2012 Seattle Seahawks season

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2012 Seattle Seahawks season
Head coach Pete Carroll
General manager John Schneider
Owner Paul Allen
Home field CenturyLink Field
Results
Record 11–5
Division place 2nd NFC West
Playoff finish Won Wild Card Playoffs (Redskins) 24–14
Lost Divisional Playoffs (Falcons) 30–28
Pro Bowlers
AP All-Pros
Timeline
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The 2012 Seattle Seahawks season was the franchise's 37th season in the National Football League and the third under head coach Pete Carroll. The Seahawks had a 3 QB competition with Tarvaris Jackson, Matt Flynn, and Russell Wilson. When Tarvaris Jackson was traded to the Bills, it was reduced to a 2 QB competition with Matt Flynn and Russell Wilson. Russell Wilson won the job.

The Seahawks improved upon their record of 7–9 from last season and had their first winning season since 2007. The team was 4–0 during the pre-season, and during the regular season, their 11 victories was the third best in franchise history, and the Seahawks went undefeated at home for the third time in franchise history after 2003 and 2005. Additionally, with their victory over the Washington Redskins at FedEx Field in the Wild Card round, the Seahawks won their first road playoff game in almost 30 years. However, despite holding a lead with just 30 seconds left in regulation, the Seahawks lost to the Atlanta Falcons in the divisional round by a score of 30–28.

New logo and uniform[edit]

On April 3, 2012, Nike unveiled the new design for the uniforms and logo for the Seahawks. The new designs incorporate a new accent color, "Wolf Grey", and the main colors are "College Navy" and "Action Green". The uniforms incorporate "feather trims", twelve feathers printed on the neckline and down each pant leg to represent the "12th Man", referring to the team's fans.[1]

2012 draft class[edit]

Main article: 2012 NFL Draft
Round Selection Player Position College
1 15[a] Bruce Irvin DE West Virginia
2 47[b] Bobby Wagner LB Utah State
3 75 Russell Wilson QB Wisconsin
4 106 Robert Turbin RB Utah State
114[a] Jaye Howard DT Florida
5[c] 154[b] Korey Toomer LB Idaho
6 172[a] Jeremy Lane CB Northwestern State
181 Winston Guy S Kentucky
7 225[d][e] J. R. Sweezy DE N.C. State
232[b] Greg Scruggs DE Louisville
Notes
^[a] The team traded its original first-round selection (#12 overall) to the Philadelphia Eagles in exchange for the Eagles' first- (#15 overall), fourth- (#114 overall) and sixth- (#172 overall) selections.
^[b] The team traded its original second-round selection (#43 overall) to the New York Jets in exchange for the Jets' second- (#47 overall), fifth- (#154 overall) and seventh- (#232 overall) round selections.
^[c] The team traded its original fifth-round selection (#147 overall) and a 2011 fourth-round selection to the Buffalo Bills in exchange for running back Marshawn Lynch.
^[d] The team traded its original seventh-round selection (#219 overall) to the Detroit Lions in exchange for tackle Tyler Polumbus.
^[e] The team acquired this seventh-round selection (#225 overall) as part of a trade that sent linebacker Aaron Curry to the Oakland Raiders.

Staff[edit]

2012 Seattle Seahawks staff
Front office
  • Chairman – Paul Allen
  • President – Peter McLoughlin
  • Executive Vice President/General Manager – John Schneider
  • Vice President of Football Administration – John Idzik
  • Senior Personnel Executive – Scot McCloughan
  • Director of Pro Personnel – Tag Ribary
  • Director of College Scouting – Scott Fitterer
  • Assistant Director of Pro Personnel – Trent Kirchner

Head coaches

  • Executive Vice President of Football Operations/Head Coach – Pete Carroll

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

  • Special Teams Coordinator – Brian Schneider
  • Assistant Special Teams – Marquand Manuel

Strength and conditioning

  • Head Strength and Conditioning – Chris Carlisle
  • Assistant Strength and Conditioning – Mondray Gee
  • Assistant Strength and Conditioning – Jamie Yancher

Final roster[edit]

2012 Seattle Seahawks final roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists


Practice squad


Rookies in italics
53 Active, 9 Inactive, 9 Practice squad

  • Starters in bold.
  • (*) Denotes players that were selected for the 2013 Pro Bowl.

Schedule[edit]

Preseason[edit]

Week Date Kickoff Opponent Results Game Site Attendance TV Recap
Final score Team record
1 August 11 7:00pm PDT Tennessee Titans W 27–17 1–0 CenturyLink Field 65,589 NFLN/KCPQ Recap
2 August 18 6:00pm PDT at Denver Broncos W 30–10 2–0 Sports Authority Field at Mile High 74,012 KCPQ Recap
3 August 24 5:00pm PDT at Kansas City Chiefs W 44–14 3–0 Arrowhead Stadium 63,870 KCPQ Recap
4 August 30 7:00pm PDT Oakland Raiders W 21–3 4–0 CenturyLink Field 66,157 KCPQ Recap

Regular season[edit]

Divisional matchups have the NFC West playing the NFC North and the AFC East.

Week Date Kickoff Opponent Results Game Site Attendance TV Recap
Final score Team record
1 September 9 1:25pm PDT at Arizona Cardinals L 16–20 0–1 University of Phoenix Stadium 60,032 Fox Recap
2 September 16 1:05pm PDT Dallas Cowboys W 27–7 1–1 CenturyLink Field 68,008 Fox Recap
3 September 24 5:30pm PDT Green Bay Packers W 14–12 2-1 CenturyLink Field 68,218 ESPN[A] Recap
4 September 30 10:00am PDT at St. Louis Rams L 13–19 2–2 Edward Jones Dome 53,193 Fox Recap
5 October 7 1:05pm PDT at Carolina Panthers W 16–12 3–2 Bank of America Stadium 72,676 Fox Recap
6 October 14 1:05pm PDT New England Patriots W 24–23 4–2 CenturyLink Field 68,137 CBS Recap
7 October 18 5:20pm PDT at San Francisco 49ers L 6–13 4–3 Candlestick Park 69,732 NFLN[B] Recap
8 October 28 10:00am PDT at Detroit Lions L 24–28 4–4 Ford Field 63,497 Fox Recap
9 November 4 1:05pm PST Minnesota Vikings W 30–20 5–4 CenturyLink Field 67,584 Fox Recap
10 November 11 1:05pm PST New York Jets W 28–7 6–4 CenturyLink Field 67,841 CBS Recap
11 Bye
12 November 25 10:00am PST at Miami Dolphins L 21–24 6–5 Sun Life Stadium 51,295 Fox Recap
13 December 2 10:00pm PST at Chicago Bears W 23–17 (OT) 7–5 Soldier Field 62,264 Fox Recap
14 December 9 1:25pm PST Arizona Cardinals W 58–0 8–5 CenturyLink Field 67,685 Fox Recap
15 December 16 1:05pm PST at Buffalo Bills W 50–17 9–5 Rogers Centre Toronto 40,770 Fox Recap
16 December 23 5:20pm PST[C] San Francisco 49ers W 42–13 10–5 CenturyLink Field 68,161 NBC[2] Recap
17 December 30 1:25pm PST St. Louis Rams W 20–13 11–5 CenturyLink Field 67,936 Fox Recap
Bold indicates division opponents.
Source: 2012 NFL season results [3]
  1. ^ Simulcast on KONG-TV.
  2. ^ Simulcast on KONG-TV.
  3. ^ Flexed into Sunday Night Football
 #  Indicates that the Seahawks were the visiting team in the Bills Toronto Series.

Postseason[edit]

For more details on this topic, see 2012–13 NFL playoffs.
Week Date Kickoff Opponent (seed) Results Game Site Attendance TV Recap
Final score Team record
WC January 6 1:30pm PST at Washington Redskins (4) W 24–14 1–0 FedEx Field 84,325 Fox Recap
DIV January 13 10:00am PST at Atlanta Falcons (1) L 28–30 1–1 Georgia Dome 70,366 Fox Recap

Standings[edit]

NFC West
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
(2) San Francisco 49ers 11 4 1 .719 3–2–1 7–4–1 397 273 W1
(5) Seattle Seahawks 11 5 0 .688 3–3 8–4 412 245 W5
St. Louis Rams 7 8 1 .469 4–1–1 6–5–1 299 348 L1
Arizona Cardinals 5 11 0 .313 1–5 3-9 250 357 L2

Game Summaries[edit]

Preseason[edit]

Week P1: vs. Tennessee Titans[edit]

Preseason Week One: Seattle Seahawks vs. Tennessee Titans – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Titans 0 3 14 0 17
Seahawks 10 0 7 10 27

at CenturyLink Field, Seattle, Washington

Week P2: at Denver Broncos[edit]

Preseason Week Two: Seattle Seahawks at Denver Broncos – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Seahawks 3 6 7 14 30
Broncos 7 3 0 0 10

at Sports Authority Field at Mile High, Denver, Colorado

  • Date: August 18
  • Game time: 7:05pm local
  • Game weather: cloudy, 79 °F (26 °C), 21% humidity, wind N 5 miles per hour (8.0 km/h)
  • Game attendance: 74,012
  • Referee: Gerald Wright
  • TV: KCPQ
  • Gamecenter, Gamebook

Week P3: at Kansas City Chiefs[edit]

Preseason Week Three: Seattle Seahawks at Kansas City Chiefs – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Seahawks 6 17 21 0 44
Chiefs 0 7 0 7 14

at Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri

  • Date: August 24
  • Game time: 7:07pm local
  • Game weather: cloudy, 85 °F (29 °C), 50% humidity, wind S 7 miles per hour (11 km/h)
  • Game attendance: 63,870
  • Referee: Craig Ochoa
  • TV: KCPQ
  • Gamecenter, Gamebook

Week P4: vs. Oakland Raiders[edit]

Preseason Week Four: Seattle Seahawks vs. Oakland Raiders – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Raiders 0 0 0 3 3
Seahawks 3 10 6 2 21

at CenturyLink Field, Seattle, Washington

  • Date: August 30
  • Game time: 7:06pm local
  • Game weather: clear, 71 °F (22 °C), 45% humidity, wind NW 8 miles per hour (13 km/h)
  • Game attendance: 66,157
  • Referee: Jerry Frump
  • TV: KCPQ
  • Gamecenter, Gamebook

Regular Season[edit]

Week 1: at Arizona Cardinals[edit]

Week One: Seattle Seahawks at Arizona Cardinals – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Seahawks 3 0 10 3 16
Cardinals 3 7 3 7 20

at University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Arizona

Game information
First quarter
  • SEA – Steven Hauschka 27-yard field goal, 7:26 (SEA 3–0)
  • ARI – Jay Feely 21-yard field goal, 0:34 (Tied 3–3)
Second quarter
Third quarter
  • ARI – Jay Feely 31-yard field goal, 9:59 (ARI 13–3)
  • SEA – Sidney Rice 10-yard pass from Russell Wilson (Steven Hauschka kick), 7:51 (ARI 13–10)
  • SEA – Steven Hauschka 47-yard field goal, 5:13 (Tied 13–13)
Fourth quarter
  • SEA – Steven Hauschka 39-yard field goal, 9:20 (SEA (16–13)
  • ARI – Andre Roberts 6 yards pass from Kevin Kolb (Jay Feely kick), 4:59 (ARI 20–16)
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Top tacklers
Team – passrushtotalto
  • SEA – 139 – 115 – 254 – 2
  • ARI – 210 – 43 – 253 – 2

With the loss, the Seahawks started their season 0–1.

Week 2: vs. Dallas Cowboys[edit]

Week Two: Dallas Cowboys at Seattle Seahawks – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Cowboys 0 7 0 0 7
Seahawks 10 3 7 7 27

at CenturyLink Field, Seattle, Washington

Game information
First quarter
  • SEA – Steven Hauschka 21-yard field goal, 11:43 (SEA 3–0)
  • SEA – Jeron Johnson 3-yard blocked punt return (Steven Hauschka kick), 10:23 (SEA 10–0)
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
  • SEA – Marshawn Lynch 3-yard run (Steven Hauschka kick), 7:57 (SEA 27–7)
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Top tacklers
Team – passrushtotalto
  • DAL – 247 – 49 – 296 – 2
  • SEA – 133 – 182 – 315 – 0

After facing the Cardinals on the road, the Seahawks returned home for a home game against the Cowboys. The game went very well for the Seahawks as the team improved to 1–1. This is also the first win for rookie QB Russell Wilson.

Week 3: vs. Green Bay Packers[edit]

Week Three: Green Bay Packers at Seattle Seahawks – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Packers 0 0 6 6 12
Seahawks 0 7 0 7 14

at CenturyLink Field, Seattle, Washington

Game information
First quarter
  • no scoring
Second quarter
Third quarter
  • GB – Mason Crosby 29-yard field goal, 8:07 (SEA 7–3)
  • GB – Mason Crosby 40-yard field goal, 1:14 (SEA 7–6)
Fourth quarter
  • GB – Cedric Benson 1-yard run (PAT failed), 8:44 (GB 12–7)
  • SEA – Golden Tate 24-yard pass from Russell Wilson (Steven Hauschka kick), 0:00 (SEA 14–7)
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Top tacklers
Team – passrushtotalto
  • GB – 184 – 84 – 268 – 0
  • SEA – 111 – 127 – 238 – 0
Greg Scruggs and Bruce Irvin during the Green Bay game

The game had a controversial ending when Seattle's quarterback Russell Wilson threw a hail-mary pass on the final play of the game to the endzone. The ball appeared to have been caught by Green Bay, with one official signaling an interception, however another official signaled a touchdown for Seattle. The play was reviewed and awarded as a touchdown to Seattle. The call by the official, who were replacement officials with no NFL experience, was met with outrage by players around the NFL and with fans around the country, with most believing the ball was in fact intercepted by Green Bay, which would have won the game for them. There was also an offensive pass interference call on the play committed by Seattle's Golden Tate that was missed by the officials that would also have won the game for Green Bay. The NFL released an official statement the next day that, while acknowledging that pass interference should have been called on Tate, supported the decision to uphold the play as simultaneous possession.[4]

With the win, the Seahawks improved to 2–1. With the 49ers' loss to the Vikings on Sunday, the teams are now tied for 2nd in the NFC West. The Seahawks' defense recorded a very good note: sacking QB Aaron Rodgers 8 times, all coming in the first half of the game.

[5][6]

Week 4: at St. Louis Rams[edit]

Week Four: Seattle Seahawks at St. Louis Rams – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Seahawks 7 0 3 3 13
Rams 3 10 3 3 19

at Edward Jones Dome, St. Louis, Missouri

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
  • STL – Danny Amendola 2-yard pass from John Hekker (Greg Zuerlein kick), 1:11 (STL 10–7)
  • STL – Greg Zuerlein 48-yard field goal, 0:00 (STL 13–7)
Third quarter
  • STL – Greg Zuerlein 60-yard field goal, 13:46 (STL 16–7)
  • SEA – Steven Hauschka 31-yard field goal, 4:10 (STL 16–10)
Fourth quarter
  • SEA – Steven Hauschka 30-yard field goal, 13:03 (STL 16–13)
  • STL – Greg Zuerlein 24-yard field goal, 6:07 (STL 19–13)
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Top tacklers
Team – passrushtotalto
  • SEA – 140 – 179 – 319 – 3
  • STL – 211 – 75 – 286 – 1

With the loss, the Seahawks fell to 2–2. QB Russell Wilson also had his first career game with no passing touchdown.

Week 5: at Carolina Panthers[edit]

Week Five: Seattle Seahawks at Carolina Panthers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Seahawks 3 3 7 3 16
Panthers 0 3 7 2 12

at Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, North Carolina

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
  • SEA – Steven Hauschka 36-yard field goal, 8:29 (SEA 6–0)
  • CAR – Justin Medlock 32-yard field goal, 0:02 (SEA 6–3)
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
  • SEA – Steven Hauschka 44-yard field goal, 10:27 (SEA 16–10)
  • CAR – Safety, Kenny Onatolu tackled Jon Ryan in end zone, 0:59 (SEA 16–12)
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Top tacklers
Team – passrushtotalto
  • SEA – 212 – 98 – 310 – 3
  • CAR – 108 – 82 – 190 – 2

With the win, the Seahawks improved to 3–2. Also the first of four road games the Seahawks won.

Week 6: vs. New England Patriots[edit]

Week Six: New England Patriots at Seattle Seahawks – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Patriots 7 10 3 3 23
Seahawks 10 0 0 14 24

at CenturyLink Field, Seattle, Washington

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
  • NE – Aaron Hernandez 1-yard pass from Tom Brady (Stephen Gostkowski kick), 10:33 (NE 14–10)
  • NE – Stephen Gostkowski 25-yard field goal, 2:12 (NE 17–10)
Third quarter
  • NE – Stephen Gostkowski 35-yard field goal, 9:21 (NE 20–10)
Fourth quarter
  • NE – Stephen Gostkowski 35-yard field goal, 9:21 (NE 23–10)
  • SEA – Braylon Edwards 10-yard pass from Russell Wilson (Steven Hauschka kick), 7:21 (NE 23–17)
  • SEA – Sidney Rice 46-yard pass from Russell Wilson (Steven Hauschka kick), 1:18 (SEA 24–23)
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Top tacklers
Team – passrushtotalto
  • NE – 388 – 87 – 475 – 2
  • SEA – 283 – 85 – 368 – 2

With the win, the Seahawks improved to 4–2 and also with losses by the 49ers and Cardinals, the team now moves into a first place tie in the NFC West.

Week 7: at San Francisco 49ers[edit]

Week Seven: Seattle Seahawks at San Francisco 49ers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Seahawks 3 3 0 0 6
49ers 3 0 7 3 13

at Candlestick Park, San Francisco, California

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
  • SEA – Steven Hauschka 35-yard field goal, 12:07 (SEA 6–3)
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
  • SF – David Akers 28-yard field goal, 5:24 (SF 13–6)
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
  • SEA – Ben Obomanu: 3 rec, 50 yds
  • SF – Frank Gore: 5 rec, 51 yds
Top tacklers
Team – passrushtotalto
  • SEA – 115 – 136 – 251 – 1
  • SF – 138 – 175 – 313 – 1

With the loss, the Seahawks fell to 4–3 moving into a 2nd-place tie with the Cardinals in the NFC West.

Week 8: at Detroit Lions[edit]

Week Eight: Seattle Seahawks at Detroit Lions – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Seahawks 3 14 0 7 24
Lions 7 7 0 14 28

at Ford Field, Detroit, Michigan

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
  • SEA – Marshawn Lynch 77-yard run (Steven Hauschka kick), 14:43 (SEA 10–7)
  • SEA – Sidney Rice 9-yard pass from Russell Wilson (Steven Hauschka kick), 11:39 (SEA 17–7)
  • DET – Titus Young 46-yard pass from Matthew Stafford (Jason Hanson kick), 8:49 (SEA 17–14)
Third quarter
  • no scoring
Fourth quarter
  • DET – Matthew Stafford 1-yard run (Jason Hanson kick), 11:35 (DET 21–17)
  • SEA – Zach Miller 16-yard pass from Russell Wilson (Steven Hauschka kick), 5:27 (SEA 24–21)
  • DET – Titus Young 1-yard pass from Matthew Stafford (Jason Hanson kick), 0:20 (DET 28–24)
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Top tacklers
Team – passrushtotalto
  • SEA – 236 – 133 – 369 – 2
  • DET – 331 – 84 – 415 – 1

With the surprising loss, the Seahawks dropped to 4–4.

Week 9: vs. Minnesota Vikings[edit]

Week Nine: Minnesota Vikings at Seattle Seahawks – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Vikings 7 10 3 0 20
Seahawks 14 6 7 3 30

at CenturyLink Field, Seattle, Washington

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
  • MIN – Adrian Peterson 4-yard run (Blair Walsh kick), 11:46 (Tied 14–14)
  • MIN – Blair Walsh 36-yard field goal, 5:25 (MIN 17–14)
  • SEA – Golden Tate 11-yard pass from Russell Wilson (PAT failed), 0:44 (SEA 20–17)
Third quarter
  • SEA – Marshawn Lynch 3-yard run (Steven Hauschka kick), 4:09 (SEA 27–17)
  • MIN – Blair Walsh 55-yard field goal, 1:47 (SEA 27–20)
Fourth quarter
  • SEA – Steven Hauschka 30-yard field goal, 6:23 (SEA 30–20)
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Top tacklers
Team – passrushtotalto
  • MIN – 44 – 243 – 287 – 2
  • SEA – 190 – 195 – 385 – 0

With the win, the Seahawks improved to 5–4.

Week 10: vs. New York Jets[edit]

Week Ten: New York Jets at Seattle Seahawks – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Jets 7 0 0 0 7
Seahawks 7 7 0 14 28

at CenturyLink Field, Seattle, Washington

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
  • SEA – Marshawn Lynch 1-yard run (Steven Hauschka kick), 2:04 (SEA 14–7)
Third quarter
  • no scoring
Fourth quarter
  • SEA – Sidney Rice 31-yard pass from Russell Wilson (Steven Hauschka kick), 13:33 (SEA 21–7)
  • SEA – Sidney Rice 23-yard pass from Golden Tate (Steven Hauschka kick), 7:59 (SEA 28–7)
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Top tacklers
Team – passrushtotalto
  • NYJ – 101 – 84 – 185 – 3
  • SEA – 189 – 174 – 363 – 2

Another win, and the Seahawks improve to 6–4.

Week 12: at Miami Dolphins[edit]

Week Twelve: Seattle Seahawks at Miami Dolphins – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Seahawks 0 7 7 7 21
Dolphins 0 7 0 17 24

at Sun Life Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida

Game information
First quarter
  • no scoring
Second quarter
Third quarter
  • SEA – Michael Robinson 4-yard pass from Russell Wilson (Steven Hauschka kick), 4:00 (SEA 14–7)
Fourth quarter
  • MIA – Daniel Thomas 3-yard run (Dan Carpenter kick), 8:08 (Tied 14–14)
  • SEA – Leon Washington 98-yard kick return (Steven Hauschka kick), 7:54 (SEA 21–14)
  • MIA – Charles Clay 29-yard pass from Ryan Tannehill (Dan Carpenter kick), 5:13 (Tied 21–21)
  • MIA – Dan Carpenter 43-yard field goal, 0:00 (MIA 24–21)
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Top tacklers
Team – passrushtotalto
  • SEA – 216 – 96 – 312 – 0
  • MIA – 246 – 189 – 435 – 1

The Seahawks engaged in a back-and-forth affair as the game lead tied or changed six times in total. Russell Wilson touchdowns to Anthony McCoy and Golden Tate and a 98-yard Leon Washington kick return score were answered by rushing scores from Reggie Bush and Daniel Thomas. With the Seahawks up 21–14 rookie Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill found Charles Clay from 29 yards out. Tied 21–21, the Seahawks had to punt with 1:39 to go, and Tannehill drove the Dolphins in range for the winning Dan Carpenter field goal.

The game was interrupted briefly with 1:40 to go in the third quarter following a 19-yard Tannehill run; the sprinklers at Sun Life Stadium suddenly switched on, soaking the field for roughly one minute.

Week 13: at Chicago Bears[edit]

Week Thirteen: Seattle Seahawks at Chicago Bears – Game summary
1 2 3 4 OT Total
Seahawks 0 10 0 7 6 23
Bears 7 0 7 3 0 17

at Soldier Field, Chicago, Illinois

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
  • CHI – Matt Forte 12-yard pass from Jay Cutler (Robbie Gould kick), 3:10 (CHI 14–10)
Fourth quarter
  • SEA – Golden Tate 14-yard pass from Russell Wilson (Steven Hauschka kick), 0:24 (SEA 17–14)
  • CHI – Robbie Gould 46-yard field goal, 0:00 (Tied 17–17)
Overtime
  • SEA – Sidney Rice 13-yard pass from Russell Wilson, 7:33 (SEA 23–17)
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Top tacklers
Team – passrushtotalto
  • SEA – 283 – 176 – 459 – 1
  • CHI – 226 – 132 – 358 – 0

With their second road win, the Seahawks improve to 7–5.

Week 14: vs. Arizona Cardinals[edit]

Week Fourteen: Arizona Cardinals at Seattle Seahawks – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Cardinals 0 0 0 0 0
Seahawks 10 28 13 7 58

at CenturyLink Field, Seattle, Washington

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
  • SEA – Marshawn Lynch 4-yard run (Steven Hauschka kick), 14:53 (SEA 17–0)
  • SEA – Richard Sherman 19-yard interception return (Steven Hauschka kick), 10:12 (SEA 24–0)
  • SEA – Malcolm Smith recovered fumble in end zone (Steven Hauschka kick), 6:31 (SEA 31–0)
  • SEA – Zach Miller 24-yard pass from Russell Wilson (Steven Hauschka kick), 0:06 (SEA 38–0)
Third quarter
  • SEA – Marshawn Lynch 33-yard run (Steven Hauschka kick), 11:08 (SEA 45–0)
  • SEA – Steven Hauschka 28-yard field goal, 7:43 (SEA 48–0)
  • SEA – Steven Hauschka 32-yard field goal, 2:06 (SEA 51–0)
Fourth quarter
  • SEA – Leon Washington 3-yard run (Steven Hauschka kick), 2:32 (SEA 58–0)
Top Passers
Top Rushers
Top Receivers
Top Tacklers
  • ARI – Paris Lenon, 7 solo, 6 asst, pd
  • SEA – Bobby Wagner, 4 solo, 4 asst, 2 pd, 2 INT
Team – passrushtotalto
  • ARI – 111 – 43 – 154 – 8
  • SEA – 209 – 284 – 493 – 1
  • Biggest margin of victory in Seahawks franchise history
  • Biggest margin of defeat in Cardinals franchise history
  • Russell Wilson threw one touchdown pass before being pulled from the game
  • Matt Flynn gets his first playing time for Seattle
  • Eight turnovers committed by Arizona, including four interceptions
  • Wilson became the first rookie quarterback to start and win his first six games at home since the 1970 merger.

Week 15: at Buffalo Bills[edit]

Bills Toronto Series
Week Fifteen: Seattle Seahawks at Buffalo Bills – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Seahawks 14 17 16 3 50
Bills 7 10 0 0 17

at Rogers Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
  • SEA – Steven Hauschka 19-yard field goal, 12:03 (SEA 17–7)
  • SEA – Zach Miller 4-yard pass from Russell Wilson (Steven Hauschka kick), 10:10 (SEA 24–7)
  • SEA – Russell Wilson 13-yard run (Steven Hauschka kick), 5:31 (SEA 31–7)
  • BUF – Steve Johnson 20-yard pass from Ryan Fitzpatrick (Rian Lindell kick), 1:10 (SEA 31–14)
  • BUF – Rian Lindell 41-yard field goal, 0:00 (SEA 31–17)
Third quarter
  • SEA – Marshawn Lynch 13-yard run (PAT failed), 12:18 (SEA 37–17)
  • SEA – Steven Hauschka 33-yard field goal, 7:29 (SEA 40–17)
  • SEA – Earl Thomas 57-yard interception return (Steven Hauschka kick), 6:13 (SEA 47–17)
Fourth quarter
  • SEA – Steven Hauschka 23-yard field goal, 9:17 (SEA 50–17)
Top Passers
Top Rushers
Top Receivers
Top Tacklers
Team – passrushtotalto
  • SEA – 196 – 270 – 466 – 0
  • BUF – 215 – 118 – 333 – 3

With the third and last regular season road victory, Seattle goes to 9–5

Week 16: vs. San Francisco 49ers[edit]

Week Sixteen: San Francisco 49ers at Seattle Seahawks – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
49ers 0 6 0 7 13
Seahawks 14 14 7 7 42

at CenturyLink Field, Seattle, Washington

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
  • SEA – Richard Sherman 90-yard blocked field goal return (Steven Hauschka kick), 14:05 (SEA 21–0)
  • SF – David Akers 33-yard field goal, 10:19 (SEA 21–3)
  • SEA – Anthony McCoy 6-yard pass from Russell Wilson (Steven Hauschka kick), 1:58 (SEA 28–3)
  • SF – David Akers 54-yard field goal, 0:31 (SEA 28–6)
Third quarter
  • SEA – Doug Baldwin 4-yard pass from Russell Wilson (Steven Hauschka kick), 3:22 (SEA 35–6)
Fourth quarter
  • SEA – Doug Baldwin 6-yard pass from Russell Wilson (Steven Hauschka kick), 7:02 (SEA 42–6)
  • SF – Delanie Walker 18-yard pass from Colin Kaepernick (David Akers kick), 1:40 (SEA 42–13)
Top passers
Top rushers
  • SF – Colin Kaepernick: 7 car, 31 yds
  • SEA – Marshawn Lynch: 26 car, 111 yds, 1 TD
Top receivers
Top tacklers
Team – passrushtotalto
  • SF – 231 – 82 – 313 – 2
  • SEA – 170 – 176 – 346 – 1

The Seahawks win improved them to 10–5 and clinches at least a playoff spot. In order to win the NFC West, the Seahawks need to beat the St. Louis Rams at home next week along with the 49ers loss to the Arizona Cardinals to wrap up the NFC West. Also a Packers loss to the Vikings for Seattle to get a first Round Bye as well. However a loss or a 49ers win, the Seahawks will be the #5 seed heading on the road to play in the Wild Card Round in January.

Week 17: vs. St. Louis Rams[edit]

Week Seventeen: St. Louis Rams at Seattle Seahawks – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Rams 0 7 3 3 13
Seahawks 0 3 10 7 20

at CenturyLink Field, Seattle, Washington

Game information
First quarter
  • no scoring
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Top tacklers
Team – passrushtotalto
  • STL – 252 – 79 – 331 – 1
  • SEA – 209 – 153 – 362 – 0

With the NFC West title still up for grabs the Seahawks finished their season at home against the Rams. Trying to avoid being swept by the team, they finished the season with a record of 11–5. 8–0 at home. However, with the Niners' win over the Cardinals the team would end up finishing in 2nd place with the NFC's #5 seed.

Postseason[edit]

Seattle entered the postseason as the #5 seed in the NFC.

NFC Wild Card Playoff: at #4 Washington Redskins[edit]

NFC Wild Card Playoff: #5 Seattle Seahawks at #4 Washington Redskins – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Seahawks 0 13 0 11 24
Redskins 14 0 0 0 14

at FedExField, Landover, Maryland

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
  • no scoring
Fourth quarter
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Top tacklers
Team – passrushtotalto
  • SEA – 156 – 224 – 380 – 1
  • WAS – 99 – 104 – 203 – 2

After Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III went down with a knee injury in the second half, Seattle outscored Washington 11-0 to win 24-14. Seattle would move on to take on the #1 seed Atlanta Falcons.

NFC Divisional Playoff: at #1 Atlanta Falcons[edit]

NFC Divisional Playoff: #5 Seattle Seahawks at #1 Atlanta Falcons – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Seahawks 0 0 7 21 28
Falcons 10 10 7 3 30

at Georgia Dome, Atlanta, Georgia

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
  • ATL – Matt Bryant 37-yard field goal, 9:13 (ATL 13–0)
  • ATL – Roddy White 1-yard pass from Matt Ryan (Matt Bryant kick), 4:16 (ATL 20–0)
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
  • SEA – Russell Wilson 1-yard run (Ryan Longwell kick), 13:01 (ATL 27–14)
  • SEA – Zach Miller 3-yard pass from Russell Wilson (Ryan Longwell kick), 9:13 (ATL 27–21)
  • SEA – Marshawn Lynch 2-yard run (Ryan Longwell kick), 0:31 (SEA 28–27)
  • ATL – Matt Bryant 49-yard field goal, 0:08 (ATL 30–28)
Top passers
Top rushers
  • SEA – Russell Wilson: 7 car, 60 yds, 1 TD
  • ATL – Michael Turner: 17 car, 98 yds
Top receivers
Top tacklers
Team – passrushtotalto
  • SEA – 368 – 123 – 491 – 2
  • ATL – 250 – 167 – 417 – 2

The Seahawks fell behind Atlanta by 20 points, trailing 20–0 at halftime and 27–7 with just over 17 minutes remaining in the game. Seattle scored three touchdowns in the fourth quarter to take the lead 28–27 with 31 seconds left to play. But Matt Ryan quickly completed two long passes and Matt Bryant kicked a 49-yard field goal to give Atlanta the final margin of victory. Russell Wilson's Hail Mary pass on the final play was intercepted by Julio Jones in the end zone (Wilson's only interception in the game), ending Seattle's season.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Eaton, Nick (April 2, 2012). "Here’s the new Seahawks logo, uniform and helmet – officially". Seattle Post-Intelligencer. 
  2. ^ a b Farnsworth, Clare (2012-12-10). "Seahawks-49ers flexed into primetime". seahawks.com. Retrieved 2012-12-10. 
  3. ^ 2012 NFL season results, NFL.com, accessed February 1, 2015.
  4. ^ Official statement
  5. ^ NFL.com video
  6. ^ nfl.com news article
  7. ^ [1] FootballZebras.com. Retrieved on January 2, 2013.
  8. ^ Newberry, Paul (2013-01-13). "Bryant's late FG lifts Falcons over Seattle 30–28". Yahoo! Sports. Retrieved 2013-01-13. 

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