2011 Seattle Seahawks season

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2011 Seattle Seahawks season
Head coach Pete Carroll
General manager John Schneider
Owner Paul Allen
Home field CenturyLink Field
Results
Record 7–9
Division place 3rd NFC West
Playoff finish did not qualify
Pro Bowlers Earl Thomas, FS
Brandon Browner, CB,
Marshawn Lynch, RB
Kam Chancellor, SS
Michael Robinson, FB
Timeline
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The 2011 Seattle Seahawks season was the franchise's 36th season in the National Football League, the 10th playing their home games at CenturyLink Field (formerly known as Qwest Field) and the second under head coach Pete Carroll. It was the first season in over a decade in which the Seahawks came into the season with a new starting quarterback, as incumbent Matt Hasselbeck left for the Tennessee Titans in free agency. The Seahawks equaled their 7–9 record in 2010, but failed to defend their NFC West division title.

Offseason[edit]

2011 NFL Draft[edit]

Main article: 2011 NFL Draft
2011 Seattle Seahawks draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 25 James Carpenter  T Alabama
3 75 John Moffitt  G Wisconsin from DET[dr 1]
4 99 K.J. Wright  LB Mississippi State from DEN[dr 2] [dr 3]
4 107 Kris Durham  WR Georgia from DET[dr 4]
5 154 Richard Sherman *  CB Stanford from KC[dr 5]
5 156 Mark LeGree  FS Appalachian State
6 173 Byron Maxwell  CB Clemson from DET[dr 6] [dr 7]
7 205 Lazarius Levingston  DE LSU from DEN[dr 8]
7 242 Malcolm Smith  OLB USC [dr 9]
      Made roster    †   Pro Football Hall of Fame    *   Made at least one Pro Bowl during career

Draft notes[edit]

  1. ^ Detroit acquired Round 2 Pick 57 from Seattle in exchange for Detroit's third- (#75) and fourth-round (#107) selections. In addition the clubs swapped fifth- and seventh-round picks, with Detroit getting pick 157 and pick 209 and Seattle receiving pick 154 and pick 205.
  2. ^ The team acquired this fourth round selection (#99 overall) in a 2010 trade that sent WR Deion Branch to the New England Patriots.
  3. ^ The team traded its original fourth-round selection (#122 overall) and a 2012 conditional draft selection to the Buffalo Bills in exchange for RB Marshawn Lynch.
  4. ^ Detroit acquired Round 2 Pick 57 from Seattle in exchange for Detroit's third- (#75) and fourth-round (#107) selections. In addition the clubs swapped fifth- and seventh-round picks, with Detroit getting pick 157 and pick 209 and Seattle receiving pick 154 and pick 205.
  5. ^ #154: multiple trades:
    #154: Kansas City/Detroit swap. see #140: Detroit/Kansas City swap.
    #154: Detroit → Seattle (D). see #57: Seattle → Detroit.[citation needed]
  6. ^ The team traded its original sixth round selection (#190 overall) to the San Francisco 49ers in exchange for DE Kentwan Balmer.
  7. ^ The team acquired a new sixth round selection (#173 overall) in a trade that sent DE Lawrence Jackson to the Detroit Lions.
  8. ^ #205: multiple trades:
    #205: Denver → Detroit (PD). see #186: Detroit → Denver (PD).. [source 1]
    #205: Detroit → Seattle (D). see #57: Seattle → Detroit.[citation needed]
  9. ^ Compensatory selection.


Coaching staff[edit]

Seattle Seahawks 2011 staff
Front Office
  • Chairman – Paul Allen
  • President – Peter McLoughlin
  • General Manager – John Schneider
  • Vice President of Football Administration – John Idzik
  • Vice President of Football Operations – Will Lewis
  • Senior Personnel Executive – Scot McCloughan
  • Director of Pro Personnel – Tag Ribary
  • Director of College Scouting – Scott Fitterer
  • Assistant Director of College Scouting – Eric Stokes
  • Assistant Director of Pro Personnel – Trent Kirchner

Head Coaches

  • Head Coach/Executive Vice President of Football Operations – Pete Carroll
  • Assistant Head Coach/Offensive Line – Tom Cable

Offensive Coaches

 

Defensive Coaches

Special Teams Coaches

  • Special Teams Coordinator – Brian Schneider
  • Assistant Special Teams – Jeff Ulbrich

Strength and Conditioning

  • Head Strength and Conditioning – Chris Carlisle
  • Assistant Strength and Conditioning – Mondray Gee
  • Assistant Strength and Conditioning – Jamie Yancher

Final roster[edit]

2011 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, 15 Inactive, 9 Practice squad

  • Starters in bold.
  • (*) Denotes players that were selected for the 2012 Pro Bowl.

Schedule[edit]

Preseason[edit]

The Seahawks' preseason schedule was announced on April 12, 2011.

Week Date Kickoff Opponent Results Game site Attendance TV NFL.com
recap
Final score Team record
1 August 11 5:00pm PDT at San Diego Chargers W 24–17 1–0 Qualcomm Stadium 55,318 ESPN Recap
2 August 20 7:00pm PDT Minnesota Vikings L 7–20 1–1 CenturyLink Field 65,599 KING Recap
3 August 27 6:00pm PDT at Denver Broncos L 20–23 1–2 Sports Authority Field at Mile High 72,347 KING Recap
4 September 2 7:30pm PDT Oakland Raiders W 20–3 2–2 CenturyLink Field 65,418 KING Recap

Regular season[edit]

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

Week Date Kickoff Opponent Results Game site Attendance TV NFL.com
recap
Final score Team record
1 September 11 1:15pm PDT at San Francisco 49ers L 17–33 0–1 Candlestick Park 69,732 Fox Recap
2 September 18 10:00am PDT at Pittsburgh Steelers L 0–24 0–2 Heinz Field 63,663 Fox Recap
3 September 25 1:15pm PDT Arizona Cardinals W 13–10 1–2 CenturyLink Field 66,199 Fox Recap
4 October 2 1:05pm PDT Atlanta Falcons L 28–30 1–3 CenturyLink Field 66,266 Fox Recap
5 October 9 10:00am PDT at New York Giants W 36–25 2–3 MetLife Stadium 78,650 Fox Recap
6 Bye
7 October 23 10:00am PDT at Cleveland Browns L 3–6 2–4 Cleveland Browns Stadium 66,350 Fox Recap
8 October 30 1:15pm PDT Cincinnati Bengals L 12–34 2–5 CenturyLink Field 66,004 CBS Recap
9 November 6 10:00pm PST at Dallas Cowboys L 13–23 2–6 Cowboys Stadium 81,510 Fox Recap
10 November 13 1:05pm PST Baltimore Ravens W 22–17 3–6 CenturyLink Field 66,522 CBS Recap
11 November 20 1:05pm PST at St. Louis Rams W 24–7 4–6 Edward Jones Dome 56,400 Fox Recap
12 November 27 1:05pm PST Washington Redskins L 17–23 4–7 CenturyLink Field 66,007 Fox Recap
13 December 1 5:20pm PST Philadelphia Eagles W 31–14 5–7 CenturyLink Field 67,039 NFLN Recap
14 December 12 5:30pm PST St. Louis Rams W 30–13 6–7 CenturyLink Field 66,577 ESPN Recap
15 December 18 10:00am PST at Chicago Bears W 38–14 7–7 Soldier Field 61,542 Fox Recap
16 December 24 1:15pm PST San Francisco 49ers L 17–19 7–8 CenturyLink Field 66,697 Fox Recap
17 January 1 1:15pm PST at Arizona Cardinals L 20–23 (OT) 7–9 University of Phoenix Stadium 61,798 Fox Recap
Bold indicates division opponents.
Source: 2011 NFL season results [1]

Standings[edit]

NFC West
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
(2) San Francisco 49ers 13 3 0 .813 5–1 10–2 380 229 W3
Arizona Cardinals 8 8 0 .500 4–2 7–5 312 348 W1
Seattle Seahawks 7 9 0 .438 3–3 6–6 321 315 L2
St. Louis Rams 2 14 0 .125 0–6 1–11 193 407 L7

Game summaries[edit]

Week 1: at San Francisco 49ers[edit]

Week One: Seattle Seahawks at San Francisco 49ers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Seahawks 0 0 7 10 17
49ers 0 16 0 17 33

at Candlestick Park, San Francisco, California

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • SEA –
  • SF –
Top rushers
  • SEA –
  • SF –
Top receivers
  • SEA –
  • SF –
Top tacklers
  • SEA –
  • SF –

With the loss, the Seahawks started the season 0–1.

Week 2: at Pittsburgh Steelers[edit]

Week Two: Seattle Seahawks at Pittsburgh Steelers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Seahawks 0 0 0 0 0
Steelers 7 10 7 0 24

at Heinz Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Top tacklers

The Seahawks were shut out for the first time since 2007 and for the 2nd consecutive game by the Steelers (The teams faced each other in 2007 in which the Steelers became victorious with a 21–0 win.) The team fell to 0–2 on the season.

Week 3: vs. Arizona Cardinals[edit]

Week Three: Arizona Cardinals at Seattle Seahawks – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Cardinals 0 10 0 0 10
Seahawks 3 3 7 0 13

at CenturyLink Field, Seattle, Washington

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • ARI –
  • SEA –
Top rushers
  • ARI –
  • SEA –
Top receivers
  • ARI –
  • SEA –
Top tacklers
  • ARI –
  • SEA –

With the win, the Seahawks improved to 1–2.

Week 4: vs. Atlanta Falcons[edit]

Week Four: Atlanta Falcons at Seattle Seahawks – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Falcons 7 17 3 3 30
Seahawks 0 7 14 7 28

at CenturyLink Field, Seattle, Washington

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • ATL –Matt Ryan
  • SEA –
Top rushers
  • ATL –
  • SEA –
Top receivers
  • ATL –
  • SEA –
Top tacklers
  • ATL –
  • SEA –

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

Week 5: at New York Giants[edit]

Week Five: Seattle Seahawks at New York Giants – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Seahawks 14 0 2 20 36
Giants 7 7 0 11 25

at MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • SEA – Tarvaris Jackson – 15/22, 166 YDS, TD, INT
  • NYG – Eli Manning – 24/39, 420 YDS, 3 TD, 3 INT
Top rushers
  • SEA – Marshawn Lynch – 12 CAR, 98 YDS, TD
  • NYG – Ahmad Bradshaw – 17 CAR, 58 YDS
Top receivers
  • SEA – Doug Baldwin – 8 REC, 136 YDS, TD
  • NYG – Victor Cruz – 8 REC, 161 YDS, TD
Top tacklers
  • SEA – Leroy Hill – 5 TKL, 3 AST
  • NYG – Jacquian Williams – 7 TKL, AST

With the win, the Seahawks went into their bye week at 2–3.

Week 7: at Cleveland Browns[edit]

Week Seven: Seattle Seahawks at Cleveland Browns – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Seahawks 0 0 3 0 3
Browns 0 3 0 3 6

at Cleveland Browns Stadium, Cleveland, Ohio

  • Date: October 23
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EDT/10:00 a.m. PDT
  • Game weather: 56° F (Sunny)
  • Game attendance: 66,350
  • Referee: Mike Carey
  • TV announcers (Fox): Ron Pitts, Jim Mora, Jr. and Drea Avent
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • SEA –
  • CLE –
Top rushers
  • SEA –
  • CLE –
Top receivers
  • SEA –
  • CLE –
Top tacklers
  • SEA –
  • CLE –

With the loss, the Seahawks fell to 2–4.

Week 8: vs. Cincinnati Bengals[edit]

Week Eight: Cincinnati Bengals at Seattle Seahawks – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Bengals 10 7 0 17 34
Seahawks 0 3 3 6 12

at CenturyLink Field, Seattle, Washington

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • CIN –
  • SEA –
Top rushers
  • CIN –
  • SEA –
Top receivers
  • CIN –
  • SEA –
Top tacklers
  • CIN –
  • SEA –

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

Week 9: at Dallas Cowboys[edit]

Week Nine: Seattle Seahawks at Dallas Cowboys – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Seahawks 3 3 0 7 13
Cowboys 3 3 7 10 23

at Cowboys Stadium, Arlington, Texas

  • Date: November 6
  • Game time: 12:00 p.m. CST/10:00 a.m. PST
  • Game weather: Played indoors (retractable roof closed)
  • Game attendance: 81,510
  • Referee: Terry McAulay
  • TV announcers (Fox): Chris Myers, Tim Ryan and Jaime Maggio
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • SEA –
  • DAL –
Top rushers
  • SEA –
  • DAL –
Top receivers
  • SEA –
  • DAL –
Top tacklers
  • SEA –
  • DAL –

With the loss, the Seahawks fell to 2–6. As of now, this game is the last time that the Seahawks lost a game by double digits (including playoffs).

Week 10: vs. Baltimore Ravens[edit]

Week Ten: Baltimore Ravens at Seattle Seahawks – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Ravens 0 7 3 7 17
Seahawks 10 9 3 0 22

at CenturyLink Field, Seattle, Washington

  • Date: November 13
  • Game time: 1:05 p.m. PST
  • Game weather: 50° F (Cloudy)
  • Game attendance: 66,522
  • Referee: Scott Green
  • TV announcers (CBS): Greg Gumbel and Dan Dierdorf
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • BAL –
  • SEA –
Top rushers
  • BAL –
  • SEA –
Top receivers
  • BAL –
  • SEA –
Top tacklers
  • BAL –
  • SEA –

With the win, the Seahawks improved to 3–6.

Week 11: at St. Louis Rams[edit]

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

at Edward Jones Dome, St. Louis, Missouri

  • Date: November 20
  • Game time: 3:05 p.m. CST/1:05 p.m. PST
  • Game weather: Played indoors (dome stadium)
  • Game attendance: 56,400
  • Referee: Carl Cheffers
  • TV announcers (Fox): Chris Myers, Tim Ryan and Jaime Maggio
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • SEA –
  • STL –
Top rushers
  • SEA –
  • STL –
Top receivers
  • SEA –
  • STL –
Top tacklers
  • SEA –
  • STL –

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

Week 12: vs. Washington Redskins[edit]

Week Twelve: Washington Redskins at Seattle Seahawks – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Redskins 7 0 0 16 23
Seahawks 0 7 3 7 17

at CenturyLink Field, Seattle, Washington

  • Date: November 27
  • Game time: 1:05 p.m. PST
  • Game weather: 52° F (Rain)
  • Game attendance: 66,007
  • Referee: Clete Blakeman
  • TV announcers (Fox): Ron Pitts, Charles Davis. and Drea Avant
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • WAS –
  • SEA –
Top rushers
  • WAS –
  • SEA –
Top receivers
  • WAS –
  • SEA –
Top tacklers
  • WAS –
  • SEA –

With the loss, the Seahawks fell to 4–7.

Week 13: vs. Philadelphia Eagles[edit]

Week Thirteen: Philadelphia Eagles at Seattle Seahawks – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Eagles 0 7 0 7 14
Seahawks 7 10 7 7 31

at CenturyLink Field, Seattle, Washington

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Top tacklers

With the win, the Seahawks improved to 5–7.

Week 14: vs. St. Louis Rams[edit]

Week Fourteen: St. Louis Rams at Seattle Seahawks – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Rams 0 3 3 7 13
Seahawks 10 0 10 10 30

at CenturyLink Field, Seattle, Washington

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • STL –
  • SEA –
Top rushers
  • STL –
  • SEA –
Top receivers
  • STL –
  • SEA –
Top tacklers
  • STL –
  • SEA –

With the win, the Seahawks improved to 6–7 and swept the Rams for the first time since 2009 and embarked on working on another major winning streak against the team. Also, the Seahawks took the trend of winning 13 out of the last 14 games against the Rams dating back to 2005.

Week 15: at Chicago Bears[edit]

Week Fifteen: Seattle Seahawks at Chicago Bears – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Seahawks 7 0 17 14 38
Bears 7 7 0 0 14

at Soldier Field, Chicago, Illinois

  • Date: December 18
  • Game time: 12:00 p.m. CST/10:00 a.m. PST
  • Game weather: 39° F (Sunny)
  • Game attendance: 61,542
  • Referee: Ed Hochuli
  • TV announcers (Fox): Chris Myers, Tim Ryan and Jaime Maggio
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • SEA –
  • CHI –
Top rushers
  • SEA –
  • CHI –
Top receivers
  • SEA –
  • CHI –
Top tacklers
  • SEA –
  • CHI –

With the win, the Seahawks improved to 7–7.

Week 16: vs. San Francisco 49ers[edit]

Week Sixteen: San Francisco 49ers at Seattle Seahawks – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
49ers 0 3 10 6 19
Seahawks 7 3 0 7 17

at CenturyLink Field, Seattle, Washington

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • SF –
  • SEA –
Top rushers
  • SF –
  • SEA –
Top receivers
  • SF –
  • SEA –
Top tacklers
  • SF –
  • SEA –

With the loss, the Seahawks fell to 7–8 and were swept by the 49ers for the first time since 2006.

With the loss, the Seahawks record dropped to 7-8.

Week 17: at Arizona Cardinals[edit]

Week Seventeen: Seattle Seahawks at Arizona Cardinals – Game summary
1 2 3 4 OT Total
Seahawks 0 3 7 10 0 20
Cardinals 7 3 7 3 3 23

at University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Arizona

  • Date: January 1
  • Game time: 2:15 p.m. MST/1:15 p.m. PST
  • Game weather: Played indoors (retractable roof closed)
  • Game attendance: 61,798
  • Referee: Gene Steratore
  • TV announcers (Fox): Sam Rosen & Chad Pennington
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • SEA –
  • ARI –
Top rushers
  • SEA –
  • ARI –
Top receivers
  • SEA –
  • ARI –
Top tacklers
  • SEA –
  • ARI –

With the loss, the Seahawks finished the season 7–9 and 3rd place in the NFC West.

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ 2011 NFL season results, NFL.com, accessed February 14, 2015.