1988 Seattle Seahawks season

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1988 Seattle Seahawks season
Head coach Chuck Knox
Home field Kingdome
Results
Record 9–7
Division place 1st AFC West
Playoff finish Lost Cincinnati 21–13
Timeline
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< 1987 1989 >

The 1988 Seattle Seahawks season was the team's 13th season with the National Football League. The Seahawks won its first Division title in the AFC West for the first time in franchise history.

1988 NFL Draft[edit]

1988 Seahawks Draft Selections
Round/Pick Player Position College
2/49 Brian Blades Wide Receiver Miami (FL)
3/75 Tommy Kane Wide Receiver Syracuse
4/101 Kevin Harmon Running Back Iowa
6/158 Roy Hart Nose Tackle South Carolina
7/185 Ray Jackson Defensive Back Ohio State
8/215 Robert Tyler Tight End South Carolina State
9/242 Deatrich Wise Nose Tackle Jackson State
10/269 Derwin Jones Defensive End Miami (FL)
11/284 Rick McLeod Offensive Tackle Washington
11/299 Dwayne Harper Defensive Back South Carolina State
12/326 Dave DesRochers Offensive Tackle San Diego State

Personnel[edit]

Staff[edit]

1988 Seattle Seahawks staff
Front office
  • Owner – Ken Behring
  • President/General Manager – Mike McCormack
  • Vice President/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

  • Offensive Coordinator/Receivers – Steve Moore
  • Quarterbacks – Ken Meyer
  • Offensive Backs – Chick Harris
  • Tight Ends – Russ Purnell
  • Offensive Line – Kent Stephenson
Defensive coaches
  • Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers – Tom Catlin
  • Defensive Line – George Dyer
  • Assistant Linebackers – Rusty Tillman
  • Defensive Backs – Ralph Hawkins
  • Special Assignments – Joe Vitt

Special teams coaches

  • Special Teams – Rusty Tillman
  • Assistant Special Teams – Russ Purnell


Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Game site Record Attendance
1 September 4, 1988 at Denver Broncos W 21–14 Mile High Stadium 1–0 75,986
2 September 11, 1988 Kansas City Chiefs W 31–10 Kingdome 2–0 61,512
3 September 18, 1988 at San Diego Chargers L 6–17 Jack Murphy Stadium 2–1 44,449
4 September 25, 1988 San Francisco 49ers L 7–38 Kingdome 2–2 62,382
5 October 2, 1988 at Atlanta Falcons W 31–20 Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium 3–2 28,619
6 October 9, 1988 at Cleveland Browns W 16–10 Cleveland Stadium 4–2 78,605
7 October 16, 1988 New Orleans Saints L 19–20 Kingdome 4–3 63,569
8 October 23, 1988 at Los Angeles Rams L 10–31 Anaheim Stadium 4–4 57,033
9 October 30, 1988 San Diego Chargers W 17–14 Kingdome 5–4 59,641
10 November 6, 1988 Buffalo Bills L 3–13 Kingdome 5–5 61,074
11 November 13, 1988 Houston Oilers W 27–24 Kingdome 6–5 60,446
12 November 20, 1988 at Kansas City Chiefs L 24–27 Arrowhead Stadium 6–6 33,152
13 November 28, 1988 Los Angeles Raiders W 35–27 Kingdome 7–6 62,641
14 December 4, 1988 at New England Patriots L 7–13 Sullivan Stadium 7–7 59,086
15 December 11, 1988 Denver Broncos W 42–14 Kingdome 8–7 62,838
16 December 18, 1988 at Los Angeles Raiders W 43–37 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum 9–7 61,127

Standings[edit]

AFC West
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA
Seattle Seahawks(3) 9 7 0 .563 6–2 8–4 339 329
Denver Broncos 8 8 0 .500 3–5 5–7 327 352
Los Angeles Raiders 7 9 0 .438 6–2 6–6 325 369
San Diego Chargers 6 10 0 .375 3–5 4–8 231 332
Kansas City Chiefs 4 11 1 .281 2–6 4–9–1 254 320

Game summaries[edit]

Week 13[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Raiders 14 6 7 0 27
Seahawks 7 14 0 14 35
  • Date: November 28
  • Location: Kingdome • Seattle, Washington
  • Game start: 9:00 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: indoors (dome)
  • Television network: ABC

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Week 16[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Seahawks 14 9 14 6 43
Raiders 7 10 10 10 37

at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, California

Game information
First Quarter
Second Quarter
  • LA – Willie Gault 51-yard pass from Jay Schroeder (Chris Bahr kick) – Tied 14–14
  • SEA – Norm Johnson 39-yard field goal – Seahawks 17–14
  • LA – Chris Bahr 26-yard field goal – Tied 17–17
  • SEA – Norm Johnson 24-yard field goal – Seahawks 20–17
  • SEA – Norm Johnson 40-yard field goal – Seahawks 23–17
Third Quarter
  • SEA – Brian Blades 30-yard pass from Dave Krieg (Norm Johnson kick) – Seahawks 30–17
  • LA – Chris Bahr 28-yard field goal – Seahawks 30–20
  • SEA – John L. Williams 75-yard pass from Dave Krieg (Norm Johnson kick) – Seahawks 37–20
  • LA – Steve Smith 4-yard pass from Jay Schroeder (Chris Bahr kick) – Seahawks 37–27
Fourth Quarter
  • SEA – Norm Johnson 35-yard field goal – Seahawks 40–27
  • LA – Mervyn Fernandez 54-yard pass from Jay Schroeder (Chris Bahr kick) – Seahawks 40–34
  • SEA – Norm Johnson 32-yard field goal – Seahawks 43–34
  • LA – Chris Bahr 24-yard field goal – Seahawks 43–37
Seahawks
  • Dave Krieg
    19/32, 410 Yds, 4 TD, INT
  • John L. Williams
    14 Rush, 59 Yds
    7 Rec, 180 Yds, TD
Raiders
  • Jay Schroeder
    22/49, 354 Yds, 3 TD, INT
  • Bo Jackson
    14 Rush, 67 Yds
  • Mervyn Fernandez
    4 Rec, 113 Yds, TD

Playoffs[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Game site Attendance
Divisional December 31, 1988 at Cincinnati Bengals L 13–21 Riverfront Stadium 58,560

References[edit]

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