Boeing took the Seattle Seahawks 12th man to the next level this week when the company not only unveiled a 747 freighter painted with team logo and a number 12 on the tail (plus 'Spirit of 12s' and 'Go Hawks!'), but the spruced up plane took flight over Washington to fly in a 12 pattern over the eastern part of the state on Thursday.
CBS local Seattle compiled these stats to answer the question, so why the 747?
"Boeing says Russell Wilson's longest pass this season (240 feet) is almost as long as the fuselage of the plane (243.5 feet). The freighter is also equipped to carry 302,400 one-pound bags of Skittles, which are a favorite of Marshawn Lynch on the sidelines. CenturyLink field seats 67,000; it would take 144 747 freighters to carry all those Seahawks fans, according to Boeing," as reported by CBS News.