1992 Seattle Seahawks season
|1992 Seattle Seahawks season|
|Head coach||Tom Flores|
|Division place||5th AFC West|
|Playoff finish||did not qualify|
The 1992 Seattle Seahawks season was the team's 17th season with the National Football League. The 1992 season was the first of three seasons in Seattle for head coach Tom Flores. The Seahawks' 0.125 winning percentage in 1992 remains the worst in franchise history.
The Seahawks' 140 points (8.8 points per game) scored in the regular season is the lowest total for any team playing a 16-game season. For comparison, the 2008 Detroit Lions, who went winless, scored 268 points, nearly double. Long-time quarterback Dave Krieg had left Seattle for the rival Kansas City Chiefs in the offseason, leaving Seattle with Kelly Stouffer, Stan Gelbaugh and Dan McGwire (brother of Major League Baseball star Mark McGwire) as their three quarterbacks.
Football Outsiders calls Seattle's 1992 offense "the worst offense in [their ranking system's] history."  Seattle's 1,778 passing yards are the fewest in a season by any team during the 1990s. Seattle was so inept that from Opening Day until their Week 13 overtime win over Denver, they collectively had fewer points scored than punts attempted; for the entire season, the team finished with only slightly more points than punts.
Despite their historically inept offense, Football Outsiders also ranked Seattle as having the third-best defense in 1992, making them the most imbalanced team ever measured. The Seahawks' star defensive tackle Cortez Kennedy was named the 1992 NFL Defensive Player of the Year. Seattle gave up the fourth-fewest passing yards (2,661), and tied for fewest passing touchdowns allowed (11) of any team in 1992.
Before Seattle's Monday Night Football victory over Denver in the Kingdome the Seahawks honored Pete Gross inducting him as the first member of the Ring of Honor. Gross would die two days later after his long bout with cancer. That game would also be the last MNF game played in the Kingdome and the last in Seattle until 2002 (the Seahawks themselves didn't appear on MNF again until Mike Holmgren's return to Green Bay in 1999).
|1992 Seattle Seahawks draft|
|1||10||Ray Roberts||Offensive tackle||Virginia|
|3||66||Bob Spitulski||Linebacker||Central Florida|
|5||122||Gary Dandridge||Defensive back||Appalachian State|
|6||150||Michael Bates *||Wide receiver||Arizona|
|7||178||Mike Frier||Defensive end||Appalachian State|
|8||207||Muhammad Shamsid-Deen||Running back||Tennessee-Chattanooga|
|9||234||Larry Stayner||Tight end||Boise State|
|10||263||Anthony Hamlet||Defensive end||Miami (FL)|
|12||320||John MacNeil||Defensive end||Michigan State|
|Pro Bowl during careerMade roster Made at least one|
|1992 Seattle Seahawks staff|
Special teams coaches
Strength and conditioning
|1992 Seattle Seahawks final roster|
- Starters in bold.
- (*) Denotes players that were selected for the 1993 Pro Bowl.
|1||September 6, 1992||Cincinnati Bengals||L 3–21||Kingdome||0–1||57,350|
|2||September 13, 1992||at Kansas City Chiefs||L 7–26||Arrowhead Stadium||0–2||75,125|
|3||September 20, 1992||at New England Patriots||W 10–6||Foxboro Stadium||1–2||42,327|
|4||September 27, 1992||Miami Dolphins||L 17–19||Kingdome||1–3||59,374|
|5||October 4, 1992||at San Diego Chargers||L 6–17||Jack Murphy Stadium||1–4||36,783|
|6||October 11, 1992||at Dallas Cowboys||L 0–27||Texas Stadium||1–5||62,311|
|7||October 18, 1992||Los Angeles Raiders||L 0–19||Kingdome||1–6||56,904|
|8||October 25, 1992||at New York Giants||L 10–23||Giants Stadium||1–7||67,399|
|10||November 8, 1992||Washington Redskins||L 3–16||Kingdome||1–8||53,616|
|11||November 15, 1992||at Los Angeles Raiders||L 3–20||Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum||1–9||46,862|
|12||November 22, 1992||Kansas City Chiefs||L 14–24||Kingdome||1–10||49,867|
|13||November 30, 1992||Denver Broncos||W 16–13 OT||Kingdome||2–10||51,612|
|14||December 6, 1992||at Pittsburgh Steelers||L 14–20||Three Rivers Stadium||2–11||47,015|
|15||December 13, 1992||Philadelphia Eagles||L 17–20 OT||Kingdome||2–12||47,492|
|16||December 20, 1992||at Denver Broncos||L 6–10||Mile High Stadium||2–13||72,570|
|17||December 27, 1992||San Diego Chargers||L 14–31||Kingdome||2–14||49,324|
|San Diego Chargers||11||5||0||.688||335||241||W7|
|Kansas City Chiefs||10||6||0||.625||348||282||W1|
|Los Angeles Raiders||7||9||0||.438||249||281||W1|
- 1992 DVOA Rankings stats from 1992–2010 seasons
- Pro-Football-Reference.com: In a single season, from 1990 to 1999, in the NFL, in the regular season, sorted by ascending Passing Yds
- "1992 Seattle Seahawks Draftees". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved February 1, 2014.
- 2010 NFL Record and Fact Book (PDF). National Football League. p. 379. Retrieved March 5, 2011.