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Fast Facts: Seahawks remain dominant in primetime under Pete Carroll

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Green Bay Packers v Seattle Seahawks Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images

When Pete Carroll arrived in the Pacific Northwest in 2010 to take over as the head coach of the Seattle Seahawks, he did so having spent the past several years in Los Angeles in the high profile position of coach of the USC Trojans. Whether it was his time as head coach of the Trojans that prepared him to transform the Seahawks into a primetime juggernaut or something else, there is absolutely no questioning the results.

On Thursday night the Seahawks took on the visiting Green Bay Packers, and greatly improved their playoff chances with a 27-24 victory over the visitors. However, what may be even more impressive than the 5-5 record the Hawks have posted this season during a rebuilding year is the record the team has amassed in primetime games since Carroll arrived.

And, if that isn’t impressive enough, how about we take a quick moment to let IHOP show us the same stat using pancakes.

The numbers in the IHOP video are different from the numbers the team account released by a game, and I have not been able to figure out why. According to the Pro Football Reference team game finder, Seattle entered the game against the Packers 22-5-1 in primetime since 2010, so your guess is as good as mine as to where the discrepancy comes from.

However, it is interesting to note that regardless of whether one choose to use 23-5-1 or 24-5-1 in primetime, that’s the best winning percentage in the NFL since 2010 in primetime of any team. Here’s how teams have fared in primetime since 2010.

Primetime records since 2010

Rk Tm G W L T W-L%▼
Rk Tm G W L T W-L%▼
1 SEA 30 23 5 1 0.783
2 NWE 40 31 9 0 0.775
3 NOR 32 21 11 0 0.656
4 BAL 29 19 10 0 0.655
5 PIT 40 26 14 0 0.65
6 DEN 37 22 15 0 0.595
7 ATL 27 16 11 0 0.593
8 PHI 42 24 18 0 0.571
9 GNB 41 23 17 0 0.561
10 KAN 27 15 12 0 0.556
11 ARI 20 10 9 1 0.525
12 CHI 33 17 16 0 0.515
13 DAL 46 23 23 0 0.5
14 TEN 12 6 6 0 0.5
15 SFO 31 15 16 0 0.484
16 OAK 19 9 10 0 0.474
17 JAX 9 4 5 0 0.444
18 SDG / LAC 26 11 15 0 0.423
19 CAR 19 8 11 0 0.421
20 NYG 43 18 25 0 0.419
21 IND 31 13 18 0 0.419
22 NYJ 29 11 18 0 0.379
23 CLE 8 3 5 0 0.375
24 STL / LAR 14 5 9 0 0.357
25 MIN 26 9 17 0 0.346
26 HOU 27 9 18 0 0.333
27 DET 19 6 13 0 0.316
28 WAS 26 8 18 0 0.308
29 TAM 13 4 9 0 0.308
30 BUF 10 3 7 0 0.3
31 CIN 23 6 17 0 0.261
32 MIA 20 5 15 0 0.25

However, it is unfortunate that the team won’t have the opportunity to pad this record in Week 12 against the San Francisco 49ers, as the league has flexed that game out of primetime.