The last time this happened, all but eight of Seattle's current players were still in college or high school.
Not since 1990, and only twice since 1980, had the Seahawks left Arrowhead Stadium as winners. But in this remarkable turnaround year under Coach Mike Holmgren, everything seems to be changing for Seattle, which beat the Chiefs today, 31-19.
"Look, you're not going to intimidate us any more," quarterback Jon Kitna said after the victory that snapped the Seahawks' eight-game losing streak at Arrowhead. "We're going to attack. We're not going to sit back and let you attack us anymore."
Ricky Watters scored three touchdowns to lead Seattle to its fifth straight win and hand the Chiefs (5-5) their third straight loss--their first at home in more than a year.
"We came into a very tough stadium, a difficult place to win a football game," said Holmgren. "So, for a young team that's still figuring things out, this is an important win."
The Seahawks, who have not reached the playoffs in 11 years, are off to their best start since 1984. They beat the Chiefs for just the third time in their last 17 meetings and scored more points than the Chiefs had allowed at home since 1988.
Watters (24 carries, 107 yards) nailed it down with a five-yard touchdown run with 2 minutes 43 seconds to go, several plays after his 45-yard run on third down.
"It's a huge game for us, no doubt," he said. "We had some chances to put them away and we didn't. But we did when we needed to."