1982 Seattle Seahawks season

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1982 Seattle Seahawks season
Head coach Jack Patera
Mike McCormack
Home field Kingdome
Results
Record 4–5
Division place T-8th AFC
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
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< 1981 1983 >

The 1982 Seattle Seahawks season was the team's seventh season with the National Football League. Head coach Jack Patera was fired after the first two games of the season, which were followed by a 57-day players strike. Mike McCormack coached the Seahawks after the strike for the last seven games of the strike-shortened season.

Offseason[edit]

1982 draft class[edit]

Main article: 1982 NFL Draft
Round Choice Player Position College
1 6 Jeff Bryant Defensive end Clemson
2 33 Bruce Scholtz Linebacker Texas
3 75 Pete Metzelaars Tight end Wabash
6 144 Jack Campbell Offensive tackle Utah
7 174 Eugene Williams Defensive back Tulsa
8 201 Chester Cooper Wide receiver Minnesota
9 228 David Jefferson Linebacker Miami (FL)
10 258 Craig Austin Linebacker South Dakota
11 284 Sam Clancy Defensive end Pittsburgh
12 311 Frank Naylor Center Rutgers

Personnel[edit]

Staff[edit]

1982 Seattle Seahawks staff
Front office
  • Managing General Partner – Elmer Nordstrom
  • General Manager – John Thompson
  • Assistant General Manager – Mark Duncan
  • Director of Football Operations – Mike McCormack
  • 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]

1982 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 1983 Pro Bowl.

Schedule[edit]

Preseason[edit]

Week Date Kickoff Opponent Results Game Site Attendance TV Recap
Final score Team record
1 August 13 7:30pm PDT St. Louis Cardinals W 14-0 1–0 Kingdome 55,525 -- Recap
2 August 21 7:30pm PDT at Minnesota Vikings L 3-7 1–1 Metrodome 57,880 KING Recap
3 August 28 7:00pm PDT at Los Angeles Rams L 13-23 1–2 Anaheim Stadium 54,537 KING Recap
4 September 3 7:30pm PDT San Francisco 49ers L 13-17 1–3 Kingdome 57,839 -- Recap
Source: Seahawks Media Guides [2] [3]

Regular season[edit]

By finishing in fifth place in 1981, Seattle plays the two NFC fifth place finishers, the Cardinals and Bears, and two games against the other AFC fifth place finisher, the Patriots.

Week Date Kickoff Opponent Results Game Site Attendance TV Recap
Final score Team record
1 September 12 1:00pm PDT Cleveland Browns L 7–21 0–1 Kingdome 55,907 NBC Recap
2 September 19 1:00pm PDT at Houston Oilers L 21–23 0–2 Astrodome 43,117 NBC Recap
3 September 26 10:00am PDT at New England Patriots Cancelled due to players’ strike
4 October 3 1:00pm PDT Kansas City Chiefs
5 October 10 1:00pm PDT at San Diego Chargers
6 October 17 1:00pm PDT Oakland Raiders
7 October 24 1:00pm PDT San Diego Chargers
8 October 31 10:00am PST at Kansas City Chiefs
9 November 7 1:00pm PST Denver Broncos Rescheduled to January 2
10 November 14 10:00am PST at St. Louis Cardinals Cancelled due to players’ strike
11 November 21 1:00pm PST at Denver Broncos W 17–10 1–2 Mile High Stadium 73,996 NBC Recap
12 November 28 1:00pm PST Pittsburgh Steelers W 16–0 2–2 Kingdome 55,553 NBC Recap
13 December 5 1:00pm PST at Los Angeles Raiders L 23–28 2–3 Memorial Coliseum 42,170 NBC Recap
14 December 12 1:00pm PST Chicago Bears W 20–14 3–3 Kingdome 52,826 CBS Recap
15 December 19 1:00pm PST New England Patriots L 0–16 3–4 Kingdome 53,457 NBC Recap
16 December 26 10:00am PST at Cincinnati Bengals L 10–24 3–5 Riverfront Stadium 55,330 NBC Recap
17 January 2 1:00pm PST Denver Broncos W 13–11 4–5 Kingdome 43,145 NBC Recap
Bold indicates division opponents.
Source: 1982 NFL season results [4]

Standings[edit]

Playoff teams were determined by the top eight conference teams.

American Football Conference
W L T PCT PF PA STK
Los Angeles Raiders(1) 8 1 0 .889 260 200 W5
Miami Dolphins(2) 7 2 0 .778 198 131 W3
Cincinnati Bengals(3) 7 2 0 .778 232 177 W2
Pittsburgh Steelers(4) 6 3 0 .667 204 146 W2
San Diego Chargers(5) 6 3 0 .667 288 221 L1
New York Jets(6) 6 3 0 .667 245 166 L1
New England Patriots(7) 5 4 0 .556 143 157 W1
Cleveland Browns(8) 4 5 0 .444 140 182 L1
Buffalo Bills 4 5 0 .444 150 154 L3
Seattle Seahawks 4 5 0 .444 127 147 W1
Kansas City Chiefs 3 6 0 .333 176 184 W1
Denver Broncos 2 7 0 .222 148 226 L3
Houston Oilers 1 8 0 .111 136 245 L7
Baltimore Colts 0 8 1 .056 113 236 L2
AFC West
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
Los Angeles Raiders(1) 8 1 0 .889 5–0 5–1 260 200 W5
San Diego Chargers(5) 6 3 0 .667 2–1 5–3 288 221 L1
Seattle Seahawks 4 5 0 .444 2–1 3–5 127 147 W1
Kansas City Chiefs 3 6 0 .333 2–1 3–3 176 184 W1
Denver Broncos 2 7 0 .222 0–6 0–6 148 226 L3

Game Summaries[edit]

Preseason[edit]

Week P1: vs. St. Louis Cardinals[edit]

Preseason Week One: Seattle Seahawks vs. St. Louis Cardinals – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Cardinals 0 0 0 0 0
Seahawks 7 7 0 0 14

at Kingdome, Seattle, Washington

  • Date: August 13
  • Game time: 7:30pm local
  • Game weather: indoors
  • Game attendance: 55,525
  • Referee: Fred Silva
  • Gamebook

Week P2: at Minnesota Vikings[edit]

Preseason Week Two: Seattle Seahawks at Minnesota Vikings – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Seahawks 3 0 0 0 3
Vikings 0 0 7 0 7

at Metrodome, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Week P3: at Los Angeles Rams[edit]

Preseason Week Three: Seattle Seahawks at Los Angeles Rams – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Seahawks 0 0 7 6 13
Rams 7 6 3 7 23

at Anaheim Stadium, Anaheim, California

  • Date: August 28
  • Game time: 7:00pm local
  • Game weather: clear, 74 °F (23 °C), 75% humidity, wind E 11 miles per hour (18 km/h)
  • Game attendance: 54,537
  • Referee: Fred Wyant
  • TV: KING
  • Gamebook

Week P4: vs. San Francisco 49ers[edit]

Preseason Week Four: Seattle Seahawks vs. San Francisco 49ers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
49ers 3 14 0 0 17
Seahawks 0 0 6 7 13

at Kingdome, Seattle, Washington

  • Date: September 3
  • Game time: 7:35pm local
  • Game weather: indoors
  • Game attendance: 57,839
  • Referee: Gene Barth
  • Gamebook

Regular Season[edit]

Week 1: vs. Cleveland Browns[edit]

Week One: Seattle Seahawks vs. Cleveland Browns – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Browns 7 14 0 0 21
Seahawks 0 0 7 0 7

at Kingdome, Seattle, Washington

  • Date: September 12
  • Game time: 1:02pm local
  • Game weather: indoors
  • Game attendance: 55,907
  • Referee: Bob Frederic
  • TV: NBC
  • Gamebook
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
  • CLE – Charles White 18-yard run (Matt Bahr kick), 14:49 (CLE 14–0)
  • CLE – Mike Pruitt 2-yard run (Matt Bahr kick), 4:36 (CLE 21–0)
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
  • no scoring
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Team – passrushtotalto
  • CLE – 130 – 200 – 330 – 1
  • SEA – 140 – 40 – 180 – 3

Week 2: at Houston Oilers[edit]

Week Two: Seattle Seahawks at Houston Oilers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Seahawks 0 7 0 14 21
Oilers 0 7 10 6 23

at Astrodome, Houston, Texas

Game information
First quarter
  • no scoring
Second quarter
Third quarter
  • HOU – Florian Kempf 24-yard field goal, 10:48 (HOU 10–7)
  • HOU – Mike Reinfeldt fumble recovered in end zone (Norm Johnson kick), 7:11 (HOU 17–7)
Fourth quarter
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
  • SEA – Byron Walker: 4 rec, 81 yds, 1 TD
  • HOU – Donnie Craft: 6 rec, 62 yds
Team – passrushtotalto
  • SEA – 223 – 80 – 303 – 3
  • HOU – 112 – 170 – 282 – 3

Week 11: at Denver Broncos[edit]

Week Eleven: Seattle Seahawks at Denver Broncos – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Seahawks 0 0 7 10 17
Broncos 0 7 3 0 10

at Mile High Stadium, Denver, Colorado

  • Date: November 21
  • Game time: 2:00pm local
  • Game weather: clear, 48 °F (9 °C), 30% humidity, wind E 15 miles per hour (24 km/h)
  • Game attendance: 73,996
  • Referee: Gordon McCarter
  • TV: NBC
  • Gamebook
Game information
First quarter
  • no scoring
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
  • SEA – Norm Johnson 25-yard field goal, 5:36 (Tied 10–10)
  • SEA – Steve Largent 34-yard pass from Jim Zorn (Norm Johnson kick), 0:49 (SEA 17–10)
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Team – passrushtotalto
  • SEA – 303 – 84 – 387 – 1
  • DEN – 114 – 136 – 250 – 2

Week 12: vs. Pittsburgh Steelers[edit]

Week Twelve: Seattle Seahawks vs. Pittsburgh Steelers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 0 0 0 0 0
Seahawks 3 6 7 0 16

at Kingdome, Seattle, Washington

Game information
First quarter
  • SEA – Norm Johnson 35-yard field goal, 2:24 (SEA 3–0)
Second quarter
  • SEA – Norm Johnson 48-yard field goal, 1:54 (SEA 6–0)
  • SEA – Norm Johnson 29-yard field goal, 0:02 (SEA 9–0)
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
  • no scoring
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Team – passrushtotalto
  • PIT – 135 – 83 – 218 – 5
  • SEA – 166 – 124 – 290 – 1

Week 13: at Los Angeles Raiders[edit]

Week Thirteen: Seattle Seahawks at Los Angeles Raiders – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Seahawks 0 7 0 16 23
Raiders 7 21 0 0 28

at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, California

  • Date: December 5
  • Game time: 1:01pm local
  • Game weather: hazy, 75 °F (24 °C), 75% humidity, wind N 10 miles per hour (16 km/h)
  • Game attendance: 42,170
  • Referee: Gordon McCarter
  • TV: NBC
  • Gamebook
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
  • no scoring
Fourth quarter
  • SEA – Theotis Brown 3-yard run (PAT failed), 12:08 (LA 28–13)
  • SEA – Roger Carr 23-yard pass from Jim Zorn (Norm Johnson kick), 9:15 (LA 28–20)
  • SEA – Norm Johnson 30-yard field goal, 4:51 (LA 28–23)
Top passers
Top rushers
  • SEA – Jim Zorn: 1 car, 35 yds
  • LA – Marcus Allen: 24 car, 156 yds, 2 TD
Top receivers
Team – passrushtotalto
  • SEA – 251 – 80 – 331 – 4
  • LA – 41 – 194 – 235 – 1

Week 14: vs. Chicago Bears[edit]

Week Fourteen: Seattle Seahawks vs. Chicago Bears – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Bears 7 0 0 7 14
Seahawks 3 14 0 3 20

at Kingdome, Seattle, Washington

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
  • SEA – Jim Zorn 15-yard run (Norm Johnson kick), 10:45 (SEA 10–7)
  • SEA – Byron Walker 7-yard pass from Jim Zorn (Norm Johnson kick), 1:56 (SEA 17–7)
Third quarter
  • no scoring
Fourth quarter
  • CHI – Matt Suhey 2-yard run (John Roveto kick), 11:53 (SEA 17–14)
  • SEA – Norm Johnson 34-yard field goal, 1:57 (SEA 20–14)
Top passers
Top rushers
  • CHI – Walter Payton: 14 car, 40 yds
  • SEA – Jim Zorn: 4 car, 41 yds, 1 TD
Top receivers
Team – passrushtotalto
  • CHI – 213 – 97 – 310 – 2
  • SEA – 164 – 126 – 290 – 0

Week 15: vs. New England Patriots[edit]

Week Fifteen: Seattle Seahawks vs. New England Patriots – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Patriots 3 7 3 3 16
Seahawks 0 0 0 0 0

at Kingdome, Seattle, Washington

Game information
First quarter
  • NE – John Smith 21-yard field goal, 0:04 (NE 3–0)
Second quarter
Third quarter
  • NE – John Smith 37-yard field goal, 8:41 (NE 13–0)
Fourth quarter
  • NE – John Smith 23-yard field goal, 3:05 (NE 16–0)
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Team – passrushtotalto
  • NE – 144 – 249 – 393 – 1
  • SEA – 118 – 53 – 171 – 6

Week 16: at Cincinnati Bengals[edit]

Week Sixteen: Seattle Seahawks at Cincinnati Bengals – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Seahawks 0 3 7 0 10
Bengals 0 14 0 10 24

at Riverfront Stadium, Cincinnati, Ohio

  • Date: December 26
  • Game time: 1:00pm local
  • Game weather: showers, 43 °F (6 °C), 79% humidity, wind N 10 miles per hour (16 km/h)
  • Game attendance: 55,330
  • Referee: Bob Frederic
  • TV: NBC
  • Gamebook
Game information
First quarter
  • no scoring
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
  • CIN – Jim Breech 34-yard field goal, 10:30 (CIN 17–10)
  • CIN – Pete Johnson 3-yard run (Jim Breech kick), 7:46 (CIN 24–10)
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Team – passrushtotalto
  • SEA –200 – 79 – 279 – 3
  • CIN – 256 – 133 – 389 – 3

Week 17: vs. Denver Broncos[edit]

Week Seventeen: Seattle Seahawks vs. Denver Broncos – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Broncos 2 0 7 2 11
Seahawks 3 0 0 10 13

at Kingdome, Seattle, Washington

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
  • no scoring
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
  • SEA – Norm Johnson 34-yard field goal, 10:57 (DEN 9–4)
  • DEN – Safety, Barney Chavous tackled Dave Krieg in end zone, 3:44 (DEN 11–6)
  • SEA – Steve Largent 19-yard pass from Dave Krieg (Norm Johnson kick), 0:47 (SEA 13–11)
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
  • DEN – James Wright: 3 rec, 64 yds
  • SEA – Dan Doornink: 5 rec, 67 yds
Team – passrushtotalto
  • DEN – 188 – 199 – 387 – 4
  • SEA – 234 – 129 – 363 – 3


References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.pro-football-reference.com
  2. ^ 1982 Seahawks Media Guide, accessed February 14, 2015.
  3. ^ 1983 Seahawks Media Guide, accessed February 14, 2015.
  4. ^ 1982 NFL season results, NFL.com, accessed February 14, 2015.

External links[edit]