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.
|Final score||Team record|
|1||August 6||6:00pm PDT||Los Angeles Rams||L 21-7||0–1||Kingdome||53,360||KING||Recap|
|2||August 15||5:30pm PDT||at Indianapolis Colts||W 27-10||1–1||Hoosier Dome||43,272||KING||Recap|
|3||August 22||7:00pm PDT||Phoenix Cardinals||W 17-10||2–1||Kingdome||51,007||KING||Recap|
|4||August 28||5:00pm PDT||at San Francisco 49ers||L 17-24||2–2||Candlestick Park||52,822||KING||Recap|
Divisional matchups have the AFC West playing the NFC East.
|Final score||Team record|
|1||September 6||1:00pm PDT||Cincinnati Bengals||L 3–21||0–1||Kingdome||57,350||NBC||Recap|
|2||September 13||10:00am PDT||at Kansas City Chiefs||L 7–26||0–2||Arrowhead Stadium||75,125||NBC||Recap|
|3||September 20||10:00am PDT||at New England Patriots||W 10–6||1–2||Foxboro Stadium||42,327||NBC||Recap|
|4||September 27||1:00pm PDT||Miami Dolphins||L 17–19||1–3||Kingdome||59,374||NBC||Recap|
|5||October 4||1:00pm PDT||at San Diego Chargers||L 6–17||1–4||Jack Murphy Stadium||36,783||NBC||Recap|
|6||October 11||10:00am PDT||at Dallas Cowboys||L 0–27||1–5||Texas Stadium||62,311||NBC||Recap|
|7||October 18||1:00pm PDT||Los Angeles Raiders||L 0–19||1–6||Kingdome||56,904||NBC||Recap|
|8||October 25||10:00am PST||at New York Giants||L 10–23||1–7||Giants Stadium||67,399||NBC||Recap|
|10||November 8||1:00pm PST||Washington Redskins||L 3–16||1–8||Kingdome||53,616||CBS||Recap|
|11||November 15||1:00pm PST||at Los Angeles Raiders||L 3–20||1–9||Memorial Coliseum||46,862||NBC||Recap|
|12||November 22||5:00pm PST||Kansas City Chiefs||L 14–24||1–10||Kingdome||49,867||ESPN||Recap|
|13||November 30||6:00pm PST||Denver Broncos||W 16–13 OT||2–10||Kingdome||51,612||ABC||Recap|
|14||December 6||10:00am PST||at Pittsburgh Steelers||L 14–20||2–11||Three Rivers Stadium||47,015||NBC||Recap|
|15||December 13||1:00pm PST||Philadelphia Eagles||L 17–20 OT||2–12||Kingdome||47,492||CBS||Recap|
|16||December 20||1:00pm PST||at Denver Broncos||L 6–10||2–13||Mile High Stadium||72,570||NBC||Recap|
|17||December 27||1:00pm PST||San Diego Chargers||L 14–31||2–14||Kingdome||49,324||NBC||Recap|
- Bold indicates division opponents.
- Source: 1992 NFL season results 
|(3) San Diego Chargers||11||5||0||.688||335||241||W7|
|(6) 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.
- 1992 Seahawks Media Guide, accessed February 14, 2015.
- 1993 Seahawks Media Guide, accessed February 14, 2015.
- 1992 NFL season results, NFL.com, accessed February 14, 2015.