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Space Needle flies 12th Man flag for Seahawks playoff game

Pearl Jam lead guitarist Mike McCready raises a "12th Man" flag, honoring Seattle Seahawks fans, atop the Space Needle Friday, Jan. 9, 2015, in Seattle. The Seahawks play the Carolina Panthers Saturday in a divisional playoff game. The 25 foot by 35 foot flag will fly atop the 605 foot tall structure until Sunday evening. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

SEATTLE (AP) — Seahawks fans’ hopes are high — as high as the Seattle Space Needle — for Saturday’s playoff game against the Carolina Panthers.

Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready raised a 12th Man flag Friday morning from the foggy roof of the 605-foot Seattle landmark. The flag is 35 feet by 25 feet and will fly through the weekend.

McCready also wore a 12th Man jersey. The 12th Man recognizes fans who have made CenturyLink Field one of the loudest stadiums in the NFL.

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