On 12-12-12, here’s a look at some 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.
2011: The Seahawks pick up win No. 2 in what will become a three-game winning streak with a 30-13 victory over the Rams in a “Monday Night Football” game at CenturyLink Field. Michael Robinson gets the rout rolling by returning a Doug Baldwin blocked punt for a touchdown and before it’s over Tarvaris Jackson passes for one TD and runs for another, while Marshawn Lynch rushes for 115 yards and a TD and Steven Hauschka kicks three field goals. Linebacker K.J. Wright leads the defensive effort with eight tackles, a sack, two other tackles for losses and a tipped pass.
Tags: Darrell Jackson, Deon Butler, Derrick Mayes, Doug Baldwin, Jim Zorn, Jon Kitna, Josh Brown, K.J. Wright, Marshawn Lynch, Matt Hasselbeck, Michael Boulware, Michael Robinson, Mike Holmgren, On this date, Rashad Moore, Rick Mirer, Shaun Alexander, Steve Largent, Steven Hauschka, Tarvaris Jackson
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A look at some memorable moments in Seahawks history that occurred on Dec. 10:
1978: The Seahawks take a 10-3 lead on Jim Zorn’s touchdown pass to David Sims and a 48-yard field goal by Efren Herrera, but Dan Fouts passes for three TDs in rallying the Chargers to 37-10 victory in San Diego.
1989: Dave Krieg throws a 1-yard touchdown pass to Curt Warner early in the fourth quarter as the Seahawks win 24-17 over the Bengals in Cincinnati. The game-winner is Krieg’s third TD pass of the day.
1995: Chris Warren catches a 20-yard touchdown pass from John Friesz with 49 seconds to play, giving the Seahawks a 31-27 victory over the Broncos at Mile High Stadium. Friesz also passes 5 yards to Joey Galloway with 4:10 remaining as the Seahawks overcome a 27-14 deficit. Warren also runs for 101 yards and a TD, while Brian Blades catches seven passes for 127 yards. The defense, meanwhile, intercepts John Elway three times and forces the three-and-out that sets up the game-winning TD.
2000: Jon Kitna passes for three touchdowns and 298 yards, but the Broncos take a 24-3 lead and hold on for a 31-24 victory at Mile High Stadium.
2006: Matt Hasselbeck’s fourth-and-20 pass to Deion Branch goes for 18 yards, and to the Arizona 7-yard line, as the Cardinals hang on for a 27-21 victory in the desert. Hasselbeck passes for three touchdowns, but Edgerrin James runs for 115 yards and a TD and Matt Leinart passes for two TDs for the Cardinals.
Tags: Brian Blades, Chris Warren, Curt Warner, Dave Krieg, David Sims, Deion Branch, Efren Herrera, Jim Zorn, Joey Galloway, John Friesz, Jon Kitna, Matt Hasselbeck, On this date
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A look at some memorable moments in Seahawks history that occurred on Dec. 8:
1979: Steve Largent catches a 43-yard touchdown pass from Jim Zorn in the fourth quarter as the Seahawks pull out a 28-23 victory over the Broncos at the Kingdome. The decisive catch is Largent’s second TD of the game, and Sherman Smith also runs for two touchdowns.
1985: Dave Krieg throws four touchdown passes, including two to Daryl Turner, and the defense sacks Bernie Kosar six times, including three by Jacob Green, in a 31-13 victory over the Browns at the Kingdome.
1986: On a wild and raucous Monday night at the Kingdome, the defense registers 11 sacks and three interceptions while holding the Raiders to 138 yards. The offensive contributions to the 37-0 shutout include Curt Warner running for 116 yards and two touchdowns and Dave Krieg throwing TD passes to Steve Largent and Ray Butler.
1991: John Taylor catches a 15-yard touchdown passes from Steve Bono early in the fourth quarter and the 49ers hold the lead for a 24-22 victory at the Kingdome. John Kasay kicks three field goals for the Seahawks.
1996: The Seahawks jump to a 16-0 lead and hold on for a 26-18 victory over the Bills at the Kingdome as Todd Peterson kicks four field goals and Chris Warren runs for 116 yards. With Rick Mirer completing 9 of 24 passes, Rick Tuten is called upon to punt nine times and averages 46.3 yards with a long of 66 yards.
2002: The Seahawks fall behind 27-6, rally on two second-half touchdown passes by Matt Hasselbeck but still lose 27-20 to the Eagles in Seattle. Shaun Alexander runs for 123 yards.
Tags: Chris Warren, Curt Warner, Daryl Turner, Dave Krieg, Jacob Green, Jim Zorn, John Kasay, Matt Hasselbeck, On this date, Ray Butler, Rick Mirer, Rick Tuten, Shaun Alexander, Sherman Smith, Steve Largent, Todd Peterson
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A look at some memorable moments in Seahawks history that occurred on Dec. 5:
1976: Jim Zorn throws a touchdown pass to tight end John McMakin for the Seahawks’ only score, as the Bears put up 34 points and 509 yards in a loss that is No. 4 in a five-game losing streak to close Seattle’s inaugural season.
1982: Marcus Allen rushes for 156 yards and two touchdowns for the Raiders, who take a 28-0 lead and hold on for a 28-23 victory in Los Angeles as Jim Zorn passes for two touchdowns.
1993: Brian Blades catches seven passes for 134 yards, but Marcus Allen runs for three touchdowns as the Chiefs hand the Seahawks a 31-16 setback at the Kingdome.
1999: Jon Kitna throws two touchdown passes, but Tim Brown catches two TD passes from Rich Gannon, staking the Raiders to a 17-0 lead in their 30-21 victory in Oakland.
2005: The Seahawks run their winning streak to eight in a row with a 42-0 victory over the Eagles in Philadelphia on “Monday Night Football” in a game where neither team has more than 200 yards in total offense, as Andre Dyson returns an interception 72 yards and a fumble 25 yards for touchdowns; Shaun Alexander scores twice; and Lofa Tatupu also returns an interception 38 yards for a TD.
2010: The Panthers take a 14-0 lead, but Marshawn Lynch then scores three times and Lofa Tatupu returns an interception for a touchdown as the Seahawks run off 31 unanswered points in a lopsided victory in Seattle. David Hawthorne leads the defensive effort with 14 tackles.
Tags: Andre Dyson, Brian Blades, David Hawthorne, Jim Zorn, Jon Kitna, Lofa Tatupu, On this date, Shaun Alexander
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A look at some memorable moments in Seahawks history that occurred on Dec. 4:
1977: Jim Zorn throws touchdown passes to Sam McCullum (65 yards) and Steve Largent (30), but Terry Bradshaw runs for two scores and throws for a third in the Steelers’ 30-20 victory in Pittsburgh.
1983: Tony Dorsett runs for 117 yards and two touchdowns for the Cowboys, while Dave Krieg is sacked eight times and throws two interceptions in a 35-10 loss in Dallas.
1988: Robert Perryman scores on a 1-yard run midway through the third quarter, giving the Patriots a 13-7 victory over the Seahawks in New England. The Seahawks gain only 65 total yards, while Eugene Robinson (17 tackles), Darren Comeaux (11), Dave Wyman (10) and Jeff Bryant (10) pace the defensive effort.
1989: Dave Krieg passes 51 yards to John L. Williams for a fourth quarter touchdown as the Seahawks pull out a 17-16 victory over the Bills at the Kingdome on “Monday Night Football.”
Tags: Darren Comeaux, Dave Krieg, Dave Wyman, Eugene Robinson, Jeff Bryant, Jim Zorn, John L. Williams, On this date, Sam McCullum, Steve Largent
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A look at some memorable moments in Seahawks history that occurred on Nov. 29:
1981: The Seahawks take a 24-3 lead at the Kingdome, but the Raiders storm back to score 29 unanswered points in the second half and escape with a 32-31 victory. The Seahawks also lose QB Jim Zorn to a broken ankle in the fourth quarter, which sidelines him for the final three games.
1998: Todd Peterson kicks a 48-yard field goal with one second remaining in a 20-18 victory over the Oilers at the Kingdome. Jon Kitna throws touchdown passes to Joey Galloway and James McKnight and Ricky Watters has 126 yards rushing and receiving.
2009: Justin Forsett runs for two touchdowns and Josh Wilson returns an interception 65 yards for a score in a 27-17 victory over the Rams, which runs the Seahawks’ winning streak in St. Louis to five in a row.
Tags: James McKnight, Jim Zorn, Joey Galloway, Jon Kitna, Josh Wilson, Justin Forsett, On this date, Ricky Watters, Todd Peterson
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A look at some memorable moments in Seahawks history that occurred on Nov. 28:
1976: Jim Zorn and Sherman Smith run for touchdowns, but the expansion Seahawks lose to the Giants 28-16 at the Kingdome.
1982: The Seahawks post the third shutout in club history, but first at the Kingdome, as Kenny Easley and John Harris intercept passes, Norm Johnson kicks three field goals and Steve Largent catches five passes for 109 yards in a 16-0 victory over the Steelers.
1988: Dave Krieg ties his club record by passing for five touchdowns and Curt Warner (130) and John L. Williams (105) become the Seahawks’ first tandem to rush for 100 yards in a same game during a 35-27 victory over the Raiders at the Kingdome on “Monday Night Football.”
1999: The Buccaneers intercept Jon Kitna five times in a 16-3 victory at the Kingdome, the start of a 1-5 finish for the Seahawks after they started their first season under coach Mike Holmgren 8-2.
2005: Mike Holmgren presents the game ball from a 24-21 overtime victory the day before to the 12th Man for the crowd’s help in generating 16 Giants’ penalties, including 11 false starts.
Tags: Curt Warner, Dave Krieg, Jim Zorn, John Harris, John L. Williams, Jon Kitna, Kenny Easley, Mike Holmgren, Norm Johnson, On this date, Sherman Smith, Steve Largent
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A look at some 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 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.
Tags: Chris Warren, Curt Warner, Dave Krieg, Jim Zorn, John Kasay, Josh Brown, Marshawn Lynch, Matt Hasselbeck, Norm Johnson, On this date, Ron Essink, Shaun Alexander
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A look at some memorable moments in Seahawks history that occurred on Nov. 26:
1978: Efren Herrera kicks a 46-yard field goal with one second to play in a 17-16 victory in Oakland, making the Seahawks the first team since 1965 to beat the Raiders twice during the regular season. Jim Zorn also throws touchdown passes to Steve Raible and Steve Largent.
1979: Jim Zorn passes for three touchdowns and Efren Herrera kicks three field goals in a 30-7 victory over the Jets at the Kingdome on “Monday Night Football.”
2000: Ricky Watters has 203 combined yards rushing and receiving, but the Broncos score 21 points in the fourth quarter – including an 80-yard touchdown run by Mike Anderson with 3½ minutes to play – in pulling out a 38-31 victory at Husky Stadium.
Tags: Efren Herrera, Jim Zorn, On this date, Ricky Watters, Steve Largent, Steve Raible
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A look at some memorable moments in Seahawks history that occurred on Nov. 21:
1976: Sherman Smith scores on a pair of 1-yard runs and Steve Largent catches six passes for 101 yards and a TD, but it’s not enough as the expansion Seahawks fall to the Saints 51-27 at the Kingdome.
1982: In their first game after the eight-week NFL players’ strike, and with Mike McCormack taking over as interim coach for Jack Patera, Steve Largent catches a 34-yard touchdown pass from Jim Zorn with 49 seconds left in a 17-10 victory over the Broncos in Denver.
1999: Ricky Watters scores three touchdowns, two rushing and one receiving, as he compiles 174 combined yards in a 31-19 victory in Kansas City, where the Seahawks had lost their previous eight games against the Chiefs.
2004: Michael Boulware intercepts a pass and returns it 63 yards for the touchdown with 56 seconds to play in a 24-17 victory over the Dolphins in Seattle. Trent Dilfer also throws a 21-yard TD pass to Jerry Rice.
2010: Matt Hasselbeck passes for 366 yards, with Mike Williams catching six passes for 109 yards, and David Hawthorne has 12 tackles and an interception. But the defending Super Bowl champion Saints prevail 34-19 in New Orleans. The game is a prelude to the team’s rematch in a wild-card playoff game in Seattle that season.
Tags: David H, David Hawthorne, Jack Patera, Jerry Rice, Jim Zorn, Matt Hasselbeck, Michael Boulware, Mike McCormack, Mike Williams, On this date, Ricky Watters, Sherman Smith, Steve Largent, Trent Dilfer
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