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.


On this date: Seahawks fall in the fourth, three times

A look at some memorable moments in Seahawks history that occurred on Nov. 17:

New England Patriots quarterback Steve Grogan, top, leaps over Joe Nash (No. 72) of the Seattle Seahawks at the end of the first quarter, Nov. 17, 1985, in Seattle. Grogan gained two yards on the play, good enough for a first down. Moving in to make the stop for the Seahawks, left, is Shelton Robinson (No. 57). (AP PhotoMelissa Stevenson)

1980: The Seahawks roll up 391 yards and take a 17-7 lead, but the Raiders drive to a late 28-yard field goal by Matt Bahr that caps their 12-point fourth quarter in a 19-17 victory at Kingdome.

1985: The Patriots score 13 fourth-quarter points to pull out a 20-13 victory at the Kingdome, but Steve Largent catches eight passes for 138 yards and Curt Warner runs for 105 yards in this odd season that sees the Seahawks systemically win two and then lose two four times en route to an 8-8 record.

1996: The Seahawks lose their quarterback and then the game as former Washington State University kicker Jason Hanson kicks a 43-yard field goal with 4:32 left to play to give the Lions a 17-16 victory at the Silverdome. John Friesz went out in the fourth quarter, and for the rest of the season, with a cracked bone in his leg – one day after signing a contract extension. Lamar Smith runs for 148 yards, but Todd Peterson’s 42-yard field goal attempt sails wide right with two seconds remaining.


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On this date: Mirer passes Seahawks to victory

A look at a memorable moment in Seahawks history that occurred on Sept. 22:

1996 – The Seahawks win 17-13 over the Buccaneers in Tampa as they score two touchdowns in the final three minutes – a 5-yard pass from Rick Mirer to Brian Blades and a 14-yard run by Lamar Smith with 31 seconds left in the game. Mirer is 8 of 9 for 64 yards on the 83-yard drive ending with his TD pass and also hits 4 of 5 for 54 yards during one stretch of the 61-yard drive to Smith’s TD.


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And the best third-round pick is …

From Michael Jackson in 1979, to Darrell Jackson in 2000, to Brandon Mebane in 2007, the Seahawks have discovered players with first-round talent in the third round of the NFL Draft.

Just look at the contributions of these three:

Michael Jackson, a linebacker from the University of Washington, led the team in tackles three consecutive seasons (1980-82).

Darrell Jackson, a wide receiver from Florida, was the team’s leading receiver in 2001, 2003, 2004 and 2006 – including a then-franchise record 87 receptions in ’04.

Mebane, a defensive tackle from Cal, has started 69 games over the past five seasons, and last season led all NFC interior linemen in tackles.

But the honor for best fourth-round pick in franchise history goes to Fredd Young – a linebacker from New Mexico with the second “d” in his first name that he explained stood for defense.

Young was selected in 1984 and made the Pro Bowl in each of his four seasons with the team – the first two as a special teams player, the last two as a linebacker. He led the team in tackles three consecutive seasons (1985-87), before being traded to the Colts for a pair of first-round draft choices.

So Young also was the draft choice that kept on giving, as the team used the first-round selections acquired for him to draft offensive lineman Andy Heck in 1989 and as part of the package to trade into the third spot in 1990 to take Hall of Fame defensive tackle Cortez Kennedy.

Honorable mention among the team’s third-round picks goes to running back Lamar Smith (1994), who rushed for 680 yards and eight touchdowns in 1996; tackle Sean Locklear (2004), the right-side starter on the best line in franchise history in 2005, as well as 2006-08; and linebacker Leroy Hill (2005), who has started 77 games the past seven seasons.


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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.


On this date

A look at the memorable moments in Seahawks history that occurred on Nov. 17:

1980: The Seahawks roll up 391 yards and take a 17-7 lead, but the Raiders drive to a late 28-yard field goal by Matt Bahr that caps their 12-point fourth quarter in a 19-17 victory at Kingdome.

1985: The Patriots score 13 fourth-quarter points to pull out a 20-13 victory at the Kingdome, but Steve Largent caught eight passes for 138 yards and Curt Warner runs for 105 yards in this odd season that sees the Seahawks systemically win two and then lose two four times en route to an 8-8 record.

1996: The Seahawks lose their quarterback and then the game as former Washington State University kicker Jason Hanson kicks a 43-yard field goal with 4:32 left to play to give the Lions a 17-16 victory at the Silverdome. John Friesz went out in the fourth quarter, and for the rest of the season, with a cracked bone in his leg – one day after signing a contract extension. Lamar Smith runs for 148 yards, but Todd Peterson’s 42-yard field goal attempt sails wide right with two seconds remaining.


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On this date

A look at a memorable moment in Seahawks history that occurred on Sept. 22:

1996 – The Seahawks win 17-13 over the Buccaneers in Tampa as Lamar Smith scores on a 14-yard run with 31 seconds left in the game.


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