The Seattle Seahawks haven’t had any fans at Lumen Field this season, and that isn’t about to change.
In a statement, the Seahawks announced that they won’t have any fans in attendance for their Week 13 and Week 14 home games against the New York Giants and New York Jets, respectively, as COVID-19 cases continue to rise throughout the United States.
The Seahawks have three home games remaining on the schedule. The final game at Lumen Field takes place against the Los Angeles Rams in Week 17 on Dec.27, but the team hasn’t made a final decision on possibly allowing fans.
All 32 NFL teams have had either an extremely limited capacity or no fans in attendance for their 2020 home games.
The Seahawks have been one of the NFL’s most dominant teams at home under head coach Pete Carroll and quarterback Russell Wilson, thanks in large part to the thundering and noisy atmosphere referred to as “the 12th man”
Even though the Seahawks haven’t had any fans in attendance this year, it hasn’t stopped them from continuing to rack up the wins at home. The Seahawks are 5-0 at Lumen Field here in 2020, with four of those wins decided by seven points or less.
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Seattle surprisingly struggled at home last season, going an uncharacteristic 4-4 with losses to the New Orleans Saints, Baltimore Ravens, Arizona Cardinals and San Francisco 49ers.
But they’ve returned to dominance at home this season, and with a 7-3 record, they’re very much alive for the top seed and lone first-round bye in the NFC. Seattle is tied with the Los Angeles Rams for the NFC West division lead.
The Seahawks have only missed the postseason once in the Wilson era (2017), and they’ve yet to record a losing season. Barring an unexpected unraveling in the second half, Seattle will be back in the playoffs come January.
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