2004 Seattle Seahawks season

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2004 Seattle Seahawks season
Head coach Mike Holmgren
General manager Bob Whitsitt
Home field Qwest Field
Record 9–7
Division place 1st NFC West
Playoff finish Lost St. Louis 27–20
Previous season Next season
< 2003 2005 >
The Seahawks in the red zone in their week 3 shutout of San Francisco, September 26

The 2004 Seattle Seahawks season was the team's 29th season with the National Football League. Seahawks Stadium was renamed Qwest Field when Qwest bought the naming rights on June 2, 2004.

2004 NFL Draft[edit]

2004 Seahawks Draft Selections
Round/Pick Player Position College
1/23 Marcus Tubbs Defensive Tackle Texas
2/53 Michael Boulware Defensive Back Florida State
3/84 Sean Locklear Offensive Guard North Carolina State
4/116 Niko Koutouvides Linebacker Purdue
5/157 D. J. Hackett Wide Receiver Colorado
6/189 Craig Terrill Defensive Tackle Purdue
7/224 Donnie Jones Punter LSU

Regular season[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Game site Record GameCenter Attendance
1 September 12, 2004 at New Orleans Saints W 21–7 Louisiana Superdome 1–0 GameCenter 64,900
2 September 19, 2004 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 10–6 Raymond James Stadium 2–0 GameCenter 65,089
3 September 26, 2004 San Francisco 49ers W 34–0 Qwest Field 3–0 GameCenter 66,709
4 Bye
5 October 10, 2004 St. Louis Rams L 27–33 OT Qwest Field 3–1 GameCenter 66,940
6 October 17, 2004 at New England Patriots L 20–30 Gillette Stadium 3–2 GameCenter 68,756
7 October 24, 2004 at Arizona Cardinals L 17–25 Sun Devil Stadium 3–3 GameCenter 35,695
8 October 31, 2004 Carolina Panthers W 23–17 Qwest Field 4–3 GameCenter 66,214
9 November 7, 2004 at San Francisco 49ers W 42–27 Monster Park 5–3 GameCenter 64,423
10 November 14, 2004 at St. Louis Rams L 12–23 Edward Jones Dome 5–4 GameCenter 66,044
11 November 21, 2004 Miami Dolphins W 24–17 Qwest Field 6–4 GameCenter 66,644
12 November 28, 2004 Buffalo Bills L 9–38 Qwest Field 6–5 GameCenter 66,271
13 December 6, 2004 Dallas Cowboys L 39–43 Qwest Field 6–6 GameCenter 68,093
14 December 12, 2004 at Minnesota Vikings W 27–23 Metrodome 7–6 GameCenter 64,110
15 December 19, 2004 at New York Jets L 14–37 The Meadowlands 7–7 GameCenter 77,894
16 December 26, 2004 Arizona Cardinals W 24–21 Qwest Field 8–7 GameCenter 65,825
17 January 2, 2005 Atlanta Falcons W 28–26 Qwest Field 9–7 GameCenter 66,740

Game summaries[edit]

Week 1[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
• Seahawks 0 14 7 0 21
Saints 0 7 0 0 7


The Seahawks won for only the seventh time in their last eighteen road games, holding Aaron Brooks to one touchdown while forcing two New Orleans fumbles.

Week 2[edit]

The Seahawks defeated the Buccaneers 10–6 despite recording only nine first downs and being shut out in the second half. The Seahawks intercepted Brad Johnson and Chris Simms and limited the Bucs to just 271 total yards.

Week 3[edit]

The Seahawks home opener was a 34–0 shutout of the 49ers where they intercepted Ken Dorsey twice and limited the Niners to just 175 yards. It was San Francisco's first shutout loss since losing to the Atlanta Falcons 0-7 in 1977.

Week 4[edit]


Week 5[edit]

The Seahawks suffered their first home loss since 2002. The Rams were bullied in the first half and fell behind 24–7, but in the second half Marc Bulger threw two touchdowns as the Rams outscored Seattle 20–3; tied 27–27 the game went to overtime and Bulger threw three passes – the last a 52-yard score to Shaun McDonald and the 33–27 Rams win.

Week 6[edit]

A week after losing to one participant in Super Bowl XXXVI the Seahawks fell to that game's winner as the Patriots reached a league-record 20th consecutive win (regular and postseason) 30–20. Matt Hasselbeck, a former Patriots ball boy whose dad Don Hasselbeck played in Foxboro alongside Steve Grogan, threw for 349 yards but was intercepted twice.

Week 7[edit]

Playing in Sun Devil Stadium the Seahawks' previous road woes resumed with four interceptions thrown by Matt Hasselbeck and the Seahawks limited to just 257 total yards in a 25–17 loss. Seattle erased a 16–3 gap (the go-ahead score came when Ken Lucas picked off Josh McCown and ran back a 21-yard score) but gave up a safety, then gave up a 23-yard touchdown by Emmitt Smith in the fourth quarter.

Week 8[edit]

Against the defending NFC champion Panthers the Seahawks erupted to 237 rushing yards and a 23–17 win. Shaun Alexander accounted for 195 rushing yards and a touchdown.

Week 9[edit]

Despite seven penalties for 55 yards the Seahawks shot down the 49ers at Candlestick Park 42–27, rushing for 184 yards and two touchdowns alongside 285 yards and three scores from Matt Hasselbeck. The Seahawks ended the game when they intercepted Tim Rattay and ran back a 23-yard score in the fourth.

Week 10[edit]

At St. Louis the Rams won a battle of field goals 23–12, limiting Hasselbeck to just 172 yards. Hasselbeck was knocked out of the game.

Week 11[edit]

The Dolphins rallied from down 17–7 to tie the game, but in the fourth Michael Boulware picked off A.J. Feeley and ran back a 63-yard touchdown. Trent Dilfer started instead of Matt Hasselbeck and managed a touchdown to Jerry Rice in the 24–17 Seahawks win.

Week 12[edit]

The 6–4 Seahawks hosted the 4–6 Bills and Willis McGahee exploded to four touchdowns in a 38–9 Buffalo rout. Drew Bledsoe was intercepted three times but managed a touchdown to Lee Evans.

Week 13[edit]

Hosting Monday Night Football the Seahawks' roller-coaster of a season continued as they fell to 6–6 to the now-5-7 Cowboys. The Hawks led 14–3 after one quarter, but in the second the Cowboys scored 23 points (botching a two-point attempt after Vinny Testaverde's touchdown to Terrance Copper). In the fourth Matt Hasselbeck (414 total yards) erupted to three touchdown drives, two of them ending in Shaun Alexander rushes, a 19-yard score to Jerheme Urban, and a two-point conversion to Darrell Jackson, but the Seahawks could not hold onto a 39–29 lead; Testaverde found Keyshawn Johnson for a 34-yard touchdown with 1:54 to go; the Cowboys kicked onsides and recovered, then four Julius Jones rushes ended in a 17-yard score with 37 seconds remaining. The Seahawks' final drive petered out and the Cowboys had the stunning 43–39 win.

Week 14[edit]

The Seahawks rallied to beat the Vikings 27–23 on 334 yards and three touchdowns by Hasselbeck and 112 more rushing yards from Shaun Alexander. Darrell Jackson competed despite learning on game morning that his father had died; he caught ten passes for 135 yards and a go-ahead touchdown.

Week 15[edit]

Matt Hasselbeck managed two touchdowns in the first half but the game collapsed as the NY Jets scored 24 points in the first half then shut out the Seahawks while adding two more Chad Pennington touchdowns, marred by a missed PAT. Curtis Martin rushed for 134 yards and two scores, outpacing the entire Seahawks backfield (88 rushing yards).

Week 16[edit]

Shaun Alexander accounted for 154 yards and all three Seahawks touchdowns as Seattle returned to Qwest Field and edged the five-win Cardinals 24–21. Trent Dilfer subbed for Hasselbeck but managed only 128 passing yards.

Week 17[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Falcons 7 10 0 9 26
• Seahawks 7 7 7 7 28

The Seahawks clinched the NFC West by erasing a 17–7 Falcons lead to win 28–26. [2]


Week Date Opponent Result Game site GameCenter Attendance
Wildcard January 8, 2005 St. Louis Rams L 20–27 Qwest Field GameCenter 65,397


NFC West
(4) Seattle Seahawks 9 7 0 .563 3–3 8–4 371 373 W2
(5) St. Louis Rams 8 8 0 .500 5–1 7–5 319 392 W2
Arizona Cardinals 6 10 0 .375 2–4 5–7 284 322 W1
San Francisco 49ers 2 14 0 .125 2–4 2–10 259 322 L3

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