On this date: Galloway traded

A look at the memorable moments in Seahawks history that occurred on Feb. 12:

2000: Joey Galloway is traded to the Cowboys for first-round draft choices in 2000 and 2001, picks the Seahawks use to select Shaun Alexander and Koren Robinson.

2003: John Marshall is hired as linebackers coach on Mike Holmgren’s staff.

2006: Matt Hasselbeck completes 10 of 17 passes for 85 yards as the NFC wins the Pro Bowl 23-17 in a defense-dominated game that features 10 turnovers and seven sacks. Lofa Tatupu has a team-high six tackles, as well as two more on special teams, while Walter Jones, Steve Hutchinson, Mack Strong and Robbie Tobeck help the NFC convert eight of 18 third-down situations.

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A look at the memorable – and not-so-memorable – moments in Seahawks history that occurred on Dec. 29:

1984: Steve Largent catches six passes for 128 yards, including a 56-yard touchdown, and John Harris intercepts two passes but the Seahawks are eliminated from the playoffs in a 31-10 loss to the Dolphins at the Orange Bowl as Dan Marino throws three TD passes.

1994: Tom Flores is relieved of his duties as general manager and head coach five days after a season-ending 35-9 loss to the Browns in Cleveland. Flores leaves with a three-season coaching record of 16-32.

2002: Matt Hasselbeck passes for a franchise-record 449 yards and two touchdowns in leading a 31-28 overtime victory against the Chargers in San Diego. Hasselbeck’s 1-yard TD run ties the score with 1 second left in regulation and Rian Lindell kicks a 24-yard field goal five minutes into OT to win it. Koren Robinson catches nine passes for 103 yards and Itula Mili seven for 119, and John Randle collects three sacks, as the Seahawks close the season with their third consecutive victory.

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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.

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A look at the memorable – and not-so-memorable – moments in Seahawks history that occurred on Dec. 15:

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 took a 24-17 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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A look at the memorable moments in Seahawks history that occurred on Nov. 30:

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 Kasey 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 34-7 victory in Seattle.

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A look at the memorable moments in Seahawks history that occurred on Nov. 24:

1991: The defense holds the Broncos on downs twice in Seahawks territory in the final 4:49 of a 13-10 victory at the Kingdome. Rufus Porter leads the effort with three of the team’s five sacks and the Seahawks also force four turnovers.

2002: The teams combine for a NFL-record 64 first downs as the Seahawks beat the Chiefs 39-32 in Seattle. Shaun Alexander runs for 145 yards and two touchdowns, Matt Hasselbeck passes for 362 yards and three and Koren Robinson catches eight passes for 168 yards and TD to offset a 307-combined yards, three-TD performance by the Chiefs’ Priest Holmes.

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A look at the memorable moments in Seahawks history that occurred on Nov. 16:

1981: Jim Zorn passes for two touchdowns, Theotis Brown runs for two more and Dan Doornink has a rushing and a receiving TD in a 44-23 victory over the Chargers at the Kingdome, despite a 151-yard, two-TD performance by San Diego’s Chuck Muncie. Linebackers Michael Jackson (15) and Joe Norman (13) combine for 28 tackles.

1997: Doug Brien kicks a 48-yard field goal in overtime as the Saints pull out a 20-17 victory at the Superdome. Darryl Williams leads the Seahawks’ defensive effort by returning an interception 44 yards for a touchdown, while Sam Adams has two sacks and Chad Brown recovers two fumbles.

2003: Bobby Engram returns a punt 83 yards for one touchdown and catches a 34-yard pass for another in a 34-14 win over the Lions in Seattle. Koren Robinson also recovers a fumble in the end zone for a TD, while Shaun Alexander and Matt Hasselbeck run for scores.

2008: T.J. Duckett runs for two fourth-quarter touchdowns, but it’s not enough in a 26-20 loss to the Cardinals in Seattle as the Seahawks run for 43 yards and Matt Hasselbeck throws three interceptions. Josh Wilson has 10 tackles, an interception and a forced fumble in the loss.

A show of hands

Steve Largent is the Seahawks’ all-time leader in receptions, receiving yards and touchdown catches. Brian Blades caught 80 and 81 passes in back-to-back seasons. Bobby Engram set the franchise record with 94 receptions in 2007.

All three have been voted to the Seahawks’ 35th Anniversary team. But who turned in the best single-season performance by a receiver in franchise history?

Here’s a look at some of the best:

Steve Largent in 1984 – He caught 74 passes for 1,164 yards and 12 touchdowns – and was voted All-Pro and to the Pro Bowl. The Hall of Famer had seasons with more receptions (79 in 1985 and 75 in 1981). He also had seasons with more yards (1,168 in 1978; 1,237 in 1979; 1,224 in 1981; and a club-record 1,287 in 1985).  But the 12 TD catches in ’84 were a career-high, and the 74-1,164-12 totals came during the team’s 12-4 season.

Daryl Tuner in 1985 – He caught only 34 passes, but he also averaged 19.7 yards and had 13 TD catches. The TD total is the club single-season record. The per-catch average would be the record, if he had caught enough passes (50) to qualify.

Brian Blades in 1994 – His 81 receptions set the single-season record; which Darrell Jackson and Engram later broke. He also had 1,086 yards for a 13.4-yard average and caught four TD passes. He had more TDs (eight) and a higher average (17.1) in 1988, but Blades caught only 40 passes that season.

Joey Galloway in 1997 – He caught 72 passes for 1,049 yards (14.6-yard average) and a conference-leading 12 TDs. All were the best marks of the three seasons he led the team in receiving.

Sean Dawkins in 1999 – He didn’t even lead the team in receptions; Derrick Mayes did. But Dawkins averaged 17.1 yards on his 58 catches and had seven TDs (compared to 62, 13.4 and 10 for Mayes). But the over-the-top-stat was that 51 of Dawkins’ catches produced first downs.

Koren Robinson in 2002 – He caught 78 passes for 1,240 yards and five touchdowns. It was the one season in his five with the Seahawks that the first-round pick from 2001 put up numbers to match his draft status.

Darrell Jackson in 2003 – The more obvious choice for Jackson appears to be 2004, when he set the club record with 87 receptions, had 1,199 yards and seven TDs. But in ’03, he had a better per-catch average (16.7 yards, compared to 13.8 in ’04) and more TDs (nine).

Bobby Engram in 2007 – He not only set the club record with 94 receptions, Engram posted a career-best with 1,147 yards and tied his career-high with six TD catches. And he did it at the age of 34.

Performances you definitely can wrap your hands around. But which one was the best? You make the call …

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