2008 Seattle Seahawks season

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2008 Seattle Seahawks season
Head coach Mike Holmgren
General manager Tim Ruskell
Home field Qwest Field
Results
Record 4–12
Division place 3rd NFC West
Playoff finish did not qualify
Pro Bowlers 2
Timeline
Previous season Next season
2007 2009
Qwest Field in September 2008

The 2008 Seattle Seahawks season was the 33rd season for the team in the National Football League. The Seahawks' streak of four consecutive NFC West divisional championships was broken, as they fell to a 4–12 record. As he had announced back in January, the 2008 season was the final season for Mike Holmgren as the team's head coach.

2008 NFL Draft selections[edit]

Round Pick Name Position College
1 28 Lawrence Jackson DE USC
2 38 John Carlson TE Notre Dame
4 121 Red Bryant DT Texas A&M
5 163 Owen Schmitt FB West Virginia
6 189 Tyler Schmitt LS San Diego State
7 233 Justin Forsett RB Cal
7 235 Brandon Coutu PK Georgia

Final roster[edit]

2008 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
64 Active, 0 Inactive, 0 Practice squad

[1]

  • Starters in bold.
  • (*) Denotes players that were selected for the 2009 Pro Bowl.

Notable roster additions[edit]

Notable roster losses[edit]

Team captains[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Preseason[edit]

Week Date Kickoff Opponent Results Game Site Attendance TV Recap
Final score Team record
1 August 8 5:00pm PDT at Minnesota Vikings W 34–17 1–0 Metrodome 62,545 KONG GameCenter
2 August 16 6:00pm PDT Chicago Bears W 29–26 2–0 Qwest Field 67,360 KONG GameCenter
3 August 25 5:00pm PDT at San Diego Chargers L 17–18 2–1 Qualcomm Stadium 52,763 ESPN GameCenter
4 August 29 7:00pm PDT Oakland Raiders W 23–16 3–1 Qwest Field 67,163 KING GameCenter

NOTE: Due to NBC's coverage of the 2008 Summer Olympics, two pre-season telecasts were switched to KING's sibling station, KONG as both were owned by Belo.

Regular season[edit]

Divisional matchups have the NFC West playing the NFC East and the AFC East.

Week Date Kickoff Opponent Results Game Site Attendance TV Recap
Final score Team record
1 September 7 10:00am PDT at Buffalo Bills L 10–34 0–1 Ralph Wilson Stadium 71,194 Fox GameCenter
2 September 14 1:05pm PDT San Francisco 49ers L 30–33 (OT) 0–2 Qwest Field 67,951 Fox GameCenter
3 September 21 1:05pm PDT St. Louis Rams W 37–13 1–2 Qwest Field 68,012 Fox GameCenter
4 Bye
5 October 5 10:05am PDT at New York Giants L 6–44 1–3 Giants Stadium 79,529 Fox GameCenter
6 October 12 1:15pm PDT Green Bay Packers L 17–27 1–4 Qwest Field 68,302 Fox GameCenter
7 October 19 5:15pm PDT at Tampa Bay Buccaneers L 10–20 1–5 Raymond James Stadium 64,811 NBC GameCenter
8 October 26 1:15pm PDT at San Francisco 49ers W 34–13 2–5 Candlestick Park 67,504 Fox GameCenter
9 November 2 1:15pm PST Philadelphia Eagles L 7–26 2–6 Qwest Field 68,055 Fox GameCenter
10 November 9 10:00am PST at Miami Dolphins L 19–21 2–7 Dolphin Stadium 64,862 Fox GameCenter
11 November 16 1:05pm PST Arizona Cardinals L 20–26 2–8 Qwest Field 67,616 Fox GameCenter
12 November 23 1:15pm PST Washington Redskins L 17–20 2–9 Qwest Field 67,771 Fox GameCenter
13 November 27 1:15pm PST at Dallas Cowboys L 9–34 2–10 Texas Stadium 63,253 Fox GameCenter
14 December 7 1:05pm PST [A] New England Patriots L 21–24 2–11 Qwest Field 68,077 CBS GameCenter
15 December 14 10:00am PST at St. Louis Rams W 23–20 3–11 Edward Jones Dome 56,123 Fox GameCenter
16 December 21 1:05pm PST New York Jets W 13–3 4–11 Qwest Field 68,161 CBS GameCenter
17 December 28 1:15pm PST at Arizona Cardinals L 21–34 4–12 University of Phoenix Stadium 63,874 Fox GameCenter
Bold indicates division opponents.
Source: 2008 NFL season results [2]

Standings[edit]

NFC West
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
(4) Arizona Cardinals 9 7 0 .563 6–0 7–5 427 426 W1
San Francisco 49ers 7 9 0 .438 3–3 5–7 339 381 W2
Seattle Seahawks 4 12 0 .250 3–3 3–9 294 392 L1
St. Louis Rams 2 14 0 .125 0–6 2–10 232 465 L10

Game Summaries[edit]

Preseason[edit]

Week P1: at Minnesota Vikings[edit]

Preseason Week One: Seattle Seahawks at Minnesota Vikings – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Seahawks 17 0 14 3 34
Vikings 7 10 0 0 17

at Metrodome, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Week P2: vs. Chicago Bears[edit]

Preseason Week Two: Seattle Seahawks vs. Chicago Bears – Game summary
1 2 3 4 OT Total
Bears 0 5 14 7 0 26
Seahawks 6 3 0 17 3 29

at Qwest Field, Seattle, Washington

  • Date: August 16
  • Game time: 6:08pm local
  • Game weather: clear, 86 °F (30 °C), 34% humidity, wind NW 10 miles per hour (16 km/h)
  • Game attendance: 67,360
  • Referee: Tony Corrente
  • TV: KONG
  • Gamecenter, Gamebook

Week P3: at San Diego Chargers[edit]

Preseason Week Three: Seattle Seahawks at San Diego Chargers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Seahawks 7 0 3 7 17
Chargers 0 10 0 8 18

at Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, California

  • Date: August 25
  • Game time: 5:05pm local
  • Game weather: clear, 79 °F (26 °C), 73% humidity, wind WSW 8 miles per hour (13 km/h)
  • Game attendance: 52,763
  • Referee: Ed Hochuli
  • TV: ESPN
  • Gamecenter, Gamebook

Week P4: vs. Oakland Raiders[edit]

Preseason Week Four: Seattle Seahawks vs. Oakland Raiders – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Raiders 0 6 3 7 16
Seahawks 10 3 3 7 23

at Qwest Field, Seattle, Washington

  • Date: August 29
  • Game time: 7:07pm local
  • Game weather: partly cloudy, 66 °F (19 °C), 73% humidity, wind NW 3 miles per hour (4.8 km/h)
  • Game attendance: 67,163
  • Referee: Mike Carey
  • TV: KING
  • Gamecenter, Gamebook

Regular Season[edit]

Week 1: at Buffalo Bills[edit]

Week One: Seattle Seahawks at Buffalo Bills – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Seahawks 0 7 3 0 10
Bills 7 13 14 0 34

at Ralph Wilson Stadium, Orchard Park, New York

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
  • BUF – Roscoe Parrish 63-yard punt return (Rian Lindell kick), 6:20 (BUF 14–0)
  • SEA – Nate Burleson 20-yard pass from Matt Hasselbeck (Olindo Mare kick), 4:45 (BUF 14–7)
  • BUF – Rian Lindell 35-yard field goal, 1:00 (BUF 17–7)
  • BUF – Rian Lindell 38-yard field goal, 0:00 (BUF 20–7)
Third quarter
  • SEA – Olindo Mare 45-yard field goal, 6:42 (BUF 20–10)
  • BUF – Ryan Denney 19-yard pass from Brian Moorman (Trent Edwards kick), 2:21 (BUF 27–10)
  • BUF – Robert Royal 30-yard pass from Trent Edwards (Trent Edwards kick), 2:01 (BUF 34–10)
Fourth quarter
  • no scoring
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Team – passrushtotalto
  • SEA – 167 – 85 – 252 – 2
  • BUF – 232 – 106 – 338 – 0

The Seahawks began their 2008 campaign on the road against the Buffalo Bills. In the first quarter, Seattle trailed early as Bills RB Marshawn Lynch got a 21-yard TD run. In the second quarter, the Seahawks continued to struggle as WR/PR Roscoe Parrish returned a punt 63 yards for a touchdown. Seattle would respond with QB Seneca Wallace completing a 20-yard TD pass to WR Nate Burleson. Buffalo would close out the half with kicker Rian Lindell getting a 35-yard and a 38-yard field goal. In the third quarter, the Seahawks replied with kicker Olindo Mare nailing a 45-yard field goal. However, the Bills pulled a trick play on Seattle. Appearing to go for a 32-yard field goal, Buffalo's holder (punter Brian Moorman) instead throws a 19-yard TD pass to DE Ryan Denney. The Bills would pull away with QB Trent Edwards completing a 30-yard TD pass to TE Robert Royal.

With the loss, the Seahawks began their season at 0–1.

Week 2: vs. San Francisco 49ers[edit]

Week Two: Seattle Seahawks vs. San Francisco 49ers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 OT Total
49ers 3 10 14 3 3 33
Seahawks 14 6 0 10 0 30

at Qwest Field, Seattle, Washington

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
  • SF – Joe Nedney 28-yard field goal, 7:22 (SEA 14–6)
  • SEA – Olindo Mare 51-yard field goal, 2:49 (SEA 17–6)
  • SF – Bryant Johnson 3-yard pass from J. T. O'Sullivan (Joe Nedney kick), 1:42 (SEA 17–13)
  • SEA – Olindo Mare 38-yard field goal, 0:00 (SEA 20–13)
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
  • SEA – T. J. Duckett 1-yard run (Olindo Mare kick), 14:20 (Tied 27–27)
  • SEA – Olindo Mare 32-yard field goal, 7:41 (SEA 30–27)
  • SF – Joe Nedney 28-yard field goal, 2:42 (Tied 30–30)
Overtime
  • SF – Joe Nedney 40-yard field goal, 10:20 (SF 33–30)
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Team – passrushtotalto
  • SF – 272 – 93 – 365 – 1
  • SEA – 182 – 169 – 351 – 3
Seahawks alumni before the home opener
Sea Gals cheerleaders perform before the game

Hoping to rebound from their disappointing road loss to the Bills, the Seahawks played their Week 2 home opener their NFC West foe, the San Francisco 49ers. In the first quarter, the 'Hawks took flight with RB Julius Jones getting a 27-yard TD run, along with DT Craig Terrill returning a fumble 10 yards for a touchdown. The 49ers would reply with kicker Joe Nedney getting a 26-yard field goal. In the second quarter, Nedney gave San Francisco a 28-yard field goal. Seattle would responded with kicker Olindo Mare getting a 51-yard field goal. The 49ers would hack away at the lead as QB J.T. O'Sullivan completed a 3-yard TD pass to WR Bryant Johnson, yet the Seahawks closed out the half with Mare's 38-yard field goal.

In the third quarter, San Francisco took the lead with LB Patrick Willis returning an interception 86 yards for a touchdown, along with RB Frank Gore's 2-yard TD run. Fortunately, Seattle regained the lead as RB T.J. Duckett got a 1-yard TD run, along with Mare kicking a 32-yard field goal. However, the 49ers tied the game with Nedney's 28-yard field goal. In overtime, San Francisco sealed Seattle's doom as Nedney nailed the game-winning 40-yard field goal.

With the loss, the Seahawks fell to 0–2.

Despite the loss, Julius Jones (26 carries for 127 yards and a touchdown) got his first 100-yard game since Week 14 of 2006.

Week 3: vs. St. Louis Rams[edit]

Week Three: Seattle Seahawks vs. St. Louis Rams – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Rams 0 6 7 0 13
Seahawks 17 10 0 10 37

at Qwest Field, Seattle, Washington

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
  • STL – Josh Brown 43-yard field goal, 13:26 (SEA 17–3)
  • SEA – T. J. Duckett 4-yard run (Olindo Mare kick), 8:39 (SEA 24–3)
  • STL – Josh Brown 29-yard field goal, 2:52 (SEA 24–6)
  • SEA – Olindo Mare 38-yard field goal, 0:03 (SEA 27–6)
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
  • SEA – T. J. Duckett 1-yard run (Olindo Mare kick), 8:39 (SEA 34–13)
  • SEA – Olindo Mare 38-yard field goal, 4:46 (SEA 37–13)
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
  • STL – Steven Jackson: 5 rec, 62 yds
  • SEA – Billy McMullen: 4 rec, 76 yds
Team – passrushtotalto
  • STL – 175 – 65 – 240 – 2
  • SEA – 162 – 245 – 407 – 1

Trying to avoid an 0–3 start, the Seahawks stayed at home for a Week 3 NFC West duel with the St. Louis Rams. In the first quarter, Seattle took flight early with kicker Olindo Mare getting a 28-yard field goal. The Seahawks continued its assault as QB Seneca Wallace completed a 10-yard TD pass to rookie WR Michael Bumpus and RB Julius Jones getting a 29-yard TD run. In the second quarter, the Rams got on the board with former Seahawks kicker Olindo Mare getting a 43-yard field goal. Seattle would reply with RB T. J. Duckett getting a 4-yard TD run. St. Louis tried to rally as Brown kicked a 29-yard field goal, yet the Seahawks continued to increase their lead with Mare's 38-yard field goal.

In the third quarter, the Rams tried to come back as QB Marc Bulger completed a 21-yard TD pass to WR Dane Looker. In the fourth quarter, Seattle flew away as Duckett got a 1-yard TD run and Mare nailed a 38-yard field goal.

With the win, the Seahawks entered their bye week at 1–2.

Week 5: at New York Giants[edit]

Week Five: Seattle Seahawks at New York Giants – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Seahawks 3 3 0 0 6
Giants 14 13 10 7 44

at Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
  • NYG – John Carney 29-yard field goal, 14:50 (NYG 17–3)
  • NYG – Brandon Jacobs 1-yard run (John Carney kick), 7:23 (NYG 24–3)
  • NYG – John Carney 33-yard field goal, 0:47 (NYG 27–3)
  • SEA – Olindo Mare 29-yard field goal, 0:03 (NYG 27–6)
Third quarter
  • NYG – Sinorice Moss 23-yard pass from Eli Manning (John Carney kick), 11:58 (NYG 34–6)
  • NYG – John Carney 35-yard field goal, 1:38 (NYG 37–6)
Fourth quarter
  • NYG – Sinorice Moss 5-yard pass from David Carr (John Carney kick), 9:25 (NYG 44–6)
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Team – passrushtotalto
  • SEA – 113 – 74 – 187 – 1
  • NYG – 269 – 254 – 523 – 0

Coming off their bye week, the Seahawks flew to Giants Stadium for a Week 5 duel with the defending Super Bowl champions, the New York Giants. In the first quarter, Seattle trailed early as QB Eli Manning completed a 32-yard TD pass to WR Domenik Hixon. The Seahawks responded with kicker Olindo Mare completing a 30-yard field goal, yet New York answered with RB Brandon Jacobs getting a 3-yard TD run. In the second quarter, the Giants increased their lead with kicker John Carney getting a 29-yard field goal, Jacobs getting a 1-yard TD run, and Carney making a 33-yard field goal. Seattle closed out the half with Mare kicking a 29-yard field goal.

In the third quarter, New York pulled away as Manning completed a 23-yard TD pass to WR Sinorice Moss, along with Carney nailing a 35-yard field goal. In the fourth quarter, the Giants sealed the win as QB David Carr completed a 5-yard TD pass to Moss.

With the loss, the Seahawks fell to 1–3.

Week 6: vs. Green Bay Packers[edit]

Week Six: Seattle Seahawks vs. Green Bay Packers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Packers 3 7 7 10 27
Seahawks 0 10 0 7 17

at Qwest Field, Seattle, Washington

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
  • GB – Greg Jennings 45-yard pass from Aaron Rodgers (Mason Crosby kick), 5:56 (GB 17–10)
Fourth quarter
  • GB – John Kuhn 1-yard pass from Aaron Rodgers (Mason Crosby kick), 11:23 (GB 24–10)
  • GB – Mason Crosby 51-yard field goal, 8:41 (GB 27–10)
  • SEA – Keary Colbert 5-yard pass from Charlie Frye (Olindo Mare kick), 3:14 (GB 27–17)
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Team – passrushtotalto
  • GB – 200 – 113 – 313 – 1
  • SEA – 64 – 113 – 177 – 2

Hoping to rebound from their embarrassing road loss to the Giants, the Seahawks returned home for a Week 6 duel with the Green Bay Packers, as head coach Mike Holmgren faced his former team for the last time. Also, QB Seneca Wallace was unable to play due to a knee injury he suffered from last week. QB Charlie Frye was given the start.

In the first quarter, Seattle trailed early as Packers kicker Mason Crosby got a 29-yard field goal. In the second quarter, the Seahawks took the lead as kicker Olindo Mare got a 50-yard field goal, while Frye completed a 6-yard TD pass to rookie TE John Carlson. Green Bay would tie the game as QB Aaron Rodgers got a 1-yard TD run.

In the third quarter, the Packers regained the lead as Rodgers completed a 45-yard TD pass to WR Greg Jennings. In the fourth quarter, Green Bay pulled away as Rodgers completed a 1-yard TD pass to FB John Kuhn, along with Crosby nailing a 51-yard field goal. Seattle tried to come back as Frye completed a 5-yard TD pass to WR Keary Colbert, but the Packers' defense was too much.

With the loss, the Seahawks fell to 1–4.

Week 7: at Tampa Bay Buccaneers[edit]

Week Seven: Seattle Seahawks at Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Seahawks 0 0 3 7 10
Buccaneers 7 10 0 3 20

at Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Florida

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
  • TB – Earnest Graham 1-yard run (Matt Bryant kick), 6:32 (TB 14–0)
  • TB – Matt Bryant 27-yard field goal, 3:12 (TB 17–0)
Third quarter
  • SEA – Olindo Mare 26-yard field goal, 10:21 (TB 17–3)
Fourth quarter
  • TB – Matt Bryant 27-yard field goal, 4:34 (TB 20–3)
  • SEA – John Carlson 2-yard pass from Seneca Wallace (Olindo Mare kick), 1:55 (TB 20–10)
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Team – passrushtotalto
  • SEA – 73 – 103 – 176 – 2
  • TB – 305 – 97 – 402 – 1

Hoping to snap a two-game losing streak, the Seahawks flew to Raymond James Stadium for a Week 7 Sunday night duel with their 1976 expansion rival, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. With QB Seneca Wallace recovering from an injured knee, back-up Seneca Wallace was given the start.

In the first quarter, Seattle trailed early as Buccaneers QB Jeff Garcia completed a 47-yard TD pass to TE Antonio Bryant. In the second quarter, Tampa Bay increased their lead as RB Earnest Graham got a 1-yard TD run, along with kicker Matt Bryant getting a 27-yard field goal. In the third quarter, the Seahawks got on the board as kicker Olindo Mare got a 26-yard field goal. In the fourth quarter, the Buccaneers sailed away as Bryant nailed a 27-yard field goal. Seattle ended the game's scoring as Wallace completed a 2-yard TD pass to rookie TE John Carlson.

With the loss, not only did the Seahawks fall to 1–5, but they also suffered their first-ever loss at Tampa Bay.

Week 8: at San Francisco 49ers[edit]

Week Eight: Seattle Seahawks at San Francisco 49ers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Seahawks 6 14 7 7 34
49ers 0 3 3 7 13

at Candlestick Park, San Francisco, California

Game information
First quarter
  • SEA – Olindo Mare 43-yard field goal, 9:58 (SEA 3–0)
  • SEA – Olindo Mare 42-yard field goal, 6:10 (SEA 6–0)
Second quarter
Third quarter
  • SF – Joe Nedney 40-yard field goal, 4:12 (SEA 20–6)
  • SEA – Leonard Weaver 43-yard pass from Seneca Wallace (Olindo Mare kick), 1:50 (SEA 27–6)
Fourth quarter
  • SF – Jason Hill 2-yard pass from Shaun Hill (Joe Nedney kick), 9:57 (SEA 27–13)
  • SEA – Leonard Weaver 62-yard pass from Seneca Wallace (Olindo Mare kick), 6:10 (SEA 34–13)
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
  • SEA – Leonard Weaver: 4 rec, 116 yds, 2 TD
  • SF – Frank Gore: 7 rec, 54 yds
Team – passrushtotalto
  • SEA – 222 – 39 – 261 – 0
  • SF – 264 – 124 – 388 – 2

Trying to snap a three-game losing streak, the Seahawks flew to Bill Walsh Field at Candlestick Park for a Week 8 NFC West rematch with the San Francisco 49ers. In the first quarter, the Seahawks took flight as kicker Olindo Mare got a 43-yard and a 42-yard field goal. In the second quarter, Seattle increased its lead with RB T. J. Duckett getting a 1-yard TD run. The 49ers responded with kicker Joe Nedney getting a 42-yard field goal. The Seahawks closed out the half as CB Josh Wilson returned an interception 75 yards for a touchdown.

In the third quarter, San Francisco responded with Nedney making a 40-yard field goal, yet Seattle responded with QB Seneca Wallace completing a 43-yard TD pass to FB Leonard Weaver. In the fourth quarter, the 49ers tried to rally as QB Shaun Hill completed a 2-yard TD pass to WR Jason Hill, yet the 'Hawks pulled away as Wallace hooked up with Weaver on a 62-yard TD pass.

With the win, the Seahawks improved to 2–5.

Week 9: vs. Philadelphia Eagles[edit]

Week Nine: Seattle Seahawks vs. Philadelphia Eagles – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Eagles 0 14 6 6 26
Seahawks 7 0 0 0 7

at Qwest Field, Seattle, Washington

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
  • PHI – David Akers 39-yard field goal, 11:25 (PHI 17–7)
  • PHI – David Akers 24-yard field goal, 1:26 (PHI 20–7)
Fourth quarter
  • PHI – David Akers 42-yard field goal, 9:27 (PHI 23–7)
  • PHI – David Akers 39-yard field goal, 4:35 (PHI 26–7)
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Team – passrushtotalto
  • PHI – 347 – 72 – 419 – 1
  • SEA – 147 – 86 – 233 – 0

Coming off their divisional road win over the 49ers, the Seahawks went home for a Week 9 duel with the Philadelphia Eagles. In the first quarter, the 'Hawks immediately took flight as QB Seneca Wallace completed a franchise-long 90-yard TD pass to WR Koren Robinson. In the second quarter, the Eagles took the lead as QB Donovan McNabb completed a 22-yard TD pass to WR Reggie Brown and a 1-yard TD pass to Todd Herremans.

In the third quarter, Philadelphia continued its domination as kicker David Akers got a 39-yard and a 24-yard field goal. In the fourth quarter, the Eagles flew away as Akers nailed a 42-yard and a 39-yard field goal.

With the loss, the Seahawks fell to 2–6.

Week 10: at Miami Dolphins[edit]

Week Ten: Seattle Seahawks at Miami Dolphins – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Seahawks 0 7 6 6 19
Dolphins 7 7 0 7 21

at Dolphin Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
  • SEA – Olindo Mare 37-yard field goal, 11:06 (MIA 14–10)
  • SEA – Olindo Mare 27-yard field goal, 3:31 (MIA 14–13)
Fourth quarter
  • MIA – Ricky Williams 16-yard run (Dan Carpenter kick), 5:38 (MIA 21–13)
  • SEA – Koren Robinson 3-yard pass from Seneca Wallace (PAT failed), 2:57 (MIA 21–19)
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Team – passrushtotalto
  • MIA – 172 – 126 – 298 – 0
  • SEA – 206 – 155 – 361 – 1

Hoping to rebound from their home loss to the Eagles, the Seahawks flew to Dolphin Stadium for a Week 10 interconference duel with the Miami Dolphins. In the first quarter, Seattle trailed early as Dolphins QB Chad Pennington completed a 39-yard TD pass to WR Ted Ginn, Jr. In the second quarter, the Seahawks continued to trail as Miami unleashed another play from the infamous "Wildcat Offense", with RB Ronnie Brown handing the ball off to RB Ricky Williams, who would then take the ball 51 yards for a touchdown. Seattle responded as DB Jordan Babineaux returned an interception 35 yards for a touchdown.

In the third quarter, the Seahawks drew closer as former Dolphins kicker Olindo Mare nailed a 37-yard and a 27-yard field goal. In the fourth quarter, the Dolphins answered with Brown getting a 16-yard TD run. Seattle tried to come back as QB Seneca Wallace completed a 3-yard TD pass to WR Koren Robinson. However, Miami's defense prevented Wallace's 2-point conversion pass from working.

With the loss, the Seahawks fell to 2–7.

Week 11: vs. Arizona Cardinals[edit]

Week Eleven: Seattle Seahawks vs. Arizona Cardinals – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Cardinals 10 6 10 0 26
Seahawks 0 7 0 13 20

at Qwest Field, Seattle, Washington

Game information
First quarter
  • ARI – Neil Rackers 38-yard field goal, 7:47 (ARI 3–0)
  • ARI – J. J. Arrington 4-yard run (Neil Rackers kick), 0:04 (ARI 10–0)
Second quarter
  • ARI – Neil Rackers 48-yard field goal, 4:34 (ARI 13–0)
  • SEA – Maurice Morris 13-yard pass from Matt Hasselbeck (Olindo Mare kick), 0:57 (ARI 13–7)
  • ARI – Neil Rackers 54-yard field goal, 0:00 (ARI 16–7)
Third quarter
  • ARI – Neil Rackers 26-yard field goal, 9:36 (ARI 19–7)
  • ARI – Larry J. J. Arrington 6-yard pass from Kurt Warner (Neil Rackers kick), 1:55 (ARI 26–7)
Fourth quarter
  • SEA – T. J. Duckett 1-yard run (PAT failed), 12:46 (ARI 26–13)
  • SEA – T. J. Duckett 2-yard run (Olindo Mare kick), 9:41 (ARI 26–20)
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Team – passrushtotalto
  • ARI – 382 – 76 – 458 – 3
  • SEA – 153 – 43 – 196 – 4

Trying to snap a two-game skid, the Seahawks went home for a Week 11 NFC West duel with the Arizona Cardinals. For this game, QB Matt Hasselbeck finally recovered from his knee injury and was able to reclaim his starting role.

In the first quarter, Seattle trailed early as Cardinals kicker Neil Rackers made a 38-yard field goal, along with RB J. J. Arrington getting a 4-yard TD run. In the second quarter, Arizona increased their lead as Rackers got a 48-yard field goal. The Seahawks got on the board as Hasselbeck completed a 13-yard TD pass to RB Maurice Morris. The Cardinals closed out the half with Rackers making a 54-yard field goal.

In the third quarter, Arizona increased its lead as Rackers nailed a 26-yard field goal, along with Warner completing a 6-yard TD pass to Arrington. Seattle tried to rally as RB T. J. Duckett got a 1-yard (with a failed 2-point conversion) and a 2-yard TD run. However, the Cardinals' defense prevented any possible comeback.

With the loss, the Seahawks fell to 2–8.

Week 12: vs. Washington Redskins[edit]

Week Twelve: Seattle Seahawks vs. Washington Redskins – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Redskins 0 7 10 3 20
Seahawks 3 7 0 7 17

at Qwest Field, Seattle, Washington

Game information
First quarter
  • SEA – Olindo Mare 45-yard field goal, 7:19 (SEA 3–0)
Second quarter
Third quarter
  • WAS – Shaun Suisham 26-yard field goal, 7:21 (Tied 10–10)
  • WAS – Antwaan Randle El 8-yard pass from Jason Campbell (Shaun Suisham kick), 3:25 (WAS 17–10)
Fourth quarter
  • SEA – John Carlson 10-yard pass from Matt Hasselbeck (Olindo Mare kick), 13:24 (Tied 17–17)
  • WAS – Shaun Suisham 22-yard field goal, 9:19 (WAS 20–17)
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Team – passrushtotalto
  • WAS – 199 – 187 – 386 – 1
  • SEA – 89 – 139 – 228 – 2

Trying to snap a three-game losing streak, the Seahawks stayed at home for a Week 12 duel with the Washington Redskins, headed by former Seahawk QB/Assistant Coach Jim Zorn.

In the first quarter, Seattle took flight as kicker Olindo Mare got a 45-yard field goal. In the second quarter, the Redskins took the lead with RB Ladell Betts getting a 1-yard TD run. The Seahawks got the lead again prior to halftime as QB Seneca Wallace completed a 4-yard TD pass to RB Maurice Morris.

In the third quarter, Washington retook the lead as kicker Shaun Suisham made a 26-yard field goal, while QB Jason Campbell completed an 8-yard TD pass to WR Antwaan Randle El. In the fourth quarter, Seattle tried to come back as Hasselbeck completed a 10-yard TD pass to rookie TE John Carlson. However, the Redskins retook with Suisham nailing a 22-yard field goal. The Seahawks tried to get one final rally, but a Shawn Springs interception ended any hope of a comeback.

With the loss, Seattle fell to 2–9.

Week 13: at Dallas Cowboys[edit]

Week Thirteen: Seattle Seahawks at Dallas Cowboys – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Seahawks 3 3 3 0 9
Cowboys 14 10 7 3 34

at Texas Stadium, Irving, Texas

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
  • DAL – Jason Witten 7-yard pass from Tony Romo (Nick Folk kick), 11:57 (DAL 21–3)
  • DAL – Nick Folk 41-yard field goal, 7:34 (DAL 24–3)
  • SEA – Olindo Mare 38-yard field goal, 1:31 (DAL 24–6)
Third quarter
  • SEA – Olindo Mare 25-yard field goal, 9:37 (DAL 24–9)
  • DAL – Terrell Owens 19-yard pass from Tony Romo (Nick Folk kick), 2:19 (DAL 31–9)
Fourth quarter
  • DAL – Nick Folk 42-yard field goal, 8:54 (DAL 34–9)
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Team – passrushtotalto
  • SEA – 242 – 80 – 322 – 2
  • DAL – 331 – 116 – 447 – 1

Trying to snap a four-game losing streak, the Seahawks flew to Texas Stadium for a Week 13 Thanksgiving duel with the Dallas Cowboys. In the first quarter, Seattle trailed early as Cowboys QB Tony Romo completed a 16-yard TD pass to TE Martellus Bennett, along with RB Marion Barber getting a 2-yard TD run. The Seahawks would respond with kicker Olindo Mare getting a 44-yard field goal. In the second quarter, Dallas answered with Romo completing a 7-yard TD pass to TE Jason Witten, while Folk got a 41-yard field goal. Seattle would close out the half with Mare making a 38-yard field goal.

In the third quarter, the Seahawks tried to rally as Mare made a 25-yard field goal. The Cowboys replied with Romo completing a 19-yard TD pass to WR Terrell Owens. In the fourth quarter, Dallas closed out the game with Folk nailing a 42-yard field goal.

With the loss, Seattle fell to 2–10.

This would prove to be the final game in the career of Seahawks legend Walter Jones.

Week 14: vs. New England Patriots[edit]

Week Fourteen: Seattle Seahawks vs. New England Patriots – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Patriots 3 7 3 11 24
Seahawks 7 7 7 0 21

at Qwest Field, Seattle, Washington

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
  • SEA – John Carlson 10-yard pass from Seneca Wallace (Olindo Mare kick), 12:30 (SEA 14–3)
  • NE – Ben Watson 2-yard pass from Matt Cassel (Stephen Gostkowski kick), 9:09 (SEA 14–10)
Third quarter
  • NE – Stephen Gostkowski 42-yard field goal, 2:40 (SEA 14–13)
  • SEA – Deion Branch 4-yard pass from Seneca Wallace (Olindo Mare kick), 0:41 (SEA 21–13)
Fourth quarter
  • NE – Stephen Gostkowski 27-yard field goal, 12:19 (SEA 21–16)
  • NE – Sammy Morris 1-yard run (2-pt PAT: Wes Welker pass from Matt Cassel), 2:44 (NE 24–21)
Top passers
Top rushers
  • NE – Sammy Morris: 11 car, 36 yds, 1 TD
  • SEA – Seneca Wallace: 3 car, 47 yds
Top receivers
Team – passrushtotalto
  • NE – 260 – 84 – 344 – 0
  • SEA – 205 – 134 – 339 – 1

Week 15: at St. Louis Rams[edit]

Week Fifteen: Seattle Seahawks at St. Louis Rams – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Seahawks 7 0 6 10 23
Rams 7 10 0 3 20

at Edward Jones Dome, St. Louis, Missouri

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
  • STL – Steven Jackson 6-yard run (Josh Brown kick), 6:41 (STL 14–7)
  • STL – Josh Brown 36-yard field goal, 3:47 (STL 17–7)
Third quarter
  • SEA – Olindo Mare 28-yard field goal, 9:53 (STL 17–10)
  • SEA – Olindo Mare 50-yard field goal, 3:45 (STL 17–13)
Fourth quarter
  • STL – Josh Brown 48-yard field goal, 11:04 (STL 20–13)
  • SEA – T. J. Duckett 1-yard run (Olindo Mare kick), 2:47 (Tied 20–20)
  • SEA – Olindo Mare 27-yard field goal, 0:00 (SEA 23–20)
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Team – passrushtotalto
  • SEA – 208 – 125 – 333 – 2
  • STL – 211 – 131 – 342 – 2

The Rams played a solid 1st half but the Seahawks turned the tables with 10 points in the final 2:47 for a 23–20 victory Sunday. T.J. Duckett's 1-yard run tied it, the Rams fizzled while going three-and-out, and Olindo Mare's 27-yard field goal as time expired ended the Seahawks' six-game losing streak and extended the Rams' losing streak to 8.

Week 16: vs. New York Jets[edit]

Week Sixteen: Seattle Seahawks vs. New York Jets – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Jets 3 0 0 0 3
Seahawks 0 7 3 3 13

at Qwest Field, Seattle, Washington

Game information
First quarter
  • NYJ – Jay Feely 20-yard field goal, 8:07 (NYJ 3–0)
Second quarter
Third quarter
  • SEA – Olindo Mare 31-yard field goal, 2:42 (SEA 10–3)
Fourth quarter
  • SEA – Olindo Mare 38-yard field goal, 1:47 (SEA 13–3)
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Team – passrushtotalto
  • NYJ – 150 – 115 – 265 – 2
  • SEA – 175 – 120 – 295 – 2
Seahawks vs. Jets, Dec 21, 2008

After snapping a six-game losing streak the previous week, the Seahawks went home for a Week 16 interconference duel with the New York Jets, in what would be Mike Holmgren's last home game as the franchise's head coach.

Seattle would trail in the first quarter as Jets kicker Jay Feely got a 20-yard field goal. The Seahawks would respond with quarterback Seneca Wallace completing a 2-yard touchdown pass to rookie tight end John Carlson.

In the second half, Seattle pulled away with kicker Olindo Mare's 31-yard field goal in the third quarter and a 38-yard field goal in the fourth quarter, while the defense would shut down New York's offense.

With the upset win, the Seahawks improved to 4–11. This was the only time during the season that the Seahawks won back-to-back games as well as their only win over a team with a winning record. This was also known as the "snow ball" game.

Week 17: at Arizona Cardinals[edit]

Week Seventeen: Seattle Seahawks at Arizona Cardinals – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Seahawks 7 7 0 7 21
Cardinals 0 14 14 6 34

at University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Arizona

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
  • ARI – Larry Fitzgerald 38-yard pass from Kurt Warner (Neil Rackers kick), 8:43 (ARI 21–14)
  • ARI – Steve Breaston 14-yard pass from Kurt Warner (Neil Rackers kick), 1:16 (ARI 28–14)
Fourth quarter
  • SEA – Deion Branch 2-yard pass from Seneca Wallace (Olindo Mare kick), 12:04 (ARI 28–21)
  • ARI – Neil Rackers 23-yard field goal, 8:26 (ARI 31–21)
  • ARI – Neil Rackers 32-yard field goal, 3:28 (ARI 34–21)
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Team – passrushtotalto
  • SEA – 243 – 87 – 330 – 3
  • ARI – 346 – 111 – 457 – 2

Coming off their upset home win over the Jets, the Seahawks closed out the Mike Holmgren era at the University of Phoenix Stadium in a Week 17 NFC West rematch with the Arizona Cardinals. Seattle would get the first quarter lead as running back T. J. Duckett got a 1-yard touchdown run. The Cardinals would take the lead in the second quarter as quarterback Kurt Warner completed a 16-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Jerheme Urban and a 5-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald. The Seahawks tied the game prior to halftime as quarterback Seneca Wallace completed a 30-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Deion Branch.

In the third quarter, Arizona retook the lead as Warner completed a 38-yard touchdown pass to Fitzgerald and a 14-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Steve Breaston. Seattle tried to come back in the fourth quarter as Wallace hooked up with Branch again on a 2-yard touchdown pass, but the Cardinals closed out the game with kicker Neil Rackers nailing a 23-yard and a 32-yard field goal.

With the loss, the Seahawks' season ended at 4–12.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.pro-football-reference.com
  2. ^ 2008 NFL season results, NFL.com, accessed February 1, 2015.
  3. ^ "John Madden to skip this weekend’s game". Yahoo! Sports. 2008-10-13. Retrieved 2008-10-14.