On this date: One Giant step for Seahawks-kind

A look at the memorable moments in Seahawks history that occurred on Dec. 11:

1977: David Sims runs for two touchdowns, Sherman Smith has 149 yards rushing and receiving and another TD and Dave Brown returns an interception for a TD as the Seahawks hold on to win a wild 34-31 game against the Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium after taking a 34-21 lead at halftime.

1983: In a game that features “the holding call heard ’round the Pacific Northwest,” the Seahawks win 17-12 over the Giants at the Meadowlands behind two touchdown passes from Dave Krieg to setup the first playoff appearance in franchise history. The Giants’ Jeff Rutledge passes for an apparent game-winning touchdown on a fourth-and-7 play with 30 seconds to play, but a holding call nullifies the score and his final pass is broken up. The win puts the Seahawks in a situation where they earn a wild-card spot with a victory over the Patriots at the Kingdome on the final weekend of the regular season, which they do.

1988: Curt Warner scores four touchdowns and rushes for 126 yards and John L. Williams has 183 yards rushing and receiving in a 42-14 victory over the Broncos at the Kingdome.

1994: Chris Warren runs for 185 yards and a touchdown and Cortez Kennedy has two of the Seahawks’ six sacks of Billy Joe Tolliver in a 16-14 victory over the Oilers in the Astrodome.

2005: Matt Hasselbeck passes for four touchdowns, including two to Bobby Engram; Shaun Alexander rushes for 108 yards and a TD; and a defense led by Lofa Tatupu (interception) and Marcus Tubbs (two sacks) limits the 49ers to 113 yards in a 41-3 victory in Seattle that is win No. 9 in the team’s club-record 11-game winning streak.


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On this date: A Mile High victory

A look at some memorable moments in Seahawks history that occurred on Dec. 10:

1978: The Seahawks take a 10-3 lead on Jim Zorn’s touchdown pass to David Sims and a 48-yard field goal by Efren Herrera, but Dan Fouts passes for three TDs in rallying the Chargers to 37-10 victory in San Diego.

1989: Dave Krieg throws a 1-yard touchdown pass to Curt Warner early in the fourth quarter as the Seahawks win 24-17 over the Bengals in Cincinnati. The game-winner is Krieg’s third TD pass of the day.

1995: Chris Warren catches a 20-yard touchdown pass from John Friesz with 49 seconds to play, giving the Seahawks a 31-27 victory over the Broncos at Mile High Stadium. Friesz also passes 5 yards to Joey Galloway with 4:10 remaining as the Seahawks overcome a 27-14 deficit. Warren also runs for 101 yards and a TD, while Brian Blades catches seven passes for 127 yards. The defense, meanwhile, intercepts John Elway three times and forces the three-and-out that sets up the game-winning TD.

2000: Jon Kitna passes for three touchdowns and 298 yards, but the Broncos take a 24-3 lead and hold on for a 31-24 victory at Mile High Stadium.

2006: Matt Hasselbeck’s fourth-and-20 pass to Deion Branch goes for 18 yards, and to the Arizona 7-yard line, as the Cardinals hang on for a 27-21 victory in the desert. Hasselbeck passes for three touchdowns, but Edgerrin James runs for 115 yards and a TD and Matt Leinart passes for two TDs for the Cardinals.


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On this date: Seahawks beat Cardinals in Seattle

A look at some memorable moments in Seahawks history that occurred on Dec. 9:

Marcus Trufant

1984: The Seahawks’ eight-game winning streak is snapped in a 34-7 loss in Kansas City as the Chiefs intercept Dave Krieg five times and Billy Kenney passes for 312 yards and two touchdowns.

1990: The Seahawks take a 20-0 lead and then hold on for a 20-14 victory over the Packers at Milwaukee County Stadium. Derrick Fenner runs for 112 yards and a touchdown, but the victory is not secured until Blair Kiel’s fourth-down pass from the Seahawks’ 8-yard line falls incomplete with 1:25 left to play.

2001: Darrell Jackson catches four passes for 104 yards and a touchdown, but it’s the Seahawks’ only score in a 20-7 loss to the Broncos in Denver.

2007: Matt Hasselbeck passes for four touchdowns and Marcus Trufant returns one of his three interceptions 84 yards for a touchdown in a 42-21 victory over the Cardinals in Seattle.


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On this date: A Raider rout at the Kingdome

A look at some memorable moments in Seahawks history that occurred on Dec. 8:

Steve Largent, Vann McElroy

1979: Steve Largent catches a 43-yard touchdown pass from Jim Zorn in the fourth quarter as the Seahawks pull out a 28-23 victory over the Broncos at the Kingdome. The decisive catch is Largent’s second TD of the game, and Sherman Smith also runs for two touchdowns.

1985: Dave Krieg throws four touchdown passes, including two to Daryl Turner, and the defense sacks Bernie Kosar six times, including three by Jacob Green, in a 31-13 victory over the Browns at the Kingdome.

1986: On a wild and raucous Monday night at the Kingdome, the defense registers 11 sacks and three interceptions while holding the Raiders to 138 yards. The offensive contributions to the 37-0 shutout include Curt Warner running for 116 yards and two touchdowns and Dave Krieg throwing TD passes to Steve Largent and Ray Butler.

1991: John Taylor catches a 15-yard touchdown passes from Steve Bono early in the fourth quarter and the 49ers hold the lead for a 24-22 victory at the Kingdome. John Kasay kicks three field goals for the Seahawks.

1996: The Seahawks jump to a 16-0 lead and hold on for a 26-18 victory over the Bills at the Kingdome as Todd Peterson kicks four field goals and Chris Warren runs for 116 yards. With Rick Mirer completing 9 of 24 passes, Rick Tuten is called upon to punt nine times and averages 46.3 yards with a long of 66 yards.

2002: The Seahawks fall behind 27-6, rally on two second-half touchdown passes by Matt Hasselbeck but still lose 27-20 to the Eagles in Seattle. Shaun Alexander runs for 123 yards.


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On this date: Jet lag from ’98 lingers

A look at some memorable moments in Seahawks history that occurred on Dec. 6:

FABINI TESTAVERDE BELLAMY KENNED

1981: Dave Krieg passes for two touchdowns and runs for a third in a 27-23 victory over the Jets at the Kingdome. Krieg’s third TD pass, a 57-yarder to Steve Largent, comes with 6:39 left in the game. Largent finishes with seven catches for 169 yards.

1987: Frank Pollard scores on an 11-yard run with four seconds to play, giving the Steelers a 13-9 victory over the Seahawks in Pittsburgh.

1992: The Steelers score 10 points in the final 2½ minutes to pull out a 20-14 victory over the Seahawks in Pittsburgh. Eugene Robinson intercepts three passes for the Seahawks, while Stan Gelbaugh throws TD passes to Tommy Kane and John L. Williams.

1998: In the infamous Vinny-Testaverde’s-white-helmet-looks-like-a-brown-football game, the Jets’ QB is awarded a phantom touchdown with 20 seconds to play and the Jets take a 32-31 victory over the Seahawks in the Meadowlands. Joey Galloway has two catches for 127 yards, including a 70-yarder TD.

2004: Matt Hasselbeck passes for 414 yards and three touchdowns, but the Cowboys score two TDs in the final 1:45 in pulling out a wild 43-39 victory on “Monday Night Football” in Seattle.

2009: Olindo Mare kicks a 30-yard field goal as time expires and Matt Hasselbeck passes for two touchdowns in a 20-17 victory over the 49ers in Seattle.


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On this date: Done in by Bradshaw

A look at some memorable moments in Seahawks history that occurred on Dec. 4:

Terry Bradshaw

Terry Bradshaw (AP Photo/NFL Photos)

1977: Jim Zorn throws touchdown passes to Sam McCullum (65 yards) and Steve Largent (30), but Terry Bradshaw runs for two scores and throws for a third in the Steelers’ 30-20 victory in Pittsburgh.

1983: Tony Dorsett runs for 117 yards and two touchdowns for the Cowboys, while Dave Krieg is sacked eight times and throws two interceptions in a 35-10 loss in Dallas.

1988: Robert Perryman scores on a 1-yard run midway through the third quarter, giving the Patriots a 13-7 victory over the Seahawks in New England. The Seahawks gain only 65 total yards, while Eugene Robinson (17 tackles), Darren Comeaux (11), Dave Wyman (10) and Jeff Bryant (10) pace the defensive effort.

1989: Dave Krieg passes 51 yards to John L. Williams for a fourth quarter touchdown as the Seahawks pull out a 17-16 victory over the Bills at the Kingdome on “Monday Night Football.”


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On this date: Johnson kicks Oilers, twice

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

Norm Johnson

1979: The Seahawks run for three touchdowns and Steve Largent catches nine passes for 120 yards, but it’s a too-little-too-late effort as the Chiefs take a 37-7 lead and hold on for a 37-21 victory at Arrowhead Stadium.

1984: The Seahawks cap an eight-game winning streak with a 38-17 victory over the Lions at the Kingdome as Dave Krieg passes for a club-record five touchdowns, including two each to Steve Largent and Daryl Turner.

1990: Norm Johnson kicks a 39-yard field goal to tie the game and then a 42-yarder in overtime to win it as the Seahawks grab a 13-10 victory over the Oilers at the Kingdome. Dave Wyman recovered a Tony Woods-forced fumble at the Oilers’ 27-yard line to set up Johnson’s game-winner.

2007: Lofa Tatupu intercepts three passes and has 11 tackles, while Maurice Morris scores on a 45-yard touchdown run in the third quarter to give the Seahawks a 28-24 victory over the Eagles in Philadelphia.


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On this date: Gross joins Ring of Honor

A look at some memorable moments in Seahawks history that occurred on Nov. 30:

Pete Gross and Steve Raible

Longtime Seahawks radio broadcaster Pete Gross, pictured right, along with current Seahawks radio broadcaster Steve Raible, pictured left.

1987: Dave Krieg passes for two touchdowns, but in between the Raiders reel off 37 unanswered points in a 37-14 victory on “Monday Night Football” at the Kingdome.

1992: On a memorable Monday night in a forgettable season, longtime radio announcer Pete Gross is inducted into the team’s Ring of Honor – two days before losing his battle with cancer – and Stan Gelbaugh throws a 3-yard touchdown pass to Brian Blades on the last play in regulation to tie the game at the Kingdome. John Kasay then wins it with a 32-yard field goal in overtime, for the second victory in a 2-14 season.

1997: Warren Moon passes for 240 yards and two touchdowns, but the Falcons return a kickoff 93 yards for a score in taking a 24-17 victory in Seattle.

2003: Matt Hasselbeck passes for 328 yards and three touchdowns, Shaun Alexander runs for 127 yards and a score, Darrell Jackson and Koren Robinson combine for 14 catches and 224 yards and the defense holds the Browns to 214 yards in a 34-7 victory in Seattle.


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On this date: Five Krieg TD passes, and a game ball for the 12th Man

A look at some memorable moments in Seahawks history that occurred on Nov. 28:

Dave Krieg

Seahawks quarterback Dave Krieg ties a club record by passing for five touchdowns in a 35-27 win over the Oakland Raiders on this date in 1988 at the Kingdome.

1976: Jim Zorn and Sherman Smith run for touchdowns, but the expansion Seahawks lose to the Giants 28-16 at the Kingdome.

1982: The Seahawks post the third shutout in club history, but first at the Kingdome, as Kenny Easley and John Harris intercept passes, Norm Johnson kicks three field goals and Steve Largent catches five passes for 109 yards in a 16-0 victory over the Steelers.

1988: Dave Krieg ties his club record by passing for five touchdowns and Curt Warner (130) and John L. Williams (105) become the Seahawks’ first tandem to rush for 100 yards in a same game during a 35-27 victory over the Raiders at the Kingdome on “Monday Night Football.”

1999: The Buccaneers intercept Jon Kitna five times in a 16-3 victory at the Kingdome, the start of a 1-5 finish for the Seahawks after they started their first season under coach Mike Holmgren 8-2.

2005: Mike Holmgren presents the game ball from a 24-21 overtime victory the day before to the 12th Man for the crowd’s help in generating 16 Giants’ penalties, including 11 false starts.


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On this date: Johnson’s kicks cap wild win over Chiefs

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

Norm Johnson

Seahawks kicker Norm Johnson

1977: Jim Zorn passes for four touchdowns, including two to Steve Largent, but the Chargers’ Fred Dean also intercepts a Zorn pass and returns it 22 yards for a fourth-quarter touchdown in San Diego’s 30-28 victory at the Kingdome.

1980: Tackle Ron Essink, who lines up as a tight end on the play, scores on a 2-yard pass from Jim Zorn in the fourth quarter to prevent the Seahawks from being shutout in a 51-7 loss to the Cowboys on Thanksgiving Day in Dallas.

1983: Norm Johnson kicks a 42-yard field goal with two seconds left in regulation to tie the game and then hits another 42-yarder in overtime as the Seahawks claim a wild 51-48 victory over the Chiefs at the Kingdome. Curt Warner runs for 207 yards and three touchdowns and Dave Krieg passes for 280 yards and three touchdowns as the Seahawks roll up 531 total yards.

1986: Curt Warner runs for 122 yards and Dave Krieg passes for two touchdowns in a 31-14 Thanksgiving Day victory over the Cowboys in Dallas. The victory is part of a five-game winning streak to close the season.

1994: John Kasey kicks a 32-yard field goal with 1:42 to play to give the Seahawks a 10-9 victory over the Chiefs at the Kingdome on a day to remember for two running backs. Chris Warren surpassed 1,000 yards in the 12th game of the season, the earliest it had been done in franchise history; and Curt Warner is inducted in the team’s Ring of Honor. Coupled with a 22-21 victory over the Buccaneers the week before, it also marked the first time in club history that the Seahawks win back-to-back games by one point.

2005: Josh Brown kicks a 36-yard field goal in overtime for a 24-21 victory over the Giants in Seattle. But the game is even more memorable because Jay Feely misses three game-winning field goals and the Giants are penalized 16 times, including 11 false-start penalties. It also is win No. 7 in what becomes a club-record 11-game winning streak.

2006: It is Green Bay in Seattle as snow covers the field during a 34-24 victory over the Packers on “Monday Night Football.” Shaun Alexander runs for 201 yards on a club-record 40 carries. Josh Brown also kicks four field goals and Matt Hasselbeck passes for three touchdowns against his former team.

2011: The Redskins score 16 fourth-quarter points to pull out a 23-17 victory over the Seahawks at CenturyLink Field, despite Marshawn Lynch rushing for 111 yards and scoring on a 20-yard pass. The loss is wedged between a two-game winning streak and a three-game winning streak for the Seahawks.


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