Five throwback Seahawks games to watch on NFL Game Pass
To encourage social distancing due to the coronavirus pandemic, the NFL is offering complimentary access to NFL Game Pass. This means 12s will have some extra time to re-watch some of the Seahawks iconic moments.
We’ve compiled a list of five of Seattle’s most golden moments from 2009-2019 to hang your hats on.
Sit back, reminisce and don’t worry, Super Bowl XLIX won’t be included in this list. Let’s get started.
After Green Bay took a 16-0 lead at the half and Seattle trailed 19-7 late in the fourth quarter, the Seahawks scored 15 points in the final 2:09 to take the lead at 22-19. But moments later, the Packers tied the game with a 48-yard field goal with seconds to spare.
Quarterback Russell Wilson then hit wide receiver Jermaine Kearse with a perfectly thrown 35-yard bomb in OT to give the Seahawks a 28-22 win over the Packers in the NFC Championship game.
It was an improbable comeback that set off a thunderous reaction from the 12th Man at CenturyLink Field. The Seahawks advanced to Super Bowl XLIX with the win.
It was a Monday Night Football showdown to be remembered.
Despite trailing by 10-0 in the second quarter, despite blowing a 21-10 fourth quarter lead and despite a Russell Wilson interception on the first drive of overtime, the Seahawks got to watch Jason Myers, who was coming off a week with two missed field goals and an extra point, seal the deal on a 42-yard field goal as time expired to come away victorious 27-24.
The 49ers got a taste of what it feels like to lose for the first time in 2019.
This game will forever be remembered for one of the greatest rushing plays of all time, Marshawn Lynch’s “Beast Quake” game.
To set the scene for a moment: The Seahawks had finished the 2010 season with a 7-9 record, making them the first team in NFL history to make the playoffs with a losing record. Seattle would face off against New Orleans, the defending Super Bowl champions, in the Wild Card Round. The outcome of the game would make it one of the biggest upsets in NFL history.
On their own 33-yard line, facing a second-and-10, quarterback Matt Hasselbeck handed off the ball to Lynch, who ran for 67 yards for the game-deciding touchdown. He broke nine tackles on his way to the endzone to deliver the Saints a 41-36 upset.
The 12s were so loud a seismograph picked up the noise, registering a small tremor with the seismic activity comparable to a magnitude 1 earthquake.
The Seahawks “Legion of Boom” defense absolutely smothered NFL MVP Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos, who were the NFL’s top offense.
Within seconds of the game, it was obvious which side was going to come out on top. It was 2-0, then 8-0, then 15-0, and at halftime, the Seahawks had a 22-0 lead. It was 36-0 before Denver got its first and only score of the game, a 14-yard touchdown pass from Manning to Demaryius Thomas, finished off by a 2-point conversion from Wes Welker.
The Broncos had zero first downs and ran just seven plays for 11 yards, while the Seahawks became the first team in a Super Bowl to score a safety, a kickoff return for a touchdown, and an interception for a touchdown—which was, uh a 69-yard pick-6.
The Seahawks took home their first Lombardi Trophy, besting the Broncos with a final score of 43-8.
That’s right. Another game of heated rivals has made the list. This time, it’s the Seahawks 23-17 win over the 49ers in the 2013 NFC Championship.
Marshawn Lynch became the first player all season to rush for over 100 yards against the 49ers with 109 in the game. Russell Wilson completed 16 of 25 passes for 209 yards. But Seattle’s defense provided the “boom” per usual, forcing Colin Kaepernick into two interceptions, including the game-clinching interception in the final minute.
Kaepernick lobbed up a pass intended for Michael Crabtree in the endzone when Richard Sherman deflected the pass, which landed into the arms of Malcolm Smith. The interception sealed Seattle’s 23-17 victory in the NFC Championship.
Sherman ripped Crabtree after the game in the infamous Erin Andrews interview that went viral instantly.