Crowd noise from a Marshawn Lynch run in the 2010 NFC Wild Card game was so intense that it was registered by a local seismograph. The play is known as the “Beast Quake.”
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Population: 733,919 (2021)
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The Seattle Seahawks began playing in the 1976 season under head coach Jack Patera. The Seahawks recorded their first winning season two years later in 1978, and Patera was named NFL Coach of the Year in 1979.
In 1978, the Seattle Seahawks switched to the American Football Conference (AFC) from the National Football Conference (NFC). The Seahawks were in the AFC from 1978 to 2001. They reverted to the NFC in 2002.
In 1983, Chuck Knox became head coach and led the Seahawks to the AFC Championship game in his first season.
The Seahawks claimed their first NFC Championship in the 2005 season and went to the 2006 Super Bowl behind quarterback Matt Hasselbeck and running back ShaunAlexander, wherethey eventually lost to the PittsburghSteelers, 21-10.
The Seahawks clinched their first Super Bowl title in 2014 when they defeated the DenverBroncos, 43-8.
Seasons: 48 (1976-2023)
Winningest Coach: (W-L-T) Pete Carroll (128-81-1)
Super Bowl Titles: 1
Record going into 2023 season: (W-L-T) 383-358-1
Most Career Yards Rushing:Shaun Alexander, 9,429 (2000-07)
Most Career Yards Passing:Russell Wilson, 37,059 (2012-21)
Most Career Receptions:Steve Largent, 819 (1976-89)
Most Career Sacks:Jacob Green, 115.5 (1980-91)*
Most Career Interceptions: Dave Brown, 50 (1976-86)
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