On this date: Seahawks lose, but win division title anyway

A look at some memorable moments in Seahawks history that occurred on Jan. 2:

1983: Dave Krieg passes to Roger Carr for a 19-yard touchdown with 47 seconds to play, as the Seahawks conclude the strike-shortened 1982 season with a 13-11 victory over the Broncos at Mile High Stadium. Krieg’s game-winning TD pass caps a 10-play, 87-yard drive. Kenny Easley leads the defensive effort with seven solo tackles, an interception and a fumble recovery, while linebackers Shelton Robinson and Bruce Scholtz combine for 27 tackles.

1994: The Seahawks close their 1993 season by rallying from a 24-3 deficit but fall to the Chiefs 34-24 at Arrowhead Stadium. John L. Williams rushes for 102 yards, including a 23-yard touchdown. Rick Mirer becomes the first rookie QB to start all his team’s games since 1973 and sets then-rookie records for attempts (486), completions (274) and passing yards (2,833).

2000: The Seahawks wrap up the AFC West title, despite losing 19-9 in their 1999 regular-season finale to the Jets in the Meadowlands, because the Raiders also beat the Chiefs. The Seahawks finish 9-7 after starting 8-2, but it’s still their best record since 1990. Also, Cortez Kennedy is voted to his then-club record eighth Pro Bowl.

2002: Walter Jones and John Randle are named to the Pro Bowl.

2004: The Seahawks clinch the NFC West title for the first time in their 2004 regular-season finale as they stop a two-point PAT attempt on the final play of a 28-26 victory over the Falcons in Seattle. Matt Hasselbeck passes for two touchdowns and runs for a third, which gives the Seahawks a 28-20 lead with 4½ minutes to play. Matt Schaub throws a TD pass on the final play, but Warrick Dunn’s run for the tying PAT is stopped.

2011: The Seahawks capture the 2010 NFC West title with a 16-6 victory over the Rams in the regular-season finale in Seattle on Sunday night. Charlie Whitehurst starts for an injured Matt Hasselbeck and passes to Mike Williams for the Seahawks’ only touchdown, as Olindo Mare kicks three field goals. Raheem Brock leads the defensive effort with 2.5 sacks.


On this date: Seahawks post only road playoff victory

A look at some memorable moments in Seahawks history that occurred on Dec. 31:

Chuck Knox

1983: The Seahawks drive 66 yards in five plays to a touchdown run by Curt Warner in the fourth quarter and Norm Johnson adds a 37-yard field goal as they upset the Dolphins 27-20 in an AFC divisional playoff game at the Orange Bowl – a victory that sends the Seahawks to the AFC Championship game in their first season under Chuck Knox. Warner runs for 113 yards and another TD, while Dave Krieg passes 16 yards to Steve Largent on third-and-2 and then hits him for a 40-yarder to the Dolphins’ 2-yard line on the drive to Warner’s game-winner.

1988: After capturing their first division title, the Seahawks fall to the Bengals 21-13 in a divisional playoff game at Riverfront Stadium. Dave Krieg rallies them from a 21-0 deficit by throwing for one touchdown and running for another in the fourth quarter, while John L. Williams catches 11 passes for 137 yards.

2002: In order to retain his job as head coach, Mike Holmgren relinquishes his role as general manager and fires his defensive coaching staff in the wake of a 7-9 season.

2006: The playoff-bound Seahawks push their regular-season record to 9-7 with a 23-7 victory over the Buccaneers in Tampa as Shaun Alexander runs for 92 yards and a touchdown and Josh Brown kicks three field goals.


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On this date: Hasselbeck-to-Robinson rallies Seahawks

A look at some memorable moments in Seahawks history that occurred on Dec. 27:

Matt Hasselbeck

1987: Dave Krieg passes for two touchdowns, including one to Steve Largent, who catches six passes for 95 yards. But Bill Kenney passes for three scores as the Chiefs prevail 41-20 at Arrowhead Stadium.

1992: The Seahawks close out their 2-14 season with a 31-14 loss to the Chargers at the Kingdome, despite rushing for 156 yards and Brian Blades catching six passes for 103 yards.

1998: In Dennis Erickson’s final game as coach, the Seahawks fall behind 28-7 before rallying to lose 28-21 to the Broncos at Mile High Stadium. Terrell Davis runs for 178 yards for the Broncos and John Elway throws four touchdown passes.

2003: In a Saturday game in San Francisco, Matt Hasselbeck passes to Koren Robinson for a 30-yard touchdown in the third quarter as the Seahawks rally to take a 24-17 victory over the 49ers. Hasselbeck finishes with 315 yards while completing 24 of 37 passes.

2009: Ryan Grant runs for two touchdowns and the Packers compile 417 yards, while Matt Hasselbeck throws four interceptions, as Green Bay slaps a 48-10 loss on the Seahawks at Lambeau Field. Atari Bigby, who later played for the Seahawks, has two picks off Hasselbeck.


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On this date: Seahawks win first playoff game

A look at some memorable moments in Seahawks history that occurred on Dec. 24:

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1983: In the Seahawks’ first playoff game, on a Saturday afternoon at the Kingdome, Dave Krieg passes for three touchdowns – to Steve Largent, Pete Metzelaars and Paul Johns – in a 31-7 victory over the Broncos. Kenny Easley leads the defensive effort with 10 tackles and a sack.

1994: In what will be Tom Flores’ final game as coach, and on a day when the wind-chill at old Cleveland Stadium is 22 degrees, the Browns roll to a 35-9 victory. The Seahawks score their only touchdown with 1:22 remaining on Stan Gelbaugh’s 25-yard pass to James McKnight.

1995: The Seahawks close their first season under Dennis Erickson the same way they opened it, with a lopsided loss to the Chiefs – this time 26-3 in Kansas City. Steve Broussard’s 70-yard kickoff return sets up the Seahawks’ only score, a 34-yard field goal by Todd Peterson.

2005: On a Saturday afternoon in Seattle, Shaun Alexander runs for 139 yards and two touchdowns and Matt Hasselbeck passes for two more scores, including one to Alexander, in a 28-13 victory over the Colts that caps a club-record 11-game winning streak.

2006: The Seahawks take a 17-13 lead on a 9-yard TD run by Shaun Alexander and a 33-yard field goal by Josh Brown, but Vincent Jackson catches a pass from Philip Rivers in the end zone with 29 seconds to play to give the Chargers a 20-17 victory in Seattle. Alexander finishes with 140 yards and two TDs.

2011: The Seahawks’ three-game winning streak is snapped in a 19-17 loss to the 49ers at CenturyLink Field. Marshawn Lynch’s 4-yard touchdown run late in the fourth quarter – the first rushing TD allowed of the season allowed by the 49ers – gives the Seahawks a 17-16 lead. But David Akers’ fourth field goal of the game with 2:57 left gives the 49ers the win. Lynch rushes for 107 yards, making him the first back since 2009 to hit triple digits against the 49ers.


On this date: Doornink runs Seahawks past Raiders

A look at some memorable moments in Seahawks history that occurred on Dec. 22:

Dan Doornink

1984: Dan Doornink carries the ball 29 times for 126 yards as the Seahawks rush for 205 yards in handing the defending Super Bowl champion Raiders a 13-7 loss in a wild-card playoff game at the Kingdome. Dave Krieg, who completes only 4 of 10 passes, throws 26 yards to Daryl Turner for the Seahawks’ only touchdown. The defense shuts out the Raiders until midway through the fourth quarter as it sacks Jim Plunkett six times, including 2.5 by Jacob Green, and intercepts him twice.

1991: The Seahawks win their final game under coach Chuck Knox, 29-9, over the Rams in the season finale at the Kingdome as James Jones runs for two touchdowns. Knox would return to the Rams as their coach in 1992.

1996: Michael McCrary registers four sacks, Lamar Smith runs for two touchdowns and Joey Galloway catches a 32-yard TD pass from Gino Torretta as the Seahawks rally for a 28-21 victory over the Raiders in Oakland. The sack barrage in the season finale allows McCray to finish with an AFC-leading 13½.

2002: Shaun Alexander runs for two touchdowns, Matt Hasselbeck passes for 303 yards, Rian Lindell kicks three field goals, Reggie Tongue intercepts two passes and Anthony Simmons has 11 tackles and an interception in a 30-10 victory over the Rams in Seattle.


On this date: ’86 Seahawks finish hot, but miss playoffs

A look at some memorable moments in Seahawks history that occurred on Dec. 20:

Curt Warner

1981: Dave Krieg passes for three touchdowns, including two to Steve Largent, as the Seahawks close the season with a 42-21 win over the Browns at the Kingdome. Rookie safety Kenny Easley leads the defensive effort with two interceptions, returning one 82 yards for a score; and Greggory Johnson returns a Michael Jackson-forced fumble 31 yards for another score. Jackson also has 16 tackles and sack.

1985: In a Friday night game at the Kingdome, Norm Johnson hits the right upright on a 52-yard field goal on the final play as the Broncos win 27-24 behind a 432-yard passing performance by John Elway.

1986: In a Saturday afternoon game at the Kingdome, Curt Warner runs for 192 yards and three touchdowns and Dave Krieg throws two TD passes to Daryl Turner as the Seahawks close their season with a 41-16 victory over the Broncos. Steve Largent also catches six passes for 101 yards. The Seahawks finish with 10-6 record, including victories over both teams that advance to the Super Bowl (the Broncos and Giants), but do not make the playoffs.

1987: Curt Warner runs for two touchdowns, Dave Krieg passes for two more and John L. Williams catches eight passes for 117 yards in a 34-21 victory over the Walter Payton-led Bears in Chicago. Eugene Robinson leads the defensive effort with two interceptions and 11 tackles, while rookie Brian Bosworth has two fumble recoveries and a sack.

1992: Loss No. 13 in the Seahawks’ 2-14 season comes in Denver, as Gaston Green scores the only touchdown in the Broncos’ 10-6 win at Mile High Stadium. The defense intercepts John Elway three times and forces three fumbles, while Chris Warren runs for 97 yards in the loss.

1998: The Seahawks score 17 points in the final 10 minutes to pull out a 27-23 victory over the Colts at the Kingdome, as Ricky Watters has a 33-yard touchdown run, Shawn Springs returns a fumble 14 yards for a TD and Todd Peterson kicks a 30-yard field goal. Watters finishes with 178 rushing yards in Dennis Erickson final home game as coach of his hometown NFL team.

2009: The Buccaneers score 24 unanswered points in a 24-7 victory over the Seahawks in Seattle. Matt Hasselbeck passes 29 yards to John Carlson for the Seahawks’ only points, but also throws four interceptions.


On this date: Seahawks capture first division title

A look at some memorable moments in Seahawks history that occurred on Dec. 18:

Steve Largent, Dave Kreig

1977: Jim Zorn throws a 15-yard touchdown pass to Steve Largent in the fourth quarter, giving the Seahawks a 20-19 victory over the Browns at the Kingdome in their season finale.

1983: The Seahawks clinch their first playoff berth with a 24-6 victory over the Patriots in their regular-season finale at the Kingdome, and all three units contribute as Steve Largent catches seven passes for 133 yards and a touchdown, Dave Krieg passes for two TDs and Curt Warner runs for 116 yards; Jacob Green has three sacks and Kenny Easley and Dave Brown intercept passes; and Jeff West has five of his six punts downed inside the 20-yard line.

1988: The Seahawks win their first division title with a wild 43-37 victory over the Raiders in Los Angeles on the final Sunday of the regular season. The Seahawks jump to a 30-17 lead and hold on as Dave Krieg passes for 410 yards and four touchdowns, with Brian Blades catching four passes for 123 yards and two TDs and John L. Williams adds seven catches for 180 yards.

1994: Jeff Hostetler passes 77 yards to Tim Brown for a fourth-quarter touchdown as the Raiders take a 17-16 victory over the Seahawks at the Kingdome. Chris Warren runs for 122 yards and the Seahawks’ only touchdown, while John Kasay kicks three field goals.

2005: Matt Hasselbeck throws second-half touchdown passes to Joe Jurevicius and Darrell Jackson as the Seahawks rally for a 28-24 victory over the Titans in Tennessee that is win No. 10 in their club-record 11-game winning streak. Shaun Alexander also runs for 172 yards and a TD.


On this date: Alexander’s OT run wins it

A look at some memorable moments in Seahawks history that occurred on Dec. 15:

Shaun Alexander

1984: The Seahawks’ 12-4 regular season ends with a 31-14 loss to the Broncos at the Kingdome, despite Dave Krieg passing for 334 yards and two touchdowns and the defense intercepting John Elway four times.

1985: The Seahawks generate 201 yards of total offense in a 13-3 loss to the Raiders in Los Angeles as Marcus Allen runs for 109 yards and the game’s only touchdown.

1991: The Seahawks are shutout in the first half of a 26-13 loss to the Falcons in Atlanta. John Kasay kicks a pair of 43-yard field goals and Dave Krieg throws a touchdown pass in the second half, but it’s not enough to offset Deion Sanders intercepting two passes and scoring on a third as he runs 55 yards after taking a lateral from Tim McKyer.

1996: The Jaguars score 13 points in the fourth quarter in pulling out a 20-13 victory over the Seahawks in Jacksonville as Jimmy Smith catches eight passes for 124 yards, including two touchdown passes from former University of Washington QB Mark Brunell.

2002: Shaun Alexander scores on a 27-yard run in overtime to give the Seahawks a 30-24 victory over the Falcons in Atlanta. The Seahawks take a 24-17 lead as Willie Williams returns a fumble 25 yards for a TD and Rian Lindell kicks a 43-yard field goal with 1:55 to play in regulation, but Michael Vick throws a TD pass with 17 seconds left to tie the game. Alexander finishes with 127 yards and two touchdowns, while Koren Robinson catches nine passes for 143 yards.


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On this date: Krieg outduels Fouts

A look at some memorable moments in Seahawks history that occurred on Dec. 14:

Dave Krieg

1986: Dave Krieg passes for four touchdowns, including two in the fourth quarter, in outdueling Dan Fouts during a 34-24 victory over the Chargers in San Diego that is part of a five-game winning streak to close the season. Krieg completes 15 of 21 passes for 305 yards and his TD passes went to Steve Largent (two), Darryl Turner (72 yards) and Ray Butler.

1997: Todd Peterson kicks a 49-yard field goal with 2:20 remaining in a 22-21 victory over the Raiders in Oakland. Peterson’s kick caps a 19-point second half for the Seahawks, who trailed 21-3 at halftime. In his first NFL start, Jon Kitna completes 23 of 37 passes – to 10 receivers – for 283 yards and throws an 8-yard TD pass to Joey Galloway.

2003: Shaun Alexander runs for 126 yards and a fourth-quarter touchdown, but the Rams hang on for a 27-22 victory in St. Louis.

2006: Frank Gore runs for 144 yards and Alex Smith passes for two touchdowns as the 49ers beat the Seahawks in a Thursday night game in Seattle that is preceded by heavy rain and followed by high winds, a combination that causes power outages throughout the region.

2008:  Olindo Mare kicks a 27-yard field goal as time expires to give the Seahawks a 23-20 victory over the Rams in St. Louis. Mare also kicks 50- and 28-yarders, while Jordan Babineaux returns a fumble 24 yards for a TD.


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On this date: Tez rambles for six

A look at some memorable moments in Seahawks history that occurred on Dec. 13:

Cortez Kennedy

1980: The Chargers take a 21-0 halftime lead and hold on for a 21-14 victory in San Diego, as Jim Jodat and Steve Largent score second-half touchdowns.

1981: Kenny Easley and John Harris intercept passes and Dave Krieg throws a touchdown pass to David Hughes, but it’s not enough in a 23-13 loss to the Broncos at Mile High Stadium.

1987: Dave Krieg throws three touchdown passes, including two to Ray Butler, and the defense sacks John Elway four times and intercepts him twice in a 28-21 victory over the Broncos at the Kingdome.

1992: Hershel Walker scores a touchdown with less than five minutes to play in regulation to tie the score and Roger Ruzek kicks a 44-yard field goal in overtime to give the Eagles a 20-17 victory over the Seahawks at the Kingdome. The defense sacks Randall Cunningham 10 times, including 2½ by Rufus Porter and Robert Blackmon and two by Cortez Kennedy, but the offense generates only 87 total yards.

1998: Cortez Kennedy returns a fumble 39 yards for a touchdown and the defense also intercepts a club-record seven passes in a 38-17 victory over the Chargers. Jay Bellamy, Darryl Williams and Shawn Springs each have two picks, and Terry McDaniel returns his 43 yards for a touchdown. Jon Kitna passes for one touchdown and runs for another.

2009: Andre Johnson catches 10 passes for 184 yards and two touchdowns – in the first half – as the Titans hand the Seahawks a 34-7 loss in Houston.