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The Seahawks (NFL) were in the AFC. When did they switch to the NFC?

Question #60851. Asked by Dead Man Inc.
Last updated Sep 29 2016.

my_baby_love
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my_baby_love

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I commend your observance, the Seahawks first season in the NFC was 2002.

[From thenewstribune.com 2005 article, no longer online]

Response last updated by CmdrK on Sep 29 2016.
Dec 05 2005, 3:11 PM
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The Seattle Seahawks first season in the NFC was actually 1976. The Seahawks and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers were both expansion teams that season, with Tampa playing in the AFC. In 1977, the teams switched conferences.

link https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seattle_Seahawks
They joined the NFL in 1976, though in the National Football Conference (NFC), as an expansion team along with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. In 1977, the Seahawks switched conferences with the Buccaneers and moved to the AFC Western Division and remained there until the 2001 season and returned to the NFC West in 2002.

Dec 09 2013, 10:43 PM
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