On this date: 12th Man flag raised for first time

A look at a memorable moment in Seahawks history that occurred on Oct. 12:

12th Man Flag

2003: The flag pole above the south end zone at CenturyLink Field (then Seahawks Stadium) is unveiled, and the 12th Man flag is raised for the first time by 12 original season ticket holders before the Seahawks’ game against the 49ers. The Seahawks win the game 20-19 as Josh Brown kicks a 37-yard field goal with three minutes remaining.


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On this date: Mr. Lynch comes to Washington

A look at the memorable moments in Seahawks history that occurred on Oct. 5:

1980: Sam McCullum catches two touchdown passes and Efren Herrera kicks four field goals in a 26-7 victory over the Oilers in the Astrodome, in what will be the Seahawks’ last win of the season.

1997: Steve Broussard breaks touchdown runs of 77 and 43 yards, and gains 138 yards on just six carries, as the Seahawks start a three-game winning streak with a 16-13 victory over the Titans at the Kingdome.

2003: Josh Brown kicks a club-record 58-yard field goal in Green Bay, but the Seahawks lose to the Packers 35-13.

2010: Running back Marshawn Lynch is acquired in a trade with the Bills. Lynch leads the team in rushing that season and turns in one of the most electrifying plays in franchise history when he scores on a 67-yard run in the wild-card playoff win over the defending Super Bowl champion Saints.


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On this date: A rare loss for 2005 Seahawks

A look at a memorable moment in Seahawks history that occurred on Oct. 2:

2005: The Seahawks fall to 2-2 by losing to the Redskins 20-17 in overtime, after Josh Brown’s 47-yard field goal attempt hits the left upright as time expired in regulation. It is the last loss before the Seahawks go on a franchise-record 11-game winning streak en route to posting an NFC-best and club-record 13-3 record. Matt Hasselbeck passes for 242 yards and a touchdown while completing 26 of 38 passes; Bobby Engram catches nine passes for 106 yards; Shaun Alexander runs for 98 yards and a TD; and middle linebacker Lofa Tatupu has 10 tackles and a sack.


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On this date: A pick that became Josh Brown

A look at a memorable moment in Seahawks history that occurred on June 21:

2002: Cornerback Ike Charlton, a second-round draft choice in 2000, is traded to the Jacksonville Jaguars for a seventh-round pick in the 2003 draft that the Seahawks used to select Josh Brown. The kicker from Nebraska would score 100-plus points for five seasons before signing with the St. Louis Rams in free agency.


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And the best seventh-round pick is …

Players selected in the seventh round of the NFL Draft have been very, very good to the Seahawks.

It began in 1977, when they selected Georgia Tech running David Sims, who scored 15 touchdowns and averaged 4.3 yards per carry in 1978 before a neck injury ended his career. The 1983 draft brought Sam Merriman, a linebacker from Idaho who led the team with 21 coverage tackles in 1984 and was a special teams standout until a knee injury ended his career in 1987.

In 1993, they selected Michael McCrary, a defensive end from Wake Forrest who would lead the AFC with 13.5 sacks in 1996 and team with Michael Sinclair to give the defense a potent pass-rush tandem off the edges. The 2003 draft delivered Josh Brown, who would score 100-plus points for five seasons before losing major points with the team’s fans by jumping to the rival Rams as a free agent in 2008. In 2006, they selected Ben Obomanu, who this week was labeled “one of the more underrated wide receivers in the league” by GM John Schneider.

But of the 45 players the Seahawks have selected in the seventh round of the past 36 drafts, none was better than John Harris.

The safety from Arizona State was the 173rd player selected in the 1978 draft. But he started 112 games over the next eight seasons, intercepting a conference-leading 10 passes in 1981. Harris still ranks third all-time in career interceptions (41), fourth in return yards (425) and ninth in tackles (649).

With Harris at free safety and Kenny Easley at strong safety, the Seahawks had a last line of defense that helped carry them to the AFC Championship game in 1983 and a 12-4 record in 1984.


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On this date

A look at the memorable – and not-so-memorable – moments in Seahawks history that occurred on Dec. 31:

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: 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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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.


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A look at the memorable – and not-so-memorable – moments in Seahawks history that occurred on Dec. 12:

1976: The Seahawks close their inaugural season with a 27-10 loss to the Eagles at the Kingdome that leaves them 2-12, which will be the worst record in franchise history until the 1992 team goes 2-14. Steve Largent catches seven passes for 98 yards and the Seahawks’ only touchdown.

1982: Jim Zorn runs for one touchdown and passes for another, while Steve Largent catches eight passes for 111 yards, in a 20-14 victory over the Bears at the Kingdome.

1993: The Raiders take a 27-9 lead in Los Angeles and then hold on for a four-point victory as Rick Mirer runs for one touchdown and passes for another in the final 6½ minutes.

1999: The Seahawks take their first lead of the game on a Jon Kinta to Derrick Mayes touchdown pass in the third quarter, but John Carney kicks two fourth-quarter field goals to give the Chargers a 19-16 victory at the Kingdome. The loss is the third in a four-game losing streak that follows the Seahawks’ 8-2 start in their first season under Mike Holmgren.

2004: Josh Brown kicks field goals in the third and fourth quarters to give the Seahawks a 27-23 victory over the Vikings in Minnesota. Rashad Moore recovered a fumble at the Vikings’ 26-yard line to set up Brown’s fourth quarter field goal and Michael Boulware then intercepts a Randy Moss pass in the end zone to ice the win. Before the late heroics by the defense, Matt Hasselbeck passes for three touchdowns, Darrell Jackson catches 10 passes for 135 yards and Shaun Alexander runs for 112 yards.

2010: Deon Butler catches a touchdown pass late in the fourth quarter, but also has his leg broken so severely on the play that he needs surgery, in a 40-21 loss to the 49ers in San Francisco. Matt Hasselbeck passes for two touchdowns, but also throws four interceptions.


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A look at the memorable moments in Seahawks history that occurred on Dec. 3:

1978: David Sims runs for three touchdowns, Steve Largent catches eight passes for 108 yards and a TD and Keith Simpson intercepts a Brian Sipe pass and returns it 40 yards for a score in a 47-24 victory over the Browns at the Kingdome.

1995: Todd Peterson kicks four field goals and Terry Wooden paces the defense with an 11-tackle performance in a 26-14 victory over the Eagles at the Kingdome.

2000: George Koonce returns an interception 27 yards for touchdown to spark a four-sack and two-pick effort by the defense and Rian Lindell kicks three field goals in a 30-10 victory over the Falcons in Atlanta.

2006: Josh Brown kicks a 50-yard field goal with five seconds to play, his third of the game, and Darryl Tapp returns an interception 25 yards for a touchdown in a 23-20 victory over the Broncos on Sunday night in Denver.


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On this date

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

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 regular 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 has 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 marks 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 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,” as 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.


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