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Weekend discussion: Favorite road wins in Seahawks history

July 15th, 2017 at 5:05 PM
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It’s the summer, it’s the worst part of the NFL offseason, and it feels like it’s taking forever for even preseason to start. Let’s have a little fun by reminiscing about great Seahawks road wins in franchise history. (Note: No, “neutral site” games don’t count, and Super Bowl XLVIII was overwhelmingly a pro-Seahawks crowd anyway)

My Seahawks fandom stretches back as far as the mid-2000s, so I’m going to put this in chronological order dating back to the Holmgren era.

Seahawks 37 Rams 31 (2005)

I’ve covered this already in discussing favorite wins over division rivals. Seattle suffered an 0-3 sweep to the Rams in 2004, and had otherwise not won at the Edward Jones Dome since they moved back to the NFC West. At 2-2, this felt like a must-win game for the Seahawks, who’d come off a gut-wrenching OT loss against Washington. With the game hanging in the balance, Jordan Babineaux forced a fumble on punt returned Shaun McDonald, and longsnapper J.P. Darche recovered the ball, allowing the Seahawks to run out the clock. This started Seattle’s eleven-game winning streak on their way to the #1 seed, and eventually Super Bowl XL.

Seahawks 42 Eagles 0 (2005)

It’s not often that a team can win a game 42-0 with less than 100 net yards passing and 100 net yards rushing, but the “Monday Night Massacre” proved to be an exception. The Eagles were admittedly banged up and shorthanded, with Terrell Owens shelved for conduct detrimental to the team, and Donovan McNabb injured. Seattle’s defense forced six turnovers, with Andre Dyson getting a pick-6 and a fumble return for a touchdown, while Lofa Tatupu also returned an interception for a score. Speaking of Lofa…

Seahawks 28 Eagles 24 (2007)

Yes, McNabb was hurt again, so this wasn’t Philadelphia’s strongest lineup. It’s still one of my favorite road wins because of Lofa Tatupu being A.J. Feeley’s primary target throughout the game. Daryl Johnston was …

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