On this date: Johnson’s kicks cap wild win over Chiefs

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

Norm Johnson

Seahawks kicker Norm Johnson

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 regulation 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 had 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 marked 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 goal 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.” 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.

2011: The Redskins score 16 fourth-quarter points to pull out a 23-17 victory over the Seahawks at CenturyLink Field, despite Marshawn Lynch rushing for 111 yards and scoring on a 20-yard pass. The loss is wedged between a two-game winning streak and a three-game winning streak for the Seahawks.


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And the best late-round pick is …

A photo essay at NFL.com this week listing the best picks at each of the 32 spots in the history of the NFL Draft prompted the obvious thought: Who are the best round-by-round picks the Seahawks have made?

We begin answering that with a look at the late-round selections. And that covers a lot of territory, and players, because the draft was 17 rounds in 1976, 12 rounds from 1977-92 and eight rounds in 1993 before the league went to the seven-round format in 1994.

The Seahawks did find some “rubies,” as former coach Chuck Knox called them, in those later rounds – from defensive tackle Robert Hardy (10th round in 1979), to tackle Ron Essink (10th round in 1980), to cornerback Dwayne Harper (11th round in 1988), to tackle Bill Hitchcock (eighth round in 1990), to defensive end Antonio Edwards (eighth round in 1993).

All became starters, but each must get in line behind Derrick Fenner, the running back who was selected in the 10th round of the 1989 draft.

Fenner was the team’s leading rusher (859 yards) in 1990, when he also led the AFC in touchdowns (15) and rushing touchdowns (14). Fenner played only three seasons with the Seahawks, but is tied for sixth on the club’s all-time list in rushing TDs (19) and ranks 10th in rushing attempts (317).

Veteran allocation draft: The selection process in 1976 that helped stock the Seahawks’ original roster did not include college players. But it needs to be included, because the best of the 39 players from other NFL teams selected by the Seahawks was, is and always will be Dave Brown – who died of a heart attack in 2006.

Brown led the team in tackles in that inaugural season while playing free safety. He moved to cornerback in 1977 and intercepted a franchise record 50 passes before leaving the Seahawks after the 1986 season. Brown returned to coach the defensive backs from 1992-98. He was inducted into the team’s Ring of Honor in 1992 and voted to the 35th Anniversary team.


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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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