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Seahawks unveil championship banner during pregame celebration

  • The Seattle Seahawks Super Bowl championship banner is unveiled before an NFL football game between the Seahawks and the Green Bay Packers, Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear)

    The Seattle Seahawks Super Bowl championship banner is unveiled before an NFL football game between the Seahawks and the Green Bay Packers, Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear)  (The Associated Press)

  • A giant Super Bowl championship banner is unfurled on the field before an NFL football game between the Seattle Seahawks and Green Bay Packers, Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Scott Eklund)

    A giant Super Bowl championship banner is unfurled on the field before an NFL football game between the Seattle Seahawks and Green Bay Packers, Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Scott Eklund)  (The Associated Press)

The Seattle Seahawks unveiled their Super Bowl banner during a pregame ceremony Thursday night honoring the first championship in franchise history.

The banner was unveiled simultaneously on the field and in the rafters of CenturyLink Field before kickoff Thursday night against Green Bay.

There was no appearance by the Lombardi Trophy. A large tifo featuring an image of the championship trophy was draped over the seats in the north end zone with the word "Champions" underneath.

The pregame ceremony was short, featuring highlights of Seattle's 43-8 win over Denver in the Super Bowl and the championship parade that followed. Seattle was introduced minus the typical individual player intros and ran out as a team.

The brief ceremony capped a day of celebration in downtown Seattle. Fans started tailgating first thing in the morning and the stadium was full well before kickoff.

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