On this date: Alexander paces win over 49ers

A look at some memorable moments in Seahawks history that occurred on Nov. 20:

Shaun Alexander

Seahawks running back Shaun Alexander on Sunday, November 20, 2005, in San Francisco, Calif. The Seahawks defeated the 49ers 27-25. (AP Photo/Al Golub)

1977: The Seahawks are held to 129 total yards, including a 2-of-15, 19-yard passing effort by Jim Zorn, in a 22-10 loss to the Oilers at the Kingdome.

1983: Dave Krieg passes for 420 yards and three touchdowns and Paul Johns catches nine passes for 116 yards, but it’s not enough in a 38-27 loss to the Broncos in Denver. The Seahawks then won three of their last four games to advance to the playoffs for the first time in Chuck Knox’s first season as coach.

1994: Mack Strong scores on a 7-yard run with 42 seconds remaining in a 22-21 victory over the Buccaneers at the Kingdome. Chris Warren also runs for 116 yards.

2005: The 49ers score the final 13 points, but the Seahawks hang on for a 27-25 victory in San Francisco – win No. 6 in what will become a franchise-record 11-game winning streak. Shaun Alexander runs for 115 yards and two touchdowns.


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On this date: Seahawks hang 44 on Chargers

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

Jim Zorn

Jim Zorn

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.


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On this date: Robinson comes up huge

A look at some memorable moments in Seahawks history that occurred on Nov. 14:

Eugene Robinson

Eugene Robinson

1976: Jim Zorn passes for two touchdowns and runs for a third, but it isn’t enough as Fran Tarkenton throws a 5-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter to rally the Vikings to a 27-21 victory over the Seahawks in Minneapolis.

1982: The Seahawks’ game at St. Louis is cancelled, the last before the players’ strike ends.

1993: Eugene Robinson has 11 tackles, two interceptions, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery in a 22-5 victory over the Browns at the Kingdome. The defense forces seven turnovers as Robert Blackmon scores on a 5-yard fumble return and Antonio Edwards registers a safety.

1999: Jon Kitna throws a 20-yard touchdown pass to Sean Dawkins midway through the fourth quarter as the Seahawks pull out a 20-17 victory over the Broncos at the Kingdome to run their record to 7-2.

2010: Olindo Mare kicks five field goals to tie the club record, Matt Hasselbeck passes for 333 yards – the 18th of his club-record 19 300-yard performances – and Mike Williams catches 11 passes for a career-high 145 yards in a 36-18 victory over the Cardinals in Arizona.


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On this date: First shutout in franchise history

A look at some memorable moments in Seahawks history that occurred on Nov. 13:

1977: The defense posts the first shutout in franchise history by intercepting three passes to limit the Jets to 25 passing yards – and 124 total yards – and Jim Zorn throws two touchdown passes in a 17-0 victory at Shea Stadium.

1983: Steve Largent catches eight passes for 155 yards and three touchdowns, but the Cardinals scored five points in the final seven minutes to pull out a 33-28 victory in St. Louis.

1988: Dave Krieg returns after missing seven games with a shoulder separation and directs a 10-play drive to setup Norm Johnson’s game-winning 46-yard field goal with one second remaining in a 27-24 victory over the Oilers at the Kingdome. John L. Williams also runs for 102 yards and a touchdown.

2005: The Seahawks pick up win No. 5 in what will become a club-record 11-game winning streak as Shaun Alexander runs for 165 yards and three touchdowns a 31-16 victory over the Rams in Seattle.

2011: The Seahawks snap a three-game losing streak in emphatic fashion with a 22-17 upset of the 6-2 Ravens at CenturyLink Field. Aided by a series of punishing lead blocks from fullback Michael Robinson on Pro Bowl middle linebacker Ray Lewis, Marshawn Lynch runs for 109 yards and a touchdown, while Steven Hauschka kicks a franchise-tying five field goals. Ravens QB Joe Flacco throws 52 passes, as Ray Rice gets only five carries.


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On this date: Moon-to-Galloway leads the way

A look at some memorable moments in Seahawks history that occurred on Nov. 9:

Joey Galloway

Receiver Joey Galloway runs a pass route against the San Diego Chargers during an NFL football game on November 9, 1997 in San Diego, California. The Seahawks won 37-31. (AP Photo/G. Newman Lowrance)

1980: The Chiefs rally for 21 points in the fourth quarter to grab a 31-30 victory over the Seahawks at the Kingdome, as Jim Zorn throws five interceptions.

1997: Warren Moon and Joey Galloway hookup on a game-winning 40-yard touchdown pass with 2:20 left in a 37-31 victory over the Chargers in San Diego. But the Seahawks lose Pro Bowl defensive tackle Cortez Kennedy to a season-ending ankle injury.

2003: Wide receiver Rod Gardner throws a 10-yard touchdown pass to running back Trung Canidate with less than two minutes remaining to give the Redskins a 27-20 victory over the visiting Seahawks, who were up 14-3 and then down 20-17 in the game.

2008: In their first trip to Miami since 2000, the Seahawks fall behind 14-0 and then rally before losing to the Dolphins 21-19. Jordan Babineaux returns an interception 35 yards for a touchdown for the Seahawks.


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On this date: From Zorn to Krieg

A look at the memorable moments in Seahawks history that occurred on Oct. 30:

Dave Kreig

1983: The Seahawks complete a regular-season sweep of the Raiders with a 34-21 victory in Los Angeles. Dave Krieg starts the game, replacing a struggling Jim Zorn, and remains the starter for the next eight seasons. Krieg is 13 of 22 for 156 yards and a touchdown in the game, while Curt Warner runs for 101 yards and a score. Kenny Easley has an interception and a sack, as the Seahawks intercept Marc Wilson four times and sack the Raiders’ QB five times.

1977: Jim Zorn returns after missing four games with an injury and leads a 56-17 win over the Bills at the Kingdome. The Seahawks set 15 club records in the game and tie six others – including Zorn’s four touchdown passes.


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On this date: Happy birthday, Steve Largent

A look at some memorable moments in Seahawks history that occurred on Sept. 28:

1954: Steve Largent is born in Tulsa, Okla. Largent would join the expansion Seahawks in a 1976 trade with the Houston Oilers and by the time he retired after the 1989 season, he was the NFL’s all-time leader in receptions (819), receiving yards (13,089) and touchdown catches (100). He was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility (1995) and had his number 80 retired that same year.

1980 – The Seahawks post the second shutout in club history, 14-0 over the Redskins at RFK Stadium. Jim Zorn and Dan Doornink run for touchdowns in the game, while the defense intercepts Joe Theisman four times – including two by Dave Brown.


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On this date: Zorn rallies, but ‘Hawks fall to Cardinals in franchise’s first game

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

Jim Zorn, the team’s starting quarterback during the club’s inaugural season, was named NFC Offensive Rookie of the Year in 1976, as he led the NFL in attempts with 439 and set a then-record 2,571 passing yards, which was also a record for an expansion team.

1976 – The expansion Seahawks play their first regular-season game, losing to the St. Louis Cardinals 30-24 at the Kingdome. The Cardinals take a 30-10 lead before Jim Zorn rallies the Seahawks in the fourth quarter with a 72-yard touchdown pass to Sam McCullum and an 8-yard TD run. Zorn passes for 292 yards and two touchdowns – both to McCullum, who catches four passes for 112 yards.


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On this date: Seahawks win for the first time

A look at a memorable moment in Seahawks history that occurred on Aug. 29:

Seahawks head coach Jack Patera gets the game ball from running back Sherman Smith. (AP Photo)

1976: The Seahawks win their first game, 17-16 over the Chargers, as tight end Ron Howard catches a 3-yard TD pass from Jim Zorn with 13 seconds left in the preseason matchup at the Kingdome.


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Wednesday in Hawkville: Terrell rolls into camp

A recap of the activities at the Seahawks’ Bing training camp for Aug. 8:

FOCUS ON

Duh. Terrell Owens. The future Hall of Fame receiver practiced with the Seahawks for the first time and it seemed like the whole world was watching his every move.

Cameras crowed around the exit to the practice fields at Virginia Mason Athletic Center to capture his emergence from the locker room, wearing a No. 10 blue jersey and a where-do-I-go expression. Those same cameras – including those from ESPN and the NFL Network – were in the media crowd that gathered after practice to capture his every utterance.

It was in between those flirtations with the media mob that Terrell showed glimpses of why the Seahawks signed the 16-year veteran on Monday, as he took more snaps and did more with them than you would expect for a player who last played in the NFL during the 2010 season because he had major knee surgery.

Owens, who checked in 1,078 receptions, 15,934 receiving yards and 153 touchdowns on his resume, got a dozen snaps, caught a couple of passes and was even jammed to the turf by Brandon Browner, the 6-foot-4, 221-pound Pro Bowl cornerback.

His best effort came when Owens got behind the rookie tandem of cornerback Jeremy Lane and safety Winston Guy to make a falling grab along the sideline of a 35-yard pass from Matt Flynn.

Flashing that trademark smile during his post-practice Q&A session, Owens admitted to having some rust in his ample game and assured everyone that they ain’t seen nothing yet.

“Today didn’t go as particularly well as I would like, but it definitely was a step in the right direction,” he said.

“I’ve been rehabbing and working out for the past year since the injury. That’s all I’ve really wanted since I started my trek on this rehab and my journey to get back on the football field, is just an opportunity. That was provided by the Seattle Seahawks and, again, I’m very grateful for that.”

Flynn was among those who came away impressed by his newest teammate.

“Everyone on the team has watched him. Obviously, everyone knows his talent level and what he’s done,” said the QB who will start in Saturday night’s preseason opener against the Titans at CenturyLink Field. “He’s here to make the team better and we’re excited.”

UNIT WATCH

The nickel defensive line. Improving the pass rush was a priority for coach Pete Carroll this offseason after the Seahawks registered 33 sacks last season. So rush-tackle Jason Jones was signed in free agency and rush-end Bruce Irvin was selected in the first round of the NFL Draft to join – and help – Chris Clemons, who had 11 of those sacks.

But who fills the fourth spot? Brandon Mebane, the nose tackle in the base defense? Red Bryant, the tackle-sized end who plays opposite Clemons in the base defense? Alan Branch, the three-technique tackle in the base defense? Clinton McDonald, who works in the tackle rotation in the base defense?

“Right now, we’re running Mac in there,” line coach Todd Wash said of McDonald, who was acquired last August in a trade with the Bengals. “He’s really doing what we’re asking him to do and at the same time we’ve also got Brandon, Red and Branch.

“We’re looking for someone to help push that pocket.”

When push comes to shove, the 6-foot-2, 297-pound McDonald knows how to throw his weight around.

“He’s just so strong,” Wash said. “He’s got a little bit more center of gravity; he’s a little bit closer to the ground. He does a good job of getting under (blockers’) pads and getting push in the pocket. He does a tremendous job with that.”

PLAYS DU JOUR

Defense: It had to be Browner’s welcome-to-camp jam that sent Owens to the turf.

“He tried to shock release me. He tried to run through me,” Browner said of his run-in with the 6-3, 224-pound Owens in the one-on-one drill. “I’m a big guy. That’s something that will work on somebody a little smaller.”

So Browner treated Owens as just another receiver? “Not just another receiver, that’s T.O.” Browner said. “You know what I mean? He’s one of the legends.”

Offense: Flynn and third-year receiver Golden Tate hooked up on a couple of impressive plays. On the first, Tate went up along the sideline between the Pro Bowl duo of free safety Earl Thomas and Browner, took a shot and still held on to the ball as he was falling out of bounds. On the second, Flynn was flushed from the pocket, rolled to his left and let go with a not-quite-textbook pass that Tate was able to catch behind cornerback Coy Francies and DeShawn Shead.

In between plays: Rushing into the lineup, Irvin was about to collide with running back Tyrell Sutton. Irvin, this year’s first-round draft choice, avoided the collision as he parking-metered the 5-8 Sutton. Parking metered? You remember, hopping over parking meters in a single bound.

IN ’N OUT

Defensive end Dexter Davis returned to practice after missing time with a sore hip and tight end Anthony McCoy also was back. But defensive tackle Alan Branch and tight end Kellen Winslow sat out to rest their knees.

Also sidelined: wide receivers Doug Baldwin and Ricardo Lockette; linebackers Matt McCoy, Allen Bradford and Jameson Knoz; and offensive linemen James Carpenter and cornerback Walter Thurmond, who remain on the physically unable to perform list.

UP NEXT

Another morning practice on Thursday, as the players continue to prepare for Saturday night’s preseason opener.

JOIN THE CROWD

A boisterous crowd of 1,480 fans watched practice. While many chanted, “T.O. T.O,” two came with large T’s and O’s made out of cardboard that they lifted to match the chants.

Only three more practices are open to the public – Thursday, as well as next Tuesday and Wednesday. You can register here to attend.

JERSEY SHORES

Most of the fans came to today’s practice on the shores of Lake Washington sporting their Seahawks best, including jerseys of players past and present – Matt Hasselbeck (8), Lofa Tatupu (51), Shaun Alexander (37), Julian Peterson (98), Steve Largent (80), Mack Strong (38), Curt Warner (28) and Warren Moon (1); Earl Thomas (29), Marcus Trufant (23), Marshawn Lynch (24), Brandon Mebane (92), Sidney Rice (18), Kam Chancellor (31), Tarvaris Jackson (7), Richard Sherman (25) and Flynn (15) and Tate (81).

But only one was wearing a Chad Brown No. 94 jersey. Brown was a Pro Bowl linebacker from 1997-2004 and also was voted the Seahawks’ 35th Anniversary team.

“I’m just an all-time Seahawk fan,” said Cheyenne Smith, who’s 27 and lives in Darrington. “I like Chad Brown and the way he played. I really do.”

THE ROAD TO …

The club is advising fans attending Saturday night’s game to plan accordingly because state routes 520 (the Evergreen Point floating bridge) and 167 (the Valley Freeway) will be closed.

YOU DON’T SAY

“(Number) 81 wasn’t available. There were a couple of options, so I took 10. I look good in 10. So that’s going to be my number.” Owens, who wore No. 81 throughout his career, on switching to No. 10, which was worn most memorably for the Seahawks by former QB Jim Zorn


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