On the strength of three Matt Hasselbeck TDs (2 through the air & another on the ground), the Seahawks erased a 17-7 deficit and hung on for a 28-26 win over the Falcons in the season finale to clinch the NFC West title and a playoff berth.
Dubbed by Sports Illustrated as 'The Ugliest Game in Modern NFL History,' the Seahawks and Buccaneers, both in their inaugural seasons in 1976, combined for a record 39 penalties. The Seahawks recorded their first-ever franchise win, 13-10.
Shaun Alexander set franchise marks with 266 rushing yards and an 88-yard touchdown run in the Seahawks' 2001 win over the Oakland Raiders. Alexander finished with three trips to the end zone during what was the fourth-best rushing performance in NFL history.
The Seahawks booked a trip to their second Super Bowl in franchise history thanks to Russell Wilson's 35-yard touchdown pass to Jermaine Kearse to start the fourth quarter and Richard Sherman's clutch tip leading to the clinching turnover in the final minute.