1992 Seattle Seahawks season

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1992 Seattle Seahawks season
Head coach Tom Flores
Home field Kingdome
Results
Record 2–14
Division place 5th AFC West
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
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< 1991 1993 >

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." [1] Seattle's 1,778 passing yards are the fewest in a season by any team during the 1990s.[2] 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).

Offseason[edit]

NFL Draft[edit]

Main article: 1992 NFL Draft
1992 Seattle Seahawks draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
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)
11 290 Kris Rongen  Guard Washington
12 319 Chico Fraley  Linebacker Washington
12 320 John MacNeil  Defensive end Michigan State
      Made roster    *   Made at least one Pro Bowl during career

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Personnel[edit]

Staff[edit]

1992 Seattle Seahawks staff
Front office
  • Owner – Ken Behring
  • Executive Vice President – Mickey Loomis
  • Vice President of Football Operations – Chuck Allen
  • Player Personnel Director – Mike Allman
  • Pro Personnel Director – Randy Mueller
  • Assistant Player Personnel Director – Rick Thompson

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

  • Special Teams – Russ Purnell

Strength and conditioning

  • Strength and Conditioning – Frank Raines

Final roster[edit]

1992 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
59 Active, 0 Inactive, 0 Practice squad

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  • Starters in bold.
  • (*) Denotes players that were selected for the 1993 Pro Bowl.

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Game site Record Attendance
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
9 Bye
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

Standings[edit]

AFC West
W L T PCT PF PA STK
San Diego Chargers 11 5 0 .688 335 241 W7
Kansas City Chiefs 10 6 0 .625 348 282 W1
Denver Broncos 8 8 0 .500 262 329 L1
Los Angeles Raiders 7 9 0 .438 249 281 W1
Seattle Seahawks 2 14 0 .125 140 312 L4

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