If the 12th Man felt a bit more water-logged than usual after cheering the Seahawks on to their 23-15 victory over the New Orleans Saints -- they would be right.
The 0.22 inches of rain that fell at nearby Boeing Field made it the wettest home game the Seahawks have had since they've opened Seahawks/Qwest/CenturyLink Field.
I wrote a blog earlier this year showing that the wettest regular season home game at CenturyLink field since it opened in 2002 was 0.19" that happened twice including the Jacksonville game earlier this year. (The 49ers home opener thunderstorm-delay game "only" tallied 0.17".)
I went back to check on the six home playoff games and sure enough the 0.22 inches holds as wettest at CenturyLink. (Weirdly enough, three of the top five wettest games have been this year, despite a generally dry autumn and early winter.)
So take pride 12th Man (and Woman) -- it's a story you can tell future generations about how your made it through the deluge to cheer the Seahawks on to victory!
Just as soon as you wring out...
Not wettest home game ever in Seattle...
I was originally going to declare this was the wettest home outdoor game ever in Seattle, but the Seahawks did play two seasons at Husky Stadium in 2000 and 2001 while their new stadium was being built.
So I had to go back and check those two seasons and...wow! Those of you who made it through those seasons need gold stars...or parkas...or ponchos or something. There were *four* games at Husky Stadium that were even wetter than Saturday's deluge: 0.30" on Dec. 16, 2000; 0.25" on Dec 16, 2001, and a pair of 0.23" games on Nov. 26, 2000 and Jan. 6, 2002. The Seahawks were 3-1 in those games.
Overall, including Husky Stadium and playoff games, the Seahawks are now 10-3 when it rains more than 0.10" during a game.