Tate had a breakout season with the Seahawks in 2013. In addition to improving all of his receiving statistics, Tate expanded his role by taking punt-receiving duties. He made some spectacular plays, notably a one-handed catch against the Atlanta Falcons as well as a crucial 71-yard punt return against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, that highlighted his athleticism and special abilities. In the game against the Buccaneers, he earned NFC Special Teams Player of the Week. Pete Carroll, the Seahawks head coach, said that he would not coach anyone else to do what Tate can do. During Week 7 against the St. Louis Rams, Tate was flagged for taunting following an 80-yard touchdown reception. Carroll chastised Tate after the penalty. On November 2, 2013, Tate was fined $7,875 for his taunting penalty. In the final game of the regular season, Tate produced one of his best games of the year, recording eight catches for 129 yards and a touchdown in another game against the St. Louis Rams. Again, Russell Wilson threw a deep pass of 47 yards to Tate who caught the ball, and ran it for a touchdown similar to Week 7, minus the taunt, as the Seahawks won by a score of 27-9. Tate went on to win Super Bowl XLVIII over the Denver Broncos as a member of the Seahawks. In the 43–8 victory, Tate had three receptions for 17 yards.