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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.


Monday in Hawkville: Concussions leaving Wright and Carpenter up in the air

A recap of the day’s activities at Virginia Mason Athletic Center for Nov. 5:

FOCUS ON

James Carpenter

James Carpenter

The heads of K.J. Wright and James Carpenter. The Seahawks’ strongside linebacker and left guard have concussions, so their availability for this week’s game against the Jets at CenturyLink Field is unknown at this time.

That was the word today from coach Pete Carroll during his weekly day-after Q&A session with the media. Wright was concussed on the opening drive of Sunday’s 30-20 victory over the Vikings, while Carpenter was unable to play in the game because of a concussion he got last week.

“We’ll know more by Wednesday,” Carroll said when asked about Wright, who had been the team’s leading tackler before missing most of Sunday’s game.

As for Carpenter, Carroll said, “Same circumstances as K.J., really.”

Those circumstances require each player to pass a battery of tests before they are cleared to practice. That process is underway, but Carroll said it could be a couple of days before the status of either player can be determined.

“We’ll know more in a couple days,” Carroll said. “You’ll hear more about that on Wednesday.”

Asked if either could practice on Wednesday, Carroll said, “The process almost doesn’t allow them to practice Wednesday.”

John Moffitt, who had missed the previous five games with a knee injury, was able to step in for Carpenter and “all in all, he did a good job,” Carroll said. Mike Morgan took over for Wright and Carroll labeled his performance “adequate.”

PLAYER WATCH

Russell Okung

Russell Okung

Russell Okung. The Vikings’ Jared Allen entered Sunday’s game with seven sacks and also left Sunday’s game with seven sacks. Credit Okung, the Seahawks’ third-year left tackle who was matched against the defensive end who led the NFL with 22 sacks last season.

“Russell did very well. He handled it fine,” Carroll said. “And Jared came after him and tried to get in his head a little bit and Russell handled it like a real vet.”

It wasn’t the first time. Okung also did not allow a sack to the Packers’ Clay Matthews in Week 3, and he has nine sacks in his other games to tie for second in the league.

“Russell’s playing good steady football and doing a good job,” Carroll said. “And he’s seen some good football players. And there’s none more difficult and challenging than Jared. So that was a good game for him. I thought it was a real solid game for Russell.”

UNIT WATCH

Run defense. In their past three games, the Seahawks have allowed 243 rushing yards to the Vikings – 182 by Adrian Peterson; and 175 rushing yards to the 49ers – 131 by Frank Gore. So a unit that ranked No. 2 in the league against the run entering the San Francisco game, allowing an average of 70 yards, is now No. 11, allowing an average of 102.4.

What the 49ers and Vikings did to run for all those yards came from different schemes, but Carroll said steps already are being taken to rectify the situation.

“I do think we’re over trying a little bit,” Carroll said. “Just in general, guys are trying to live up to the expectations. We’re trying really hard, and at times that takes you out of your game. That’s something we’re really concerned about. We just want to play the way we’re capable of playing. Sometimes guys try to go beyond their responsibilities to make a play and get in a bad situation

“To play good run defense you have to be extraordinarily disciplined.”

INJURY REPORT

Defensive lineman Jason Jones, one of the tackles in the nickel line, and wide receiver Braylon Edwards did not play against the Vikings because of ankle and knee injuries. But Carroll said each could return this week.

Strong safety Kam Chancellor got a bruised thigh when he was kicked in Sunday’s game, but he is not expected to miss any practice time.

Carroll said the club has until next Monday to decide whether to add cornerback Walter Thurmond to the 53-man roster. He began the season on the physically-unable-to-perform list after having surgery on his left fibula twice in a five-month period. Thurmond returned to practice two weeks ago.

STAT DU JOUR

Two of the first three teams the Seahawks beat at home this season have been on rolls since those losses. Here’s a look at how the Seahawks’ CenturyLink victims have fared:

Opponent (week)       Prior record     Record since

Cowboys (Week 2)           1-0                   2-4

Packers (Week 3)              1-1                   5-1

Patriots (Week 6)              3-2                   2-0

Vikings (Week 9)               5-3                   ?-?

UP NEXT

The players have their off day on Tuesday before returning on Wednesday to begin practicing for Sunday’s game against the Jets.

Defensive end Red Bryant will sign autographs from 6-7 p.m. on Tuesday at the CenturyLink Field Pro Shop.

YOU DON’T SAY

“Russell Wilson at home: 4-0, nine touchdowns, no interceptions.” – Peter King, ranking the Seahawks at No. 11 in the “Fine Fifteen” section of his Monday Morning Quarterback at SI.com


On this date

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

1984: Dan Doornik 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 four of 10 passes, throws 26 yards to Darryl 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 2½ 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.