In addition to securing the top seed in the NFC playoff field, the Seahawks have another objective on Monday night.
The Guinness World Record for the loudest crowd roar at an open-air stadium.
According to Nick Eaton of seattlepi.com, the 12th Man will aim for another new record on Monday night against the Saints. The effort continues to be led by former Seahawk Joe Tafoya. On Wednesday, Tafoya and audio engineers went to the stadium to determine the best spot for the sound equipment.
“The energy and excitement in the stands is what I really hope to see coming out and being projected down to the field,” Tafoya said. “What I’m envisioning is a situation where Drew Brees has to cover his ear holes or huddle closer or make adjustments because he can’t hear. When that happens, we’re affecting the game.”
The noise will be coming not just from the stadium, but from beyond it. Tafoya said he expects fans who don’t have tickets to the game to be screaming from the parking lot.
Hopefully, the cops dressed as Saints fans will join in the effort, too.