After a one-year hiatus, the Seattle Seahawks returned to the playoffs as a Wild Card in the NFC with a 10-6 record, but they fell in the first round to the Dallas Cowboys.
Seattle is in the midst of their most successful run in franchise history, posting winning seasons in each of the last seven and appearing in two Super Bowls, winning one.
Quarterback Russell Wilson was rewarded for his consistently winning ways by signing a four-year extension that makes him the highest-paid player in the NFL. He even used some of that money by gifting $12,000 worth of Amazon stock to each the 13 offensive linemen on the Seahawks roster!
On the defensive side, Seattle traded star defensive end Frank Clark to the Chiefs in exchange for a first round draft pick this year and a second-rounder in 2020.
CenturyLink Field has been the home to the Seahawks since 2002, and the stadium boasts one of the biggest homefield advantages in the NFL due to the amount of noise generated inside.
The stadium has regular seven-figure investments pumped into it to provide fans with the best gameday experience. Improvements to the video boards, sound system, and Wi-Fi connectivity have been labeled as priorities in the coming years by stadium management.
The stadium also took over food operations recently, and prior to last season introduced a slew of new delicacies – including local Thai, Mexican, and Japanese cuisines.
On the field in 2019, the Seahawks will be chasing the defending NFC champion Los Angeles Rams, along with young San Francisco and Arizona teams in the NFC West. Besides playing those opponents both home and away, the Seahawks will welcome in the following teams to the Pacific Northwest: Cincinnati, New Orleans, Baltimore, Tampa Bay, and Minnesota (Monday night game). Road contests will be against Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Atlanta, Philadelphia, and Carolina.