1979 Seattle Seahawks season

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1979 Seattle Seahawks season
Head coach Jack Patera
Home field Kingdome
Results
Record 9–7
Division place T-3rd AFC West
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
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< 1978 1980 >

The 1979 Seattle Seahawks season was the team's fourth season with the National Football League. The Seahawks had a winning record for the second consecutive year, matching their 9–7 record from 1978.

1979 NFL draft[edit]

1979 Seahawks Draft Selections
Round/Pick Player Position College
1/18 Manu Tuiasosopo Defensive End UCLA
2/45 Joe Norman Linebacker Indiana
3/57 Michael Jackson Linebacker Washington
4/102 Mark Bell Defensive End Colorado State
7/169 Larry Polowski Linebacker Boise State
9/240 Ezra Tate Running Back Mississippi State
10/267 Robert Hardy Defensive Tackle Jackson State
11/293 Jim Hinesly Offensive Guard Michigan State
12/319 Jeff Moore Running Back Jackson State

Personnel[edit]

Staff[edit]

1979 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

Special teams coaches


Regular season[edit]

For the second straight year, the Seahawks missed the playoffs by one game. Season highlights included sweeping the Oakland Raiders for the 2nd straight year, and defeating the Denver Broncos for the 1st time in team history in a comeback thriller 28–23 at the Kingdome, and winning the team's first appearance on MNF over the Atlanta Falcons, 31–28. The team started out 3–5, and had a 6–2 finish. A 37–21 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs in week 14 knocked them out of playoff contention, but rebounded to end their season repeating 1978 at 9–7.

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Game site Record Attendance
1 September 2, 1979 San Diego Chargers L 16–33 Kingdome 0–1 62,887
2 September 9, 1979 at Miami Dolphins L 10–19 Miami Orange Bowl 0–2 56,233
3 September 16, 1979 Oakland Raiders W 27–10 Kingdome 1–2 61,602
4 September 23, 1979 at Denver Broncos L 34–37 Mile High Stadium 1–3 74,879
5 September 30, 1979 Kansas City Chiefs L 6–24 Kingdome 1–4 61,169
6 October 7, 1979 at San Francisco 49ers W 35–24 Candlestick Park 2–4 44,592
7 October 14, 1979 at San Diego Chargers L 10–20 San Diego Stadium 2–5 50,077
8 October 21, 1979 Houston Oilers W 34–14 Kingdome 3–5 60,705
9 October 29, 1979 at Atlanta Falcons W 31–28 Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium 4–5 52,566
10 November 4, 1979 Los Angeles Rams L 0–24 Kingdome 4–6 62,048
11 November 11, 1979 at Cleveland Browns W 29–24 Cleveland Stadium 5–6 72,440
12 November 18, 1979 New Orleans Saints W 38–24 Kingdome 6–6 60,055
13 November 26, 1979 New York Jets W 30–7 Kingdome 7–6 59,977
14 December 2, 1979 at Kansas City Chiefs L 21–37 Arrowhead Stadium 7–7 42,160
15 December 8, 1979 Denver Broncos W 28–23 Kingdome 8–7 60,038
16 December 16, 1979 at Oakland Raiders W 29–24 Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum 9–7 53,177

Standings[edit]

AFC West
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA
San Diego Chargers(1) 12 4 0 .750 6–2 9–3 411 246
Denver Broncos(5) 10 6 0 .625 4–4 7–5 289 262
Seattle Seahawks 9 7 0 .563 3–5 6–6 378 372
Oakland Raiders 9 7 0 .563 3–5 5–7 365 337
Kansas City Chiefs 7 9 0 .438 4–4 7–7 238 262

Awards and records[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]