2009 Seattle Seahawks season

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2009 Seattle Seahawks season
Head coach Jim Mora
General manager Tim Ruskell
Owner Paul Allen
Home field Qwest Field
Results
Record 5–11
Division place 3rd NFC West
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
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< 2008 2010 >

The 2009 Seattle Seahawks season was the 34th season for the team in the National Football League. The Seahawks improved in Jim Mora's first season as their head coach, after a disappointing 4–12 record and a 3rd-place finish in what was Mike Holmgren's final season coaching the team. However, Mora was fired January 8, 2010.[1]

Offseason[edit]

Staff changes[edit]

With Jim Mora we are getting a smart, passionate, committed coach to winning and building a successful franchise.

— General Manager Tim Ruskell on hiring Jim Mora as head coach.[2]
Jim Mora (shown here with the Atlanta Falcons)

At the beginning of the 2008 season, then-head coach Mike Holmgren stated that 2008 would be his final season before retiring. On December 30, 2008, two days after the season ended, Holmgren officially retired and stepped down as head coach. Jim Mora, the team's assistant head coach and defensive backs coach, was officially selected as his replacement on January 13, 2009. The retirement and Jim Mora's accession had been originally announced on January 22, 2008.[3]

Mora then began to replace most of the staff that Holmgren had last year. Defensive coordinator John Marshall and defensive line coach Dwaine Board were both fired on January 12, 2009. Subsequently, former Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebackers coach Casey Bradley was hired as the new defensive coordinator. Also, former New York Jets assistant Dan Quinn replaced Board as the defensive line coach and as the new assistant head coach.[4]

The offensive side was also revamped as well. Offensive coordinator Gil Haskell was dismissed after 8 years with the Seahawks. Former Oakland Raiders offensive coordinator Greg Knapp, who had previously worked with Mora when he was the head coach of the Atlanta Falcons, was hired as his replacement on January 14, 2009.[5] Mora also fired wide receivers coach Keith Gilbertson and was replaced with former Jacksonville Jaguars assistant receivers coach Robert Prince. Finally, tight ends coach Jim Lind and special teams assistant John Jamison both retired after the 2008 season. Mike DeBord, formerly the offensive line assistant coach, replaced Lind although no replacement has been named for Jamison.

Key departures[edit]

Linebacker Leroy Hill

Running back Maurice Morris, who backed up starter Julius Jones last season, signed with the Detroit Lions.[6] The Seahawks also lost defensive tackle Rocky Bernard to the New York Giants.[7] Fan favorite Bobby Engram was released and signed with the Kansas City Chiefs after the Seahawks signed wide receiver T.J. Houshmandzadeh. The Seahawks were also in talks with fullback Leonard Weaver about a new contract, but ultimately he signed with the Philadelphia Eagles instead. Also, the Seahawks traded away Pro Bowl linebacker Julian Peterson to the Lions.[8] In all, the Seahawks lost a total of 14 players to free agency.

Linebacker Leroy Hill was placed under the franchise tag on February 19, 2009.[9] However, discussions for a long-term deal between Hill and the Seahawks were slow, and they continued to stall up to the draft. In an effort to speed up negotiations, the Seahawks removed their franchise tag on Hill less than 24 hours within the first draft day, thereby releasing him to free agency and allowing him to sign with other teams. However, on April 30, 2009, Hill agreed to a six-year, 38 million-dollar deal with the Seahawks.[10]

Moments after signing Edgerrin James to a one-year deal, the Seahawks released running back T. J. Duckett to make room on their roster. Duckett led the team in rushing touchdowns last year.

Safety Brian Russell was also released on September 5, 2009.[11] Russell had started at safety for the Seahawks since coming in at the start of the 2007 season. Lawyer Milloy, signed after Russell's departure, is expected to fill his spot along with Jordan Babineaux.

Key additions[edit]

Seattle at San Diego in the preseason, August 15, 2006

The Seahawks made big splashes during the offseason as well. On March 1, Seattle signed defensive tackle Colin Cole from the Green Bay Packers to a 5-year contract to address problems on their defensive line.[12] They also received defensive tackle Cory Redding and a fifth round pick in exchange for the Peterson trade mentioned above.

Perhaps the biggest move in free agency, however, was the signing of former Pro Bowl wide receiver T.J. Houshmandzadeh from the Cincinnati Bengals to a 5-year, $40 million deal with $15 million guaranteed two days after signing Cole.[13] Houshmandzadeh was rated as one of the top free agents available.

After rescinding their franchise tag on Hill, the Seahawks signed former Carolina Panthers corner back Ken Lucas to a one-year deal in order to bolster their pass coverage. They also signed fullback Justin Griffith from the Oakland Raiders to address the departure of Weaver.[14] It was known that releasing of Hill created some flexibility on the salary cap of where these two deals go into play.

On August 25, 2009, the Seahawks signed running back Edgerrin James to a 1-year, $2 million deal.[15] James last played with division rival Arizona Cardinals for the past three seasaons and played a vital role in their playoff run last year. The Seahawks also signed veteran safety Lawyer Milloy to a one-year deal, who is expected to make a big impact to the team.[16]

2009 NFL Draft[edit]

2009 Seattle Seahawks Draft Selections
Round Overall Player Position College
1 4th Aaron Curry LB Wake Forest
2 49th (from Chicago) Max Unger C Oregon
3 91st (from Philadelphia through New York) Deon Butler WR Penn State
6 178th Mike Teel QB Rutgers
7 245th Courtney Greene S Rutgers
7 247th Nick Reed DE Oregon
7 248th Cameron Morrah TE California

Seattle traded their 5th round draft pick to the Denver Broncos for wide receiver Keary Colbert, but received another 5th round draft pick from Detroit.

On draft day, the Seahawks traded away their 2nd round pick (37th overall) to the Denver Broncos for their 2010 1st round pick. They also traded for Chicago's 2nd round pick (49th overall) in return for both their 3rd and 4th round picks in the draft (68th and 105th respectively). Finally, the Seahawks traded for Philadelphia's 3rd round pick (91st overall) for their 2010 3rd round pick and their 5th and 7th round picks in the draft (137th and 213rd respectively).

Coaching staff and roster[edit]

Coaching staff[edit]

Seattle Seahawks 2009 staff
Front Office
  • Chairman – Paul Allen
  • CEO – Tod Leiweke
  • President of Football Operations – Tim Ruskell
  • Vice President of Player Personnel – Ruston Webster
  • Vice President of Football Administration – John Idzik
  • Director of Pro Personnel – Will Lewis
  • Western Region Director of College Scouting – Scott Fitterer
  • Eastern Region Director of College Scouting – Mike Yowarsky

Head Coaches

Offensive Coaches

  • Offensive Coordinator – Greg Knapp
  • Quarterbacks – Bill Lazor
  • Running Backs – Kasey Dunn
  • Wide Receivers – Robert Prince
  • Tight Ends – Mike DeBord
  • Offensive Line – Mike Solari
  • Offensive Assistant/Assistant Special Teams – Chris Beake
 

Defensive Coaches

Special Teams Coaches

Strength and Conditioning

  • Head Strength and Conditioning – Mike Clark
  • Assistant Strength and Conditioning – Darren Krein

Final roster[edit]

2009 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
53 Active, 7 Inactive, 9 Practice squad

  • Starters in bold.

Team captains[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Preseason[edit]

Week Date Kickoff Opponent Results Game Site Attendance TV Recap
Final score Team record
1 August 15 7:00pm PDT at San Diego Chargers W 20–14 1–0 Qualcomm Stadium 58,373 KING Recap
2 August 22 7:30pm PDT Denver Broncos W 27–13 2–0 Qwest Field 67,052 KING Recap
3 August 29 5:00pm PDT at Kansas City Chiefs W 14–10 3–0 Arrowhead Stadium 66,553 KING Recap
4 September 3 7:00pm PDT Oakland Raiders W 31–21 4–0 Qwest Field 66,697 KING Recap

Regular season[edit]

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

Week Date Kickoff Opponent Results Game Site Attendance TV Recap
Final score Team record
1 September 13 1:15pm PDT St. Louis Rams W 28–0 1–0 Qwest Field 67,610 Fox Recap
2 September 20 1:05pm PDT at San Francisco 49ers L 10–23 1–1 Candlestick Park 69,732 Fox Recap
3 September 27 1:05pm PDT Chicago Bears L 19–25 1–2 Qwest Field 67,938 Fox Recap
4 October 4 10:00am PDT at Indianapolis Colts L 17–34 1–3 Lucas Oil Stadium 66,112 Fox Recap
5 October 11 1:15pm PDT Jacksonville Jaguars W 41–0 2–3 Qwest Field 67,228 CBS Recap
6 October 18 1:05pm PDT Arizona Cardinals L 3–27 2–4 Qwest Field 67,588 Fox Recap
7 Bye
8 November 1 10:00am PST at Dallas Cowboys L 17–38 2–5 Cowboys Stadium 80,886 Fox Recap
9 November 8 1:05pm PST Detroit Lions W 32–20 3–5 Qwest Field 67,003 Fox Recap
10 November 15 1:15pm PST at Arizona Cardinals L 20–31 3–6 University of Phoenix Stadium 62,278 Fox Recap
11 November 22 10:00am PST at Minnesota Vikings L 9–35 3–7 Metrodome 63,854 Fox Recap
12 November 29 10:00am PST at St. Louis Rams W 27–17 4–7 Edward Jones Dome 47,475 Fox Recap
13 December 6 1:15pm PST San Francisco 49ers W 20–17 5–7 Qwest Field 67,761 Fox Recap
14 December 13 10:00am PST at Houston Texans L 7–34 5–8 Reliant Stadium 70,380 Fox Recap
15 December 20 1:15pm PST Tampa Bay Buccaneers L 7–24 5–9 Qwest Field 67,011 Fox Recap
16 December 27 10:00am PST at Green Bay Packers L 10–48 5–10 Lambeau Field 70,429 Fox Recap
17 January 3 1:15pm PST Tennessee Titans L 13–17 5–11 Qwest Field 67,002 CBS Recap
Bold indicates division opponents.
Source: 2009 NFL season results [17]
     The Seahawks wore their light green jerseys for this game.

Standings[edit]

NFC West
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
(4) Arizona Cardinals 10 6 0 .625 4–2 8–4 375 325 L1
San Francisco 49ers 8 8 0 .500 5–1 7–5 330 281 W2
Seattle Seahawks 5 11 0 .313 3–3 4–8 280 390 L4
St. Louis Rams 1 15 0 .063 0–6 1–11 175 436 L8

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 0 7 7 6 20
Chargers 0 7 0 7 14

at Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, California

  • Date: August 15
  • Game time: 7:00pm local
  • Game weather: clear, 69 °F (21 °C), 73% humidity, wind WSW 8 miles per hour (13 km/h)
  • Game attendance: 58,373
  • Referee: Don Carey
  • TV: KING
  • Gamecenter, Gamebook

Week P2: vs. Denver Broncos[edit]

Preseason Week Two: Seattle Seahawks vs. Denver Broncos – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Broncos 10 0 0 3 13
Seahawks 7 7 13 0 27

at Seahawks Stadium, Seattle, Washington

  • Date: August 22
  • Game time: 7:36pm local
  • Game weather: clear, 69 °F (21 °C), 41% humidity, wind NNW 6 miles per hour (9.7 km/h)
  • Game attendance: 67,052
  • Referee: Tony Corrente
  • TV: KING
  • Gamecenter, Gamebook

Week P3: at Kansas City Chiefs[edit]

Preseason Week Three: Seattle Seahawks at Kansas City Chiefs – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Seahawks 0 7 7 0 14
Chiefs 7 0 0 3 10

at Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri

  • Date: August 29
  • Game time: 9:58pm local
  • Game weather: clear, 73 °F (23 °C), 53% humidity, wind N 10 miles per hour (16 km/h)
  • Game attendance: 66,553
  • Referee: Pete Morelli
  • 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 0 14 21
Seahawks 7 10 14 0 31

at Qwest Field, Seattle, Washington

  • Date: September 3
  • Game time: 7:06pm local
  • Game weather: clear, 72 °F (22 °C), 46% humidity, wind SW 6 miles per hour (9.7 km/h)
  • Game attendance: 66,697
  • Referee: Ed Hochuli
  • TV: KING
  • Gamecenter, Gamebook

Regular Season[edit]

Week 1: vs. St. Louis Rams[edit]

Week One: Seattle Seahawks vs. St. Louis Rams – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Rams 0 0 0 0 0
Seahawks 0 14 14 0 28

at Qwest Field, Seattle, Washington

Game information
First quarter
  • no scoring
Second quarter
Third quarter
  • SEA – John Carlson 33-yard pass from Matt Hasselbeck (Olindo Mare kick), 5:02 (SEA 21–0)
  • SEA – Julius Jones 62-yard run (Olindo Mare kick), 3:42 (SEA 28–0)
Fourth quarter
  • no scoring
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Team – passrushtotalto
  • STL – 170 – 77 – 247 – 1
  • SEA – 279 – 167 – 446 – 3

Head Coach Jim Mora era began his coaching debut for the Seahawks with a game at home against division rival St. Louis Rams. Quarterback Matt Hasselbeck and the offense struggled early, turning over the ball three times (two interceptions and one fumble) on the first quarter alone. After Rams kicker Olindo Mare missed a 37-yard field goal for the lead, Hasselbeck led the Seahawks to their first score of the game after he connected with tight end John Carlson for a touchdown. With the second quarter coming to a close, St. Louis returned a blocked field goal for a touchdown, only to have it overruled by a penalty. This gave another chance for the Seahawks to score, as Hasselbeck threw his second touchdown of the game to Nate Burleson to put the Seahawks up 14–0 by halftime.

When the third quarter started, the Seahawks looked to increase its lead to win the game. Hasselbeck would lead the Seahawks to a 99-yard drive, capping it off 33-yard touchdown pass to Carlson. Julius Jones would seal the win with a 62-yard touchdown (and rushing 119 in total) run to put Seattle up by 28. The Seahawks defense would shutout the Rams, as they totaled only 247 total yards on offense and forcing two fumbles and three sacks. Seattle moved to 1–0 to start off the season, and beat the Rams for the ninth straight time.

Week 2: at San Francisco 49ers[edit]

Week Two: Seattle Seahawks at San Francisco 49ers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Seahawks 0 10 0 0 10
49ers 10 3 7 3 23

at Candlestick Park, San Francisco, California

Game information
First quarter
  • SF – Joe Nedney 37-yard field goal, 5:38 (SF 3–0)
  • SF – Frank Gore 79-yard run (Joe Nedney kick), 2:36 (SF 10–0)
Second quarter
  • SEA – Olindo Mare 36-yard field goal, 10:04 (SF 10–3)
  • SF – Joe Nedney 42-yard field goal, 2:57 (SF 13–3)
  • SEA – Julius Jones 1-yard pass from Seneca Wallace (Olindo Mare kick), 0:22 (SF 13–10)
Third quarter
  • SF – Frank Gore 80-yard run (Joe Nedney kick), 14:49 (SF 20–10)
Fourth quarter
  • SF – Joe Nedney 39-yard field goal, 6:53 (SF 23–10)
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Team – passrushtotalto
  • SEA – 217 – 66 – 283 – 1
  • SF – 123 – 256 – 379 – 0

Coming off their shutout home win over the Rams, the Seahawks flew to Candlestick Park for a Week 2 NFC West showdown with the San Francisco 49ers.

Seattle would trail early in the first quarter as 49ers kicker Joe Nedney got a 37-yard field goal, along with running back Frank Gore getting a 79-yard touchdown run. The Seahawks would respond in the second quarter as kicker Olindo Mare made a 36-yard field goal. San Francisco would reply with Nedney making a 42-yard field goal. As the Seahawks looked to bounced back from the deficit, quarterback Matt Hasselbeck received an injury as he was hit on the ground by 49ers linebacker Patrick Willis. Hasselbeck would leave the game with cracked ribs, yet Seattle closed out the half with backup Matt Hasselbeck completing a 1-yard touchdown pass to running back Julius Jones.

In the third quarter, the Seahawks deficit quickly increased as on the 49ers' first offensive play of the second half, Gore would explode for an 80-yard touchdown run. San Francisco would close the game out in the fourth quarter as Nedney nailed a 39-yard field goal.

With the loss, Seattle fell to 1–1.

Week 3: vs. Chicago Bears[edit]

Week Three: Seattle Seahawks vs. Chicago Bears – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Bears 0 7 10 8 25
Seahawks 10 3 0 6 19

at Qwest Field, Seattle, Washington

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
  • CHI – Johnny Knox 7-yard pass from Jay Cutler (Robbie Gould kick), 11:28 (CHI 14–13)
  • CHI – Robbie Gould 37-yard field goal, 5:31 (CHI 17–13)
Fourth quarter
  • SEA – Olindo Mare 39-yard field goal, 14:48 (CHI 17–16)
  • SEA – Olindo Mare 46-yard field goal, 5:12 (SEA 19–17)
  • CHI – Devin Hester 36-yard pass from Jay Cutler (2-pt PAT: Earl Bennett pass from Jay Cutler), 1:52 (CHI 25–19)
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Team – passrushtotalto
  • CHI – 233 – 85 – 318 – 2
  • SEA – 243 – 103 – 346 – 2
Seahawks players, wearing their alternate uniforms before the Bears game.

Hoping to rebound from their divisional road loss to the 49ers, the Seahawks went home, donned their alternate uniforms, and prepared for a Week 3 duel with the Chicago Bears. Due to quarterback Matt Hasselbeck's rib injury, Seneca Wallace got the start for the game.

Seattle would take flight in the first quarter with Wallace's 39-yard touchdown pass to running back Julius Jones and kicker Olindo Mare's 46-yard field goal. The Seahawks would tack on Mare's 37-yard field goal in the second quarter, yet the Bears would answer with quarterback Jay Cutler's 1-yard touchdown pass to tight end Greg Olsen.

Chicago would take in the lead in the third quarter with Cutler's 7-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Johnny Knox, followed by kicker Robbie Gould's 37-yard field goal. The Seahawks would regain the lead in the fourth quarter with Mare's 39-yard and 46-yard field goal. However, the Bears got the last laugh as Cutler hooked up with wide receiver Devin Hester on a 36-yard touchdown pass (with a successful 2-point conversion pass to wide receiver Earl Bennett). Seattle tried to rally, but Chicago's defense held on for the win.

With the loss, the Seahawks fell to 1–2.

Week 4: at Indianapolis Colts[edit]

Week Four: Seattle Seahawks at Indianapolis Colts – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Seahawks 0 3 0 14 17
Colts 7 14 7 6 34

at Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana

Game information
First quarter
  • IND – Donald Brown 1-yard run (Adam Vinatieri kick), 6:09 (IND 7–0)
Second quarter
Third quarter
  • IND – Joseph Addai 12-yard run (Adam Vinatieri kick), 8:02 (IND 28–3)
Fourth quarter
  • IND – Adam Vinatieri 37-yard field goal, 8:50 (IND 31–3)
  • IND – Adam Vinatieri 19-yard field goal, 6:58 (IND 34–3)
  • SEA – Seneca Wallace 7-yard run (Olindo Mare kick), 2:59 (IND 34–10)
  • SEA – Owen Schmitt 1-yard pass from Seneca Wallace (Olindo Mare kick), 0:19 (IND 34–17)
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Team – passrushtotalto
  • SEA – 230 – 49 – 279 – 2
  • IND – 353 – 78 – 431 – 1

Trying to snap a two-game losing streak, the Seahawks flew to Lucas Oil Stadium for a Week 4 inter-conference duel with the Indianapolis Colts. Seattle would trail as Colts running back Donald Brown got a 1-yard touchdown run in the first quarter, followed by quarterback Peyton Manning's 5-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Reggie Wayne. The Seahawks would get on the board with a 38-yard field goal from kicker Olindo Mare, but Indianapolis would close out the half with Manning's 21-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Austin Collie.

Following running back Joseph Addai's 12-yard touchdown run in the third quarter, the Colts would seal the win with kicker Adam Vinatieri's 37-yard and 19-yard field goals. Seattle would end the game with quarterback Matt Hasselbeck getting a 1-yard touchdown run and completing a 1-yard touchdown pass to fullback Owen Schmitt.

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

Week 5: vs. Jacksonville Jaguars[edit]

Week Five: Seattle Seahawks vs. Jacksonville Jaguars – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Jaguars 0 0 0 0 0
Seahawks 3 17 14 7 41

at Qwest Field, Seattle, Washington

Game information
First quarter
  • SEA – Olindo Mare 47-yard field goal, 6:19 (SEA 3–0)
Second quarter
  • SEA – Olindo Mare 27-yard field goal, 7:59 (SEA 6–0)
  • SEA – T. J. Houshmandzadeh 34-yard pass from Matt Hasselbeck (Olindo Mare kick), 4:43 (SEA 13–0)
  • SEA – Nate Burleson 44-yard pass from Matt Hasselbeck (Olindo Mare kick), 2:08 (SEA 20–0)
Third quarter
  • SEA – T. J. Houshmandzadeh 13-yard pass from Matt Hasselbeck (Olindo Mare kick), 10:08 (SEA 27–0)
  • SEA – Nate Burleson 5-yard pass from Matt Hasselbeck (Olindo Mare kick), 5:54 (SEA 34–0)
Fourth quarter
  • SEA – Nick Reed 79-yard fumble return (Olindo Mare kick), 14:01 (SEA 41–0)
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Team – passrushtotalto
  • JAX – 161 – 38 – 199 – 2
  • SEA – 236 – 143 – 379 – 0

After missing two weeks with cracked ribs, quarterback Matt Hasselbeck played for the first time since week two at San Francisco. Trying to snap a three-game losing streak, Hasselbeck started the offense off quickly, with Olindo Mare completing two field goals to put Seattle up by 6. The Seahawks defense also held its own, including a 4th-and-2 stop when the Jaguars threaten to score in the red zone. Later in the 2nd quarter, Hasselbeck would find wide receiver T. J. Houshmandzadeh for his first touchdown of the year, putting Seattle up 13–0. On their next offensive drive, Hasselbeck would connect with Nate Burleson for another touchdown, extending their lead to 20–0, which they took into halftime.

Starting the third quarter on offense, David Garrard and the Jaguars tried to put some points on the board. However, all of their hopes were dashed when defensive end Cory Redding recovered a key fumble for 26 yards. Taking advantage of this, Hasselbeck again found Houshmandzadeh for his second touchdown to seal the game at 27–0. The Seahawks would later score again as Matt Hasselbeck threw his fourth touchdown again to Burleson, while defensive end Nick Reed scored from 79 yards out from a fumble recovery, putting the Seahawks up 41–0.

With the win, the Seahawks improved to 2–3 for the season.

Week 6: vs. Arizona Cardinals[edit]

Week Six: Seattle Seahawks vs. Arizona Cardinals – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Cardinals 14 3 7 3 27
Seahawks 0 3 0 0 3

at Qwest Field, Seattle, Washington

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
  • ARI – Neil Rackers 29-yard field goal, 13:38 (ARI 17–0)
  • SEA – Olindo Mare 28-yard field goal, 3:57 (ARI 17–3)
Third quarter
  • ARI – Steve Breaston 16-yard pass from Kurt Warner (Neil Rackers kick), 2:54 (ARI 24–3)
Fourth quarter
  • ARI – Neil Rackers 31-yard field goal, 6:05 (ARI 27–3)
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Team – passrushtotalto
  • ARI – 282 – 62 – 344 – 2
  • SEA – 114 – 14 – 128 – 2

Fresh off their dominating win over the Jaguars, the Seahawks stayed at home for a Week 6 NFC West duel with the Arizona Cardinals. Seattle would trail in the first quarter as Cardinals quarterback Kurt Warner completed a 2-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald, followed by running back Tim Hightower's 2-yard touchdown run. Arizona would increase its lead in the second quarter with a 29-yard field goal from kicker Neil Rackers. The Seahawks would then get on the board as kicker Olindo Mare nailed a 28-yard field goal. However, the Cardinals took control in the second half as Warner found wide receiver Steve Breaston on a 16-yard touchdown pass in the third quarter, followed by Rackers' 31-yard field goal in the fourth.

With the loss, Seattle went into their bye week at 2–4.

Week 8: at Dallas Cowboys[edit]

Week Eight: Seattle Seahawks at Dallas Cowboys – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Seahawks 3 7 0 7 17
Cowboys 7 14 14 3 38

at Cowboys Stadium, Arlington, Texas

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
  • DAL – Miles Austin 3-yard pass from Tony Romo (Nick Folk kick), 2:39 (DAL 28–10)
  • DAL – Patrick Crayton 82-yard punt return (Nick Folk kick), 1:11 (DAL 35–10)
Fourth quarter
  • DAL – Nick Folk 40-yard field goal, 10:58 (DAL 38–10)
  • SEA – Justin Griffith 4-yard pass from Matt Hasselbeck (Olindo Mare kick), 8:40 (DAL 38–17)
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Team – passrushtotalto
  • SEA – 229 – 79 – 308 – 2
  • DAL – 249 – 113 – 362 – 1

Hoping to rebound from their divisional home loss to the Cardinals, the Seahawks flew to Cowboys Stadium for a Week 8 showdown with the Dallas Cowboys. In the first quarter, Seattle struck first as kicker Olindo Mare got a 43-yard field goal. However, the Cowboys answered with quarterback Tony Romo's 36-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Sam Hurd. Dallas would increase their lead in the second quarter with a 2-yard touchdown run from running back Marion Barber. The Seahawks would reply with quarterback Matt Hasselbeck completing a 23-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Deion Branch, but Dallas came right back with Romo finding wide receiver Roy Williams on a 7-yard touchdown pass.

The Cowboys took a huge lead with Romo's 3-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Miles Austin, followed by wide receiver Patrick Crayton returning a punt 82 yards for a touchdown. In the fourth quarter, Dallas closed out its scoring with a 40-yard field goal from kicker Nick Folk. Seattle tried to rally, but could only muster up Hasselbeck's 4-yard touchdown pass to fullback Justin Griffith.

With the loss, the Seahawks fell to 2–5.

Week 9: vs. Detroit Lions[edit]

Week Nine: Seattle Seahawks vs. Detroit Lions – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Lions 17 0 0 3 20
Seahawks 0 13 9 10 32

at Qwest Field, Seattle, Washington

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
  • SEA – Julius Jones 3-yard run (Olindo Mare kick), 10:47 (DET 17–7)
  • SEA – Olindo Mare 37-yard field goal, 3:00 (DET 17–10)
  • SEA – Olindo Mare 37-yard field goal, 0:02 (DET 17–13)
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
  • SEA – Olindo Mare 20-yard field goal, 10:09 (SEA 25–17)
  • DET – Jason Hanson 50-yard field goal, 8:04 (SEA 25–20)
  • SEA – Josh Wilson 61-yard interception return (Olindo Mare kick), 0:22 (SEA 32–20)
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Team – passrushtotalto
  • DET – 186 – 114 – 300 – 5
  • SEA – 342 – 55 – 397 – 2

Trying to snap a two-game losing streak, the Seahawks went home for a Week 9 duel with the Detroit Lions. Seattle would trail in the first quarter as Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford completed a 7-yard touchdown pass to tight end Brandon Pettigrew and a 29-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Bryant Johnson, followed by kicker Jason Hanson getting a 41-yard field goal. Seattle would answer in the second quarter as running back Julius Jones got a 3-yard touchdown run, followed by kicker Olindo Mare nailing a pair of 37-yard field goals.

In the third quarter, the Seahawks took the lead as Mare got a 24-yard field goal, while quarterback Matt Hasselbeck hooked up with wide receiver T. J. Houshmandzadeh on a 2-yard touchdown pass (with a failed two-point conversion). Seattle would increase their lead in the fourth quarter as Mare booted a 20-yard field goal. Detroit tried to rally as Hanson made a 50-yard field goal, yet the Seahawks would end the game with cornerback Josh Wilson returning an interception 61 yards for a touchdown.

With the win, Seattle improved to 3–5.

Week 10: at Arizona Cardinals[edit]

Week Ten: Seattle Seahawks at Arizona Cardinals – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Seahawks 7 10 0 3 20
Cardinals' 0 10 7 14 31

at University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Arizona

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
  • ARI – Beanie Wells 10-yard run (Neil Rackers kick), 8:13 (Tied 17–17)
Fourth quarter
  • SEA – Olindo Mare 20-yard field goal, 13:02 (SEA 20–17)
  • ARI – Beanie Wells 13-yard run (Neil Rackers kick), 11:20 (ARI 24–20)
  • ARI – Larry Fitzgerald 18-yard pass from Kurt Warner (Neil Rackers kick), 6:11 (ARI 31–20)
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Team – passrushtotalto
  • SEA – 308 – 164 – 472 – 2
  • ARI – 340 – 122 – 462 – 0

Coming off their home win over the Lions, the Seahawks flew to the University of Phoenix Stadium for a Week 10 NFC West rematch with the Arizona Cardinals. Seattle took flight in the first quarter as running back Justin Forsett got an 11-yard touchdown run. The Seahawks would add onto their lead in the second quarter with quarterback Matt Hasselbeck completing a 31-yard touchdown pass to tight end John Carlson. The Cardinals would answer with quarterback Kurt Warner completing a 28-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Steve Breaston, yet Seattle came right back with a 32-yard field goal from kicker Olindo Mare. Arizona would close out the half with kicker Neil Rackers nailing a 27-yard field goal.

In the third quarter, the Cardinals would tie the game with running back Chris "Beanie" Wells getting a 10-yard touchdown run. The Seahawks would respond in the fourth quarter as Mare booted a 20-yard field goal, but Arizona got the last laugh as Wells picked up a 13-yard touchdown run and Warner hooked up with wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald on an 18-yard touchdown pass.

With the loss, Seattle fell to 3–6.

Week 11: at Minnesota Vikings[edit]

Week Eleven: Seattle Seahawks at Minnesota Vikings – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Seahawks 0 0 3 6 9
Vikings 0 21 7 7 35

at Metrodome, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Game information
First quarter
  • no scoring
Second quarter
Third quarter
  • MIN – Sidney Rice 7-yard pass from Brett Favre (Ryan Longwell kick), 4:08 ((MIN 28–0)
  • SEA – Olindo Mare 40-yard field goal, 0:43 ((MIN 28–3)
Fourth quarter
  • MIN – Sidney Rice 34-yard pass from Tarvaris Jackson (Ryan Longwell kick), 10:21 ((MIN 35–3)
  • SEA – Julius Jones 1-yard run (PAT failed), 8:05 ((MIN 35–9)
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Team – passrushtotalto
  • SEA – 208 – 4 – 212 – 2
  • MIN – 271 – 160 – 431 – 0

Hoping to rebound from their loss to the Cardinals, the Seahawks flew to the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome for an Inter conference duel with the Minnesota Vikings.

Seattle trailed early in the second quarter when QB Brett Favre completed three touchdown passes: One to WR Percy Harvin for 23 yards, TE Visanthe Shiancoe for 8 yards and then to WR Bernard Berrian for 3 yards. Then in the third quarter the margin increased as Favre hooked up with WR Sidney Rice on a 7-yard touchdown pass. Then Seattle's kicker Olindo Mare got a 40-yard field goal to avoid a shutout loss. In the fourth quarter the margin increased even further as QB Tarvaris Jackson made a 34-yard touchdown pass to WR Sidney Rice, then Seattle has their first touchdown of this game when RB Justin Forsett made a 1-yard run (With a failed 2-point conversion attempt).

With the loss, Seattle fell to 3–7.

Week 12: at St. Louis Rams[edit]

Week Twelve: Seattle Seahawks at St. Louis Rams – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Seahawks 7 7 3 10 27
Rams 0 10 0 7 17

at Edward Jones Dome, St. Louis, Missouri

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
  • SEA – Olindo Mare 29-yard field goal, 3:37 (SEA 17–10)
Fourth quarter
  • SEA – Julius Jones 2-yard run (Olindo Mare kick), 13:57 (SEA 24–10)
  • SEA – Olindo Mare 38-yard field goal, 9:24 (SEA 27–10)
  • STL – Steven Jackson 1-yard run (Josh Brown kick), 0:44 (SEA 27–17)
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Team – passrushtotalto
  • SEA – 95 – 170 – 265 – 1
  • STL – 251 – 113 – 364 – 2

Week 13: vs. San Francisco 49ers[edit]

Week Thirteen: Seattle Seahawks vs. San Francisco 49ers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
49ers 7 7 0 3 17
Seahawks 7 7 0 6 20

at Qwest Field, Seattle, Washington

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
  • SEA – Justin Forsett 8-yard pass from Matt Hasselbeck (Olindo Mare kick), 10:06 (SEA 14–7)
  • SF – Josh Morgan 22-yard pass from Alex Smith (Joe Nedney kick), 7:40 (Tied 14–14)
Third quarter
  • no scoring
Fourth quarter
  • SEA – Olindo Mare 25-yard field goal, 5:30 (SEA 17–14)
  • SF – Joe Nedney 34-yard field goal, 2:57 (Tied 17–17)
  • SEA – Olindo Mare 30-yard field goal, 0:00 (SEA 20–17)
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Team – passrushtotalto
  • SF – 303 – 53 – 356 – 2
  • SEA – 185 – 107 – 292 – 1

Week 14: at Houston Texans[edit]

Week Fourteen: Seattle Seahawks at Houston Texans – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Seahawks 0 7 0 0 7
Texans' 17 7 10 0 34

at Reliant Stadium, Houston, Texas

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
  • HOU – Kris Brown 31-yard field goal, 5:50 (HOU 27–7)
  • HOU – Bernard Pollard 70-yard interception return (Kris Brown kick), 2:57 (HOU 34–7)
Fourth quarter
  • no scoring
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Team – passrushtotalto
  • SEA – 220 – 62 – 282 – 1
  • HOU – 365 – 85 – 450 – 2

Week 15: vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers[edit]

Week Fifteen: Seattle Seahawks vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Buccaneers 0 3 18 3 24
Seahawks 0 7 0 0 7

at Qwest Field, Seattle, Washington

Game information
First quarter
  • no scoring
Second quarter
Third quarter
  • TB – Connor Barth 45-yard field goal, 8:44 (SEA 7–6)
  • TB – Cadillac Williams 22-yard pass from Josh Freeman (Connor Barth kick), 7:44 (TB 13–7)
  • TB – Derrick Ward 6-yard pass from Josh Freeman (2-pt PAT: Josh Freeman run), 2:41 (TB 21–7)
Fourth quarter
  • TB – Connor Barth 39-yard field goal, 11:20 (TB 24–7)
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Team – passrushtotalto
  • TB – 205 – 134 – 339 – 1
  • SEA – 252 – 128 – 380 – 5

Week 16: at Green Bay Packers[edit]

Week Sixteen: Seattle Seahawks at Green Bay Packers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Seahawks 0 0 3 7 10
Packers 14 10 14 10 48

at Lambeau Field, Green Bay, Wisconsin

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
  • SEA – Olindo Mare 28-yard field goal, 7:12 (GB 14–3)
  • GB – Ryan Grant 56-yard run (Mason Crosby kick), 5:46 (GB 21–3)
  • GB – Mason Crosby 29-yard field goal, 0:00 (GB 24–3)
Third quarter
  • GB – Brandon Jackson 6-yard run (Mason Crosby kick), 10:13 (GB 31–3)
  • GB – Brandon Jackson 4-yard run (Mason Crosby kick), 5:27 (GB 38–3)
Fourth quarter
  • GB – Mason Crosby 52-yard field goal, 10:48 (GB 41–3)
  • GB – Ahman Green 6-yard run (Mason Crosby kick), 6:39 (GB 48–3)
  • SEA – John Carlson 16-yard pass from Matt Hasselbeck (Olindo Mare kick), 4:15 (GB 48–10)
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Team – passrushtotalto
  • SEA – 176 – 115 – 291 – 4
  • GB – 264 – 153 – 417 – 0

Week 17: vs. Tennessee Titans[edit]

Week Seventeen: Seattle Seahawks vs. Tennessee Titans – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Titans 7 0 3 7 17
Seahawks 0 7 3 3 13

at Qwest Field, Seattle, Washington

Game information
First quarter
  • TEN – [[Chris Johnson (running back)}|Chris Johnson]] 6-yard run (Rob Bironas kick), 7:56 (TEN 7–0)
Second quarter
Third quarter
  • SEA – Olindo Mare 35-yard field goal, 11:29 (SEA 10–7)
  • TEN – Rob Bironas 47-yard field goal, 4:40 (Tied 10–10)
Fourth quarter
  • SEA – Olindo Mare 20-yard field goal, 12:29 (SEA 13–10)
  • TEN – Chris Johnson 1-yard run (Rob Bironas kick), 4:33 (TEN 17–13)
Top passers
Top rushers
  • TEN – [[Chris Johnson (running back)}|Chris Johnson]]: 36 car, 134 yds, 2 TD
  • SEA – Justin Forsett: 10 car, 74 yds
Top receivers
Team – passrushtotalto
  • TEN – 171 – 133 – 304 – 2
  • SEA – 169 – 140 – 309 – 1

Chris Johnson became the sixth player in NFL history to break 2,000 rushing yards and also broke the record (held by Marshall Faulk) of total yards from scrimmage at 2,509. Johnson rushed 36 times for 134 yards and two touchdowns; a 64-yard rushing score was called back on a holding penalty. Matt Hasselbeck was 15–30 for 175 yards, one touchdown, and one pick.

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