Throwback Thursday: Seattle Seahawks Founded 41 Years Ago Today

As one of the newest expansion teams in the NFL, the Seattle Seahawks have dominated as of late.

Forty-one years ago today in 1974, the NFL granted Seattle a team as part of the expansion process that brought the league from 26 to 28 teams. They joined the Tampa Bay Buccaneers that year in the NFL and began playing in the 1976 season. 

 

Initially a member of the NFC in 1976, they moved to the AFC the following year, not returning back to their current position in the NFC until 2002.  Since their inception into the league, they have collected one Super Bowl championship, three conference championships, nine division championships, and fourteen playoff appearances. 

 

Over the past three years, the Seahawks have established themselves as one of the top teams, making the last two Super Bowls and winning 36 regular season games.


Take a look back in time of some of the great memories in Seahawks' history:

 

 

 



A look back at when the uniforms for the Seattle Seahawks were unveiled for their first season in 1976.



Quarterback Russell Wilson douses head coach Pete Carroll with a Gatorade Bath following their victory over the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII.


Hall of Fame wide receiver Steve Largent absolutely destroys Mike Harden after an interception. Defensive holding on the play negated the interception, but the hit's memory lives on.

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