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Seahawks team season records that could go down this year

Re-writing history

The Seattle Seahawks are poised to have a great season. With all the hype coming from fans, local media, and (GASP!) national media, there are big expectations for this team.

Like last year, the players stepped up to the challenge and made it a somewhat historical year.

With higher hopes this season, it seems logical that higher numbers should come as a result.

With all that being said, there are actually some formidable Seahawk season records in the team’s history book. While researching the team records, I was pretty astounded at what some of the past Seahawks accomplished during such mediocre times.

But I digress.

Here are some records that I believe will go down this season and who might break them.

Russell Wilson

Russell Wilson set some rookie records last season. You can only get better, right? With some of the records he set last year so close to the team record, it should be a breeze for him to cap em off. While we all KNOW Wilson has what it takes to topple records like passing yards and touchdown passes, the offense isn’t set up for him to be able to break some of those records.

There’s nothing wrong with that, either.

With Russ and Marshawn Lynch equally carrying this offense now, he just needs to win games.

Richard Sherman Seahawks

Richard Sherman is in danger of making history (Photo: Washington Post)

Possible Records that could fall

Highest Completion Percentage: Dave Krieg, 65.61 (1991) [Russell Wilson, 64.1 (2012)]

Highest Pass Rating: Russell Wilson, 100.0 (2012)

Most Games, 300 or More Yards Passing: Matt Hasselbeck – 4 (2002 and 2003)

Richard Sherman

Like Wilson, Richard Sherman is on the verge, talent-wise, to approach and break team records as well as NFL records. He even said he wanted to go for 14 interceptions this season.

Possible records that could fall

Most Passes DefendedRichard Sherman - 24 (2012)

Most Interceptions: Kenny Easley - 10 (1984), John Harris - 10 (1981)

This week Sherman told FOX Sports. “I’m gonna go for 14, That’s the record.”

Forced Fumbles

Current record:  Jacob Green – 7 (1985), Michael Sinclair – 7 (1998)

Record breaker: Brandon Browner. Browner was a menace last season and established himself as a hard-nosed physical corner. The way he has been hitting and stripping the ball this preseason, Browner might be looking to break this one.

Longest Field Goal

Current Record: Josh Brown – 58 yards (2003)

Record breaker: Steven Hauschka. Hauschka nailed the cross-bar and BARELY missed a 61 yarder then hit a 56 yarder that looked like it could have gone 65 if he needed to. I’m just sayin…

Wild Card – Most games with 100+ yards rushing

Current Record: Shaun Alexander - 11 (2005)

Record breaker: Marshawn Lynch. 1,800 yards is a longshot, but this one seems feasible.

If Beast Mode stays healthy for the entire season and this offense runs like a well-oiled machine (as expected), then there is no reason this record cannot fall.

While these records may or may not get touched this season, one thing is for sure: if there was ever a year to fantasize about records falling, this is the year.

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