About Seattle Seahawks
History of the Seattle Seahawks
The 28th franchise in the storied history of the National Football League, the Seattle Seahawks played their first season in 1976. Talks to bring an NFL team to Seattle date back as far as 1957, but it wasn't until the 64,984-seat Kingdome was built, and gave the Seattle Seahawks a home, that football became a reality in Seattle. Demand for tickets during the first year of the franchise was high, but perhaps even the ownership of the franchise didn't know how high. On July 25, 1975, season ticket applications were mailed out and just three days later 24,168 had been received. Less than a month later, sales for season tickets were closed because the team reached their target of 59,000. The Seahawks got their name after having people submit entries with what they felt the team should be nicknamed. Over 20,000 entries were received with 1,741 different names. The Seahawks name was chosen after 151 of the entries suggested the name. The team finished 2-12 under the helm of Jack Patera in their first season but steadily improved in their third and fourth seasons, finishing with a winning record of 9-7. Contributing to those teams was 5'11'' wide receiver Steve Largent, who was acquired prior to the 1976 season from the Houston Oilers. Houston felt Largent was too small and too slow to be anything in the NFL. Largent used that as motivation during his stint in Seattle, and when he retired he held six NFL receiving records. He remains the only Seattle Seahawks player in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. In 1997, the franchise began a complete transformation. The team was purchased by Paul Allen, co-founder of Microsoft, followed by the hiring of Super Bowl coach Mike Holmgren two years later. The team added new players, including Pro Bowl quarterback Matt Hasselbeck and MVP running back Shaun Alexander. In 2002, they opened CenturyLink Field, their brand-new home stadium featuring what the team calls their 12th man. In 2005, fans were treated as their team finished 13-3 and earned their way into their first Super Bowl. Sadly, the Seahawks lost to the Pittsburgh Steelers 21-10. The Seahawks did not give up, as they made it to the playoffs five more times before making it to the Super Bowl again in 2013. This time Seattle took on the Denver Broncos. The Seahawks came out on top, winning by a landslide 43-8 and winning their first ever Super Bowl title. Since 2013, the Seahawks have made playoff appearances three more times. They are a franchise that always perseveres and will continue to in future seasons.
2017 Seattle Seahawks Season
The Seahawks failed to make it to the postseason for the first time since 2011. They experienced a decent regular season, finishing with a 9-7 record but their Week 17 loss to the Atlanta Falcons eliminated them from playoff contention. It was the first season not qualifying for the playoffs with quarterback Russell Wilson. Wilson still had an incredible season – he broke Eli Manning’s record for most 4th quarter touchdowns in a single season with 18. Furthermore, Wilson finished the season with a total of 34 touchdown passes which was the most in the NFL for 2017. Russell Wilson will be returning for the 2018 season and hopefully will help his team return to the playoffs.
2018 Seattle Seahawks Season
The 2018 Seattle Seahawks season will be the franchise’s 43rd season in the NFL and 9th under head coach Pete Carroll. Many changes will be made to the roster for 2018. Cornerback Richard Sherman signed with the San Francisco 49ers – this will be the first time since 2011 the Seahawks will be playing without him. Also leaving the team is Michael Bennett Jr., Marshawn Lynch, Cliff Avril, Kam Chancellor, Jimmy Graham, Luke Wilson, Paul Richardson, and Thomas Rawls. Despite these losses, the Seahawks acquired many rookies in the 2018 NFL Draft including running back Rashaad Penny from San Diego State, defensive end Rasheem Green from USC, and tight end Will Dissly from Washington. The Seattle Seahawks season will kick off on September 9th at Broncos Stadium at Mile High against the Denver Broncos. Their first home game will not be until Week 3 against the Dallas Cowboys. Throughout the season the Seahawks will have to face their division rivals including the Los Angeles Rams, the Arizona Cardinals, and the San Francisco 49ers to fight for a spot in the postseason. Will this be the year the Seahawks win their second ring? There is only one way to find out! TicketNetwork has all your access to Seattle Seahawks tickets. Don’t miss out on your favorite NFL team playing live this season. Grab your Seattle Seahawks tickets from TicketNetwork today!