The Seahawks’ current jerseys (a No. 6 seed) have advanced to the round of 16 in Dave Dameshek’s NFL.com bracket to determine the greatest uniform in NFL history. The club’s current digs toppled the current uniforms of the New York Giants (No. 3) in round two by a final vote count of 74,688 to 35,085 – an achievement that came one round after more than doubling up on the No. 11 seed Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 51,937 to 25,689, to open bracket play.
The Seahawks unis are now matched up against the current unis of the New Orleans Saints in what should be a close battle between two fierce fan bases – Seattle’s 12th Man and New Orleans’ “Who Dat” nation. Voting for Round 3 ends on Sunday, July 14 at 6 p.m. PT.
The Seahawks traveled across the country to take on the 3-1 New York Giants hoping to erase a string of losses in games that kicked off at 10 am Pacific Time.
The Seahawks held a brief walk-thru at a New Jersey High School that featured a football stadium atop a building. The multisport field featured elevated views of New York City, including the Empire State Building, which peeks above the trees.
On game day, the Seahawks return specialists gathered before taking the field for pregame warmups.
Each team in the NFL selects one home game during October to honor Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the Giants chose this week. The Seahawks wore their pink gear for the second week in a row and wide receiver Golden Tate donned his pink gloves before leaving the locker room.
Seattle's defense swarmed Giants quarterback Eli Manning, causing this first quarter fumble, which was caused by Chris Clemons and recovered by Earl Thomas.
Seattle's Alan Branch celebrates after sacking Manning.
Walter Thurmond replaced an injured Marcus Trufant at cornerback, and knocked away this pass intended for New York's Mario Manningham.
Marshawn Lynch outruns Giants defenders on his way to a 47-yard run that set up his one-yard touchdown on the ensuing play.
Seattle's Chris Clemons continued his outstanding play with a sack of New York quarterback Eli Manning.
Chris Clemons celebrates his sack of Manning.
Seattle's defense continued to be stout against the run as Anthony Hargrove stuffed New York's D.J. Ware for a safety in the third quarter.
A few of the loyal members of the 12th MAN at MetLife Stadium celebrate Seattle's safety.
Rookie wide receiver Doug Baldwin also continued his fine play, leading Seattle receivers with eight receptions.
Doug Baldwin serves up a stiff arm to the face of New York's Aaron Ross in the second half.
After starting quarterback Tarvaris Jackson left the game with an injury, Charlie Whitehurst led the Seahawks offense.
Baldwin found himself on the receiving end of a 27-yard touchdown pass from Charlie Whitehurst to give the Seahawks a 29-25 lead in the fourth quarter.
New York's Victor Cruz made this grab along the right sideline to put the Giants deep into Seattle territory as they threatened to regain the lead in the final minutes.
With 1:25 left in the game, Manning's pass to Cruz is knocked by Seattle's Kam Chancellor and intercepted by Brandon Browner at the six-yard line.
Browner takes off upfield, racing 94 yards for a touchdown to insure Seattle's improbably victory.
The Seahawks bench, including head coach Pete Carroll and general manager John Schneider, erupts as Browner races up the sideline on his way to the end zone.
Browner celebrates in the end zone as a New Jersey police officer looks on.
New York had one final possession but when Kam Chancellor intercepted Eli Manning's pass with 24 seconds left in the game, head coach Pete Carroll jumped for joy.
Assistant coach Sherman Smith and head coach Pete Carroll were all smiles as they left the field after the victory.
No one was happier than the players, however, as Anthony Hargrove showed as he ran towards the locker room after the game.
Jubilant wide receiver Sidney Rice was all smiles as he high-fived a photographer on his way off the field.
In the locker room, happy players, coaches and staff members celebrated as head coach Pete Carroll addressed the team.
Despite the tremendous victory, Seahawks players and coaches know there is still much work to do. Even with an upcoming bye week, linebacker David Hawthorne was already watching game tape in the dark on the team's return flight to Seattle.