January 14, 2006

The Best Fans in The League

The Seattle SeaHawks won their first game of the NFL playoffs today against the Washington RedSkins. Despite heavy rain making handling difficult, and Shaun Alexander leaving the field with concussion during the first quarter, the SeaHawks still dominated the game and won a very solid 20-10 victory.

This win ended the playoff drought for the Seahawks - they had been 0-6 since their last playoff triumph on Dec. 22, 1984, the longest run without a postseason victory for any NFL team.

As always, the home fans really got behind the team! The crowd support at QWest Field (the SeaHawks home stadium) was measured at 102 dB pre-game today - reportedly the loudest stadium in the NFL! This makes the Seattle "Twelth Man" a formidable extra opponent for opposing teams to contend with. Having home field advantage throughout their playoff run should really make a big difference to the SeaHawks on the road to the Super Bowl.

So, next game is next Sunday (1/22) at home against either the Carolina Panthers or the Chicago Bears (depending on the outcome of tomorrow's games).

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