1997 Seattle Seahawks season

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1997 Seattle Seahawks season
Head coach Dennis Erickson
Home field Kingdome
Results
Record 8–8
Division place 3rd AFC West
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
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< 1996 1998 >

The 1997 Seattle Seahawks season was the team's 22nd season with the National Football League. This season would mark a new era for the Seahawks as they drafted two first round picks (Shawn Springs and Walter Jones) and signed traded quarterback Rick Mirer and signed Minnesota Vikings/Houston Oilers quarterback Warren Moon to be John Friesz's backup. They also signed rookie quarterback Jon Kitna. After a Week 1 injury to Friesz, Moon led the Seahawks improvement from 1996's 7–9 record to finish 8–8.

1997 NFL Draft[edit]

1997 Seahawks Draft Selections
Round/Pick Player Position College
1/3 Shawn Springs Cornerback Ohio State
1/6 Walter Jones Offensive Tackle Florida State
5/142 Eric Stokes Defensive Back Nebraska
6/174 Itula Mili Tight End Brigham Young
7/211 Carlos Jones Cornerback Miami (FL)

Personnel[edit]

Staff[edit]

1997 Seattle Seahawks staff
Front office

Head coaches

  • Head Coach – Dennis Erickson
  • Assistant Head Coach/Offensive Line – Gregg Smith

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

Strength and conditioning

  • Strength and Conditioning – Dana LeDuc
  • Assistant Strength and Conditioning – Darren Krein

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Game site Record Attendance
1 August 31, 1997 New York Jets L 3–41 Kingdome 0–1 53,893
2 September 7, 1997 Denver Broncos L 14–35 Kingdome 0–2 55,859
3 September 14, 1997 at Indianapolis Colts W 31–3 RCA Dome 1–2 49,194
4 September 21, 1997 San Diego Chargers W 26–22 Kingdome 2–2 51,110
5 September 28, 1997 at Kansas City Chiefs L 17–20 OT Arrowhead Stadium 2–3 77,877
6 October 5, 1997 Tennessee Oilers W 16–13 Kingdome 3–3 49,897
7 Bye
8 October 19, 1997 at St. Louis Rams W 17–9 Trans World Dome 4–3 64,819
9 October 26, 1997 Oakland Raiders W 45–34 Kingdome 5–3 66,264
10 November 2, 1997 at Denver Broncos L 27–30 Mile High Stadium 5–4 74,212
11 November 9, 1997 at San Diego Chargers W 37–31 Qualcomm Stadium 6–4 64,616
12 November 16, 1997 at New Orleans Saints L 17–20 OT Louisiana Superdome 6–5 50,493
13 November 23, 1997 Kansas City Chiefs L 14–19 Kingdome 6–6 66,264
14 November 30, 1997 Atlanta Falcons L 17–24 Kingdome 6–7 52,584
15 December 7, 1997 at Baltimore Ravens L 24–31 Memorial Stadium 6–8 54,395
16 December 14, 1997 at Oakland Raiders W 22–21 Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum 7–8 40,124
17 December 21, 1997 San Francisco 49ers W 38–9 Kingdome 8–8 66,253

Standings[edit]

AFC West
Team W L T PCT PF PA
Kansas City Chiefs 13 3 0 .813 375 232
Denver Broncos 12 4 0 .750 472 287
Seattle Seahawks 8 8 0 .500 365 362
Oakland Raiders 4 12 0 .250 324 419
San Diego Chargers 4 12 0 .250 266 425

Awards and records[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 202

External links[edit]