Thursday, September 17, 2009

Seattle Seahawks

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The Seattle Seahawks are a professional American football team based in Seattle, Washington, USA. They are currently members of the Western Division of the National Football Conference (NFC) in the National Football League (NFL). The team, along with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, joined the NFL in 1976 as expansion teams. Seattle is the only team to have played in both the AFC (American Football Conference) and NFC Championship Games. The Seahawks have one Super Bowl appearance, Super Bowl XL.

The Seahawks are the only NFL team to switch conferences twice in the post-merger era. The franchise began play in 1976 in the NFC West division but switched conferences with the Buccaneers after one season and joined the AFC West. This realignment was dictated by the league as part of the 1976 expansion plan, so that both expansion teams could play each other twice and every other NFL franchise once during their first two seasons. In 2002, the Seahawks were returned to the NFC West as part of an NFL realignment plan that gave each conference four balanced divisions of four teams each. This was done after the Houston Texans were added as the thirty-second team. This realignment restored the AFC West to its initial post-merger roster of original AFL teams Denver, San Diego, Kansas City and Oakland.

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League/conference affiliations
National Football League (1976–present)

  • American Football Conference (1977-2001)

    • AFC West (1977-2001)

  • National Football Conference (1976, 2002-present)

    • NFC West (1976, 2002-present)

Current uniform
Team colorsSeahawks blue, dark navy, lime green, white                   
MascotBlitz, and Taima the hawk
Team history

  • Seattle Seahawks (1976–present)

Team nicknames
The Hawks
League championships (0)
Conference championships (1)

  • NFC: 2005

Division championships (6)

  • AFC West: 1988, 1999

  • NFC West: 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007

Playoff appearances (10)

  • NFL: 1983, 1984, 1987, 1988, 1999, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007

Home fields

  • The Kingdome (1976-1999, Played first half of the 1994 season at Husky Stadium

  • Husky Stadium (First half of the 1994 season due to repairs at The Kingdome; 2000-2001)

  • Qwest Field (2002-present)

    • Formerly Seahawks Stadium (2002-2003)

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