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2022 Season

2022 Season Roundup: Seattle fans were ready to watch their team go through a rebuilding year, but quarterback Geno Smith had other ideas. The longtime backup replaced all-time great Russell Wilson and had a Pro Bowl season, with 30 touchdown passes. The Seahawks made it to the playoffs, but lost to the 49ers. Even so, it was a fun season, with rookie Kenneth Wilson rushing for over 1,000 yards and receivers Tyler Lockett and D.K. Metcalf teaming up for 174 receptions and 15 touchdowns. Defensive backs Tariq Woolen and Quandre Diggs led the Seattle defense.

November 3, 2022: Geno Smith, the replacement for longtime Seattle QB Russell Wilson, was named NFC Offensive Player of the Month. Smith led the team to four victories in October, with help from rookies Kenneth Walker and Tariq Woolen, who were named Offensive and Defensive Rookie of the Month.

2022 Season Preview: The 2023 draft promises to have a bunch of great quarterbacks and the team with the worst record in the league gets first pick. That just might be Seattle, which no longer has Russell Wilson to guide the offense, and also lost defensive captain Bobby Wagner. While Seattle has enough talent to score a few points, most NFL scouts believe the team’s defense will have to play over its head to keep opponents out of the end zone.

2021 Season

2021 Season Roundup: A pair of overtime losses early in the year forced Seattle to play catch-up in the NFC’s toughest division and they never caught up. The Seahawks finished at 7–10 in what might have been Russell Wilson’s final year at quarterback. He threw for over 3,000 yards with 25 touchdowns and only 6 interceptions. However, the offense was only average. The team’s defense was its strength, keeping opponents to 20 points or less seven times. Veteran linebacker Bobby Wagner was sensational as usual, with help from safety Quandre Diggs and pass-rushers Rasheem Green, Carlos Dunlap, and Darrell Taylor.

December 5, 2021: Adrian Peterson scored his 126th career touchdown in a win over the 49ers. He tied Jim Brown for 10th on the all-time TD list and became the first NFL player to reach the end zone for six different teams.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

2015 Season

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.

2014 Season

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.

2013 Season

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.

2012 Roundup

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.

More Go-To Guys

Fredd Young intercepted a pass against the Houston Oilers in the 1987 playoffs that would have won the game for the Seahawks, but the referee said the ball touched the ground. To me, the replay made it look like a good catch. Houston went on to kick a field goal and win the game. (Topps, Inc.)

Joey Galloway signed this card. When I first saw him, I thought he would break all of Jerry Rice’s records. That’s how much talent he had. (Author’s Collection)

  • Curt Warner — Running Back
    Born: 3/18/1961
    Played for Team: 1983 to 1989
    Few rookies have ever shown the combination of power and speed that Curt Warner did in 1983. He gained 60 yards the first time he touched the ball and finished the year with 1,449 yards to lead the AFC. With Warner leading the running attack, the Seahawks made it all the way to the conference championship game that year.

  • Fredd Young — Linebacker
    Born: 11/14/1961
    Played for Team: 1984 to 1987
    Running backs, receivers, and return men saw Fredd Young in their nightmares during the four years he played with the Seahawks. No linebacker on the team hit harder or tackled with more energy on special teams. Young was picked for the Pro Bowl every year he played in Seattle.

  • Brian Blades — Receiver
    Born: 7/24/1965
    Played for Team: 1988 to 1998
    During the 1990s, the Seahawks’ most dependable receiver was Brian Blades. He caught 581 passes for Seattle and was among the Top 10 in receptions twice.

  • Chris Warren — Running Back
    Born: 1/24/1967
    Played for Team: 1990 to 1997
    Chris Warren sat on the bench for two seaosns before the Seahwaks realized they had a star on their hands. Once he got into the starting lineup, Warren gained 1,000 yards four straight years—including 1,545 yards in 1994.

  • Joey Galloway — Receiver
    Born: 11/20/1971
    Played for Team: 1995 to 1999
    In terms of pure ability, no receiver in team history was better than Joey Galloway. He was the fastest pass-catcher in the NFL and had great moves as a punt returner. He was a threat to score every time the ball was in his hands. Galloway had over 1,000 receiving yards three times for the Seahawks.

  • Darrell Jackson — Receiver
    Born: 12/6/1978
    Played for Team: 2000 to 2006
    Darrell Jackson had 441 catches for the Seahawks and gained over 1,000 yards three times. In the first quarter of Super Bowl XL, he tied a mark with four receptions. Seattle fans are still angry about the interference call made against Jackson in that game. It wiped out a touchdown catch that might have given the Seahawks the championship.

More Fun Facts

This is an interesting card of Steve Largent and his family. He autographed it for me. Nice guy. (NFL Pro Line)

    When Shaun Alexander scored 28 touchdown in 2005 to set a team record with 168 points, he broke the record held by kicker Todd Peterson. Peterson booted 34 field goals and 32 extra points in 1999 to finish with 134 points.

    Although Steve Largent caught a team-record 819 passes for the Seahawks during his career, he does not hold Seattle’s top mark for receptions in a season. In fact, as of 2012, three other Seahawks are ahead of him: Brian Blades (80 in 1993 and 81 in 1994), Darrell Jackson (87 in 2004), and Bobby Engram (94 in 2007). Largent’s best year was 1985, when he reeled in 79 passes. T.J. Houshmandzadeh also caught 79 passes, in 2009.

    Few Seahawks took advantage of the rugged beauty of the Pacific Northwest as Jim Zorn did. Seattle’s longtime quarterback loved to mountain bike, backpack, and kayak. While playing for the team, Zorn actually helped design mountain bikes.

League Leaders

Would you tackle this man? Not with that look in his eyes! (Fleer Corp.)

For a few years there, it seemed as if every time Daryl Turner caught a pass, he scored a touchdown. He was amazing. (Topps, Inc.)

    2005 — Shaun Alexander — 1,880

    1979 — Steve Largent — 1,237
    1985 — Steve Largent — 1,287

    No Seahawk had led the league in passing yards.

    1978 — David Sims — 14
    1990 — Derrick Fenner — 14 (tied for NFL lead)
    2001 — Shaun Alexander — 14
    2005 — Shaun Alexander — 27
    2013 — Marshawn Lynch — 12 (tied with another player)
    2014 — Marshawn Lynch — 13 (tied with another player)

    1985 — Daryl Turner — 13
    2015 — Doug Baldwin — 14

    2017 — Russell Wilson — 34

    2005 — Shaun Alexander — 168
    2022 — Jason Myers — 143

    1984 — Kenny Easley — 10
    2013 — Richard Sherman — 8
    2022 — Tariq Woolen — 6

    1998 — Michael Sinclair — 16.5

Playing for the Championship

1983 AFC Championship Los Angeles Raiders Lost 30–14
2005 NFC Championship Carolina Panthers Won 34–14
2005 Super Bowl XL Pittsburgh Steelers Lost 21–10
2013 NFC Championship San Francisco 49ers Won 23–17
2013 NFC Championship San Francisco 49ers Won 23–17
2013 Super Bowl XLVIII Denver Broncos Won 43–8
2014 NFC Championship Green Bay Packers Won 28–22
2014 Super Bowl XLVIII New England Patriots Lost 28–24

Note: The Seahawks moved from the AFC to the NFC in 2002.

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