The Seahawks not only play in their first NFC Championship game, they host the game and win it 34-14 over the Panthers as Shaun Alexander rushes for 132 yards and two touchdowns, Matt Hasselbeck throws for two scores and the defense intercepts three passes. The decisive victory sends the Seahawks to Super Bowl XL. The game, and everything surrounding it, was named the top moment in the first 10 seasons at the team's state-of-the-art stadium that opened in 2002.
Bob Bratkowski is named quarterbacks coach on Tom Flores' staff. Bratkowski had been the offensive coordinator at the University of Miami, a position he would later hold with the Seahawks on Dennis Erickson's staff.
Bruce DeHaven is named special teams coach on Mike Holmgren's staff.
Tim Lewis, the brother of then-Seahawks' director of pro personnel Will Lewis, is named defensive backs coach on Jim Mora's staff.