- Super Bowl Championships: 1
- Last Super Bowl Championship: Super Bowl 48
- Claim to Fame: Their 43-8 victory over the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl 48 is tied for the third-largest margin of victory in a Super Bowl
- Claim to Shame: Opted to throw the ball from the one-yard to lose Super Bowl 49
The Pacific Northwest established itself as a football city in 1974, as the NFL awarded its 28th franchise to a team that would come to be known as the Seattle Seahawks.
The franchise’s greatest early success was an AFC Championship appearance in 1983, and WR Steve Largent emerging as one of the best receivers of his generation, completing a Hall of Fame career in 1989 that had him atop no less than six all-time receiving records.
The Seahawks really started taking flight near the turn of the century, when Mike Holmgren and Matt Hasselbeck led them to a Super Bowl appearance in the 2005 season, where they would fall to the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Five years later, the team, led by new head coach Pete Carroll, would become one of the best teams in the NFL, powered by one of the historically great defenses in NFL history. They finished no lower than seventh in points allowed per game for six seasons, leading the league from 2012-2014.
They rode that defense, and young quarterback Russell Wilson, to the franchise’s first championship in Super Bowl 48, dismantling Peyton Manning and the highest scoring team in NFL history 43-8.
Their Super Bowl core stayed together for a couple more years, but the summer of 2018 was an offseason of change as defensive stalwarts Richard Sherman, Michael Bennett and Cliff Avril all left. The 2019 offseason has seen the departure of more franchise mainstays, including All Pro safety Earl Thomas along with pass rusher Frank Clark. So while this team did make it back to the postseason in 2018, the 2019 edition of the Seahawks isn’t the same group that played on Wild Card Weekend last year.
The biggest additions to the team were Ziggy Ansah and first-round pick LJ Collier, both at defensive end. If the pair can pressure the QB effectively, it should help attenuate Thomas’ loss in the secondary. Of course, the biggest key to Seattle’s 2019 forecasts is the play of Wilson, who continues to be one of the most un-defendable quarterbacks in the NFL when he has everything rolling.
|Passing YPG Allowed||27||263.9|
|Rushing YPG Allowed||22||117.7|
|Justin Britt||Knee||IR||Britt suffered a torn ACL and has been placed on the injured reserve list. Lasted Updated: 10/29/2019|
|Duane Brown||Knee||out||Brown had surgery to repair a knee injury, and it is uncertain how long it will keep him out of the lineup. Lasted Updated: 12/29/2019|
|Jaron Brown||Knee||out||Brown has an MLC sprain in his knee, and he is likely to miss multiple weeks. Lasted Updated: 12/30/2019|
|Chris Carson||Hip||IR||Carson has been sent to the injured reserve list due to a hip injury. Lasted Updated: 12/24/2019|
|Adam Choice||Lower Body||IR||Choice has been added to injured reserve with a lower-body injury. Lasted Updated: 09/01/2019|
|Demarcus Christmas||Back||IR||Christmas has been designated for the PUP list due to a back injury. He is expected to sit out the remainder of the season. Lasted Updated: 11/05/2019|
|Jadeveon Clowney||Abdominal||probable||Clowney is battling a core muscle injury, but he is projected to take on the Eagles in the NFC wild-card round. Lasted Updated: 01/01/2020|
|Ed Dickson||Knee||IR||Dickson is on the injured reserve list while he recuperates from offseason knee surgery. Lasted Updated: 11/22/2019|
|Quandre Diggs||Ankle||probable||Diggs has been sidelined with a high-ankle sprain, but it is unlikely to impede his status versus the Eagles in the NFC wild-card round. Lasted Updated: 12/30/2019|
|Will Dissly||Achilles||IR||Dissly underwent surgery on his left Achilles and has been placed on injured reserve. Lasted Updated: 10/19/2019|
|Emmanuel Ellerbee||Undisclosed||IR||Ellerbee has landed on injured reserve due to an unspecified injury. Lasted Updated: 07/28/2019|
|Josh Gordon||Suspension||out||Gordon will miss the remainder of the season as he has been suspended by the NFL for violating the league's policies on performance-enhancing substances and substances of abuse. Lasted Updated: 12/16/2019|
|Phil Haynes||Hernia||out||Haynes has been activated from the PUP list, but it is unknown when he will make his season debut. Lasted Updated: 11/24/2019|
|Joey Hunt||Knee||questionable||Hunt is dealing with an injured fibula, and it is unknown if he will suit up against the Eagles in the NFC wild-card round. Lasted Updated: 01/01/2020|
|Mike Iupati||Neck||questionable||Iupati has a neck injury, and it is unclear if he will play in the NFC wild-card round against the Eagles. Lasted Updated: 01/01/2020|
|Justin Johnson||Achilles||IR||Johnson has reverted to the injured reserve list after clearing waivers with an Achilles injury. Lasted Updated: 09/01/2019|
|Nazair Jones||Knee||IR||Jones has been placed on injured reserve due to a knee injury. Lasted Updated: 08/27/2019|
|Mychal Kendricks||Knee||out||Kendricks suffered a torn ACL in his knee, and he has been shut down for the remainder of the season. Lasted Updated: 12/30/2019|
|Demetrius Knox||Knee||IR||Knox sustained a knee injury and has landed on injured reserve. Lasted Updated: 08/20/2019|
|Rashaad Penny||Knee||IR||Penny has been sent to the injured reserve list due to a torn ACL in his left knee. Lasted Updated: 12/14/2019|
|Ethan Pocic||Abdominal||IR||Pocic has wound up on injured reserve with a core injury. Lasted Updated: 12/31/2019|
|C.J. Prosise||Arm||IR||Prosise has been designated for the injured reserve list due to an arm injury. Lasted Updated: 12/24/2019|
|Kalan Reed||Neck||IR||Reed has hit the injured reserve list as a result of a neck injury. Lasted Updated: 08/27/2019|
|Jordan Simmons||Knee||IR||Simmons is on the mend from knee surgery and has landed on injured reserve without a definitive timetable for return. Lasted Updated: 09/01/2019|
|Tedric Thompson||Shoulder||IR||Thompson is on injured reserve due to a shoulder injury. Lasted Updated: 10/30/2019|
|Neiko Thorpe||Hernia||IR||Thorpe has landed on the injured reserve list after having surgery to repair a sports hernia. Lasted Updated: 12/08/2019|
|Malik Turner||Concussion||questionable||Turner is going through the league's concussion protocol, leaving his status up in the air against the Eagles in the NFC wild-card round. Lasted Updated: 12/30/2019|
|Luke Willson||Hip||probable||Willson is nursing a hip injury. It is anticipated that he will line up against the Eagles for the NFC wild-card round. Lasted Updated: 12/30/2019|
|Al Woods||Suspension||out||Woods has been suspended four games by the NFL for violating the league's policies on performance-enhancing substances. He is eligible to return if the Seahawks make it deep into the playoffs. Lasted Updated: 12/20/2019|