The Seahawks played in the NFC West in their first season in 1976 before moving to the AFC West in 1977. The Seahawks won the AFC West in 1988 and 1999, and the NFC West from 2004 through 2007, as well as in 2010, 2013, and 2014. They went 9-7 during their divisional stints in the AFC.
Seattle was a member of the American Football League from 1966 until 1975 when they joined the NFL. The Seahawks played their home games at Franklin Field, which they shared with the Philadelphia Eagles from 1970 to 1973 and from 1975 to 1976. They moved into the Kingdome in 1982 and did not leave until 2001 when they returned to Seattle's NFL stadium, Qwest Field, for the 2002 season. They have not left since.
Seattle has had more success on the field than most other teams in the NFL. They have only missed the playoffs four times - 1978, 1979, 1990, and 1991 - and have won two AFL Championships (1976, 1977) and three Super Bowls (1975, 1996, 2009).
Economically, Seattle is by far the best city in which to be a football player. Its team earns over $250 million per year and its fans are known for their passionate support of their team. The city has more sports franchises than any other city and its fans are willing to pay to see them play.
2002 On May 22, 2001, a remarkable moment in Seahawks history occurred: The Seahawks have been moved from the AFC West to the NFC West for the 2002 season when the NFL realigns into eight four-team divisions. This means that all of Seattle's opponents will be located in the Pacific Time Zone, which should help ease some of the travel difficulties that came with playing in two time zones away from home.
The NFL requires each team to have an equal number of games played on Eastern and Western Conference times. Because the Seahawks had more home games than road games during their first year in the AFC West, the league granted them a waiver so they could move ahead one game per season instead of requiring them to play one home and one away game.
The decision by the NFL to require all teams to play at least three games per season outside of their own division is meant to even out the number of road games played by each team. By doing this, the league hopes to reduce the number of road games that are decided by fate (i.'til a miracle happens), while still giving all teams an opportunity to gain valuable experience playing games outside of their natural habitat.
There are several benefits for players who experience different environments during the course of a season. First, it makes the schedule more balanced across teams.
The Seahawks are members of the National Football League's (NFL) National Football Conference (NFC) and have won one Super Bowl (2014) as well as three NFC titles (2006, 2014, and 2015). The Seahawks joined the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as an expansion team in 1976.
Seahawks of Seattle After concluding the regular season with an NFC-best 13-3 record, the Seahawks advanced to Super Bowl XL. After a shaky 2-2 start, they won 11 straight games until falling to the Green Bay Packers at the end of the season. The team's 13-3 record and 11-game winning run set new highs.
Denver's Super Bowl history may be found here. Pittsburgh 21, Seattle 10 in Super Bowl XL — Pittsburgh 21, Seattle 10 in Super Bowl XL — The Seahawks entered the NFL in 1976, but it wasn't until February 2006 that the team made its first Super Bowl participation, which is still a source of contention in Seattle.
The 2014 Seattle Seahawks are an American professional gridiron football team based in Seattle. The Seahawks play in the National Football Conference (NFC) of the National Football League (NFL) and have won one Super Bowl title (2014) and three NFC championships (2006, 2014, and 2015).
They're the only NFL team to win a championship in their own market. The Seahawks are also the first franchise from Washington State to win a Super Bowl.
The Seattle Seahawks have played in the NFL Playoffs 32 times since its second season (1976). Their record is 22-10-0 (.615).
They've made the postseason every year since 2005 except for 2007 when they finished with 12 wins but lost out on position by losing in double overtime at Chicago during the NFC Championship Game. The Seahawks have never had a losing season nor have they ever been eliminated in regulation home game.
Seattle hired Pete Carroll off another NFL coaching staff when they hired him to be their head coach after the 2010 season. He was previously the offensive coordinator for the New York Jets where he helped guide quarterback Mark Sanchez to career highs in nearly all categories including touchdowns, interceptions, and completion percentage.