Fun with numbers: Through Week 15

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It is time for some stat porn, Seahawks style. Enjoy in the comfort of your own home. These may not be safe for work viewing.

NOTE: Be sure to come back and check this post, as I will be adding numbers as time allows this week. New numbers will be added to the top of each section.


– One week after setting the franchise record for points in a game (58), the Seahawks set their franchise record for points on the road (50), besting the 49 scored by the 1985 team at San Diego

– Seattle won it’s second road game in the Eastern Time Zone. Only the 1983 Seahawks won more games in the East (3).

– The Seahawks have won 13 games in franchise history by 33 points or more. The 2012 team has two of those. Other teams with two include the 2005 and 1984 squads

– There have been 9 games where Seattle has rushed for over 250 yards. The 2012 team is the only one to do it twice, and in back-to-back weeks no less.

– There have been 12 games where the Seahawks have had 4 rushing touchdowns. Four teams (2012, 2005, 1988, 1979) have done it twice. Only this squad did it back-to-back

– Russell Wilson’s 402 yards rushing are the most for any Seahawks QB, beating Rick Mirer’s 343 in 1993

– Wilson’s 95.5 passer rating would rank as the 2nd best in Seahawks history, after Matt Hasselbeck’s 98.2 in 2005, if the season ended today

– Chris Clemons is only the 3rd Seahawk to have three straight 10+ sack seasons. The others were Michael Sinclair and Jacob Green. Green did it four straight years.

– Seattle has a point differential of +131. Only two Seahawks teams have finished the season with a better differential. The 2005 team was +181, and the 1984 team was +136.

– Only two Seahawks teams have finished with a better turnover differential than Seattle’s current +11. The 1983 (+16) and 1984 (+24) teams both did it.

– The 2005 team was the only one to have a larger rushing yardage differential (+947) than this year’s team (+762)

– Only the 1992 team allowed fewer passing TDs (11) than the Seahawks current 13

– The 2012 team is 207 yards shy of setting the franchise record for team rushing yards in a season. The record, 2,457 yards, was set by the 2005 squad.

– The 4.8 yards per attempt of this year’s team would set a franchise mark if it holds, beating the 4.7 set by the 2005 team.


– Only three rookies QBs in history have passed for over 2500 yards and rushed for over 400: Cam Newton, Robert Griffin III, and Russell Wilson

– Wilson’s 21 passing touchdowns are the 3rd most in NFL history for a rookie behind Jim Kelly’s 22 and Peyton Manning’s 26

– Wilson has the 2nd best passer rating in the NFL since Week 6 (106.7), behind Aaron Rodgers (109.7), and is the NFL’s top-rated passer over the last seven weeks (111.3).

– No player in NFL history has rushed for over 100 yards with 11 carries or less in back-to-back games until Marshawn Lynch did it the last two weeks

– No player in NFL history has rushed for more than Lynch’s 241 yards the last two weeks in fewer carries than his 21.


– Russell Wilson threw 6 interceptions in his first five games, and only five touchdowns. He has thrown 16 touchdowns and 3 interceptions in the nine games since.

– The Seahawks are averaging 243 yards rushing in their last three games

– The Seahawks had 11 takeaways in their first eight games. They have 11 takeaways in their last two.

– Sunday was the first road game where the Seahawks had more than 2 takeaways

– Seattle averaged 1.1 takeaways in their first seven road games before getting three yesterday, all in one half

– The Seahawks defense is allowing fewer points in their last six games (14.2) than they were in their first eight (16.8)

– Seattle was averaging 16.5 points in their first seven games. They have averaged 33.4 in their last seven.

– The Seahawks were averaging 293.6 yards of offense in the first seven games, and have averaged 406.7 since.

– Seattle had over 350 yards of offense just once in the first seven games. They have only one game under 350 yards since.

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