2021 Season Preview: Watching Russell Wilson guide his team down the field has kept Seahawks fans entertained for a decade. But they also could count on Seattle’s legendary “Legion of Boom” defense to keep opponents off the scoreboard. Those days may be over, unfortunately. The Seahawks’ D, led by Bobby Wagner and Jamal Adams, no longer has the sideline-to-sideline stars it once did. Will the team finish with a winning record? Probably, but a division title will mean passing the Rams and 49ers, which leaves no room for error.
2020 Season Roundup: The Seahawks won the NFC West with a 12–4 record and quarterback Russell Wilson had one of his best seasons, with 4,212 passing yards and 40 touchdowns. His favorite receivers were DK Metcalf and Tyler Lockett, who scored half of those 40 touchdowns. Linebacker Bobby Wagner had another super season, while pass defenders Quandre Diggs, Shaquill Griffin, DJ Reed, and Jamal Adams made up one of the NFL’s top secondaries. Seattle shut down the Rams’ passing game in their playoff meeting, but had no answer for rookie running back Cam Akers, the difference-maker in a 30–20 LA victory that put an early end to a promising postseason.
December 13, 2020: In a game against his old team, the Jets, safety Jamal Adams set a new record for most sacks by a defensive back, with 8.5.
2020 Season Preview: Russell Wilson leads an offense that can take the Seahawks to the Super Bowl. Now the defense looks like it can do the same. Among the game-changing newcomers is safety Jamal Adams, one of the best in the NFL. He joins Shaquill Griffin in a very good defensive backfield, while linebacker Bobby Wagner calls the plays for the Seattle D. Wilson has an exciting runner playing behind him in Chris Carson and sure-handed Tyler Lockett as his number-one receiver.
2019 Season Roundup: A red-hot start for the Seahawks ended with just one win in their last four games. Seattle fans were on the edge of their seats all year, as 12 of the team’s 16 games went down to the final fourth-quarter possessions. After winning 11 games during the regular season, they beat the Eagles in the playoffs before losing to the Packers. Quarterback Russell Wilson had a sensational year, throwing for 31 touchdowns and only 5 interceptions. Bobby Wagner, Jadeveon Clowney, and Shaquill Griffin were the defensive stars.
December 29, 2019: Linebacker Bobby Wagner had 7 tackles in the season finale against the 49ers, giving him 159 for the year—the most in the NFL.
2019 Season Preview: Seattle fans have gotten used to their team producing 10-plus wins a year, including last season, when they snuck into the playoffs. But with so many key players leaving in 2019, it may not be easy this time. Despite having a superb playmaking quarterback in Russell Wilson (who became the highest-paid player in NFL history), the Seahawks figure to be a running team in 2019. Rashaad Penny and Chris Carson could both approach 1,000 yards if they stay healthy.
2018 Season Roundup: The Seahawks were missing some familiar faces on defense, but still managed to go 10–6 and make the playoffs. Russell Wilson led the sixth-best offense with 35 touchdown passes. He was supported by clutch performances from receiver Tyler Lockett and running back Chris Carson. Seattle’s defense was solid thanks to linebacker Bobby Wagner and pass rushers Jarran Reed and Frank Clark. The Seahawks also boasted one of the NFC’s best special teams units.
2018 Season Preview: Aside from quarterback Russell Wilson, the Seahawks have a lot of questions to answer in 2018, both on offense and defense. Can they focus more on the run than the pass? Should they? Can the secondary survive the retirement of Kam Chancellor and the free agent departure of Richard Sherman? Can #1 draft pick Rashad Penny do for Seattle what Marshawn Lynch did for the team in its Super Bowl years? The answers could make the difference between a 10–6 season and a 6–10 season.
2017 Season Roundup: The Seahawks were one of three teams in the NFC to go 9–7 and none made the playoffs. Three losses in their final four games ruined an otherwise exciting season. As always, Seattle was great against the pass, and QB Russell Wilson led the NFL with 34 touchdown passes.
2017 Season Preview: Seattle should win its division easily, but how far they go in the playoffs will depend on whether QB Russell Wilson gets on a hot streak (as he has in the past). He’ll be tired by the end of the year because the offensive line does not line up well with the three other teams in the NFC West. The Seahawks’ defense Earl Thomas, Richard Sherman, Kam Chancellor, and Frank Clark lead a superb pass defense.
2016 Season Roundup: Seattle fans had fun watching the Seahawks in 2016, and had every reason to think they might make it back to the Super Bowl. However, after beating the Lions in the opening round of the playoffs, they lost to the Falcons 36–20 to end their season. It was the third time in 33 days the defense had allowed more than 30 points. Up until then, the Seattle D—led by Cliff Avril and Bobby Wagner—was one of the NFC’s finest. Quarterback Russell Wilson had another good year, helped by excellent seasons from receivers Jimmy Graham and Doug Baldwin.
2016 Season Preview: The Seahawks have as much talent as any team in the NFC, and that starts with their quarterback, Russell Wilson. If Wilson can stay on the field—the offensive line is the club’s lone weakness—Seattle should reclaim its spot at the top of the division. The team’s defensive linemen and linebackers are its greatest strength. Michael Bennett and Cliff Avril terrorize quarterbacks, forcing bad throws that are gobbled up by safety Earl Thomas, cornerback Richard Sherman and their teammates in the secondary.
January 3, 2016: Russell Wilson became the first player ever with 4,000 passing yards, 50 rushing yards, and 30 TD passes in the same season.
2015 Season Preview: Despite the disappointing end to the Super Bowl, the Seahawks begin the year as the team to beat in the AFC. Russell Wilson is one of the best QBs in the game, and he has a talented new target in tight end Jimmy Graham. The defense is as tough as ever.
February 1, 2015: Russell Wilson, Michael Bennett, Marshawn Lynch and Chris Matthews played well in a narrow 28–24 loss to the Patriots in Super Bowl XLIX. A goal line interception stalled the game-winning drive.
October 19, 2014: Russell Wilson became the first player to run for 100 yards and pass for 300 in the same game.
January 18, 2015: The Seahawks erased a 16–0 halftime deficit to tie the NFC Championship Game, and went on to beat the Green Bay Packers in overtime. Seattle was the first Super Bowl champion to make it back to the big game in a decade.
September 1, 2014: The Seahawks seem to have gotten even better since their Super Bowl victory of the Broncos. Quarterback Russell Wilson should get to show off the full range of his talents in 2014, thanks to running backs Marshawn Lynch and Christine Michael, and receivers Doug Baldwin and Jermaine Kearse and Percy Harvin. Richard Sherman and Earl Thomas lead a pass defense that may be the best in the NFC.
September 4, 2013: The Seahawks have followed a proven blueprint for success in the NFL. They have an exciting and talented quarterback in Russell Wilson, a standout runner in Marshawn Lynch, sure-handed pass-catchers in Percy Harvin and Sidney Rice, a monster tight end in Zach Miller, and a defensive that specializes in stopping the passing game. The icing on the cake is a special teams unit that ranks with the best in the business.
February 2, 2013: The sports story of the year in Seattle was the breakout season of quarterback Russell Wilson. After winning the starting job in training camp, the rookie passer led the Seahawks to 11 victories and a Wild Card berth in the playoffs. Seattle defeated the Redskins in the opening round, and led the Falcons with under a minute to go a week later. But Atlanta pulled out the victory to end the team’s magnificent run.
Summer, 2012: There were a lot of new faces on the Seahawks in 2011, but they pulled together and beat some really good teams. A lot more new players have joined the team in 2012. Can they do it again? A lot will depend on young quarterback Matt Flynn.