After three straight years of finishing on top of the NFL's Kick Hunger Challenge, the Seahawks' reign as champions has come to a close.
Seattle still managed to raise nearly $90,000 throughout this year's campaign, good for second place in the 25th annual competition that rallies all 32 clubs and NFL fans together to raise funds in support of food banks across the United States.
The Seahawks reclaimed the challenge's top spot less than one month ago, but eventually fell to a late push by the New England Patriots, who brought in more than $130,000 for the cause. The efforts of the Seahawks and Patriots, though, outpaced the rest of the League by a wide margin.
The Tennessee Titans, who finished in third place, raised roughly $70,000 less than the second-place Seahawks. That in itself should give 12s who contributed plenty to cheer for. But more importantly, every $1 raised in the NFL's Kick Hunger Challenge will provide up to eight meals for the hungry, with donations to the Seahawks benefiting individuals locally via Food Lifeline.
Here's a look at how much money the Top 10 teams raised in this year's Kick Hunger Challenge:
- New England Patriots - $134,362.30
2. Seattle Seahawks - $89,693.36
- Tennessee Titans - $17,747.00
- Oakland Raiders - $14,300.00
- San Diego Chargers - $13,667.00
- Denver Broncos - $13,548.00
7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - $10,464.00
- Carolina Panthers - $10,175.00
- Hall of Fame - $8,066.54
- Indianapolis Colts - $6,815.00
Seahawks Alum Craig Terrill hosted a San Francisco-themed Kick Hunger Challenge dinner and auction to commemorate Super Bowl 50 with all the proceeds benefiting Food Lifeline which helps feed hungry people in Western Washington.