2007 Seattle Seahawks season

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2007 Seattle Seahawks season
Head coach Mike Holmgren
General manager Tim Ruskell
Home field Qwest Field
Results
Record 10–6
Division place 1st NFC West
Playoff finish Won Wild Card Playoffs (Redskins) 35–14
Lost Divisional Playoffs (Packers) 42–20
Timeline
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< 2006 2008 >
The Seahawks host the Cincinnati Bengals in week 3, September 23

The 2007 Seattle Seahawks season was the 32nd season for the team in the National Football League. The team has improved upon its 9–7 record in 2006 and secured its fourth consecutive NFC West division title and its fifth consecutive playoff appearance. Also, the team set an NFL record for fewest number of penalties since the NFL expanded to a 16 game season, with 59.

2007 NFL Draft[edit]

The 2007 NFL Draft took place on April 28–29, with the Seahawks picking 55th overall (2nd round), selecting Cornerback Josh Wilson.

2007 Seahawks Draft Selections
Round/Pick Player Position College
2/55 Josh Wilson Cornerback Maryland
3/85 Brandon Mebane Defensive Tackle California
4/120 Baraka Atkins Defensive End Miami (Florida)
4/124 Mansfield Wrotto Guard Georgia Tech
5/161 Will Herring Linebacker Auburn
6/197 Courtney Taylor Wide Receiver Auburn
6/210 Jordan Kent Wide Receiver Oregon
7/232 Steve Vallos Guard Wake Forest

Coaching staff and roster[edit]

Coaching staff[edit]

Head coach Mike Holmgren entered his ninth year with the Seahawks. It is the second to last year on his existing contract.

The Seahawks hired former Atlanta Falcons head coach Jim L. Mora to be the new defensive backs coach and assistant coach to Mike Holmgren. A former player at the University of Washington, Mora is considered a hometown guy.

The new special teams coach is Bruce DeHaven. His previous position was as the special teams coach for the Dallas Cowboys. DeHaven is regarded as the best special teams coach currently in the NFL[citation needed].

Final roster[edit]

2007 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

[1]

  • Starters in bold.
  • (*) Denotes players that were selected for the 2008 Pro Bowl.

Team captains[edit]

For the 2007 season, the NFL has allowed permanent captains for each team to wear a "C" patch on their right shoulder. The patch is in team colors with four stars under the "C". A gold star is placed on a bar below the "C" signaling how many years (with a maximum of four years) that player has been captain. For the Seahawks, the team captains are:

Departures[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Preseason[edit]

Week Date Kickoff Opponent Results Game Site Attendance TV Recap
Final score Team record
1 August 12 7:30pm PDT San Diego Chargers W 24–16 1–0 Qualcomm Stadium 57,500 NBC GameCenter
2 August 18 5:00pm PDT Green Bay Packers L 13–48 1–1 Lambeau Field 69,761 KING GameCenter
3 August 25 6:00pm PDT Minnesota Vikings W 30–13 2–1 Qwest Field 66,723 KING GameCenter
4 August 30 7:00pm PDT Oakland Raiders W 19–14 3–1 Qwest Field 66,700 KING GameCenter

Note: It was announced in September 2006 the New England Patriots and Seahawks would play a preseason game in China on August 8 (preceded by a game in Seattle on August 3), however on April 2, 2007 it was announced the game would be rescheduled for 2009.[7]

Regular season[edit]

Divisional matchups have the NFC West playing the NFC South and the AFC North.

Week Date Kickoff Opponent Results Game Site Attendance TV Recap
Final score Team record
1 September 9 1:15pm PDT Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 20–6 1–0 Qwest Field 68,044 Fox Recap
2 September 16 1:05pm PDT at Arizona Cardinals L 20–23 1–1 University of Phoenix Stadium 64,542 Fox Recap
3 September 23 1:05pm PDT Cincinnati Bengals W 24–21 2–1 Qwest Field 68,110 CBS Recap
4 September 30 1:05pm PDT at San Francisco 49ers W 23–3 3–1 Candlestick Park 67,651 Fox Recap
5 October 7 10:00am PDT at Pittsburgh Steelers L 0–21 3–2 Heinz Field 64,478 Fox Recap
6 October 14 5:15pm PDT New Orleans Saints L 17–28 3–3 Qwest Field 68,296 NBC Recap
7 October 21 1:15pm PDT St. Louis Rams W 33–6 4–3 Qwest Field 68,164 Fox Recap
8 Bye
9 November 4 1:05pm PST at Cleveland Browns L 30–33 4–4 Cleveland Browns Stadium 72,927 Fox Recap
10 November 12 5:30pm PST San Francisco 49ers W 24–0 5–4 Qwest Field 68,331 ESPN Recap
11 November 18 1:15pm PST Chicago Bears W 30–23 6–4 Qwest Field 68,249 Fox Recap
12 November 25 10:00am PST at St. Louis Rams W 24–19 7–4 Edward Jones Dome 65,423 Fox Recap
13 December 2 10:00am PST at Philadelphia Eagles W 28–24 8–4 Lincoln Financial Field 68,445 Fox Recap
14 December 9 1:05pm PST Arizona Cardinals W 42–21 9–4 Qwest Field 68,193 Fox Recap
15 December 16 10:00am PST at Carolina Panthers L 10–13 9–5 Bank of America Stadium 73,421 Fox Recap
16 December 23 1:15pm PST Baltimore Ravens W 27–6 10–5 Qwest Field 68,164 CBS Recap
17 December 30 10:00am PST at Atlanta Falcons L 41–44 10–6 Georgia Dome 64,925 Fox Recap
Bold indicates division opponents.
Source: 2007 NFL season results [8]

Postseason[edit]

For more details on this topic, see 2005–06 NFL playoffs.
Week Date Kickoff Opponent (seed) Results Game Site Attendance TV Recap
Final score Team record
WC January 5 1:30pm PST Washington Redskins (6) W 35–14 1–0 Qwest Field 68,297 NBC Recap
DIV January 12 1:30pm PST at Green Bay Packers (2) L 20–42 1–1 Lambeau Field 72,168 Fox Recap

Standings[edit]

NFC West
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
(3) Seattle Seahawks 10 6 0 .625 5–1 8–4 393 291 L1
Arizona Cardinals 8 8 0 .500 3–3 5–7 404 399 W2
San Francisco 49ers 5 11 0 .313 3–3 4–8 219 364 L1
St. Louis Rams 3 13 0 .188 1–5 3–9 263 438 L4

Game Summaries[edit]

Preseason[edit]

Week P1: at San Diego Chargers[edit]

Preseason Week One: Seattle Seahawks at San Diego Chargers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Seahawks 7 0 0 17 24
Chargers 0 7 6 3 16

at Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, California

  • Date: August 12
  • Game time: 5:07pm local
  • Game weather: clear, 73 °F (23 °C), 64% humidity, wind WSW 8 miles per hour (13 km/h)
  • Game attendance: 57,500
  • Referee: Mike Carey
  • TV: NBC
  • Gamecenter, Gamebook

Week P2: at Green Bay Packers[edit]

Preseason Week Two: Seattle Seahawks at Green Bay Packers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Seahawks 3 7 3 0 13
Packers 10 28 10 0 48

at Lambeau Field, Green Bay, Wisconsin

  • Date: August 18
  • Game time: 7:06pm local
  • Game weather: rain, 59 °F (15 °C), 93% humidity, wind ESE 4 miles per hour (6.4 km/h)
  • Game attendance: 69,761
  • Referee: John Parry
  • TV: KING
  • Gamecenter, Gamebook

Week P3: vs. Minnesota Vikings[edit]

Preseason Week Three: Seattle Seahawks vs. Minnesota Vikings – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Vikings 0 10 3 0 13
Seahawks 6 10 7 7 30

at Qwest Field, Seattle, Washington

  • Date: August 25
  • Game time: 6:07pm local
  • Game weather: partly cloudy, 68 °F (20 °C), 65% humidity, wind SE 5 miles per hour (8.0 km/h)
  • Game attendance: 66,723
  • Referee: Larry Nemmers
  • TV: KING
  • Gamecenter, Gamebook

Week P4: vs. Oakland Raiders[edit]

Preseason Week Four: Seattle Seahawks vs. Oakland Raiders – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Raiders 7 0 7 0 14
Seahawks 3 9 0 7 19

at Qwest Field, Seattle, Washington

  • Date: August 30
  • Game time: 7:08pm local
  • Game weather: clear, 76 °F (24 °C), 47% humidity, wind NNW 7 miles per hour (11 km/h)
  • Game attendance: 66,700
  • Referee: Ed Hochuli
  • TV: KING
  • Gamecenter, Gamebook

Regular Season[edit]

Week 1: vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers[edit]

Week One: Seattle Seahawks vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Buccaneers 6 0 0 0 6
Seahawks 0 10 0 10 20

at Qwest Field, Seattle, Washington

Game information
First quarter
  • TB – Matt Bryant 28-yard field goal, 8:56 (TB 3–0)
  • TB – Matt Bryant 32-yard field goal, 0:00 (TB 6–0)
Second quarter
  • SEA – Josh Brown 28-yard field goal, 2:39 (TB 6–3)
  • SEA – Shaun Alexander 1-yard run (Josh Brown kick), 0:50 (SEA 10–6)
Third quarter
  • no scoring
Fourth quarter
  • SEA – Josh Brown 46-yard field goal, 14:09 (SEA 13–6)
  • SEA – Maurice Morris 34-yard pass from Matt Hasselbeck (Josh Brown kick), 7:55 (SEA 20–6)
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Team – passrushtotalto
  • TB – 194 – 90 – 284 – 2
  • SEA – 204 – 139 – 343 – 1

The Seahawks began the 2007 campaign at home against its 1976 expansion mate, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. In the first quarter, Seattle trailed early as Bucs kicker Matt Bryant kicked 38-yard and 32-yard field goals. In the second quarter, Seahawks kicker Josh Brown nailed a 28-yard field goal, then the Seahawks took the lead when RB Shaun Alexander powered in for a 1-yard TD run. After a scoreless third quarter, Seattle sealed the victory with Brown's 46-yard field goal and a 34-yard TD pass from QB Matt Hasselbeck to RB Maurice Morris.

With the win, the Seahawks began a season at 1–0 for the 4th time in the past 5 years.

Week 2: at Arizona Cardinals[edit]

Week Two: Seattle Seahawks at Arizona Cardinals – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Seahawks 0 7 10 3 20
Cardinals' 3 14 0 6 23

at University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Arizona

Game information
First quarter
  • ARI – Neil Rackers 28-yard field goal, 1:27 (ARI 3–0)
Second quarter
Third quarter
  • SEA – Shaun Alexander 16-yard run (Josh Brown kick), 8:42 (ARI 17–14)
  • SEA – Josh Brown 28-yard field goal, 3:34 (Tied 17–17)
Fourth quarter
  • SEA – Josh Brown 28-yard field goal, 9:52 (SEA 20–17)
  • ARI – Neil Rackers 52-yard field goal, 4:44 (Tied 20–20)
  • ARI – Neil Rackers 42-yard field goal, 0:01 (ARI 23–20)
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Team – passrushtotalto
  • SEA – 278 – 84 – 362 – 1
  • ARI – 299 – 132 – 431 – 1

Hoping to build off of their home win over the Buccaneers, the Seahawks flew to the University of Phoenix Stadium for a Week 2 divisional duel with the Arizona Cardinals. RB Shaun Alexander sported a cast on his left wrist, the result of a reported sprain suffered in the opening week. In the first quarter, Seattle trailed early as kicker Neil Rackers booted a 28-yard field goal for the only score of the period. In the second quarter, the 'Hawks continued to trail as Cardinals QB Matt Leinart threw a 30-yard TD pass to TE Leonard Pope, along with RB Edgerrin James getting a 17-yard TD run. Down 17–0, the Seahawks would respond just before halftime with QB Matt Hasselbeck completing a 24-yard TD pass to WR Nate Burleson. Arizona quickly moved into field goal range after the Seahawk TD, but Rackers hit the upright from 53 yards as time expired.

In the third quarter, Seattle would come all the way back to tie the game after RB Shaun Alexander finally broke loose for a 16-yard TD run and kicker Josh Brown booted a 28-yard field goal. In the fourth quarter, the Seahawks took the lead with Brown kicking another 28-yard field goal. However, Arizona rallied to tie the game on a Rackers 52-yard field goal. The Seahawks appeared to be driving for the go ahead score when, inside field goal range in the final 2 minutes, an exchange from Hasselbeck to Alexander was fumbled and recovered by the Cardinals. Arizona then drove to the Seahawks' 25-yard line, where Rackers kicked a game-winning 42-yard field goal with 11 seconds left.

With the loss, the Seahawks fell to 1–1 on the young season, and had lost 4 straight divisional games.

Week 3: vs. Cincinnati Bengals[edit]

Week Three: Seattle Seahawks vs. Cincinnati Bengals – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Bengals 7 3 2 9 21
Seahawks 7 7 0 10 24

at Qwest Field, Seattle, Washington

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
  • CIN – Shayne Graham 43-yard field goal, 10:20 (CIN 10–7)
  • SEA – Deion Branch 42-yard pass from Matt Hasselbeck (Josh Brown kick), 2:06 (SEA 14–10)
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
  • CIN – Shayne Graham 24-yard field goal, 9:57 (CIN 15–14)
  • SEA – Josh Brown 23-yard field goal, 6:00 (SEA 17–15)
  • CIN – Kenny Watson 8-yard run (PAT failed), 2:42 (CIN 21–16)
  • SEA – Nate Burleson 22-yard pass from Matt Hasselbeck (Josh Brown kick), 1:00 (SEA 24–21)
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Team – passrushtotalto
  • CIN – 328 – 84 – 412 – 4
  • SEA –238 – 102 – 340 – 2

Things got off to a quick start for the Seahawks as rookie Josh Wilson returned the opening kickoff 72 yards to the Bengal 24-yard line. Three plays later, Matt Hasselbeck hit WR Bobby Engram for an 18-yard TD and a 7–0 Seahawks lead. The Bengals were quick to respond, as Bengal QB Carson Palmer hit 6 of his first 7 pass attempts for 90 yards, culminating with an 18-yard touchdown pass to WR T. J. Houshmandzadeh and evening the score at 7–7. After turnovers by each team, Cincinnati K Shayne Graham converted a 43-yard field goal attempt to give the Bengals a 10–7 lead 80 seconds into the second quarter. With 3:06 left in the first half, Seahawk defensive lineman Chartric Darby's heavy pressure on Palmer led to a Deon Grant interception at the Seattle 31-yard line. A few plays later, Hasselbeck hit Deion Branch with a 42-yard touchdown pass and a 14–10 Seahawk lead at halftime.

3:51 into the third quarter, Cincinnati linebacker Lemar Marshall sacked Hasselbeck in the endzone for a safety, cutting the lead to 14–12. Neither team scored again until there was 9:57 left in the game when Graham booted a 24-yard field goal to give Cincinnati its first lead at 15–14. On the next possession, Hasselbeck moved the Seahawks to the opposition's 6-yard line. WR Nate Burleson was unable to hold on to a pass in the endzone, and the Seahawks settled for a K Josh Brown field goal, reclaiming the lead at 17–15. Palmer then connected with Chad Johnson on two big pass plays late in the fourth quarter, followed by 2 runs by back-up RB Kenny Watson for a Bengal TD. Cincinnati opted to try a 2-point conversion, but CB Jordan Babineaux stopped Watson after a pitch from Palmer. The Bengals led 21–17 when the Seahawks got the ball with 2:42 left in the game. The Seahawks sputtered near mid-field, and faced 4th and 1. RB Shaun Alexander broke through for 22 yards, and Hasselbeck hit Nate Burleson with a 22-yard TD pass on the next play for a 24–21 lead with 1:00 left. Seahawks linebacker Lance Laury forced a fumble during the ensuing kickoff, with FS Deon Grant recovering for Seattle. Two plays later Alexander ran for a first down (and 100 yards on the game), cementing the Seahawk victory and improving their record to 2–1.

Week 4: at San Francisco 49ers[edit]

Week Four: Seattle Seahawks at San Francisco 49ers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Seahawks 0 13 7 3 23
49ers 0 0 3 0 3

at Monster Park, San Francisco, California

Game information
First quarter
  • no scoring
Second quarter
  • SEA – Josh Brown 23-yard field goal, 12:55 (SEA 3–0)
  • SEA – Bobby Engram 17-yard pass from Matt Hasselbeck (Josh Brown kick), 6:10 (SEA 10–0)
  • SEA – Josh Brown 31-yard field goal, 0:57 (SEA 13–0)
Third quarter
  • SEA – Marcus Pollard 14-yard pass from Matt Hasselbeck (Josh Brown kick), 12:11 (SEA 20–0)
  • SF – Joe Nedney 43-yard field goal, 4:36 (SEA 20–3)
Fourth quarter
  • SEA – Josh Brown 25-yard field goal, 14:49 (SEA 23–3)
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
  • SEA – Deion Branch: 7 rec, 130 yds
  • SF – Frank Gore: 3 rec, 42 yds
Team – passrushtotalto
  • SEA – 278 – 93 – 371 – 1
  • SF – 75 – 109 – 184 – 3

Coming off their home win over the Bengals, the Seahawks flew to Monster Park for an NFC West duel with the San Francisco 49ers. After a scoreless first quarter, the 'Hawks took flight in the second quarter with kicker Josh Brown getting a 23-yard field goal, along with QB Matt Hasselbeck completing a 17-yard TD pass to WR Bobby Engram. Seattle ended the half with Brown kicking a 31-yard field goal.

In the third quarter, the Seahawks went back to work with Hasselbeck completing a 14-yard TD pass to TE Marcus Pollard. The 49ers got their only score of the game with kicker Joe Nedney getting a 43-yard field goal. In the fourth quarter, Seattle wrapped up the game with Brown nailing a 25-yard field goal.

With their first divisional win in five games, the Seahawks improved to 3–1. Fullback Mack Strong played in his 200th game as a Seahawk, becoming only the second player to do so.

Week 5: at Pittsburgh Steelers[edit]

Week Twelve: Seattle Seahawks at Pittsburgh Steelers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Seahawks 0 0 0 0 0
Steelers 0 7 7 7 21

at Heinz Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Game information
First quarter
  • no scoring
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
  • PIT – Najeh Davenport 5-yard run (Jeff Reed kick), 10:06 (PIT 21–0)
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Team – passrushtotalto
  • SEA – 106 – 38 – 144 – 1
  • PIT – 179 – 163 – 342 – 0

Coming off their easy divisional road win over the 49ers, the Seahawks flew to Heinz Field for a Week 5 interconference duel with the Pittsburgh Steelers, in the rematch of Super Bowl XL. However, Seattle was mostly unable to get any offensive rhythm going. Meanwhile, the Steelers ran up and down the field with QB Ben Roethlisberger's 13-yard TD pass to TE Heath Miller and RB Najeh Davenport's 1-yard and 5-yard TD run.

With the loss, the Seahawks fell to 3–2. This would mark Seattle's first shut-out loss since Week 1 of the 2000 season, when the Seahawks lost to the Dolphins 23–0. Head Coach Mike Holmgren would suffer only his second career shutout loss.

Week 6: vs. New Orleans Saints[edit]

Week One: Seattle Seahawks vs. New Orleans Saints – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Saints 7 21 0 0 28
Seahawks 0 10 0 7 17

at Qwest Field, Seattle, Washington

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
  • no scoring
Fourth quarter
  • SEA – Nate Burleson 22-yard pass from Matt Hasselbeck (Josh Brown kick), 6:39 (NO 28–17)
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Team – passrushtotalto
  • NO – 246 – 121 – 367 – 1
  • SEA – 333 – 92 – 425 – 2

Hoping to rebound from their embarrassing road loss to the Steelers, the Seahawks went home for Sunday Night football, as they hosted the winless New Orleans Saints. In the first quarter, Seattle trailed early as a blocked punt would result in New Orleans RB Pierre Thomas returning the loose ball 5 yards for a touchdown, along with the only score of the period. In the second quarter, the 'Hawks continued to trail as Saints QB Drew Brees completed a 3-yard TD pass to TE Eric Johnson, while WR Lance Moore got a 7-yard TD run. The Seahawks would respond with QB Matt Hasselbeck completing a 17-yard TD pass to WR Ben Obomanu. However, New Orleans went back to work with Brees completing a 2-yard TD pass to WR Marques Colston. Seattle would end the half with kicker Josh Brown getting a 52-yard field goal. After a scoreless third quarter, the 'Hawks tried to rally in the fourth quarter, but all they could get was Hasselbeck's 22-yard TD pass to WR Nate Burleson.

With the loss, the Seahawks fell to 3–3.

Week 7: vs. St. Louis Rams[edit]

Week One: Seattle Seahawks vs. St. Louis Rams – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Rams 3 0 3 0 6
Seahawks 7 3 13 10 33

at Qwest Field, Seattle, Washington

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
  • SEA – Josh Brown 38-yard field goal, 10:15 (SEA 10–3)
Third quarter
  • SEA – Nate Burleson 91-yard kickoff return (Josh Brown kick), 14:47 (SEA 17–3)
  • STL – Jeff Wilkins 29-yard field goal, 10:33 (SEA 17–6)
  • SEA – Josh Brown 48-yard field goal, 6:29 (SEA 20–6)
  • SEA – Josh Brown 45-yard field goal, 4:00 (SEA 23–6)
Fourth quarter
  • SEA – Josh Brown 43-yard field goal, 7:02 (SEA 26–6)
  • SEA – Will Heller 11-yard pass from Matt Hasselbeck (Josh Brown kick), 6:08 (SEA 33–6)
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Team – passrushtotalto
  • STL – 168 – 53 – 221 – 5
  • SEA – 189 – 100 – 289 – 1

Trying to snap a two-game skid, the Seahawks stayed at home for a Week 7 divisional duel with the winless St. Louis Rams. In the first quarter, Seattle took flight early as QB Matt Hasselbeck completed a 1-yard TD pass to TE Will Heller. The Rams replied with kicker Jeff Wilkins getting a 31-yard field goal. In the second quarter, the 'Hawks increased their lead with kicker Josh Brown getting a 38-yard field goal for the only score of the period.

In the third quarter, the Seahawks continued to pound away as WR Nate Burleson the half's opening kickoff 91 yards for a touchdown. Afterwards, St. Louis got its final score of the game with Wilkins getting a 29-yard field goal. Afterwards, Seattle took control with Brown kicking a 45-yard and a 43-yard field goal. In the fourth quarter, the 'Hawks sealed their victory with Brown nailing a 43-yard field goal, while Hasselbeck and Heller hooked up with each other again on an 11-yard TD pass. Despite offensive problems, Seattle defense recovered two St Louis fumbles, forced 3 Interceptions and 7 sacks (four by second year Darryl Tapp)

With their 5th straight win over the Rams, the Seahawks entered its bye week at 4–3.

Week 9: at Cleveland Browns[edit]

Week Four: Seattle Seahawks at Cleveland Browns – Game summary
1 2 3 4 OT Total
Seahawks 7 14 3 6 0 30
Browns 0 9 7 14 3 33

at Cleveland Browns Stadium, Cleveland, Ohio

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
  • CLE – Jamal Lewis 2-yard run (PAT failed), 12:49 (SEA 7–6)
  • SEA – D. J. Hackett 6-yard pass from Matt Hasselbeck (Josh Brown kick), 6:23 (SEA 14–6)
  • SEA – Nate Burleson 94-yard punt return (Josh Brown kick), 3:49 (SEA 21–6)
  • CLE – Phil Dawson 19-yard field goal, 0:21 (SEA 21–9)
Third quarter
  • CLE – Jamal Lewis 1-yard run (Phil Dawson kick), 8:57 (SEA 21–16)
  • SEA – Josh Brown 39-yard field goal, 5:06 (SEA 24–16)
Fourth quarter
  • CLE – Jamal Lewis 2-yard run (PAT failed), 12:42 (SEA 24–22)
  • SEA – Josh Brown 26-yard field goal, 7:55 (SEA 27–22)
  • CLE – Jamal Lewis 1-yard run (2-pt PAT: Joe Jurevicius pass from Derek Anderson), 2:17 (CLE 30–27)
  • SEA – Josh Brown 22-yard field goal, 0:00 (Tied 30–30)
Overtime
  • CLE – Phil Dawson 25-yard field goal, 9:19 (CLE 33–30)
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Team – passrushtotalto
  • SEA – 318 – 105 – 423 – 2
  • CLE – 364 – 64 – 428 – 1

Coming off of their bye week, the Seahawks flew to Cleveland Browns Stadium for a Week 9 interconference duel with the Cleveland Browns. In the first quarter, Seattle took flight as QB Matt Hasselbeck completed a 5-yard TD pass to WR Bobby Engram for the only score of the period. In the second quarter, the Browns responded with RB Jamal Lewis getting a 2-yard TD run (with a failed PAT). The Seahawks would reply with Hasselbeck completing a 6-yard TD pass to WR D. J. Hackett, along with WR/PR Nate Burleson returning a punt 94 yards for a touchdown. Cleveland would end the half with kicker Phil Dawson getting a 19-yard field goal.

In the third quarter, the Browns began to fight back with Lewis getting a 1-yard TD run. Seattle's response came from kicker Josh Brown who managed to get a 39-yard field goal. In the fourth quarter, Cleveland continued to fight hard as Lewis got another 2-yard TD run (followed by a failed 2-point conversion). The Seahawks would then increase its lead with Brown kicking a 26-yard field goal. However, the Browns finally took the lead as Lewis got another 1-yard TD run (followed by QB Derek Anderson's 2-point conversion pass to former Seahawk WR Joe Jurevicius). Afterwards, Seattle would force overtime as Brown kicked a 22-yard field goal. In overtime, the Seahawks got the ball to begin the period. However, the drive stalled when Seattle couldn't convert on a 4th & 1. Afterwards, Cleveland responded and ended the game with Dawson's game-winning 25-yard field goal.

With the disappointing loss, the Seahawks fell to 4–4.

Week 10: vs. San Francisco 49ers[edit]

Week One: Seattle Seahawks vs. San Francisco 49ers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
49ers 0 0 0 0 0
Seahawks 10 7 0 7 24

at Qwest Field, Seattle, Washington

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
  • SEA – Maurice Morris 6-yard run (Josh Brown kick), 5:17 (SEA 17–0)
Third quarter
  • no scoring
Fourth quarter
  • SEA – D. J. Hackett 10-yard pass from Matt Hasselbeck (Josh Brown kick), 14:55 (SEA 24–0)
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Team – passrushtotalto
  • SF – 94 – 79 – 173 – 2
  • SEA – 274 – 106 – 380 – 2

Hoping to rebound from their overtime road loss to the Browns, the Seahawks went home for an NFC West rematch on Monday Night Football with the San Francisco 49ers. In the first quarter, Seattle took flight as QB Matt Hasselbeck completing a 1-yard TD pass to TE Will Heller, along with kicker Josh Brown nailing a 20-yard field goal. In the second quarter, the Seahawks increased their lead with RB Maurice Morris getting a 6-yard TD run for the only score of the period. After a scoreless third quarter, Seattle sealed the victory and the season-sweep in the fourth quarter with Hasselbeck completing a 10-yard TD pass. This would mark the third straight time that the Seahawks have shut out their opponent on Monday Night Football (5 overall).

With the win, the Seahawks improved to 5–4 and swept the 49ers.

Since 2001, Seattle has won 17 out of 21 contests at home against NFC West opponents.

Week 11: vs. Chicago Bears[edit]

Week One: Seattle Seahawks vs. Chicago Bears – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Bears 10 7 0 6 23
Seahawks 7 10 7 6 30

at Qwest Field, Seattle, Washington

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
  • SEA – Maurice Morris 19-yard run (Josh Brown kick), 6:31 (SEA 14–10)
  • CHI – Adrian Peterson 5-yard run (Robbie Gould kick), 1:16 (CHI 17–14)
  • SEA – Josh Brown 40-yard field goal, 0:17 (Tied 17–17)
Third quarter
  • SEA – Nate Burleson 4-yard pass from Matt Hasselbeck (Josh Brown kick), 11:05 (SEA 24–17)
Fourth quarter
  • CHI – Robbie Gould 47-yard field goal, 14:15 (SEA 24–20)
  • SEA – Josh Brown 23-yard field goal, 12:10 (SEA 27–20)
  • SEA – Josh Brown 46-yard field goal, 3:31 (SEA 30–20)
  • CHI – Robbie Gould 48-yard field goal, 0:13 (SEA 30–23)
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Team – passrushtotalto
  • CHI – 238 – 107 – 345 – 1
  • SEA – 322 – 103 – 425 – 1

Coming off their season-sweeping home win over the 49ers, the Seahawks stayed at home for a Week 11 duel against the Chicago Bears, in the rematch of last year's NFC Divisional game (previously in Chicago).

In the first quarter, Seattle trailed early as Bears RB Cedric Benson got a 43-yard TD run, along with kicker Robbie Gould getting a 31-yard field goal. The Seahawks would get on the board with QB Matt Hasselbeck completing a 19-yard TD pass to WR D. J. Hackett. In the second quarter, the Seahawks took the lead with RB Maurice Morris getting a 19-yard TD run. However, Chicago regained the lead with RB Adrian Peterson getting a 5-yard TD run. Seattle would tie the game kicker Josh Brown getting a 40-yard field goal.

In the third quarter, the Seahwaks retook the lead as Hasselbeck completed a 4-yard TD pass to WR Nate Burleson for the only score of the period. In the fourth quarter, the Bears tried to retaliate as Gould kicked a 47-yard field goal. Afterwards, Seattle pulled away with Brown kicking a 23-yard and a 46-yard field goal. Chicago's final response would be Gould nailing a 48-yard field goal.

With the win, the Seahawks improved to 6–4.

Week 12: at St. Louis Rams[edit]

Week Thirteen: Seattle Seahawks at St. Louis Rams – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Seahawks 7 0 10 7 24
Rams 16 3 0 0 19

at Edward Jones Dome, St. Louis, Missouri

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
  • STL – Jeff Wilkins 23-yard field goal, 8:07 (STL 19–7)
Third quarter
  • SEA – Josh Brown 33-yard field goal, 9:36 (STL 19–10)
  • SEA – Deion Branch 9-yard pass from Matt Hasselbeck (Josh Brown kick), 3:22 (STL 19–17)
Fourth quarter
  • SEA – Leonard Weaver 5-yard run (Josh Brown kick), 5:57 (SEA 24–19)
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Team – passrushtotalto
  • SEA – 87 – 215 – 302 – 2
  • STL – 161 – 104 – 265 – 2

Coming off their home win over the Bears, the Seahawks flew to the Edward Jones Dome for a Week 12 NFC West rematch with the St. Louis Rams. In the first quarter, Seattle trailed as RB Maurice Morris was tackled in his own endzone by Rams NT Adam Carriker for a safety, while RB Steven Jackson got a 53-yard TD run. Afterwards, the Seahawks started to take flight as CB Josh Wilson returned a kickoff 89 yards for a touchdown. Later, St. Louis increased their lead with QB Gus Frerotte completing a 15-yard TD pass to WR Isaac Bruce. In the second quarter, the Rams increased their lead with kicker Jeff Wilkins getting a 23-yard field goal.

In the third quarter, Seattle gathered steam as kicker Josh Brown nailed a 33-yard field goal, while QB Matt Hasselbeck 9-yard TD pass to WR Deion Branch. In the fourth quarter, the Seahawks took the lead with RB Leonard Weaver getting a 5-yard TD run. Later in the game, St. Louis threatened to retake their lead. However, Seattle managed to the Rams out on four-straight downs from inside their own 5-yard line.

With the win, not only did the Seahawks improve to 7–4, but also won their 6th straight game against St. Louis. Seattle even took the lead in the all-time divisional series 10–9.

Week 13: at Philadelphia Eagles[edit]

Week Thirteen: Seattle Seahawks at Philadelphia Eagles – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Seahawks 14 7 7 0 28
Eagles 10 7 7 0 24

at Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
  • SEA – Nate Burleson 43-yard pass from Matt Hasselbeck (Josh Brown kick), 11:16 (SEA 21–10)
  • PHI – Kevin Curtis 24-yard pass from A. J. Feeley (David Akers kick), 9:06 (SEA 21–17)
Third quarter
  • PHI – Brian Westbrook 29-yard run (David Akers kick), 12:42 (PHI 24–21)
  • SEA – Maurice Morris 45-yard run (Josh Brown kick), 9:13 (SEA 28–24)
Fourth quarter
  • no scoring
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Team – passrushtotalto
  • PHI – 176 – 135 – 311 – 2
  • SEA – 219 – 144 – 363 – 4

Coming off their road win over the Rams, the Seahawks flew to Lincoln Financial Field for a Week 13 duel with the Philadelphia Eagles. In the first quarter, Seattle took flight after LB Lofa Tatupu intercepted Eagles QB A.J. Feeley on the first play of the game, returning it to the 18-yard line. RB Shaun Alexander cashed in a few plays later with a 2-yard TD run. The Eagles responded with RB Correll Buckhalter breaking free on a 30-yard TD run. Following another Tatupu interception of Feeley, QB Matt Hasselbeck completed a 12-yard TD pass to WR Bobby Engram. Philadelphia would end the period with kicker David Akers nailing a 31-yard field goal. In the second quarter, Seattle drove to the Eagles' 22-yard line, but K Josh Brown missed the field goal attempt. After holding the Eagles to a 3 and out, Nate Burleson returned a punt 36 yards to the Eagles' 43-yard line. On the next play, Hasselbeck completing a short pass to Burleson, who took it 43 yards down the left sideline for a TD. The Eagles would cut the lead to 4 on on a Feeley 24-yard TD pass to WR Kevin Curtis, and then they drove to the Seahawks' 1-yard line just before the half. The Seahawks stopped the Eagles 4 times to keep the lead at the half.

In the third quarter, following a Bobby Engram fumble, Philadelphia took the lead as RB Brian Westbrook galloped away on a 29-yard TD run. Later, the Seahawks responded with RB Maurice Morris getting a 45-yard TD run and a 28–24 lead. The teams drove back and forth the rest the game, and the Eagles looked to be on the verge of victory after Westbrook returned a Seattle punt 64 yards to the Seahawks 14-yard line with 1:37 left in the game. However, LB Lofa Tatupu cemented the victory a minute later with his third interception at the 4-yard line.

With the win, the Seahawks improved to 8–4 and held a two game lead over Arizona in the NFC West.

Tatupu was named NFC Defensive Player of the Week for his 3 interceptions.

Week 14: vs. Arizona Cardinals[edit]

Week One: Seattle Seahawks vs. Arizona Cardinals – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Cardinals 0 7 7 7 21
Seahawks 10 17 0 15 42

at Qwest Field, Seattle, Washington

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
  • SEA – Bobby Engram 15-yard pass from Matt Hasselbeck (Josh Brown kick), 11:47 (SEA 17–0)
  • SEA – Deion Branch 17-yard pass from Matt Hasselbeck (Josh Brown kick), 7:44 (SEA 24–0)
  • ARI – Bryant Johnson 5-yard pass from Kurt Warner (Neil Rackers kick), 1:04 (SEA 24–7)
  • SEA – Josh Brown 41-yard field goal, 0:02 (SEA 27–7)
Third quarter
  • ARI – Jerheme Urban 2-yard pass from Kurt Warner (Neil Rackers kick), 0:57 (SEA 27–14)
Fourth quarter
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Team – passrushtotalto
  • ARI – 305 – 50 – 355 – 5
  • SEA – 269 – 80 – 349 – 0

Coming off their road win over the Eagles, the Seahawks went home for a Week 14 NFC West rematch with the Arizona Cardinals. In the first quarter, Seattle took flight early with kicker Josh Brown getting a 23-yard field goal, while QB Matt Hasselbeck completed a 7-yard TD pass to WR Nate Burleson. In the second quarter, the Seahawks increased their lead with Hasselbeck completing a 15-yard TD pass to WR Bobby Engram and a 17-yard TD pass to WR Deion Branch. The Cardinals would get on the board as QB Kurt Warner completed a 5-yard TD pass to WR Bryant Johnson. Seattle would end the half with Brown kicking a 41-yard field goal.

In the third quarter, Arizona was starting to make a comeback as Warner completed a 2-yard TD pass to WR Jerheme Urban for the only score of the period. In the fourth quarter, the 'Hawks pulled away as Hasselbeck completed a 3-yard TD pass to TE Marcus Pollard, RB Josh Scobey tackled Cardinals punter Mitch Berger in his endzone for a safety, and CB Marcus Trufant returned an interception 84 yards for a touchdown (with a failed PAT). Arizona tried to mount a comeback as Warner completed an 11-yard TD pass to WR Larry Fitzgerald. Fortunately, Seattle's defense prevented any hopes of a Cardinal comeback from happening.

With the win, not only did the Seahawks improve to 9–4, but they also cliched their 4th-straight NFC West title.

Week 15: at Carolina Panthers[edit]

Week Thirteen: Seattle Seahawks at Carolina Panthers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Seahawks 0 0 0 10 10
Panthers 0 0 0 13 13

at Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, North Carolina

Game information
First quarter
  • no scoring
Second quarter
  • no scoring
Third quarter
  • no scoring
Fourth quarter
  • CAR – John Kasay 53-yard field goal, 12:18 (CAR 3–0)
  • SEA – Josh Brown 23-yard field goal, 8:23 (Tied 3–3)
  • CAR – John Kasay 37-yard field goal, 2:59 (CAR 6–3)
  • CAR – DeAngelo Williams 35-yard run (John Kasay kick), 1:17 (CAR 13–3)
  • SEA – Deion Branch 15-yard pass from Matt Hasselbeck (Josh Brown kick), 0:01 (CAR 13–10)
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Team – passrushtotalto
  • SEA – 238 – 44 – 282 – 1
  • CAR – 208 – 114 – 322 – 0

Coming off their division-clinching home win over the Cardinals, the Seahawks flew to Bank of America Stadium for a Week 15 intraconference duel with the Carolina Panthers. The game was scoreless until the fourth quarter when Seattle trailed on the foot of Panthers kicker John Kasay's 53-yard field goal. The Seahawks would respond with kicker Josh Brown getting a 23-yard field goal. However, Carolina began to pull away as Kasay nailed a 37-yard field goal and RB DeAngelo Williams managed to get a 35-yard TD run. Seattle tried to rally as QB Matt Hasselbeck completed a 15-yard TD pass to WR Deion Branch. However, the Panthers' defense held on for the win.

With the surprising loss, the Seahawks fell to 9–5.

Week 16: vs. Baltimore Ravens[edit]

Week One: Seattle Seahawks vs. Baltimore Ravens – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Ravens 0 0 0 6 6
Seahawks 0 21 6 0 27

at Qwest Field, Seattle, Washington

Game information
First quarter
  • no scoring
Second quarter
Third quarter
  • SEA – Josh Brown 42-yard field goal, 5:40 (SEA 24–0)
  • SEA – Josh Brown 39-yard field goal, 3:07 (SEA 27–0)
Fourth quarter
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Team – passrushtotalto
  • BAL – 187 – 106 – 293 – 3
  • SEA – 192 – 144 – 336 – 2

Hoping to rebound from their road loss to the Panthers, the Seahawks went home for a Week 16 interconference duel with the Baltimore Ravens. After a scoreless first quarter, the Seahawks took flight in the second quarter with QB Matt Hasselbeck completing a 21-yard TD pass to WR Nate Burleson, along with LB Leroy Hill returning a fumble 20 yards for a touchdown, and Hasselbeck completing a 14-yard TD pass to RB Shaun Alexander.

In the third quarter, Seattle increased its lead with kicker Josh Brown nailing a 42-yard and a 39-yard field goal. In the fourth quarter, the Ravens would get their only score of the period as QB Troy Smith completed a 79-yard TD pass to WR Derrick Mason.

With the win, the Seahawks improved to 10–5.

Week 17: at Atlanta Falcons[edit]

Week Thirteen: Seattle Seahawks at Atlanta Falcons – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Seahawks 7 10 10 14 41
Falcons 0 17 3 24 44

at Georgia Dome, Atlanta, Georgia

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
  • SEA – Josh Brown 54-yard field goal, 13:09 (SEA 10–0)
  • ATL – Joe Horn 4-yard pass from Chris Redman (Morten Andersen kick), 9:34 (SEA 10–7)
  • ATL– Warrick Dunn 5-yard run (Morten Andersen kick), 5:10 (ATL 14–10)
  • SEA – Bobby Engram 30-yard pass from Matt Hasselbeck (Josh Brown kick), 1:10 (SEA 17–14)
  • ATL – Morten Andersen 30-yard field goal, 0:00 (Tied 17–17)
Third quarter
  • SEA – Josh Brown 51-yard field goal, 6:41 (SEA 20–17)
  • ATL – Morten Andersen 37-yard field goal, 4:07 (Tied 20–20)
  • SEA – Maurice Morris 29-yard run (Josh Brown kick), 1:19 (SEA 27–20)
Fourth quarter
  • ATL – Alge Crumpler 55-yard pass from Chris Redman (Morten Andersen kick), 14:52 (Tied 27–27)
  • ATL – Alge Crumpler 7-yard pass from Chris Redman (Morten Andersen kick), 13:30 (ATL 34–27)
  • ATL – Roddy White 10-yard pass from Chris Redman (Morten Andersen kick), 13:15 (ATL 41–27)
  • SEA – Nate Burleson 45-yard pass from Seneca Wallace (Josh Brown kick), 7:49 (ATL 41–34)
  • ATL – Morten Andersen 32-yard field goal, 3:23 (ATL 44–34)
  • SEA – Nate Burleson 13-yard pass from Seneca Wallace (Josh Brown kick), 0:54 (ATL 44–41)
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Team – passrushtotalto
  • SEA – 334 – 167 – 501 – 3
  • ATL – 240 – 124 – 364 – 0

Postseason[edit]

Main article: NFL playoffs, 2007-08

Seattle entered the postseason as the #3 seed in the NFC.

NFC Wild Card Playoff: vs. #6 Washington Redskins[edit]

NFC Wild Card Playoff: #6 Washington Redskins at #3 Seattle Seahawks – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Redskins 0 0 0 14 14
Seahawks 7 3 3 22 35

at Qwest Field, Seattle, Washington

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
  • SEA – Josh Brown 50-yard field goal, 8:58 (SEA 10–0)
Third quarter
  • SEA – Josh Brown 33-yard field goal, 4:30 (SEA 13–0)
Fourth quarter
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Team – passrushtotalto
  • WAS – 244 – 75 – 319 – 2
  • SEA – 227 – 77 – 304 – 2


NFC Divisional Playoff: at #2 Green Bay Packers[edit]

NFC Divisional Playoff: #3 Seattle Seahawks at #2 Green Bay Packers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Seahawks 14 3 3 0 20
Packers 14 14 7 7 42

at Lambeau Field, Green Bay, Wisconsin

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
  • GB – Greg Jennings 2-yard pass from Brett Favre (Mason Crosby kick), 13:22 (GB 21–14)
  • SEA – Josh Brown 29-yard field goal, 7:18 (GB 21–17)
  • GB – Ryan Grant 3-yard run (Mason Crosby kick), 0:26 (GB 28–17)
Third quarter
  • GB – Brandon Jackson 13-yard pass from Brett Favre (Mason Crosby kick), 10:25 (GB 35–17)
  • SEA – Josh Brown 27-yard field goal, 2:46 (GB 35–20)
Fourth quarter
  • GB – Ryan Grant 1-yard run (Mason Crosby kick), 13:26 (GB 42–20)
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Team – passrushtotalto
  • SEA – 172 – 28 – 200 – 1
  • GB – 173 – 235 – 408 – 2

See also[edit]

References[edit]