1977 Seattle Seahawks season

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1977 Seattle Seahawks season
Head coach Jack Patera
Home field Kingdome
Results
Record 5–9
Division place 4th AFC West
Playoff finish did not qualify
Uniform
NFC-Throwback2-Uniform-SEA.PNG

The 1977 Seattle Seahawks season was the team's second campaign in the National Football League. The 1977 season was the team's first in the AFC West. The Seahawks lost five of their first six games. On October 30, the Seahawks earned their second win of the season when quarterback Jim Zorn returned from an injury and threw four touchdown passes in a 56-17 win over the Buffalo Bills at the Kingdome. Two weeks later, the team recorded its first shutout, beating the Jets 17-0 in New York. The Seahawks would go on to finish with a 5-9 record, winning their final two games in the process.

1977 NFL Draft[edit]

1977 Seahawks Draft Selections
Round/Pick Player Position College
1/14 Steve August Offensive Tackle Tulsa
2/30 Tom Lynch Offensive Guard Boston College
2/41 Terry Beeson Linebacker Kansas
2/51 Peter Cronan Linebacker Boston College
3/58 Dennis Boyd Defensive End Oregon State
4/87 John Yarno Center Idaho
4/111 Larry Seivers Wide Receiver Tennessee
6/142 Tony Benjamin Running Back Duke
7/169 David Sims Running Back Georgia Tech
9/225 George Adzick Defensive Back Minnesota
10/254 Sam Adkins Quarterback Wichita State
11/281 Bill Westbeld Offensive Tackle Dayton
12/329 I. V. Wilson Defensive Tackle Tulsa
Supp Al Hunter Running Back Notre Dame

Personnel[edit]

Staff[edit]

1977 Seattle Seahawks staff
Front office

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches


Strength and conditioning

  • Head Trainer – Bruce Scott
  • Assistant Trainer – Jim Whitesel

Final roster[edit]

1977 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, 0 Inactive, 0 Practice squad

[1]

  • Starters in bold.

Schedule[edit]

Preseason[edit]

Week Date Kickoff Opponent Results Game Site Attendance TV Recap
Final score Team record
1 August 7 1:00pm PDT at San Francisco 49ers W 34-24 1–0 Candlestick Park 38,024 KIRO [A] Recap
2 August 13 6:00pm PDT Dallas Cowboys W 23-17 OT 2–0 Kingdome 58,789 KIRO [A] Recap
3 August 18 7:00pm PDT Oakland Raiders W 12-10 3–0 Kingdome 62,187 KIRO [A] Recap
4 August 27 6:00pm PDT Detroit Lions L 14-16 3–1 Kingdome 56,345 KIRO [A] Recap
5 September 2 7:00pm PDT Denver Broncos L 10-27 3–2 Kingdome 54,916 KIRO [A] Recap
6 September 11 1:00pm PDT at San Diego Chargers L 20-38 3–3 San Diego Stadium 27,505 KIRO Recap
Source: Seahawks Media Guides [2][3]
  1. ^ a b c d e Tape delay.

Regular season[edit]

In its second year, Seattle played all of the teams in the AFC as a member of the AFC West.

Week Date Kickoff Opponent Results Game Site Attendance TV Recap
Final score Team record
1 September 18 1:00pm PDT Baltimore Colts L 14–29 0–1 Kingdome 58,991 NBC Recap
2 September 25 10:00am PDT at Cincinnati Bengals L 20–42 0–2 Riverfront Stadium 45,579 NBC Recap
3 October 2 1:00pm PDT Denver Broncos L 13–24 0–3 Kingdome 53,108 NBC Recap
4 October 9 10:00am PDT at New England Patriots L 0–31 0–4 Schaefer Stadium 45,927 NBC Recap
5 October 16 1:00pm PDT Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 30–23 1–4 Kingdome 54,783 CBS Recap
6 October 23 10:00am PDT at Miami Dolphins L 13–31 1–5 Orange Bowl 29,855 NBC Recap
7 October 30 1:00pm PST Buffalo Bills W 56–17 2–5 Kingdome 61,180 NBC Recap
8 November 6 1:00pm PST at Oakland Raiders L 7–44 2–6 Oakland–Alameda County Coliseum 50,929 NBC Recap
9 November 13 10:00am PST at New York Jets W 17–0 3–6 Shea Stadium 42,923 NBC Recap
10 November 20 1:00pm PST Houston Oilers L 10–22 3–7 Kingdome 61,519 NBC Recap
11 November 27 1:00pm PST San Diego Chargers L 28–30 3–8 Kingdome 58,994 NBC Recap
12 December 4 10:00am PST at Pittsburgh Steelers L 20–30 3–9 Three Rivers Stadium 45,429 NBC Recap
13 December 11 11:05am PST at Kansas City Chiefs W 34–31 4–9 Arrowhead Stadium 22,262 NBC Recap
14 December 18 1:00pm PST Cleveland Browns W 20–19 5–9 Kingdome 61,583 NBC Recap
Bold indicates division opponents.
Source: 1977 NFL season results [4]

Standings[edit]

AFC West
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
Denver Broncos(1) 12 2 0 .857 6–1 11–1 274 148 L1
Oakland Raiders(4) 11 3 0 .786 5–2 10–2 351 230 W2
San Diego Chargers 7 7 0 .500 3–4 6–6 222 205 L2
Seattle Seahawks 5 9 0 .357 1–3 4–9 282 373 W2
Kansas City Chiefs 2 12 0 .143 1–6 1–11 225 349 L6

Game summaries[edit]

Preseason[edit]

Week P1: at San Francisco 49ers[edit]

Preseason Week One: Seattle Seahawks at San Francisco 49ers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Seahawks 3 10 7 14 34
49ers 7 10 7 0 24

at Candlestick Park, San Francisco

  • Date: August 7
  • Game time: 1:01pm local
  • Game weather: partly cloudy, 68 °F (20 °C), wind variable
  • Game attendance: 38,024
  • Referee: Fred Silva
  • TV: KIRO
  • Gamebook

Week P2: vs. Dallas Cowboys[edit]

Preseason Week Two: Seattle Seahawks vs. Dallas Cowboys – Game summary
1 2 3 4 OT Total
Cowboys 3 0 14 0 0 17
Seahawks 0 3 7 7 6 23

at Kingdome, Seattle

  • Date: August 13
  • Game time: 6:06pm local
  • Game weather: indoors
  • Game attendance: 58,789
  • Referee: Bob Frederic
  • TV: KIRO tape delay
  • Gamebook

Week P3: vs. Oakland Raiders[edit]

Preseason Week Three: Seattle Seahawks vs. Oakland Raiders – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Raiders 10 0 0 0 10
Seahawks 0 0 6 6 12

at Kingdome, Seattle

  • Date: August 18
  • Game time: 7:08pm local
  • Game weather: indoors
  • Game attendance: 62,187
  • Referee: Jim Tunney
  • TV: KIRO tape delay
  • Gamebook

Week P4: vs. Detroit Lions[edit]

Preseason Week Four: Seattle Seahawks vs. Detroit Lions – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Lions 2 14 0 0 16
Seahawks 0 7 0 7 14

at Kingdome, Seattle

  • Date: August 27
  • Game time: 5:00pm local
  • Game weather: indoors
  • Game attendance: 56,345
  • Referee: Fred Silva
  • TV: KIRO tape delay
  • Gamebook

Week P5: vs. Denver Broncos[edit]

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

at Kingdome, Seattle

Week P6: at San Diego Chargers[edit]

Preseason Week Six: Seattle Seahawks at San Diego Chargers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Seahawks 6 0 14 0 20
Chargers 7 21 0 10 38

at San Diego Stadium, San Diego

  • Date: September 11
  • Game time: 1:00pm local
  • Game weather: clear, 72 °F (22 °C), wind W 10 miles per hour (16 km/h)
  • Game attendance: 60,825
  • Referee: Ben Dreith
  • TV: KIRO
  • Gamebook

Regular Season[edit]

Week 1: vs. Baltimore Colts[edit]

Week One: Seattle Seahawks vs. Baltimore Colts – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Colts 7 7 5 10 29
Seahawks 0 7 0 7 14

at Kingdome, Seattle

Game information

Week 2: at Cincinnati Bengals[edit]

Week Two: Seattle Seahawks at Cincinnati Bengals – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Seahawks 0 7 13 0 20
Bengals 21 7 0 14 42

at Riverfront Stadium, Cincinnati, Ohio

  • Date: September 25
  • Game time: 1:00pm local
  • Game weather: clear, 71 °F (22 °C), 84% humidity, wind SW 7 miles per hour (11 km/h)
  • Game attendance: 45,579
  • Referee: Cal Lepore
  • TV announcers (NBC): Jack Buck and Paul Maguire
  • Gamebook
Game information

Week 3: vs. Denver Broncos[edit]

Week Three: Seattle Seahawks vs. Denver Broncos – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Broncos 10 0 14 0 24
Seahawks 7 0 6 0 13

at Kingdome, Seattle

Game information

Week 4: at New England Patriots[edit]

Week Four: Seattle Seahawks at New England Patriots – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Seahawks 0 0 0 0 0
Patriots 7 7 17 0 31

at Schaefer Stadium, Foxborough, Massachusetts

Game information

Week 5: vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers[edit]

Week Five: Seattle Seahawks vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Buccaneers 6 7 3 7 23
Seahawks 7 10 0 13 30

at Kingdome, Seattle

Game information

Week 6: at Miami Dolphins[edit]

Week Six: Seattle Seahawks at Miami Dolphins – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Seahawks 3 7 0 3 13
Dolphins 0 24 0 7 31

at Orange Bowl, Miami

  • Date: October 23
  • Game time: 1:00pm local
  • Game weather: cloudy, 76 °F (24 °C), 91% humidity, wind N 13 miles per hour (21 km/h)
  • Game attendance: 29,855
  • Referee: Gordon McCarter
  • TV announcers (NBC): Marv Albert and Mike Haffner
  • Gamebook
Game information

Week 7: vs. Buffalo Bills[edit]

Week Seven: Seattle Seahawks vs. Buffalo Bills – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Bills 3 0 7 7 17
Seahawks 14 28 7 7 56

at Kingdome, Seattle

Game information

Week 8: at Oakland Raiders[edit]

Week Eight: Seattle Seahawks at Oakland Raiders – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Seahawks 0 0 7 0 7
Raiders 3 24 10 7 44

at Oakland–Alameda County Coliseum, Oakland, California

  • Date: November 6
  • Game time: 1:00pm local
  • Game weather: clear, 68 °F (20 °C), 39% humidity, wind 23 miles per hour (37 km/h)
  • Game attendance: 50,929
  • Referee: Don Wedge
  • TV announcers (NBC): Stu Nahan and Mike Haffner
  • Gamebook
Game information

Week 9: at New York Jets[edit]

Week Nine: Seattle Seahawks at New York Jets – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Seahawks 7 0 7 3 17
Jets 0 0 0 0 0

at Shea Stadium, New York

  • Date: November 13
  • Game time: 1:02pm local
  • Game weather: partly cloudy, 41 °F (5 °C), 60% humidity, wind NW 18 miles per hour (29 km/h)
  • Game attendance: 42,923
  • Referee: Fred Wyant
  • TV announcers (NBC): Marv Albert and Jimmy Johnson
  • Gamebook
Game information

Week 10: vs. Houston Oilers[edit]

Week Ten: Seattle Seahawks vs. Houston Oilers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Oilers 0 10 3 9 22
Seahawks 0 3 0 7 10

at Kingdome, Seattle

Game information

Week 11: vs. San Diego Chargers[edit]

Week Eleven: Seattle Seahawks vs. San Diego Chargers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Chargers 10 3 3 14 30
Seahawks 0 14 7 7 28

at Kingdome, Seattle

Game information

Week 12: at Pittsburgh Steelers[edit]

Week Twelve: Seattle Seahawks at Pittsburgh Steelers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Seahawks 0 3 10 7 20
Steelers 7 6 0 17 30

at Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Date: December 4
  • Game time: 1:02pm local
  • Game weather: clear, 34 °F (1 °C), 62% humidity, wind NW 6 miles per hour (9.7 km/h)
  • Game attendance: 45,429
  • Referee: Cal Lepore
  • TV announcers (NBC): Sam Nover and Mike Haffner
  • Gamebook
Game information

Week 13: at Kansas City Chiefs[edit]

Week Thirteen: Seattle Seahawks at Kansas City Chiefs – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Seahawks 14 20 0 0 34
Chiefs 21 0 3 7 31

at Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri

  • Date: December 11
  • Game time: 1:05pm local
  • Game weather: clear, 40 °F (4 °C), 64% humidity, wind SW 11 miles per hour (18 km/h)
  • Game attendance: 22,262
  • Referee: Fred Silva
  • TV announcers (NBC): Jay Randolph and Andy Russell
  • Gamebook
Game information

Week 14: vs. Cleveland Browns[edit]

Week Fourteen: Seattle Seahawks vs. Cleveland Browns – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Browns 6 10 0 3 19
Seahawks 0 7 0 13 20

at Kingdome, Seattle

  • Date: December 18
  • Game time: 1:02pm local
  • Game weather: indoors
  • Game attendance: 61,583
  • Referee: Jim Tunney
  • TV announcers (NBC): Sam Nover and Floyd Little
  • Gamebook
Game information

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.pro-football-reference.com
  2. ^ 1977 Seahawks Media Guide, accessed February 14, 2015.
  3. ^ 1978 Seahawks Media Guide, accessed February 14, 2015.
  4. ^ 1977 NFL season results, NFL.com, accessed February 14, 2015.

External links[edit]