Top Offensive Performances In Seahawks Super Bowl History
The Seahawks own the seventh-best winning percentage in the NFL since 2005 (.588), and have fielded some dominant teams in that time. The 2005 squad that made the first Super Bowl in franchise history was the highest-scoring Seahawks team ever until the 2020 team scored 459 points, while the 2013 Seahawks are regarded as one of the most physically imposing defenses in NFL history, ranking first in the league that year in total yards allowed, takeaways, yards per play allowed, and more, and allowing fewer passing yards than the vaunted 1985 Bears and 2000 Ravens despite playing in a much more pass-happy era of football.
The Seahawks have also made three Super Bowl appearances since 2005 — more than any other team in the NFC — and while the Super Bowl XLVIII title may have been bookended by a couple of losses, each game featured performances by Seahawks players that are worth remembering and revisiting as Super Bowl LVI approaches. On Monday, Ty Dane Gonzalez of Sports Illustrated ranked the top five individual offensive performances by Seahawks players in the Super Bowl.
5. WR Joe Jurevicius, Super Bowl XL – 8 targets, 5 receptions, 93 yards
Gonzalez: “Playing in his second career Super Bowl, Jurevicius capped off his lone season with the Seahawks—one that saw him post career-highs in touchdowns (10) and receptions (55)—in terrific fashion. Targeted eight times by quarterback Matt Hasselbeck, he nearly hit the century mark in yardage with a team-leading 93 receiving yards on five catches. This includes an 11-yard, first-quarter connection to put Seattle in the red zone for an ice-breaking field goal by kicker Josh Brown. Unfortunately, that would be the only time the team held a lead all evening long, as the Steelers—and some controversial officiating—controlled the narrative from there.”
4. RB Shaun Alexander, Super Bowl XL – 20 rushes, 95 yards; 2 receptions, 2 yards
Gonzalez: “Fresh off a record-setting, MVP-winning regular season, Alexander’s solid night in Detroit was ultimately overshadowed by the chaotic nature of Super Bowl XL. It was a far cry from some of the monster performances he put together in 2005, but 95 yards on 20 carries—good for an efficient 4.75 yards per attempt—is a quality showing in the biggest of big games.”
3. QB Russell Wilson, Super Bowl XLVIII – 18/25, 206 yards, 2 touchdowns; 3 rushes, 26 yards
Gonzalez: “Seattle’s offense accounted for just 13 of the team’s first 29 points on the night, as Wilson completed nine of 15 passes for 94 yards in the first half. He went on to add a touchdown pass in each of the third and fourth quarters, respectively, but things had gotten so out of hand by that point that both were ultimately inconsequential to the result. That said, an 18-of-25, 206-yard, two-score effort by a second-year passer making his Super Bowl debut is still impressive in itself.”
Click here to read Gonzalez’s full piece and see which two offensive outings he ranked as the most impressive in Seahawks Super Bowl history.