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2012 Seattle Seahawks season
Head Coach Pete Carroll
Home Field CenturyLink Field
Results
Record 11–5
Place 2nd NFC West
Playoff Finish Won Wild Card Playoffs (Redskins) 24–14
Lost Divisional Playoffs (Falcons) 30–28
Pro Bowlers
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2011 2013

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 improved upon their record of 7–9 from last season and had their first winning season since 2007. 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 were defeated by the Atlanta Falcons in the divisional round by a score of 30–28.

New logo and uniformEdit

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 classEdit

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.

StaffEdit

2012 Seattle Seahawks staff
Front office

Head coaches

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

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

Strength and conditioning

Final rosterEdit

2012 Seattle Seahawks 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

ScheduleEdit

PreseasonEdit

Week Date Kickoff Opponent Results Game site TV NFL.com
recap
Final score Team record
1 August 11 7:00 p.m. PDT Tennessee Titans W 27–17 1–0 CenturyLink Field NFLN/KCPQ Recap
2 August 18 6:00 p.m. PDT at Denver Broncos W 30–10 2–0 Sports Authority Field at Mile High KCPQ Recap
3 August 24 5:00 p.m. PDT at Kansas City Chiefs W 44–14 3–0 Arrowhead Stadium KCPQ Recap
4 August 30 7:00 p.m. PDT Oakland Raiders W 21–3 4–0 CenturyLink Field KCPQ Recap

Regular seasonEdit

Week Date Kickoff Opponent Results Game site TV NFL.com
recap
Final score Team record
1 September 9 1:25 p.m. PDT at Arizona Cardinals L 16–20 0–1 University of Phoenix Stadium Fox Recap
2 September 16 1:05 p.m. PDT Dallas Cowboys W 27–7 1–1 CenturyLink Field Fox Recap
3 September 24 5:30 p.m. PDT Green Bay Packers W 14–12 2–1 CenturyLink Field ESPN[a] Recap
4 September 30 10:00 a.m. PDT at St. Louis Rams L 13–19 2–2 Edward Jones Dome Fox Recap
5 October 7 1:05 p.m. PDT at Carolina Panthers W 16–12 3–2 Bank of America Stadium Fox Recap
6 October 14 1:05 p.m. PDT New England Patriots W 24–23 4–2 CenturyLink Field CBS Recap
7 October 18 5:20 p.m. PDT at San Francisco 49ers L 6–13 4–3 Candlestick Park NFLN[a] Recap
8 October 28 10:00 a.m. PDT at Detroit Lions L 24–28 4–4 Ford Field Fox Recap
9 November 4 1:05 p.m. PST Minnesota Vikings W 30–20 5–4 CenturyLink Field Fox Recap
10 November 11 1:05 p.m. PST New York Jets W 28–7 6–4 CenturyLink Field CBS Recap
11 Bye
12 November 25 10:00 a.m. PST at Miami Dolphins L 21–24 6–5 Sun Life Stadium Fox Recap
13 December 2 10:00 a.m. PST at Chicago Bears W 23–17 (OT) 7–5 Soldier Field Fox Recap
14 December 9 1:25 p.m. PST Arizona Cardinals W 58–0 8–5 CenturyLink Field Fox Recap
15 December 16 1:05 p.m. PST at Buffalo Bills W 50–17 9–5 Rogers Centre (Toronto) Fox Recap
16 December 23 5:20 p.m. PST[2] San Francisco 49ers W 42–13 10–5 CenturyLink Field NBC[2] Recap
17 December 30 1:25 p.m. PST St. Louis Rams W 20–13 11–5 CenturyLink Field Fox Recap
LEGEND
Bold indicates division opponents.
^[a] Simulcast locally on KONG-TV.
 #  Indicates that the Seahawks were the visiting team in the Bills Toronto Series.

PostseasonEdit

Playoff round Date Kickoff Opponent (seed) Results Game site TV NFL.com
recap
Final score Team record
Wild Card January 6, 2013 1:30 p.m. PST at Washington Redskins (4) W 24–14 1–0 FedEx Field Fox Recap
Divisional January 13, 2013 10:00 a.m. PST at Atlanta Falcons (1) L 28–30 1–1 Georgia Dome Fox Recap

Game summariesEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Week 1: at Arizona CardinalsEdit

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
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Top tacklers

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

Week 2: vs. Dallas CowboysEdit

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
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Top tacklers

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 PackersEdit

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
Fourth quarter
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Top tacklers

The game had a controversial ending, as it appears that the ball was intercepted by Green Bay first when replayed - it is considered a Touchdown for Seattle on the final play.

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.

[4][5] The NFL released an official statement that, while acknowledging that pass interference should have been called on Tate, supported the decision to uphold the play as simultaneous possession.[6]

Week 4: at St. Louis RamsEdit

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
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Top tacklers

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 PanthersEdit

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

  • Date: October 7
  • Game time: 4:05 p.m. EDT/1:05 p.m. PDT
  • Game weather: 63 °F (17 °C), cloudy
  • Game attendance: 72,676
  • Referee: Terry McAulay
  • TV announcers (Fox): Chris Myers, Tim Ryan and Kristina Pink
  • Recap
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Top tacklers

With the win, the Seahawks improved to 3-2.

Week 6: vs. New England PatriotsEdit

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
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Top tacklers

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 49ersEdit

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
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Top tacklers

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 LionsEdit

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

  • Date: October 28
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EDT/10:00 a.m. PDT
  • Game weather: Played indoors (dome stadium)
  • Game attendance: 63,497
  • Referee: John Parry
  • TV announcers (Fox): Chris Myers, Tim Ryan and Jaime Maggio
  • Recap
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
  • No scoring
Fourth quarter
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Top tacklers

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

Week 9: vs. Minnesota VikingsEdit

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

  • Date: November 4
  • Game time: 1:05 p.m. PST
  • Game weather: 60 °F (16 °C), cloudy
  • Game attendance: 67,584
  • Referee: Jerome Boger
  • TV announcers (Fox): Chris Myers, Tim Ryan and Jaime Maggio
  • Recap
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Top tacklers

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

Week 10: vs. New York JetsEdit

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
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Top tacklers

Week 12: at Miami DolphinsEdit

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

  • Date: November 25
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST/10:00 a.m. PST
  • Game weather: 72 °F (22 °C), sunny
  • Game attendance: 51,295
  • Referee: Clete Blakeman
  • TV announcers (Fox): Chris Myers, Tim Ryan and Jaime Maggio
  • Recap
Game information
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Top tacklers

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; 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 BearsEdit

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

23

Bears 7 0 7 3

17

at Soldier Field, Chicago, Illinois

  • Date: December 2
  • Game time: 12:00 p.m. CST/10:00 a.m. PST
  • Game weather: 61 °F (16 °C), cloudy
  • Game attendance: 62,264
  • Referee: Mike Carey
  • TV announcers (Fox): Chris Myers, Tim Ryan and Jaime Maggio
  • Recap
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Overtime
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Top tacklers

Week 14: vs. Arizona CardinalsEdit

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

  • Date: December 9
  • Game time: 1:25 p.m. PST
  • Game weather: 48 °F (9 °C), rain
  • Game attendance: 67,685
  • Referee: Carl Cheffers
  • TV announcers (Fox): Chris Myers, Tim Ryan, and Jaime Maggio
  • Recap
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • ARI – John Skelton: 11/22, 74 YDS, 4 INT, 1 FUM
  • SEA – Russell Wilson: 7/13, 148 YDS, 1 TD, 1 INT
Top rushers
  • ARI – William Powell: 5 CAR, 20 YDS
  • SEA – Marshawn Lynch: 11 CAR, 128 DS, 3 TD
Top receivers
  • ARI – Rob Housler: 7 REC, 36 YDS
  • SEA – Anthony McCoy: 3 REC, 105 YDS
Top tacklers
  • ARI – Paris Lenon: 13 TOTAL, 7 SOLO
  • SEA – Bobby Wagner: 8 TOTAL, 4 SOLO
  • 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 BillsEdit

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
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • SEA – Russell Wilson: 14/23, 205 YDS, 1 TD
  • BUF – Ryan Fitzpatrick: 21/38, 217 YDS, 1 TD, 2 INT, 1 FUM
Top rushers
  • SEA – Marshawn Lynch: 10 CAR, 113 YDS, 11.3 YDS/CARRY, 1 TD
  • BUF – C.J. Spiller: 17 CAR, 103 YDS, 6.1 YDS/CARRY, 1 TD
Top receivers
  • SEA – Sidney Rice: 4 REC, 76 YDS
  • BUF – Steve Johnson: 8 REC, 115 YDS, 1 TD
Top tacklers
  • SEA – Bobby Wagner: 12 TOTAL, 10 SOLO
  • BUF – George Wilson: 10 TOTAL, 8 SOLO

Week 16: vs. San Francisco 49ersEdit

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
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • SF – Colin Kaepernick: 19/36, 244 YDS, 1 TD, 1 INT
  • SEA – Russell Wilson: 15/21, 171 YDS, 4 TD, 1 INT
Top rushers
  • SF – Frank Gore: 6 ATT, 28 YDS, 4.4 YDS/CARRY, 1 FUM
  • SEA – Marshawn Lynch: 26 CAR, 111 YDS, 4.3 YDS/CARRY, 1 TD,
Top receivers
  • SF – Michael Crabtree: 4 REC, 65 YDS
  • SEA – Doug Baldwin: 4 REC, 53 TDS, 2 TD
Top tacklers
  • SF – Navorro Bowman: 16 TOTAL, 4 SOLO
  • SEA – Bobby Wagner: 9 TOTAL, 4 SOLO
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 RamsEdit

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

  • Date: December 30
  • Game time: 1:25 p.m. PST
  • Game weather: 41 °F (5 °C), sunny
  • Game attendance: 67,936
  • Referee: Jeff Triplette
  • TV announcers (Fox): Chris Myers, Tim Ryan and Jaime Maggio
  • Recap
Game information
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • STL – Sam Bradford: 25/42, 252 YDS, 1 TD, 1 INT
  • SEA – Russell Wilson: 15/19, 250 YDS, 1 TD, 1 FUM
Top rushers
  • STL – Steven Jackson: 11 CAR, 52 YDS, 4.7 YDS/CARRY
  • SEA – Marshawn Lynch: 18 CAR, 100 YDS, 5.6 YDS/CARRY, 1 FUM
Top receivers
  • STL – Chris Givens: 2 REC, 54 YDS
  • SEA – Golden Tate: 3 REC, 105 YDS
Top tacklers
  • STL – Jo-Lonn Dunbar: 11 TOTAL, 4 SOLO
  • SEA – Bobby Wagner: 10 TOTAL, 5 SOLO

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.

PostseasonEdit

NFC Wild Card Playoffs: at #4 Washington RedskinsEdit

NFC Wild Card Playoffs: #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 FedEx Field, Landover, Maryland

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Top tacklers

NFC Divisional Playoff Game: at #1 Atlanta FalconsEdit

NFC Divisional Playoffs: #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
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Top tacklers

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.[9]

StandingsEdit

Template:2012 NFC West standings

ReferencesEdit

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