67 thousand of the loudest fans in the world. Come out to a game to join Seattle's 12th Man, the title given to all the fans that cheer on the hometown Seahawks. If you get to the field early, go to Touchdown City, where Seattle fans listen to the pregame show, get their faces painted for the big game and can meet the Seattle cheerleaders, the Sea Gals. The Seattle Seahawks home bench is on the CenturyLink Field sideline with sections 130-140. CenturyLink Field parking information is covered in our Seahawks event guide.
This rivalry has picked up national relevance over the last few years because both teams have improved on the football field and both head coaches were heated rivals when they were coaches in college. This rivalry is about hard hits and high-intensity and the NFL fans have noticed. With both teams playing twice a season, this will only continue to move up the rankings in top NFL rivalries.
Seahawks vs. Rams
With a matchup that takes place two times a season, these two teams continue to battle it out for the chance to be a division champ. This rivalry peaked in the early 2000s when both teams often fought for the division title and met up in the playoffs for the right to move on for a chance to win a Super Bowl.
Seahawks in the Super Bowl, NFC Championship and the NFL Playoffs
The Seahawks are still chasing their first Super Bowl title, but with 5+ division titles and over 10 playoff appearances, Seattle has established themselves as one of the more successful franchises. The Seahawks won one NFC Championship and will look to add to that number in the years to come.