A look at the memorable – and not-so-memorable – moments in Seahawks history that occurred on Dec. 27:
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 now plays for the Seahawks, has two picks off Hasselbeck.
A look at the memorable – and not-so-memorable – moments in Seahawks history that occurred on Dec. 24:
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.
A look at the memorable – and not-so-memorable – moments in Seahawks history that occurred on Dec. 20:
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 Darryl 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.
A look at the memorable moments in Seahawks history that occurred on Sept. 17:
1995 – Dennis Erickson gets his first win as coach of the Seahawks, 24-21 over the Bengals at the Kingdome.
2006 – Defensive tackle Cortez Kennedy is inducted into the team’s Ring of Honor during a 21-10 win over the Cardinals.
A look at the memorable moments in Seahawks history that occurred on Sept. 3:
1984 – The Seahawks win their season opener for the first time, 33-0 over the Browns at the Kingdome. But Curt Warner is lost of the season in the first half with a knee injury. The game is played on Monday afternoon because of a scheduling conflict with the Mariners.
1995 – The Seahawks lose their first game under coach Dennis Erickson, 34-10 to the Chiefs at the Kingdome. All-time sack leader Jacob Green is inducted into the team’s Ring of Honor.
2000 – The Seahawks drop their opener to the Dolphins in Miami 23-0, the first time they’ve been shutout in seven seasons.
In nine seasons as coach of the Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders, Tom Flores won a pair of Super Bowls and had six winning records. In three seasons with the Seahawks, he never even broke even.
From 1992-94, when Flores was the third full-season coach in franchise history, the Seahawks went 2-14 and 6-10 twice. We’ve examined 1992 and 1993 in our ongoing series of stories featuring the franchise’s first 35 seasons.
But then compiling winning records with the Seahawks has been a three-plus coach accomplishment.
Mike Holmgren (seven), Chuck Knox (six), Jack Patera (two) and Mike McCormack (interim coach for seven games in 1982) have posted winning records with the Seahawks.
Here’s a look at the franchise’s coaches – with seasons; seasons with a winning record; best record:
Jack Patera (1976-82): six-plus seasons; two winning seasons; 9-7 in 1978 and 1979
Mike McCormack (1982): seven games; one winning season; 4-3 after replacing Patera
Chuck Knox (1983-91): nine seasons; six winning seasons; 12-4 in 1984
Tom Flores (1992-94): three seasons; no winning seasons; 6-10 in 1993 and 1994
Dennis Erickson (1995-98): four seasons; no winning seasons; 8-8 in 1995, 1997, 1998
Mike Holmgren (1999-2008): 10 seasons; seven winning seasons; 13-3 in 2005
Jim Mora (2009): one season; no winning seasons; 5-11 in 2009
Pete Carroll (2010-present): one season; no winning seasons; 7-9 in 2010