The Detroit Lions haven’t played the Seahawks all that much, but when’s the last time they left Seattle with a win?
Since the Seattle Seahawks entered the NFL in 1976, the Detroit Lions have played them 15 times (including the playoffs). No. 16 will come Sunday afternoon, with a 4:25 ET kickoff in Seattle betweeen two teams playing out the string. Having nothing but pride to play over the final two weeks of the season is certainly a unique position for the Seahawks.
The Seahawks lead the series with the Lions 10-5, with wins in three straight, four of the last five and six of the last seven. One of the most recent matchups was actually the Lions’ most recent playoff game, a Wild Card Round contest in Seattle on Jan. 7, 2017.
The Lions and Seahawks are actually slated to play again next season, as both play a last-place schedule in 2022. That game will be in Detroit.
When’s the last time the Detroit Lions won in Seattle?
The Lions have lost their last four games against the Seahawks in Seattle. Their last win in Seattle was Week 1 of the 1999 season, on Sept. 12, 1999. It was the first game of Bobby Ross’ third season as head coach–he resigned nine games into the 2000 campaign. It was also the franchise’s first game after Barry Sanders retired. And it was in the Seattle Kingdome.
The Lions’ starting quarterback that day was Charlie Batch, who went 16-for-26 for 216 yards with three touchdowns and an interception. Detroit’s leading rusher was Ron Rivers (16 carries for 96 yards), with fullback Cory Schlesinger chipping in 50 yards on 10 carries. The Lions’ leading receivers were Germane Crowell (seven catches for 141 yards and two touchdowns), Rivers (four catches for 39 yards) and David Sloan (three catches for 31 yards and a touchdown).
On the defensive side, defensive end Robert Porcher had three of the Lions’ six sacks of Jon Kitna. Kitna of course eventually made his way to the Lions before his career was over.
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