Seattle Seahawks Playoff History

Seattle Seahawks is one of the newer NFL franchises, established in 1974, entering the NFL as an expansion team in 1976. The Seahawks play in the NFC West Division. Till 2001 the Seattle Seahawks used to play in the AFC West Division and remain the only team to have played in both the AFC and NFC Championship games.

Historically the Seahawks have not had many playoff appearances but ever since 2003, the Seattle Seahawks have featured in 14 playoffs (between 2003-2021). The Seattle Seahawks have won 1 Super Bowl title and 3 NFC Championships. The Seattle Seahawks had a streak of 5 consecutive playoff appearances twice (2003-2007, 2012-2016). Although the Seattle Seahawks have a very good playoff record in the past two decades, they failed to make it to the 2021-2022 playoffs. The Seahawks currently sit 4th in the NFC West division. Let us take a look at the playoff history of the franchise.

Seattle Seahawks Playoff Appearances by Year

2020 Lost Wild Card Round against Los Angeles Rams (20-30)

2019 Lost Divisional Round against the Green Bay Packers (23-28)

2018 Knocked out in the Wild Card Round by Dallas Cowboys (22-24)

2016 Lost Divisional Round to Atlanta Falcons (20-36)

2015 Lost Divisional Round against Carolina Panthers (24-31)

2014 Lost the Super Bowl against the New England Patriots (24-28)

2013 Won the Super Bowl by defeating the Denver Broncos in a blowout manner(43-8)

2012 Lost Divisional Round to the Atlanta Falcons (28-30)

2010 Lost the Divisional Round against the Chicago Bears (24-35)

2007 Lost Divisional Round against the Green Bay Packers (20-42)

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2006 Knocked out in the Divisional Round in overtime against Chicago Bears (24-27)

2005 Lost the Super Bowl against Pittsburgh Steelers (10-21)

2004 Knocked out in the Wild Card Round (20-27) by St. Louis Rams (now known as L.A. Rams)

2003 Lost Wild Card Round against Green Bay Packers during overtime (27-33)

1999 Lost Wild Card Round against Miami Dolphins (17-20)

1988 Lost Divisional Round against the Cincinnati Bengals (13-21)

1987 Lost Wild Card Round (20-23) against the Houston Oilers (now known as Tennessee Titans)

1984 Lost Divisional Round against the Miami Dolphins (10-31)

1983 Lost Conference Championship to the Los Angeles Raiders (14-30)

Playoff Games Won by Seattle Seahawks

The Seattle Seahawks have a playoff record of 17 wins and 18 losses

Wild Card Round Wins- 9 (in 15 games)

Divisional Round Wins- 4 (in 13 games)

Wins in Conference Championship- 3 (in 4 games)

Super Bowl Wins- 1 (in 3 games)

How many playoff games has Russell Wilson played at the Lumen Field

Russell Wilson was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks in the 2012 NFL Draft as a backup for Matt Flynn. Starting for the team during the rookie season itself, Wilson tied Peyton Mannings record of most touchdown passes by a rookie (26) and has since been one of the most influential players for the Seattle Seahawks.

He is the current record holder for most wins by an NFL quarterback in 9 seasons (98), and one of the four quarterbacks in history with a career passer rating over 100. The dual-threat quarterback has featured in 8 Pro Bowls and won the Super Bowl with the Seahawks too.

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The Seahawks currently play in the Lumen Field (which earlier used to be known as the CenturyLink Field). Russell Wilson has played 7 playoff games at the Lumen Field out of a total of 16 playoff appearances in his career.

How many times have the Seattle Seahawks made the playoffs with Russell Wilson, Marshawn Lynch and Earl Thomas?

Russell Wilson (quarterback), Earl Thomas (safety) and Marshawn Lynch (running back) led the Seattle Seahawks to successful postseason runs between 2010 and 2015. The Seahawks continued their playoff appearances after that but Lynch retired in 2015 due to a string of injuries.

Lynch and Wilson were integral to the Seahawks offence in their 2013 Super Bowl win, as Earl Thomas was a rock in the defence. The three players appeared for 5 playoffs together playing a total of 12 playoff games.

WeekDate OpponentPoints Scored Points AllowedStadium2015 Playoffs- Wild Card RoundJan 10, 2016Minnesota Vikings109TCF Bank Stadium, Minneapolis2015 Playoffs- Divisional RoundJan 17, 2016Carolina Panthers2431Bank of America Stadium, North Carolina2014 Playoffs- Divisional RoundJan 10, 2015Carolina Panthers3117CenturyLink Field (Lumen Field), Washington2014 Playoffs- Conference ChampionshipJan 18, 2015Green Bay Packers2822CenturyLink Field (Lumen Field), Washington2014 Playoffs- NFL Super BowlFeb 1, 2015New England Patriots2428University of Phoenix Stadium, Arizona2013 Playoffs- Divisional RoundJan 11, 2014New Orleans Saints2315CenturyLink Field (Lumen Field), Washington2013 Playoffs- Conference ChampionshipJan 19, 2014San Francisco 49ers2317CenturyLink Field (Lumen Field), Washington2013 Playoffs- NFL Super BowlFeb 2, 2014Denver Broncos438MetLife Stadium, New Jersey2012 Playoffs- Wild Card RoundJan 6, 2013Washington Redskins2414FedEx Field, Maryland2012 Playoffs- Divisional RoundJan 13, 2013Atlanta Falcons2830Georgia Dome, Atlanta2010 Playoffs- Wild Card RoundJan 8, 2011New Orleans Saints4136Qwest Field (Lumen Field), Washington2010 Playoffs- Divisional RoundJan 16, 2011Chicago Bears2435Soldier Field, Illinois

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Seattle Seahawks Championships and Rings Won

The Seattle Seahawks have won 1 Championship Ring. They won the Championship Ring in 2013 with a Super Bowl (XLVIII) win.

Seattle Seahawks Playoff Stats

Total Playoff Games Played: 35

Overall Playoff Record (Wins-Losses): 17-18

Total Super Bowls Won: 1 (3 Appearances)

All-time Passing Leader: Russell Wilson 3,064/4,709, 36,821 yds, 289 TD

All-time Rushing Leader: Shaun Alexander 2,176 att, 9,429 yds, 100 TD

All-time Receiving Leader: Steve Largent 819 rec, 13,089 yds, 100 TD

All-time Scoring Leader: Norm Johnson 810 points

All-time AV Leader: Russell Wilson 146 AV

Coach with most wins: Pete Carroll 118-73-1

Seattle Seahawks Super Bowl Stats

Total Super Bowl Appearances: 3

Super Bowls Won: 1

Super Bowl Winning Seasons: 2013

Most Scoring Super Bowl Win: 43-8 win against the Denver Broncos in the 2014 Super Bowl

Lowest Scoring Super Bowl Loss: 10-21 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 2006 Super Bowl