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Today, President Obama welcomed the Seattle Seahawks to the White House in honor of their Super Bowl win this past season – the first championship in the team's 38-year history.

As the President noted in his remarks, the Seahawks were tied for the best record in the regular season, and the team's "suffocating defense" led the NFL in points allowed, yards allowed, interceptions, and takeaways. It also led to the team's 43-8 rout in the Super Bowl over the Denver Broncos, who had the highest-scoring offense of any team in the regular season.

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