5 greatest rivals in Seattle Seahawks franchise history
The Seattle Seahawks have had a lot of good teams throughout their history, which has also resulted in them having some intense rivals. Some are in division NFC West rivals, but there are others who are just from heated games over the years.
Let’s breakdown the five biggest rivals in Seahawks history.
5. New England Patriots
The New England Patriots and Seahawks don’t face off a lot, but when they do, they are intense battles. Since 2012 the two teams have faced off three times with the Seahawks winning two of the games. The big issue for the Seahawks is the one loss was in Super Bowl XLIX. Everyone remembers Russell Wilson throwing an interception to Malcolm Butler from the one-yard line in the final seconds of that game that clinched the game for the Patriots. The two teams have played 18 times in their history, with each team winning nine of the games. If these teams played more often, this would be higher on the list, but they don’t, so the Patriots come in at number five.
4. Pittsburgh Steelers
The Pittsburgh Steelers and the Seahawks don’t face off a ton, but it seems whenever they face-off, it’s an intense battle. The Steelers knocked off the Seahawks in Super Bowl XL, but what was talked about mostly from that game were the refs. There are still some who believe the Seahawks got the short end of the bargain, but all it really did was intensify the rivalry. The Steelers and Seahawks have faced off 19 times with the Seahawks winning the ten games. The Seahawks have won the last two games over the Steelers.
3. Green Bay Packers
The Green Bay Packers and the Seattle Seahawks are a rivalry that has taken off in the last decade, and with another decade of these intense battles, they could move into one of the top spots. Two of the most famous games between the two teams is still talked about. Everyone remembers the “Fail Mary” game when replacement refs awarded the Seahawks a touchdown the last play on the game, one that is still debated to this day. There is also the 2014 Seahawks team that knocked off the Packers in the NFC Championship game after the Packers were up 19-7 with 2:10 remaining in the game. The Packers do lead the all-time series against the Seahawks 14-9.
2. San Francisco 49ers
The San Francisco 49ers and Seahawks face off twice a year being in the same division, which leaves plenty of time for some intense battles. Back when Jim Harbaugh was in charge of the 49ers, and the Seahawks had the “Legion of Boom,” the rivalry really started to intensify. There was a lull for a few years, but the 49ers look like they could be getting back to that dominance, which is going to make it an elite rivalry. The NFC West is more fun when every 49ers and Seahawks game means something. The two teams have played 43 times throughout their history, with the Seahawks coming away with victories in 26 of them.
1. Los Angeles Rams
The Los Angeles Rams just edge out the 49ers for the number one spot, but there could be a strong argument made for either team being in the top spot. Every time the Rams and Seahawks play, they seem to be competitive, with the hope being that stays the case for years to come.
The Rams and Seahawks have both been ultra-competitive the last couple of years, and it seems every time the two teams face-off, a little extra is on the line. Seattle leads the all-time series 24-20, but the Rams have won four of the last five games played between the two squads.