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Seahawks start 5-0 for the first time in franchise history

Minnesota Vikings v Seattle Seahawks Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images

On Sunday Night Football, the Seattle Seahawks defeated the Minnesota Vikings in thrilling fashion by a score of 27-26. With the win, the Seahawks advanced to 5-0 during the 2020 season. It’s the first time in franchise history they have begun a season 5-0.

Per NFL Research, they have done it in typically weird Seahawks fashion:

The last time Seattle began 4-0 prior to this season was the Super Bowl winning 2013 year, when a tough loss in Indianapolis to the Colts saw the Seahawks fall to 4-1 in Week 5. Seattle avoided a similarly tough loss in Week 5 this year and will now go into their bye week undefeated and atop their division and the NFC at 5-0.

Incredibly, the Seahawks earned their fifth win of the season in as many weeks despite an awful first half and staring down multiple fourth downs on their final drive. Perhaps even more wild is Seattle earned the victory while failing to convert a single third down the entire game. That’s right: while the Seahawks went 2-for-2 on fourth down attempts against Minnesota, they finished the night 0-for-7 on third down.

It was ugly at times and looked anything but certain right until the end, but for the first time in franchise history, the Seattle Seahawks are 5-0.