1979 Seattle Seahawks season

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
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
Previous season Next season
< 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
  • Managing General Partner – Herman Sarkowsky
  • 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

Strength and conditioning

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

Final roster[edit]

1979 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
51 Active, 0 Inactive, 0 Practice squad

[1]

  • Starters in bold.
  • (*) Denotes players that were selected for the 1980 Pro Bowl.

Schedule[edit]

Preseason[edit]

Week Date Kickoff Opponent Results Game Site Attendance TV Recap
Final score Team record
1 August 2 7:30pm PDT Minnesota Vikings W 12-9 1–0 Kingdome 60,881 KIRO Recap
2 August 12 6:00pm PDT Dallas Cowboys W 27-17 2–0 Kingdome 59,960 NBC Recap
3 August 18 7:00pm PDT at Los Angeles Rams L 17-21 2–1 Memorial Coliseum 46,083 KIRO Recap
4 August 24 7:30pm PDT San Francisco 49ers W 55-20 3–1 Kingdome 59,941 KIRO Recap
Source: Seahawks Media Guides [2] [3]

Regular season[edit]

Divisional matchups have the AFC West playing the NFC West.

Week Date Kickoff Opponent Results Game Site Attendance TV Recap
Final score Team record
1 September 2 1:00pm PDT San Diego Chargers L 16–33 0–1 Kingdome 62,887 NBC Recap
2 September 9 1:00pm PDT at Miami Dolphins L 10–19 0–2 Orange Bowl 56,233 NBC Recap
3 September 16 1:00pm PDT Oakland Raiders W 27–10 1–2 Kingdome 61,602 NBC Recap
4 September 23 1:00pm PDT at Denver Broncos L 34–37 1–3 Mile High Stadium 74,879 NBC Recap
5 September 30 1:00pm PDT Kansas City Chiefs L 6–24 1–4 Kingdome 61,169 NBC Recap
6 October 7 2:00pm PDT at San Francisco 49ers W 35–24 2–4 Candlestick Park 44,592 NBC Recap
7 October 14 1:00pm PDT at San Diego Chargers L 10–20 2–5 San Diego Stadium 50,077 NBC Recap
8 October 21 1:00pm PDT Houston Oilers W 34–14 3–5 Kingdome 60,705 NBC Recap
9 October 29 6:00pm PST at Atlanta Falcons W 31–28 4–5 Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium 52,566 ABC Recap
10 November 4 1:00pm PST Los Angeles Rams L 0–24 4–6 Kingdome 62,048 CBS Recap
11 November 11 10:00am PST at Cleveland Browns W 29–24 5–6 Cleveland Stadium 72,440 NBC Recap
12 November 18 1:00pm PST New Orleans Saints W 38–24 6–6 Kingdome 60,055 CBS Recap
13 November 26 6:00pm PST New York Jets W 30–7 7–6 Kingdome 59,977 ABC Recap
14 December 2 11:00am PST at Kansas City Chiefs L 21–37 7–7 Arrowhead Stadium 42,160 NBC Recap
15 December 8 1:00pm PST Denver Broncos W 28–23 8–7 Kingdome 60,038 NBC Recap
16 December 16 1:00pm PST at Oakland Raiders W 29–24 9–7 Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum 53,177 NBC Recap
Bold indicates division opponents.
Source: 1979 NFL season results [4]

Standings[edit]

AFC West
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
San Diego Chargers(1) 12 4 0 .750 6–2 9–3 411 246 W2
Denver Broncos(5) 10 6 0 .625 4–4 7–5 289 262 L2
Seattle Seahawks 9 7 0 .563 3–5 6–6 378 372 W2
Oakland Raiders 9 7 0 .563 3–5 5–7 365 337 L1
Kansas City Chiefs 7 9 0 .438 4–4 7–7 238 262 L1

Game summaries[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.

Week 1: vs. San Diego Chargers[edit]

Week One: Seattle Seahawks vs. San Diego Chargers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Chargers 0 13 10 10 33
Seahawks 3 7 0 6 16

at Kingdome, Seattle, Washington

  • Date: September 2
  • Game time: 1:00pm
  • Game weather: indoors
  • Game attendance: 62,887
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • SD – Dan Fouts, 21/30, 224 Yds, 0 TD, 1 INT
  • SEA – Jim Zorn, 16/28, 153 Yds, 0 TD, 3 INT
Top rushers
Top receivers
Team pass – rush – total yards – to
  • SD – 217 – 139 – 356 – 1
  • SEA – 153 – 181 – 334 – 6

Week 2: at Miami Dolphins[edit]

Week Two: Seattle Seahawks at Miami Dolphins – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Seahawks 0 3 7 0 10
Dolphins 0 9 3 7 19

at Miami Orange Bowl, Miami, Florida

  • Date: September 9
  • Game time: 4:00pm
  • Game weather: 81 °F (27 °C), 81% humidity, wind 13 miles per hour (21 km/h)
  • Game attendance: 56,233
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • SEA – Jim Zorn, 21/45, 247 Yds, 1 TD, 3 INT
  • MIA – Bob Griese, 15/27, 208 Yds, 2 TD, 0 INT
Top rushers
Top receivers
Team pass – rush – total yards – to
  • SEA – 226 – 119 – 345 – 4
  • MIA – 198 – 117 – 315 – 2

Week 3: vs. Oakland Raiders[edit]

Week Three: Seattle Seahawks vs. Oakland Raiders – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Raiders 0 0 7 3 10
Seahawks 7 3 10 7 27

at Kingdome, Seattle, Washington

  • Date: September 16
  • Game time: 1:00pm
  • Game weather: indoors
  • Game attendance: 61,602
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • OAK – Ken Stabler, 25/37, 343 Yds, 1 TD, 2 INT
  • SEA – Jim Zorn, 13/22, 277 Yds, 3 TD, 0 INT
Top rushers
Top receivers
Team pass – rush – total yards – to
  • OAK – 329 – 102 – 431 – 4
  • SEA – 316 – 103 – 419 – 0

Week 4: at Denver Broncos[edit]

Week Four: Seattle Seahawks at Denver Broncos – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Seahawks 10 10 14 0 34
Broncos 0 10 21 6 37

at Mile High Stadium, Denver, Colorado

  • Date: September 23
  • Game time: 2:00pm
  • Game weather: 69 °F (21 °C), 24% humidity, wind 9 miles per hour (14 km/h)
  • Game attendance: 74,879
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Team pass – rush – total yards – to
  • SEA – 197 – 153 – 350 – 4
  • DEN – 254 – 90 – 344 – 3

Week 5: vs. Kansas City Chiefs[edit]

Week Five: Seattle Seahawks vs. Kansas City Chiefs – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Chiefs 0 10 0 14 24
Seahawks 3 0 3 0 6

at Kingdome, Seattle, Washington

  • Date: September 30
  • Game time: 1:00pm
  • Game weather: indoors
  • Game attendance: 61,169
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Team pass – rush – total yards – to
  • KC – 15 – 215 – 230 – 1
  • SEA – 178 – 134 – 312 – 2

Week 6: at San Francisco 49ers[edit]

Week Six: Seattle Seahawks at San Francisco 49ers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Seahawks 14 7 7 7 35
49ers 7 3 0 14 24

at Candlestick Park, San Francisco, California

  • Date: October 7
  • Game time: 1:00pm
  • Game weather: 61 °F (16 °C), 77% humidity, wind 14 miles per hour (23 km/h)
  • Game attendance: 44,592
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Team pass – rush – total yards – to
  • SEA – 162 – 148 – 310 – 0
  • SF – 292 – 172 – 464 – 2

Week 7: at San Diego Chargers[edit]

Week Seven: Seattle Seahawks at San Diego Chargers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Seahawks 0 3 0 7 10
Chargers 7 0 7 6 20

at San Diego Stadium, San Diego, California

  • Date: October 14
  • Game time: 1:00pm
  • Game weather: 72 °F (22 °C), 78% humidity, wind 8 miles per hour (13 km/h)
  • Game attendance: 50,077
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • SEA – Jim Zorn, 19/43, 192 Yds, 0 TD, 1 INT
  • SD – Dan Fouts, 28/35, 318 Yds, 3 TD, 0 INT
Top rushers
Top receivers
Team pass – rush – total yards – to
  • SEA – 147 – 133 – 280 – 1
  • SD – 295 – 96 – 391 – 0

Week 8: vs. Houston Oilers[edit]

Week Eight: Seattle Seahawks vs. Houston Oilers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Oilers 0 7 0 7 14
Seahawks 7 7 6 14 34

at Kingdome, Seattle, Washington

  • Date: October 21
  • Game time: 1:00pm
  • Game weather: indoors
  • Game attendance: 60,705
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Team pass – rush – total yards – to
  • HOU – 160 – 83 – 243 – 3
  • SEA – 240 – 151 – 391 – 2

Week 9: at Atlanta Falcons[edit]

Week Nine: Seattle Seahawks at Atlanta Falcons – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Seahawks 0 21 3 7 31
Falcons 7 7 0 14 28

at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium, Atlanta, Georgia

  • Date: October 29
  • Game time: 9:00pm
  • Game weather: 60 °F (16 °C), 84% humidity, wind 9 miles per hour (14 km/h)
  • Game attendance: 52,566
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Team pass – rush – total yards – to
  • SEA – 206 – 205 – 411 – 4
  • ATL – 162 – 153 – 315 – 2


Week 10: vs. Los Angeles Rams[edit]

Week Ten: Seattle Seahawks vs. Los Angeles Rams – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Rams 14 7 3 0 24
Seahawks 0 0 0 0 0

at Kingdome, Seattle, Washington

  • Date: November 4
  • Game time: 1:00pm
  • Game weather: indoors
  • Game attendance: 62,048
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • LA – Pat Haden, 17/21, 172 Yds, 2 TD, 0 INT
  • SEA – Jim Zorn, 2/17, 25 Yds, 0 TD, 0 INT
Top rushers
Top receivers
Team pass – rush – total yards – to
  • LA – 172 – 303 – 475 – 1
  • SEA – -30 – 23 – -7 – 1

Week 11: at Cleveland Browns[edit]

Week Eleven: Seattle Seahawks at Cleveland Browns – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Seahawks 7 9 0 13 29
Browns 0 3 14 7 24

at Cleveland Stadium, Cleveland, Ohio

  • Date: November 11
  • Game time: 1:00pm
  • Game weather: 36 °F (2 °C), 75% humidity, wind 12 miles per hour (19 km/h)
  • Game attendance: 72,440
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • SEA – Jim Zorn, 15/27, 249 Yds, 0 TD, 0 INT
  • CLE – Brian Sipe, 13/29, 177 Yds, 0 TD, 2 INT
Top rushers
Top receivers
Team pass – rush – total yards – to
  • SEA – 238 – 189 – 427 – 1
  • CLE – 158 – 215 – 373 – 3

Week 12: vs. New Orleans Saints[edit]

Week Twelve: Seattle Seahawks vs. New Orleans Saints – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Saints 7 7 3 7 24
Seahawks 7 17 0 14 38

at Kingdome, Seattle, Washington

  • Date: November 18
  • Game time: 1:00pm
  • Game weather: indoors
  • Game attendance: 60,055
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Team pass – rush – total yards – to
  • NO – 286 – 134 – 420 – 1
  • SEA – 391 – 130 – 521 – 1


Week 13: vs. New York Jets[edit]

Week Thirteen: Seattle Seahawks vs. New York Jets – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Jets 0 0 7 0 7
Seahawks 3 13 14 0 30

at Kingdome, Seattle, Washington

  • Date: November 26
  • Game time: 6:00pm
  • Game weather: indoors
  • Game attendance: 59,977
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Team pass – rush – total yards – to
  • NY – 226 – 139 – 365 – 2
  • SEA – 313 – 86 – 399 – 1

Week 14: at Kansas City Chiefs[edit]

Week Fourteen: Seattle Seahawks at Kansas City Chiefs – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Seahawks 0 0 7 14 21
Chiefs 14 10 6 7 37

at Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri

  • Date: December 2
  • Game time: 1:00pm
  • Game weather: 21 °F (−6 °C), 51% humidity, wind 10 miles per hour (16 km/h)
  • Game attendance: 42,160
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
Top rushers
  • SEA – Jim Zorn, 2 Car, 21 Yds, 0 TD
  • KC – Earl Gant, 21 Car, 67 Yds, 1 TD
Top receivers
Team pass – rush – total yards – to
  • SEA – 231 – 44 – 275 – 5
  • KAN – 137 – 194 – 331 – 2

Week 15: vs. Denver Broncos[edit]

Week Fifteen: Seattle Seahawks vs. Denver Broncos – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Broncos 0 20 3 0 23
Seahawks 7 7 7 7 28

at Kingdome, Seattle, Washington

  • Date: December 8
  • Game time: 1:00pm
  • Game weather: indoors
  • Game attendance: 60,038
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Team pass – rush – total yards – to
  • DEN – 222 – 141 – 363 – 3
  • SEA – 308 – 74 – 382 – 2

Week 16: at Oakland Raiders[edit]

Week Sixteen: Seattle Seahawks at Oakland Raiders – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Seahawks 10 7 9 3 29
Raiders 7 10 0 7 24

at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, Oakland, California

  • Date: December 16
  • Game time: 1:00pm
  • Game weather: 50 °F (10 °C), 69% humidity, wind 7 miles per hour (11 km/h)
  • Game attendance: 53,177
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • SEA – Jim Zorn, 23/35, 314 Yds, 2 TD, 1 INT
  • OAK – Ken Stabler, 31/47, 342 Yds, 1 TD, 2 INT
Top rushers
Top receivers
Team pass – rush – total yards – to
  • SEA – 314 – 94 – 408 – 2
  • OAK – 336 – 82 – 418 – 3
Source: 1979 NFL game results [5]

Awards and records[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.pro-football-reference.com
  2. ^ 1979 Seahawks Media Guide, accessed February 14, 2015.
  3. ^ 1980 Seahawks Media Guide, accessed February 14, 2015.
  4. ^ 1979 NFL season results, NFL.com, accessed February 14, 2015.
  5. ^ 1979 NFL game results, Pro Football Reference.com, accessed January 31, 2015

External links[edit]