1978 Seattle Seahawks season

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1978 Seattle Seahawks season
Head coach Jack Patera
Home field Kingdome
Results
Record 9–7
Division place T-2nd AFC West
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
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< 1977 1979 >

The 1978 Seattle Seahawks season was the team's third season in the National Football League. The Seahawks won nine games, giving the franchise its first winning season.

1978 NFL draft[edit]

1978 Seahawks Draft Selections
Round/Pick Player Position College
1/9 Keith Simpson Defensive Back Memphis State
2/36 Keith Butler Linebacker Memphis State
3/63 Bob Jury Defensive Back Pittsburgh
5/119 Louis Bullard Offensive Tackle Jackson State
6/146 Glenn Starks Wide Receiver Texas A&I
7/173 John Harris Defensive Back Arizona State
9/231 Rich Grimmett Offensive Tackle Illinois
10/258 Rob Stewart Wide Receiver Lafayette
11/301 George Halas Linebacker Miami (FL)
12/316 Jeff Bergeron Running Back Lamar

Personnel[edit]

Staff[edit]

1978 Seattle Seahawks staff
Front office
  • General Manager – John Thompson
  • Assistant General Manager – Mark Duncan
  • Director of Player Personnel – Dick Mansperger
  • Director of Pro Scouting – Chuck Allen

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches



Regular season[edit]

1978 Seattle Seahawks Team Starters

Offense

10    Jim Zorn        QB
47    Sherman Smith   RB
35    David Sims      FB
84    Sam McCullum    WR
80    Steve Largent   WR
87    Ron Howard      TE
63    Nick Bebout     LT
61    Tom Lynch       LG
51    John Yarno      C
78    Bob Newton      RG
76    Steve August    RT
Defense
62    Ernie Price     LDE
68    Dennis Boyd     LDT
66    Bill Sandifer   RDT
77    Bill Gregory    RDE
56    Sammy Green     LB
58    Terry Beeson    LB
53    Keith Butler    LB
38    Cornell Webster LCB
22    Dave Brown      RCB
27    Autry Beamon    SS
44    John Harris     FS
Kicking Team
1   Efren Herrera     K
18  Herman Weaver     P
34  Rufus Crawford    RB/PR/KR

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Game site Record Attendance
1 September 3, 1978 San Diego Chargers L 20–24 Kingdome 0–1 55,778
2 September 10, 1978 at Pittsburgh Steelers L 10–21 Three Rivers Stadium 0–2 48,277
3 September 17, 1978 at New York Jets W 24–17 Shea Stadium 1–2 46,911
4 September 24, 1978 Detroit Lions W 28–16 Kingdome 2–2 60,040
5 October 1, 1978 at Denver Broncos L 7–28 Mile High Stadium 2–3 74,989
6 October 8, 1978 Minnesota Vikings W 29–28 Kingdome 3–3 62,031
7 October 15, 1978 at Green Bay Packers L 28–45 Milwaukee County Stadium 3–4 52,712
8 October 22, 1978 Oakland Raiders W 27–7 Kingdome 4–4 62,529
9 October 29, 1978 Denver Broncos L 17–20 OT Kingdome 4–5 62,948
10 November 5, 1978 at Chicago Bears W 31–29 Soldier Field 5–5 50,697
11 November 12, 1978 Baltimore Colts L 14–17 Kingdome 5–6 61,905
12 November 19, 1978 at Kansas City Chiefs W 13–10 Arrowhead Stadium 6–6 35,252
13 November 26, 1978 at Oakland Raiders W 17–16 Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum 7–6 52,978
14 December 3, 1978 Cleveland Browns W 47–24 Kingdome 8–6 62,262
15 December 10, 1978 at San Diego Chargers L 10–37 San Diego Stadium 8–7 49,975
16 December 17, 1978 Kansas City Chiefs W 23–19 Kingdome 9–7 58,490

Standings[edit]

AFC West
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA
Denver Broncos(3) 10 6 0 .625 7–1 8–4 282 198
Seattle Seahawks 9 7 0 .563 4–4 6–6 345 358
Oakland Raiders 9 7 0 .563 3–5 5–7 311 283
San Diego Chargers 9 7 0 .563 5–3 7–5 355 309
Kansas City Chiefs 4 12 0 .250 1–7 4–10 243 327

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