2002 Seattle Seahawks season

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2002 Seattle Seahawks season
Head coach Mike Holmgren
Home field Seahawks Stadium
Results
Record 7–9
Division place T-2nd NFC West
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
Previous season Next season
< 2001 2003 >
New logo unveiled in 2002
Aerial photo of Seahawks Stadium
Stadium and surroundings, 2002

The 2002 Seattle Seahawks season was the team's 27th season with the National Football League.

The Seahawks returned to the NFC West for the first time since their inaugural season of 1976 and opened their new stadium, Seahawks Stadium, on the site of their former stadium, the Kingdome.

2002 NFL Draft[edit]

2002 Seahawks Draft Selections
Round/Pick Player Position College
1/28 Jerramy Stevens Tight End Washington
2/54 Maurice Morris Running Back Oregon
2/60 Anton Palepoi Defensive End UNLV
3/85 Kris Richard Cornerback USC
4/120 Terreal Bierria Safety Georgia
5/146 Rocky Bernard Defensive Tackle Texas A&M
5/169 Ryan Hannam Tight End Northern Iowa
5/171 Matt Hill Offensive Tackle Boise State
6/194 Craig Jarrett Punter Michigan State
7/232 Jeff Kelly Quarterback Southern Mississippi

Regular season[edit]

  • September 8: The Seahawks began their new life as an NFC team with an interconference run through their old division, the AFC West. At Oakland Matt Hasselbeck threw for 155 yards and two touchdowns but Rich Gannon threw for 214 yards and two scores while he and four Raiders backs combined for 221 rushing yards and two touchdowns in a 31-17 Raiders win.
  • September 15: The Seahawks opened their new stadium by being outscored 14-3 in the fourth quarter, losing 24-13 to the Cardinals. Trent Dilfer started instead of Hasselback and threw for 352 yards but managed one touchdown.
  • September 22: The Seahawks traveled to Giants Stadium and lost a 9-6 battle of field goals to the Giants. The Hawks managed just 145 yards of offense.
  • September 29: The Seahawks finally got on the victory board by crushing the Vikings 48-23. The two teams combined for 353 rushing yards and seven touchdowns, while the Seahawks won the turnover battle, forcing two fumbles while picking off Daunte Culpepper twice.
  • October 20: The Seahawks traveled to St. Louis and fell to 1-5 after Marshall Faulk erupted to four touchdowns, three of them on the ground as the Rams won 37-20. Trent Dilfer was intercepted twice.
  • October 27: Against the Seahawks, Cowboys running back Emmitt Smith surpassed Walter Payton as the NFL’s All-Time Leading Rusher.[1] This game also marked the team's full-time switch at starting quarterback; starter Trent Dilfer was injured after compiling just 46 passing yards; backup Matt Hasselbeck replaced Dilfer and became starter the next week.

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Game site Record GameCenter TV Time Attendance
1 September 8, 2002 at Oakland Raiders L 17–31 Network Associates Coliseum 0–1 GameCenter FOX 1:15 pm 53,260
2 September 15, 2002 Arizona Cardinals L 13–24 Seahawks Stadium 0–2 GameCenter FOX 1:15 pm 63,104
3 September 22, 2002 at New York Giants L 6–9 Giants Stadium 0–3 GameCenter FOX 1:15 pm 78,551
4 September 29, 2002 Minnesota Vikings W 48–23 Seahawks Stadium 1–3 GameCenter ESPN 5:30 pm 65,212
5 Bye
6 October 14, 2002 San Francisco 49ers L 21–28 Seahawks Stadium 1–4 GameCenter ABC 6:00 pm 66,420
7 October 20, 2002 at St. Louis Rams L 20–37 Edward Jones Dome 1–5 GameCenter FOX 10:00 am 65,931
8 October 27, 2002 at Dallas Cowboys W 17–14 Texas Stadium 2–5 GameCenter FOX 10:00 am 63,854
9 November 3, 2002 Washington Redskins L 3–14 Seahawks Stadium 2–6 GameCenter FOX 1:15 pm 64,325
10 November 10, 2002 at Arizona Cardinals W 27–6 Sun Devil Stadium 3–6 GameCenter FOX 1:15 pm 29,252
11 November 17, 2002 Denver Broncos L 9–31 Seahawks Stadium 3–7 GameCenter CBS 1:15 pm 65,495
12 November 24, 2002 Kansas City Chiefs W 39–32 Seahawks Stadium 4–7 GameCenter CBS 1:15 pm 56,250
13 December 1, 2002 at San Francisco 49ers L 24–31 3Com Park 4–8 GameCenter FOX 1:15 pm 67,594
14 December 8, 2002 Philadelphia Eagles L 20–27 Seahawks Stadium 4–9 GameCenter FOX 1:15 pm 59,862
15 December 15, 2002 at Atlanta Falcons W 30–24 OT Georgia Dome 5–9 GameCenter FOX 10:00 am 69,551
16 December 22, 2002 St. Louis Rams W 30–10 Seahawks Stadium 6–9 GameCenter FOX 1:15 pm 63,953
17 December 29, 2002 at San Diego Chargers W 31–28 OT Qualcomm Stadium 7–9 GameCenter FOX 1:15 pm 52,159

Standings[edit]

NFC West
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
(4) San Francisco 49ers 10 6 0 .625 5–1 8–4 367 351 L1
St. Louis Rams[h] 7 9 0 .438 4–2 5–7 316 369 W1
Seattle Seahawks 7 9 0 .438 2–4 5–7 355 369 W3
Arizona Cardinals 5 11 0 .313 1–5 5–7 262 417 L3

References[edit]

  1. ^ Numbelivable!, p.159, Michael X. Ferraro and John Veneziano, Triumph Books, Chicago, Illinois, 2007, ISBN 978-1-57243-990-0

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