This team joined the NFL back in 1976 as an expansion franchise. The Seahawks are the only team in the league that’s based in the Pacific Northwest region of the USA. For that reason, they enjoy wide fan support from this area of the country; which includes Oregon, Montana, Alaska, Idaho, and even Canadian fans from Saskatchewan and Alberta.
As of now, the team has won ten divisional titles and three conference championships. They are also the only franchise to have participated in both the AFC and NFC title games.
Plus, they have appeared in a total of 3 Super Bowls: They first lost to the Steelers in Super Bowl XL; then defeated the Broncos at Super Bowl XLVIII, and lost to the Patriots in Super Bowl XLIX.
Seattle Seahawks Rivalries
The Seahawks currently hold rivalries with divisional foes the 49ers, and also with the Panthers and the Broncos.
San Francisco 49ers
Between 2011 and the 2014 seasons, the Niners and the Seahawks were considered two of the top NFC teams, and for such reason, they naturally developed a mutual rivalry.
And the rivalry deepened, even more, every single year as one of the two always thumped down the other at the playoffs, or prevented the other from making it to the postseason. The Seahawks lead this overall series 25-16.
These two teams have developed a rivalry as a result of having played at the playoffs a total of three times. First, Seattle defeated Carolina 34-14 in the 2005 NFC title game.
Then, the Seahawks got a new win at the 2014 NFC Divisional playoffs, beating the Panthers 31-17. And Finally, the Panthers got some revenge as they managed to defeat Seattle 31-24 in the 2015 NFC Divisional playoffs. It’s the Seahawks that lead this all-time series 9-4.
Between the eighties and until the league realigned in 2002, the Broncos were a top rival for Seattle. Under John Elway, Denver became one of the best teams in the NFL, with the series at the time going 32-18 versus the Seahawks.
Since the year 2002, the teams are 2-2, and they also faced each other at Super Bowl XLVII, with the victory going for Seattle by 43 to 8.
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