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Thursday Round-Up: Looking Back At Seahawks' Dominant 2005 Victory Over Eagles

As part of his ‘2005 Seahawks Rewind’ series, 710 ESPN’s Dave ‘The Groz’ Grosby looks back at the Hawks’ 42-0 shutout of the Eagles on Monday Night Football. 


Good morning, 12s. Here's a look at what's out there today — Thursday, December 2 — about your Seattle Seahawks.

Looking Back At Seahawks' 42-0 Shutout Of The Eagles In 2005

The 2005 Seahawks season stands as one of the finest in the franchise's history, and one that made football fans everywhere aware of the passion that exists for the sport in the Pacific Northwest. With an offense led by league MVP running back Shaun Alexander and quarterback Matt Hasselbeck, and coached by Mike Holmgren — the latter two being this year's inductees into the Seahawks Ring of Honor — the team won a franchise-record 13 games en route to its first ever Super Bowl appearance. Alexander set a then-NFL record with 28 rushing touchdowns. The 452 points the team scored that year were the most ever in franchise history, too, until the 2020 team put up 459 points a season ago.

The 2005 season had its fair share of blowout victories — a 42-10 drubbing of the Texans in Week 6, a 41-3 win over the 49ers in Week 14 — but there was one win in particular that showed something special was brewing with this Seahawks squad. That came in a Monday Night showdown, nearly 16 years ago to the day, against the defending NFC champion Eagles in Philadelphia during Week 13.

As part of his '2005 Seahawks Rewind' series, 710 ESPN's Dave 'The Groz' Grosby looked back at the statement game by the Hawks. "The Seahawks had won seven straight but hadn't been very sharp defensively," he writes. "This changed in a big way as the Seahawks put the game against the Eagles away at the half, forcing six turnovers on their way to an insurmountable 35-0 lead. They then refused to allow even a garbage-time score in a 42-0 win.

"The only reason why fans stayed 'til halftime was to see Reggie White's iconic No. 92 retired. Seattle dominated in all facets, improving to 10-2 on the season. Even the most cynical Seahawks observer had to concede there was something very special going on."

Click here to see Grosby’s full write-up about the 42-0 shutout over the Eagles, as well as links to his previous 2005 Seahawks Rewind stories.

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