Seattle Seahawks for the record

More than a quarter of the Seattle Seahawks’ 35 seasons have produced a 9-7 record.

Increase that to include 8-8 and 7-9 records – the center and other edge of parity – and the percentage increases to more than .500. That’s right, the Seahawks have finished 9-7 nine times, 7-9 five times and 8-8 four times.

The only other record to crack the more-than-four mold is 6-10; a mark the team has finished with five times.

The Seahawks have had winning records 14 times, including 13-3 in 2005 and 12-4 in 1984. They have had losing records 17 times, including 2-14 in 1992 and 2-12 in 1977.

The longest gap between winning seasons? Eight, as the Seahawks were 9-7 in 1990 and didn’t post another 9-7 record until 1999. The 1990 season is the latest in our series of articles recapping the first 35 years in franchise history.

The longest streak of winning records? Five, as they went 10-6, 9-7, 13-3, 9-7 and 10-6 from 2003-07.

The coach with the most winning records? Mike Holmgren. He was in charge during the 2003-07 run and also had 9-7 records in 1999 and 2001, giving him seven in 10 seasons. Chuck Knox had six winning records in nine seasons.

Here’s a look at the team’s record in each of the first 35 seasons:

1976: 2-12

1977: 5-9

1978: 9-7

1979: 9-7

1980: 4-12

1981: 6-10

1982: 4-5

1983: 9-7

1984: 12-4

1985: 8-8

1986: 10-6

1987: 9-6

1988: 9-7

1989: 7-9

1990: 9-7

1991: 7-9

1992: 2-14

1993: 6-10

1994: 6-10

1995: 8-8

1996: 7-9

1997: 8-8

1998: 8-8

1999: 9-7

2000: 6-10

2001: 9-7

2002: 7-9

2003: 10-6

2004: 9-7

2005: 13-3

2006: 9-7

2007: 10-6

2008: 4-12

2009: 5-11

2010: 7-9