The Seattle Seahawks will no longer have Pete Carroll as their head coach moving forward. The team and Carroll parted ways last week. This came after Seattle had missed the playoffs in two of the last three seasons.
But even though Carroll is gone, there are lots of great memories from wins his teams brought us over the last 14 seasons. Carroll took the team to the postseason 10 times and the Super Bowl twice. He is inarguably the best head coach in Seahawks history.
Since there are so many amazing wins Pete Carroll gave Seahawks fans across his 14 years as a Seahawks head coach, here are the 10 best that stand out. And, yes. Keeping the list to 10 was difficult.
10 best victories for the Seattle Seahawks under Pete Carroll
No. 10 - September 12, 2022: Seahawks stun Russell Wilson and the Broncos
The Seahawks came into this game as heavy underdogs in a surreal showdown with their former quarterback Russell Wilson. Pete Carroll's defense would come through with two massive goal-line stands, by forcing two fumbles near the end zone and recovering both. Geno Smith would steal the show, with an impressive 23/28 passing day, throwing for 195 yards.
The game ended after a controversial decision by Broncos coach Nathaniel Hackett at the end of the game to kick a 63-yard field goal, which missed wide left. Giving Pete Carroll a sweet victory over his former quarterback. Afterward, Geno Smith would have the quote of the night, "They wrote me off, I ain't write back though".
No. 9 - October 14, 2012: Seahawks beat Patriots, Sherman tells Brady, "You Mad Bro"?
This game was played at the beginning of the LOB era and was incredibly fun to watch the Seahawks beat the defending AFC Champions. Russell Wilson would throw for 293 yards and three touchdown passes. The LOB would come up with two big interceptions of Tom Brady, including one by Richard Sherman and another by Earl Thomas.
The Seahawks took the lead late in the game on an incredible 46-yard touchdown pass from Wilson to Sidney Rice with 1:18 left in the game. Seattle's defense would come up big on the next possession, not allowing the Patriots to get even a first down, sealing a Seahawks victory. Richard Sherman reportedly came up to Tom Brady after the game and yelled at him, "You mad bro?" though whether that was just a fan creating a meme or Sherman actually said the phrase is open for debate.