As we go back to see how the Seahawks have been playing in the last couple of years to present we see in 2000, that the Seahawks start the year fresh as the Kingdome was leveled to make room for a brand new stadium.
However, while the stadium was built the Seahawks were required to play 2 seasons on the campus of University of Washington. The team was not happy about this because without a home field of their own the Seahawks struggled, losing seven of their first nine games. The Seahawks would go on to finish the season with a disappointing 6-10 record.
In 2001, the Seahawks would play only mediocre football most of the season under Hasselbeck going 5-7 in his starts. Whenever Dilfer was on the field, the Seahawks played with a twinkle in their eye and energy pumped into their legs causing them to win all four of his starts.
Also making news was RB Shaun Alexander who had a break out game on November 11 in front of a Sunday Night National TV audiences at Husky Stadium, when he rushed for 266 yards in a 34-27 win over the Oakland Raiders. It was the fourth highest single rushing game in NFL history on the way to a 1,318-yard season in which he scored 16 touchdowns. Even after, they accomplished all these great plays they still needed a win and help to make the playoffs in the final week of the season. And they did! The Seahawks won the Kansas City Chiefs 25-22. Unfortunately, they did not get the help they need and were the only team with a winning record at 9-7 not to make the playoffs.
In 2002, The Seahawks finally opened their state of the art stadium, moving back to the NFC West where they played their inaugural season in 1976, as part of the NFL's relocation.
After dropping their first game on the road, the Seahawks would open Seahawks Stadium. The Seahawks finished the season on a strong note winning their final three games with Hasselbeck passing for 3,075 yards as the Seahawks posted a record of 7-9, while RB Shaun Alexander led the NFC with 18 Touchdowns.
In 2003, the Seahawks got off to a roaring start winning their first three games to take an early two game lead in the NFC West. However, they lost their next game to the Green Bay Packers at 35-13 loss. The Seahawks would get better to win their next games at home, as they would defend their home all season winning all eight games at Seahawks Stadium.
After they won the Arizona Cardinals, the Seahawks lost then lost their next 6 road games. The Seahawks loses on the road would cause them to get kicked out of their chance of first place, as they entered the final game of the season on the road against the San Francisco 49ers just to make the playoffs.
The Seahawks continued their winning streak and made a spot in the playoff with a 10-6 record. In the playoffs, the Seahawks would return to Green Bay for a match up against the Packers. They sadly lost the game, but with a tough fight with the final score 33-27.
In 2004, they hoped to win a division title. They won the first three games. They played inconsistent throughout the season. They still had a chance to win the NFC West if they won their final game. They won the game playing against the Falcons with the final score 28-26 to wrap up the NFC West with a 9-7 record. In the playoffs the Seahawks would faced their archrival the Rams. Once again, it would be battle as the game went back and forth. The Rams won 27-20.
Now in 2005, the Seahawks are underachievers and proud of it. The Seahawks have the ability to compete for the Super Bowl, but once again, their receivers will drop the ball repeatedly...