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If you’re wondering what fans of the Seattle Seahawks are like, consider this: The team has set the Guinness World Record for loudest crowd noise at a sporting event, twice. After winning the Super Bowl in 2013 in a blowout against the Denver Broncos, they’re a favorite of sports gamblers too.
The Seahawks are the only team in the Pacific Northwest and their fans cover a huge area that even extends into Canada. Since joining the league as an expansion team in 1976 the Seahawks have become a force and return to a competitive NFC West division with hopes of making the playoffs for the eighth time in the last ten years.
In this team guide, we’ll take a closer look at the roster, star players, recent results and lots more. The goal is to get you up to speed on important Seahawks facts and give you a few new tools to guide your betting this season. Key points include:
The Seattle Seahawks organization played its first game in 1976 as an expansion franchise but they didn’t win a Super Bowl until 2013 when they crushed the Denver Broncos 43-8.
In addition to that single league championship, the Seahawks have won three conference championships, ten division titles and made 17 playoff appearances. Since drafting Russell Wilson in the third round of the 2012 draft, the Seahawks have made the playoffs in six of his seven seasons and won the division three times.
Steve Largent, Cortez Kennedy, Walter Jones, and Kenny Easley all made it into the Football Hall of Fame mainly for their contributions to the Seahawks. Other notable names in franchise history include Shaun Alexander, Richard Sherman, and Russell Wilson.
During the 2017 season, the Seahawks organization generated $413 million in revenue and Forbes estimates the business to be worth $2.6 billion.
The Seahawks are owned by Paul Allen.
The organization played its first season in 1976.
Yes, the Seahawks have won a Super Bowl.
Since 2002, the Seahawks have played at CenturyLink Stadium, located in Seattle, Washington.
The club holds a training camp at the Virginia Mason Athletic Center, located in Renton, Washington.
Blitz is the official mascot.
The Seahawks wear college navy, action green, and wolf grey.
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The Seattle Seahawks were a tough team to pin down during the first half of last season. They teetered around the .500 mark early, falling to 4-5 after a week 9 loss to the LA Rams. From that point on, the Hawks turned their season around by winning six of their last seven games to qualify for the playoffs.
The team was once again led by the fantastic play of QB Russell Wilson and a committed rushing attack that was tops in the league. Seattle had great balance on both sides of the ball, finishing 6th in points scored and 11th in points against.
The team had a busy offseason, which included signing Wilson to a record-setting contract, trading top pass-rusher Frank Clark to the Chiefs, and losing WR Doug Baldwin to retirement. The LA Rams, who won the NFC West last season, once again represent the biggest threat within the division. To offset the loss of Clark, the Seahawks drafted DE LJ Collier with the 29th overall pick.
The Seahawks were the only team to finish in the top three both against the spread and over percentage last year. To close out the season, the Hawks hit the over in eight of their last nine games. These two stats definitely represent the biggest betting opportunities if you want to put money on the Seahawks.
The Russell Wilson to Tyler Lockett connection was the best in the NFL, with Wilson posting a perfect 158.3 passer rating when targeting Lockett. These performances are expected to continue which provides ample chances for prop bets on these players.
LJ Collier and WR DK Metcalf, the Seahawks’ first two 2019 draft picks, are expected to make an immediate impact for Seattle this season. Metcalf, in particular, is an intriguing prospect, with some believing he was the biggest steal of the draft.
Use these stats from last year to guide your wagers this season:
Even a quick look at recent Seahawk stats make it clear that the team offers good sports betting value, especially in terms of point spread bets and the over on totals bets. With high-performing players in key positions, there are lots of good angles you can take with prop bets too.
If you live in a state where sports betting is legal, use the tips and info on this page to help make smarter bets this season.
If you’re a local Seahawks fan living in Washington, unfortunately, there is currently no way to bet on sports legally. However, state lawmakers have introduced two sports betting bills that may change things soon.
Stay up to date on that situation as it develops with our guide to legal sports betting in Washington state.
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