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Team Spirit author Mark Stewart talks about the OVERTIME web page.

 


Mark picks his favorite Seahawks.

 

 

Cover Team SpiritWhat's new with the Seattle Seahawks? That's what this page is all about.

The Team Spirit OVERTIME website begins where the Team Spirit books end.

That's because football never stands still … And I can never squeeze everything I want into 48 pages!

Scroll down for team updates, player profiles, and stats you won't find in the book. Click on the videos to the left to hear me talk about Team Spirit OVERTIME as well as my favorite players. And take a look below at some of the Seahawks collectibles I have in my home—pretty cool, right?

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20132016 Season Roundup: Seattle fans had fun watching the Seahawks in 2016, and had every reason to think they might make it back to the Super Bowl. However, after beating the Lions in the opening round of the playoffs, they lost to the Falcons 36–20 to end their season. It was the third time in 33 days the defense had allowed more than 30 points. Up until then, the Seattle D—led by Cliff Avril and Bobby Wagner—was one of the NFC’s finest. Quarterback Russell Wilson had another good year, helped by excellent seasons from receivers Jimmy Graham and Doug Baldwin.

2016 Season Preview: The Seahawks have as much talent as any team in the NFC, and that starts with their quarterback, Russell Wilson. If Wilson can stay on the field—the offensive line is the club’s lone weakness—Seattle should reclaim its spot at the top of the division. The team’s defensive linemen and linebackers are its greatest strength. Michael Bennett and Cliff Avril terrorize quarterbacks, forcing bad throws that are gobbled up by safety Earl Thomas, cornerback Richard Sherman and their teammates in the secondary.

2013January 3, 2016: Russell Wilson became the first player ever with 4,000 passing yards, 50 rushing yards, and 30 TD passes in the same season.

2015 Season Preview: Despite the disappointing end to the Super Bowl, the Seahawks begin the year as the team to beat in the AFC. Russell Wilson is one of the best QBs in the game, and he has a talented new target in tight end Jimmy Graham. The defense is as tough as ever.

2013February 1, 2015: Russell Wilson, Michael Bennett, Marshawn Lynch and Chris Matthews played well in a narrow 28–24 loss to the Patriots in Super Bowl XLIX. A goal line interception stalled the game-winning drive.

October 19, 2014: Russell Wilson became the first player to run for 100 yards and pass for 300 in the same game.

January 18, 2015: The Seahawks erased a 16–0 halftime deficit to tie the NFC Championship Game, and went on to beat the Green Bay Packers in overtime. Seattle was the first Super Bowl champion to make it back to the big game in a decade.

September 1, 2014: The Seahawks seem to have gotten even better since their Super Bowl victory of the Broncos. Quarterback Russell Wilson should get to show off the full range of his talents in 2014, thanks to running backs Marshawn Lynch and Christine Michael, and receivers Doug Baldwin and Jermaine Kearse and Percy Harvin. Richard Sherman and Earl Thomas lead a pass defense that may be the best in the NFC.

2013September 4, 2013: The Seahawks have followed a proven blueprint for success in the NFL. They have an exciting and talented quarterback in Russell Wilson, a standout runner in Marshawn Lynch, sure-handed pass-catchers in Percy Harvin and Sidney Rice, a monster tight end in Zach Miller, and a defensive that specializes in stopping the passing game. The icing on the cake is a special teams unit that ranks with the best in the business.

2013February 2, 2013: The sports story of the year in Seattle was the breakout season of quarterback Russell Wilson. After winning the starting job in training camp, the rookie passer led the Seahawks to 11 victories and a Wild Card berth in the playoffs. Seattle defeated the Redskins in the opening round, and led the Falcons with under a minute to go a week later. But Atlanta pulled out the victory to end the team’s magnificent run.

Summer, 2012: There were a lot of new faces on the Seahawks in 2011, but they pulled together and beat some really good teams. A lot more new players have joined the team in 2012. Can they do it again? A lot will depend on young quarterback Matt Flynn.

     
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Fredd Young intercepted a pass against the Houston Oilers in the 1987 playoffs that would have won the game for the Seahawks, but the referee said the ball touched the ground. To me, the replay made it look like a good catch. Houston went on to kick a field goal and win the game. (Topps, Inc.)

 

 

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Joey Galloway signed this card. When I first saw him, I thought he would break all of Jerry Rice's records. That's how much talent he had. (Author's Collection)

 

Curt Warner — Running Back
Born: 3/18/1961
Played for Team: 1983 to 1989
Few rookies have ever shown the combination of power and speed that Curt Warner did in 1983. He gained 60 yards the first time he touched the ball and finished the year with 1,449 yards to lead the AFC. With Warner leading the running attack, the Seahawks made it all the way to the conference championship game that year.


Fredd Young — Linebacker
Born: 11/14/1961
Played for Team: 1984 to 1987
Running backs, receivers, and return men saw Fredd Young in their nightmares during the four years he played with the Seahawks. No linebacker on the team hit harder or tackled with more energy on special teams. Young was picked for the Pro Bowl every year he played in Seattle.


Brian Blades — Receiver
Born: 7/24/1965
Played for Team: 1988 to 1998
During the 1990s, the Seahawks' most dependable receiver was Brian Blades. He caught 581 passes for Seattle and was among the Top 10 in receptions twice.


Chris Warren — Running Back
Born: 1/24/1967
Played for Team: 1990 to 1997
Chris Warren sat on the bench for two seaosns before the Seahwaks realized they had a star on their hands. Once he got into the starting lineup, Warren gained 1,000 yards four straight years—including 1,545 yards in 1994.


Joey Galloway — Receiver
Born: 11/20/1971
Played for Team: 1995 to 1999
In terms of pure ability, no receiver in team history was better than Joey Galloway. He was the fastest pass-catcher in the NFL and had great moves as a punt returner. He was a threat to score every time the ball was in his hands. Galloway had over 1,000 receiving yards three times for the Seahawks.


Darrell Jackson — Receiver
Born: 12/6/1978
Played for Team: 2000 to 2006
Darrell Jackson had 441 catches for the Seahawks and gained over 1,000 yards three times. In the first quarter of Super Bowl XL, he tied a mark with four receptions. Seattle fans are still angry about the interference call made against Jackson in that game. It wiped out a touchdown catch that might have given the Seahawks the championship.

     
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This is an interesting card of Steve Largent and his family. He autographed it for me. Nice guy. (NFL Pro Line)

 

FOR PETE'S SAKE!
When Shaun Alexander scored 28 touchdown in 2005 to set a team record with 168 points, he broke the record held by kicker Todd Peterson. Peterson booted 34 field goals and 32 extra points in 1999 to finish with 134 points.


RECORD SETTERS
Although Steve Largent caught a team-record 819 passes for the Seahawks during his career, he does not hold Seattle's top mark for receptions in a season. In fact, as of 2012, three other Seahawks are ahead of him: Brian Blades (80 in 1993 and 81 in 1994), Darrell Jackson (87 in 2004), and Bobby Engram (94 in 2007). Largent's best year was 1985, when he reeled in 79 passes. T.J. Houshmandzadeh also caught 79 passes, in 2009.


THE WHEEL DEAL
Few Seahawks took advantage of the rugged beauty of the Pacific Northwest as Jim Zorn did. Seattle's longtime quarterback loved to mountain bike, backpack, and kayak. While playing for the team, Zorn actually helped design mountain bikes.

     
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Would you tackle this man? Not with that look in his eyes! (Fleer Corp.)

 

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For a few years there, it seemed as if every time Daryl Turner caught a pass, he scored a touchdown. He was amazing. (Topps, Inc.)

 

RUSHING YARDS
2005 — Shaun Alexander — 1,880


RECEIVING YARDS
1979 — Steve Largent — 1,237
1985 — Steve Largent — 1,287


PASSING YARDS
No Seahawk had led the league in passing yards.


RUSHING TDs
1978 — David Sims — 14
1990 — Derrick Fenner — 14 (tied for NFL lead)
2001 — Shaun Alexander — 14
2005 — Shaun Alexander — 27
2013 — Marshawn Lynch — 12 (tied with another player)
2014 — Marshawn Lynch — 13 (tied with another player)


RECEIVING TDs
1985 — Daryl Turner — 13
2015 — Doug Baldwin — 14


PASSING TDs
No Seahawk has led the league in passing touchdowns.


POINTS
2005 — Shaun Alexander — 168


INTERCEPTIONS
1984 — Kenny Easley — 10
2013 — Richard Sherman — 8


SACKS
1998 — Michael Sinclair — 16.5

     
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SEASON GAME OPPONENT SCORE
1983 AFC Championship Los Angeles Raiders Lost 30–14
2005 NFC Championship Carolina Panthers Won 34–14
2005 Super Bowl XL Pittsburgh Steelers Lost 21–10
2013 NFC Championship San Francisco 49ers Won 23–17
2013 NFC Championship San Francisco 49ers Won 23–17
2013 Super Bowl XLVIII Denver Broncos Won 43–8
2014 NFC Championship Green Bay Packers Won 28–22
2014 Super Bowl XLVIII New England Patriots Lost 28–24

 

Note: The Seahawks moved from the AFC to the NFC in 2002.

 
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