1984 Seattle Seahawks season

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1984 Seattle Seahawks season
Head coach Chuck Knox
General manager Mike McCormack
Home field Kingdome
Results
Record 12–4
Division place 2nd AFC West
Playoff finish Won Wild Card Playoffs (Raiders) 13–7
Lost Divisional Playoffs (Dolphins) 10–31
Timeline
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< 1983 1985 >

The 1984 Seattle Seahawks season was the team's ninth season with the National Football League. The season opener was moved from Sunday to Monday afternoon on Labor Day to avoid a conflict with the Seattle Mariners baseball game.

The 1984 Seahawks were a well-balanced team on offense and defense. They scored 418 points (26.1 per game), and gave up only 282 points (17.6 per game), both ranked 5th in the NFL. Their point differential of +136 points was third in the NFL; the Seahawks' giveaway/takeway ratio was +24, best in the league. The team's 63 defensive takeaways is the most in NFL history for a 16-game schedule, and the most since the merger.[1]

The team's offense boasted a 3,000-yard passer in quarterback Dave Krieg (3,671 yards), and a 1,000-yard wide receiver in Steve Largent (74 receptions for 1,164 yards).

The Seahawks's defensive line generated an outstanding pass rush, with defensive ends Jeff Bryant and Jacob Green registering 14.5 and 13 sacks, respectively. Safety Kenny Easley led the team and league with 10 interceptions.[2] Easley, Green, and NT Joe Nash made the All-Pro team.

In a wild Week Ten game against Kansas City, the Seahawks intercepted Kansas City's quarterbacks five times, and returned four of them for touchdowns. All the touchdown returns were more over 50 yards.[3] In the game, the Seahawks set NFL records for most yards returning interceptions (325), and most interceptions-for-touchdowns in a game (four).

1984 NFL Draft[edit]

1984 Seahawks Draft Selections
Round/Pick Player Position College
1/22 Terry Taylor Defensive Back Southern Illinois
2/49 Daryl Turner Wide Receiver Michigan State
3/76 Fredd Young Linebacker New Mexico State
4/86 Rickey Hagood Nose Tackle South Carolina
6/162 John Kaiser Linebacker Arizona
7/189 Sam Slater Offensive Tackle Weber State
8/216 John Puzar Center Long Beach State
9/243 Adam Schreiber Center Texas
10/270 Randall Morris Running Back Tennessee
11/302 Steve Gemza Offensive Tackle UCLA
12/329 Theo Windham Defensive Back Utah State
Supp. Gordon Houston Tight End Brigham Young
Supp. Alvin Powell Offensive Guard Winston-Salem State
Supp. Frank Seurer Quarterback Kansas

Personnel[edit]

Staff[edit]

1984 Seattle Seahawks staff
Front office
  • President/General Manager – Mike McCormack
  • Assistant General Manager – Chuck Allen
  • Player Personnel Director – Mike Allman
  • Assistant Player Personnel Director – Rick Thompson
  • Pro Personnel Assistant – Randy Mueller

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches
  • Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers – Tom Catlin
  • Defensive Line – George Dyer
  • Defensive Backs – Ralph Hawkins
  • Special Assignments – Joe Vitt

Special teams coaches

  • Special Teams – Rusty Tillman


Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Game site Record Attendance
1 September 3, 1984 Cleveland Browns W 33–0 Kingdome 1–0 59,540
2 September 9, 1984 San Diego Chargers W 31–17 Kingdome 2–0 61,314
3 September 16, 1984 at New England Patriots L 23–38 Sullivan Stadium 2–1 43,140
4 September 23, 1984 Chicago Bears W 38–9 Kingdome 3–1 61,520
5 September 30, 1984 at Minnesota Vikings W 20–12 Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome 4–1 57,171
6 October 7, 1984 at Los Angeles Raiders L 14–28 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum 4–2 77,904
7 October 14, 1984 Buffalo Bills W 31–28 Kingdome 5–2 59,034
8 October 21, 1984 at Green Bay Packers W 30–24 Lambeau Field 6–2 52,286
9 October 29, 1984 at San Diego Chargers W 24–0 Jack Murphy Stadium 7–2 53,974
10 November 4, 1984 Kansas City Chiefs W 45–0 Kingdome 8–2 61,396
11 November 12, 1984 Los Angeles Raiders W 17–14 Kingdome 9–2 64,001
12 November 18, 1984 at Cincinnati Bengals W 26–6 Riverfront Stadium 10–2 50,280
13 November 25, 1984 at Denver Broncos W 27–24 Mile High Stadium 11–2 74,922
14 December 2, 1984 Detroit Lions W 38–17 Kingdome 12–2 62,441
15 December 9, 1984 at Kansas City Chiefs L 7–34 Arrowhead Stadium 12–3 34,855
16 December 15, 1984 Denver Broncos L 14–31 Kingdome 12–4 64,411

Game summaries[edit]

Week 1[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Browns 0 0 0 0 0
• Seahawks 7 13 13 0 33

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Standings[edit]

AFC West
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA
Denver Broncos(2) 13 3 0 .813 6–2 10–2 353 241
Seattle Seahawks(4) 12 4 0 .750 5–3 8–4 418 282
Los Angeles Raiders(5) 11 5 0 .688 5–3 8–4 368 278
Kansas City Chiefs 8 8 0 .500 4–4 7–7 314 324
San Diego Chargers 7 9 0 .438 0–8 3–9 394 413

Playoffs[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Game site Attendance
Wildcard December 22, 1984 Los Angeles Raiders W 13–7 Kingdome 62,049
Divisional December 29, 1984 at Miami Dolphins L 10–31 Miami Orange Bowl 73,469

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