The Seattle Seahawks are coming off an 10-5-1 2016 NFL season. The Seahawks finished 1st in the NFC West, however, lost to the Atlanta Falcons 20-36 in their NFC divisional playoff game. The Seahawks are looking to improve on that playoff record for the 2017-18 NFL season.
Founded in 1976, the Seattle Seahawks are a professional football franchise based in Seattle, WA. The Seahawks compete in the National Football League (NFL) in the NFC West division against rivals Los Angeles Rams, Arizona Cardinals, and San Francisco 49ers. The Seahawks are owned by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen and play their home games at the CenturyLink Field in front of 69,000 football fans. Seahawks fans have been referred to collectively as the “12th Man”, “12th Fan”, or “12s”. Over the years several notable players have been Seahawks, including Shaun Alexander, Brian Blades, Brian Bosworth, Dave Brown, Kenny Easley, Joey Galloway, Jacob Green, Matt Hasselbeck, Steve Hutchinson, Walter Jones, Cortez Kennedy, Dave Krieg, Steve Largent, Joe Nash, Marcus Trufant, Curt Warner, Jim Zorn, and Marshawn Lynch, as well as, for a brief time, Hall of Famers Carl Eller, Franco Harris, Warren Moon, John Randle, and Jerry Rice.
The Green Bay Packers are coming off an up and down 2016 NFL season. The Packers won 10 games and finished 1st in the NFC North. The Green Bay Packers lost to the Atlanta Falcons 44-21 in NFC Championship Game. The Packers will be looking to go deeper in the 2017 NFL playoffs.
Founded in 1921, the Green Bay Packers are a professional football team based in Green Bay, WI who compete in the National Football League (NFL) in the NFC North division. They are the only non-profit, community-owned major league professional sports team based in the United States. The Packers play their home games at Lambeau Field in front of 82,000 fans.
The team was founded by Earl “Curly” Lambeau and George Whitney Calhoun. Although Green Bay is by far the smallest major league professional sports market in North America, its local fan and media base extends 120 miles south into Milwaukee.
The Packers won the first two Super Bowls in 1967 and 1968 and were the only NFL team to defeat the American Football League (AFL) prior to the AFL–NFL merger. The Vince Lombardi Trophy is named after the Packers head coach of the same name, who guided them to their first two Super Bowls. Brett Favre, Willie Davis, Cal Hubbard, and Henry Jordan are a few of the NFL Hall of Famers to play in the Packers organization.