Seattle Seahawks' Seismic 12th Man Strikes Again
Seahawks fans shook Seattle last night with seismic intensity equivalent to a 1 or 2 magnitude earthquake. In a similar situation to the last time the 12th man set a seismic record at CenturyLink Field, the Seahawks were once again running for a long-distance touchdown as the fans stomped their feet in the stadium and roared.
Seahawks defensive lineman Michael Bennett picked up a fumble by the New Orleans Saints and took the ball 22 yards for a touchdown. The Seahawks went on to defeat this year’s other NFL top team 34-7.
The seismic-setting play follows the Seahawks fans Guinness World Record for noise at an outdoor stadium in September, when 68,338 fans helped their team win 29-3 by amplifying noise onto the field every time the quarterbacks for the San Francisco 49ers tried to communicate to their team. The record-setting 136.6 decibels from the game however was soon broken by the Kansas City Chiefs’ fans at Arrowhead Stadium, who pushed the record up to 137.5 decibels.
IMAGE: Defensive end Michael Bennett #72 of the Seattle Seahawks runs for a touchdown after recovering a fumble against the New Orleans Saints in the first quarter during a game at CenturyLink Field on December 2, 2013 in Seattle, Washington. (Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)