1977 Seattle Seahawks season

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1977 Seattle Seahawks season
Head coach Jack Patera
Home field Kingdome
Results
Record 5–9
Division place 4th AFC West
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
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< 1976 1978 >

The 1977 Seattle Seahawks season was the team's second season with the National Football League. The 1977 season was the team's first in the AFC West.

1977 NFL Draft[edit]

1977 Seahawks Draft Selections
Round/Pick Player Position College
1/14 Steve August Offensive Tackle Tulsa
2/30 Tom Lynch Offensive Guard Boston College
2/41 Terry Beeson Linebacker Kansas
2/51 Peter Cronan Linebacker Boston College
3/58 Dennis Boyd Defensive End Oregon State
4/87 John Yarno Center Idaho
4/111 Larry Seivers Wide Receiver Tennessee
6/142 Tony Benjamin Running Back Duke
7/169 David Sims Running Back Georgia Tech
9/225 George Adzick Defensive Back Minnesota
10/254 Sam Adkins Quarterback Wichita State
11/281 Bill Westbeld Offensive Tackle Dayton
12/329 I. V. Wilson Defensive Tackle Tulsa
Supp Al Hunter Running Back Notre Dame

Personnel[edit]

Staff[edit]

1977 Seattle Seahawks staff
Front office

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches


Strength and conditioning

  • Head Trainer – Bruce Scott
  • Assistant Trainer – Jim Whitesel

Final roster[edit]

1977 Seattle Seahawks final roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists



Practice squad



Rookies in italics
53 Active, 0 Inactive, 0 Practice squad

[1]

  • Starters in bold.

Schedule[edit]

Preseason[edit]

Week Date Kickoff Opponent Results Game Site Attendance TV Recap
Final score Team record
1 August 7 1:00pm PDT at San Francisco 49ers W 34-24 1–0 Candlestick Park 38,024 KIRO [A] Recap
2 August 13 6:00pm PDT Dallas Cowboys W 23-17 OT 2–0 Kingdome 58,789 KIRO [A] Recap
3 August 18 7:00pm PDT Oakland Raiders W 12-10 3–0 Kingdome 62,187 KIRO [A] Recap
4 August 27 6:00pm PDT Detroit Lions L 14-16 3–1 Kingdome 56,345 KIRO [A] Recap
5 September 2 7:00pm PDT Denver Broncos L 10-27 3–2 Kingdome 54,916 KIRO [A] Recap
6 September 11 1:00pm PDT at San Diego Chargers L 20-38 3–3 San Diego Stadium 27,505 KIRO Recap
Source: Seahawks Media Guides [2] [3]
  1. ^ a b c d e Tape delay.

Regular season[edit]

In its second year, Seattle played all of the teams in the AFC as a member of the AFC West.

Week Date Kickoff Opponent Results Game Site Attendance TV Recap
Final score Team record
1 September 18 1:00pm PDT Baltimore Colts L 14–29 0–1 Kingdome 58,991 NBC Recap
2 September 25 10:00am PDT at Cincinnati Bengals L 20–42 0–2 Riverfront Stadium 45,579 NBC Recap
3 October 2 1:00pm PDT Denver Broncos L 13–24 0–3 Kingdome 53,108 NBC Recap
4 October 9 10:00am PDT at New England Patriots L 0–31 0–4 Schaefer Stadium 45,927 NBC Recap
5 October 16 1:00pm PDT Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 30–23 1–4 Kingdome 54,783 CBS Recap
6 October 23 10:00am PDT at Miami Dolphins L 13–31 1–5 Orange Bowl 29,855 NBC Recap
7 October 30 1:00pm PST Buffalo Bills W 56–17 2–5 Kingdome 61,180 NBC Recap
8 November 6 1:00pm PST at Oakland Raiders L 7–44 2–6 Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum 50,929 NBC Recap
9 November 13 10:00am PST at New York Jets W 17–0 3–6 Shea Stadium 42,923 NBC Recap
10 November 20 1:00pm PST Houston Oilers L 10–22 3–7 Kingdome 61,519 NBC Recap
11 November 27 1:00pm PST San Diego Chargers L 28–30 3–8 Kingdome 58,994 NBC Recap
12 December 4 10:00am PST at Pittsburgh Steelers L 20–30 3–9 Three Rivers Stadium 45,429 NBC Recap
13 December 11 11:05am PST at Kansas City Chiefs W 34–31 4–9 Arrowhead Stadium 22,262 NBC Recap
14 December 18 1:00pm PST Cleveland Browns W 20–19 5–9 Kingdome 61,583 NBC Recap
Bold indicates division opponents.
Source: 1977 NFL season results [4]

Standings[edit]

AFC West
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
Denver Broncos(1) 12 2 0 .857 6–1 11–1 274 148 L1
Oakland Raiders(4) 11 3 0 .786 5–2 10–2 351 230 W2
San Diego Chargers 7 7 0 .500 3–4 6–6 222 205 L2
Seattle Seahawks 5 9 0 .357 1–3 4–9 282 373 W2
Kansas City Chiefs 2 12 0 .143 1–6 1–11 225 349 L6

Game summaries[edit]

Week 1: vs. Baltimore Colts[edit]

Week One: Seattle Seahawks vs. Baltimore Colts – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Colts 7 7 5 10 29
Seahawks 0 7 0 7 14

at Kingdome, Seattle, Washington

  • Date: September 18
  • Game time: 1:00pm
  • Game weather: indoors
  • Game attendance: 58,991
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • BAL – Bert Jones, 17/26, 220 Yds, 1 TD, 0 INT
  • SEA – Jim Zorn, 14/34, 164 Yds, 1 TD, 4 INT
Top rushers
Top receivers
Team pass – rush – total yards – to
  • BAL – 220 – 206 – 426 – 1
  • SEA – 151 – 104 – 255 – 4

Week 2: at Cincinnati Bengals[edit]

Week Two: Seattle Seahawks at Cincinnati Bengals – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Seahawks 0 7 13 0 20
Bengals 21 7 0 14 42

at Riverfront Stadium, Cincinnati, Ohio

  • Date: September 25
  • Game time: 1:00pm
  • Game weather: 68 °F (20 °C), 84% humidity, wind 9 miles per hour (14 km/h)
  • Game attendance: 45,579
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Team pass – rush – total yards – to
  • SEA – 172 – 110 – 282 – 3
  • CIN – 225 – 199 – 424 – 1

Week 3: vs. Denver Broncos[edit]

Week Three: Seattle Seahawks vs. Denver Broncos – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Broncos 10 0 14 0 24
Seahawks 7 0 6 0 13

at Kingdome, Seattle, Washington

  • Date: October 2
  • Game time: 1:00pm
  • Game weather: indoors
  • Game attendance: 53,108
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Team pass – rush – total yards – to
  • DEN – 177 – 153 – 330 – 2
  • SEA – 191 – 81 – 272 – 3

Week 4: at New England Patriots[edit]

Week Four: Seattle Seahawks at New England Patriots – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Seahawks 0 0 0 0 0
Patriots 7 7 17 0 31

at Schaefer Stadium, Foxborough, Massachusetts

  • Date: October 9
  • Game time: 1:00pm
  • Game weather: 58 °F (14 °C), 92% humidity, wind 19 miles per hour (31 km/h)
  • Game attendance: 45,927
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Team pass – rush – total yards – to
  • SEA – 50 – 95 – 145 – 5
  • NE – 137 – 196 – 333 – 3

Week 5: vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers[edit]

Week Five: Seattle Seahawks vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Buccaneers 6 7 3 7 23
Seahawks 7 10 0 13 30

at Kingdome, Seattle, Washington

  • Date: October 16
  • Game time: 1:00pm
  • Game weather: indoors
  • Game attendance: 54,783
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
  • TB – Allan Leavitt 20-yard field goal
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • TB – Gary Huff, 18/32, 217 Yds, 1 TD, 4 INT
  • SEA – Steve Myer, 20/30, 252 Yds, 4 TD, 2 INT
Top rushers
Top receivers
Team pass – rush – total yards – to
  • TAM – 217 – 167 – 384 – 6
  • SEA – 241 – 134 – 375 – 2

Week 6: at Miami Dolphins[edit]

Week Six: Seattle Seahawks at Miami Dolphins – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Seahawks 3 7 0 3 13
Dolphins 0 24 0 7 31

at Miami Orange Bowl, Miami, Florida

  • Date: October 23
  • Game time: 1:00pm
  • Game weather: 77 °F (25 °C), 85% humidity, wind 14 miles per hour (23 km/h)
  • Game attendance: 29,855
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Team pass – rush – total yards – to
  • SEA – 143 – 79 – 222 – 3
  • MIA – 86 – 136 – 222 – 1

Week 7: vs. Buffalo Bills[edit]

Week Seven: Seattle Seahawks vs. Buffalo Bills – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Bills 3 0 7 7 17
Seahawks 14 28 7 7 56

at Kingdome, Seattle, Washington

  • Date: October 30
  • Game time: 1:00pm
  • Game weather: indoors
  • Game attendance: 61,180
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
  • BUF – John Kimbrough, 4 Rec, 81 Yds, 1 TD
  • SEA – Steve Largent, 4 Rec, 134 Yds, 2 TD
Team pass – rush – total yards – to
  • BUF – 221 – 115 – 336 – 3
  • SEA – 226 – 333 – 559 – 3

Week 8: at Oakland Raiders[edit]

Week Eight: Seattle Seahawks at Oakland Raiders – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Seahawks 0 0 7 0 7
Raiders 3 24 10 7 44

at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, Oakland, California

  • Date: November 6
  • Game time: 1:00pm
  • Game weather: 58 °F (14 °C), 61% humidity, wind 14 miles per hour (23 km/h)
  • Game attendance: 50,929
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Team pass – rush – total yards – to
  • SEA – 51 – 126 – 177 – 4
  • OAK – 149 – 248 – 397 – 0

Week 9: at New York Jets[edit]

Week Nine: Seattle Seahawks at New York Jets – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Seahawks 7 0 7 3 17
Jets 0 0 0 0 0

at Shea Stadium, New York, New York

  • Date: November 13
  • Game time: 1:00pm
  • Game weather: 37 °F (3 °C), 60% humidity, wind 16 miles per hour (26 km/h)
  • Game attendance: 42,923
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Team pass – rush – total yards – to
  • SEA – 213 – 232 – 445 – 1
  • NY – 25 – 99 – 124 – 3

Week 10: vs. Houston Oilers[edit]

Week Ten: Seattle Seahawks vs. Houston Oilers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Oilers 0 10 3 9 22
Seahawks 0 3 0 7 10

at Kingdome, Seattle, Washington

  • Date: November 20
  • Game time: 1:00pm
  • Game weather: indoors
  • Game attendance: 61,519
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Team pass – rush – total yards – to
  • HOU – 237 – 195 – 432 – 3
  • SEA – 27 – 102 – 129 – 4

Week 11: vs. San Diego Chargers[edit]

Week Eleven: Seattle Seahawks vs. San Diego Chargers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Chargers 10 3 3 14 30
Seahawks 0 14 7 7 28

at Kingdome, Seattle, Washington

  • Date: November 27
  • Game time: 1:00pm
  • Game weather: indoors
  • Game attendance: 58,994
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • SD – Dan Fouts, 19/26, 199 Yds, 1 TD, 1 INT
  • SEA – Jim Zorn, 16/26, 291 Yds, 4 TD, 2 INT
Top rushers
Top receivers
Team pass – rush – total yards – to
  • SD – 192 – 131 – 323 – 1
  • SEA – 281 – 109 – 390 – 3

Week 12: at Pittsburgh Steelers[edit]

Week Twelve: Seattle Seahawks at Pittsburgh Steelers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Seahawks 0 3 10 7 20
Steelers 7 6 0 17 30

at Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Date: December 4
  • Game time: 1:00pm
  • Game weather: 33 °F (1 °C), 62% humidity, wind 7 miles per hour (11 km/h)
  • Game attendance: 45,429
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Team pass – rush – total yards – to
  • SEA – 210 – 166 – 376 – 4
  • PIT – 157 – 236 – 393 – 2

Week 13: at Kansas City Chiefs[edit]

Week Thirteen: Seattle Seahawks at Kansas City Chiefs – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Seahawks 14 20 0 0 34
Chiefs 21 0 3 7 31

at Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri

  • Date: December 11
  • Game time: 1:00pm
  • Game weather: 23 °F (−5 °C), 64% humidity, wind 12 miles per hour (19 km/h)
  • Game attendance: 22,262
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • SEA – Jim Zorn, 8/14, 133 Yds, 1 TD, 2 INT
  • KC – Tony Adams, 7/13, 135 Yds, 0 TD, 2 INT
Top rushers
Top receivers
Team pass – rush – total yards – to
  • SEA – 133 – 209 – 342 – 5
  • KC – 189 – 145 – 334 – 5

Week 14: vs. Cleveland Browns[edit]

Week Fourteen: Seattle Seahawks vs. Cleveland Browns – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Browns 6 10 0 3 19
Seahawks 0 7 0 13 20

at Kingdome, Seattle, Washington

  • Date: December 18
  • Game time: 1:00pm
  • Game weather: indoors
  • Game attendance: 61,583
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • CLE – Terry Luck, 6/15, 105 Yds, 0 TD, 4 INT
  • SEA – Jim Zorn, 10/24, 132 Yds, 1 TD, 2 INT
Top rushers
Top receivers
Team pass – rush – total yards – to
  • CLE – 101 – 259 – 360 – 5
  • SEA – 132 – 191 – 323 – 2
Source:[5]


References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.pro-football-reference.com
  2. ^ 1977 Seahawks Media Guide, accessed February 14, 2015.
  3. ^ 1978 Seahawks Media Guide, accessed February 14, 2015.
  4. ^ 1977 NFL season results, NFL.com, accessed February 14, 2015.
  5. ^ 1977 NFL game results, Pro Football Reference.com, accessed January 31, 2015

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