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NFL Notes: The Seattle Seahawks Could Make History

December 26, 2014

This Sunday the Seattle Seahawks are nearly two touchdown favorites to clinch their second straight NFC top seed.

They have bigger goals in mind, namely making and winning a second straight Super Bowl. If they get the one seed and do go on to win the Super Bowl, having hosted the Conference Championship Game in two straight seasons, they will make some unique history.

Only one team, the 1978 and 1979 Pittsburgh Steelers has ever won two straight Super Bowls, each in a season they hosted the Conference Championship Game.

There have only been five other teams that hosted consecutive year conference championship games, one was the Philadelphia Eagles, who lost 2 of the 3 NFC Championship games they hosted from 2002-2004 and lost in its one Super Bowl appearance during that span.

Two teams, other than the Steelers of ’78 and ’79, won consecutive home conference championship games and those were the Washington Redskins of 1982 and 1983 (they split in the Super Bowl games following those victories) and the Buffalo Bills in 1990 and 1991.

The Bills, who made and lost 4 straight Super Bowls from 1990-1993, obviously lost in both the 1990 and 1991 Super Bowls.

Both the San Francisco 49ers, who won in the related Super Bowl and the Miami Dolphins, who lost (coincidentally to another 49ers team) won and then lost in conference championship games they hosted in consecutive years (Miami in 1984 and 1985 and S.F. in 1989 and 1990).

Seattle is a pretty big favorite to at least host a conference championship game for the second straight season, which would make them the seventh team to do so.

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