The last time the Seattle Saxvaks played a home game with fans, the San Francisco 49ers won the NFC West and literally received the # 1 seed by a yard. A rematch in a non-pandemic year would have been seen as wild for almost any Seahawks home game for some time. Alas, this is an epidemic, and while more than half of the NFL has brought back fans at limited capacity, the Seahawks are not yet engaging that crowd (fully intended).
From the team’s press release:
After careful consideration with public health officials, the Seahawks will continue without fans in the presence of their Week 8 home game vs. the San Francisco 49ers on November 1.
The Seahawks are working closely with public health officials and the Governor Inslee’s office about the safest possible gameday experience, and they will continue to follow their lead on future decisions about gameday. The team will communicate future decisions as soon as possible.
Future home games after Week 8 vs 49ers:
Week 11 – 19 November vs Cardinal (Thursday Night Football)
Week 13 – 6 December vs. Giants
Week 14 – 13 December vs Jets
Week 16 – 27 December vs Ram
In theory, 49th and Ram could hold fans in their respective stadiums. The state of California approved a plan that would allow fans to attend in 20-25% capacity for sporting events, but Santa Clara County is not on the board, so local measures would mean the San Francisco shutdown like the Seahawk Lives behind doors
Seattle’s Sunday Night football game in Arizona will take place in front of about 1,200 spectators.
Even without fans, Seattle is 3–0 at home, so perhaps the lack of 12s has completely outclassed the opposition.