Seahawks fan base retakes Guinness World Record for crowd noise

Posted Dec 2, 2013

The 12th Man set a Guinness World Record for crowd roar on Monday Night Football against the New Orleans Saints, recording a 137.6 decibel reading in the game's second quarter.

Congratulations, 12th Man. The world heard you roar - again.

The Seahawks fan base regained the Guinness World Record for crowd noise on Monday night at CenturyLink Field, registering a 137.6 decibel reading in a game against the New Orleans Saints. A CenturyLink Field-record crowd of 68,387 contributed to the effort.

The mark tops the previous record of 137.5 decibels set by Kansas City Chiefs fans in a mid-October game against the Oakland Raiders at Arrowhead Stadium. Prior to that, the Seahawks owned the record for loudest crowd roar - a 136.6 decibel reading set in Week 2 against the NFC West rival San Francisco 49ers.

Monday's record came about two-thirds the way through the game's second quarter, when the Seahawks defense held on a Saints third down, forcing a Nerw Orleans punt that gave the ball back to Seattle with roughly two minutes remaining in the half.

The fan collective "Volume 12" - led by former Seahawks defensive lineman Joe Tafoya - was behind the record-setting effort. Tafoya's group also headed the effort in Week 2.

In addition to the record roar, Seahawks fans triggered some more seismic activity in a warehouse one block south of the stadium. The small quake came during defensive end Cliff Avril's first quarter sack and forced fumble of Saints quarterback Drew Brees, which fellow D-lineman Michael Bennett scooped up and returned 22 yards for the game's first touchdown.

The seismometer that picked up the movement was the same one that captured running back Marshawn Lynch's earth-rattling run against the Saints in the 2010 playoffs.

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