1978 Seattle Seahawks season

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1978 Seattle Seahawks season
Head coach Jack Patera
Home field Kingdome
Results
Record 9–7
Division place T-2nd AFC West
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
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< 1977 1979 >

The 1978 Seattle Seahawks season was the team's third season in the National Football League. The Seahawks won nine games, giving the franchise its first winning season.

1978 NFL draft[edit]

1978 Seahawks Draft Selections
Round/Pick Player Position College
1/9 Keith Simpson Defensive Back Memphis State
2/36 Keith Butler Linebacker Memphis State
3/63 Bob Jury Defensive Back Pittsburgh
5/119 Louis Bullard Offensive Tackle Jackson State
6/146 Glenn Starks Wide Receiver Texas A&I
7/173 John Harris Defensive Back Arizona State
9/231 Rich Grimmett Offensive Tackle Illinois
10/258 Rob Stewart Wide Receiver Lafayette
11/301 George Halas Linebacker Miami (FL)
12/316 Jeff Bergeron Running Back Lamar

Personnel[edit]

Staff[edit]

1978 Seattle Seahawks staff
Front office
  • Managing General Partner – Herman Sarkowsky
  • General Manager – John Thompson
  • Assistant General Manager – Mark Duncan
  • Director of Player Personnel – Dick Mansperger
  • Director of Pro Scouting – Chuck Allen

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches


Strength and conditioning

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

Final roster[edit]

1978 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
48 Active, 0 Inactive, 0 Practice squad

[1]

  • Starters in bold.
  • (*) Denotes players that were selected for the 1979 Pro Bowl.

Schedule[edit]

Preseason[edit]

Week Date Kickoff Opponent Results Game Site Attendance TV Recap
Final score Team record
1 August 4 7:30pm PDT San Diego Chargers W 17-9 1–0 Kingdome 58,853 KIRO [A] Recap
2 August 12 6:00pm PDT at San Francisco 49ers W 20-6 2–0 Candlestick Park 36,069 KIRO Recap
3 August 17 7:30pm PDT Los Angeles Rams L 7-26 2–1 Kingdome 63,235 KIRO [A] Recap
4 August 24 7:30pm PDT Chicago Bears W 16-7 3–1 Kingdome 54,844 KIRO [A] Recap
Source: Seahawks Media Guides [2] [3]
  1. ^ a b c Tape delay.

Regular season[edit]

With the start of a 16-game season, inter-conference play began a rotating schedule. Divisional matchups have the AFC West playing the NFC Central.

Week Date Kickoff Opponent Results Game Site Attendance TV Recap
Final score Team record
1 September 3 1:00pm PDT San Diego Chargers L 20–24 0–1 Kingdome 55,778 NBC Recap
2 September 10 10:00am PDT at Pittsburgh Steelers L 10–21 0–2 Three Rivers Stadium 48,277 NBC Recap
3 September 17 10:00am PDT at New York Jets W 24–17 1–2 Shea Stadium 46,911 NBC Recap
4 September 24 1:00pm PDT Detroit Lions W 28–16 2–2 Kingdome 60,040 CBS Recap
5 October 1 1:00pm PDT at Denver Broncos L 7–28 2–3 Mile High Stadium 74,989 NBC Recap
6 October 8 1:00pm PDT Minnesota Vikings W 29–28 3–3 Kingdome 62,031 CBS Recap
7 October 15 10:00am PDT at Green Bay Packers L 28–45 3–4 Milwaukee County Stadium 52,712 NBC Recap
8 October 22 1:00pm PDT Oakland Raiders W 27–7 4–4 Kingdome 62,529 NBC Recap
9 October 29 1:00pm PST Denver Broncos L 17–20 OT 4–5 Kingdome 62,948 NBC Recap
10 November 5 10:00am PST at Chicago Bears W 31–29 5–5 Soldier Field 50,697 NBC Recap
11 November 12 1:00pm PST Baltimore Colts L 14–17 5–6 Kingdome 61,905 NBC Recap
12 November 19 11:00am PST at Kansas City Chiefs W 13–10 6–6 Arrowhead Stadium 35,252 NBC Recap
13 November 26 1:00pm PST at Oakland Raiders W 17–16 7–6 Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum 52,978 NBC Recap
14 December 3 1:00pm PST Cleveland Browns W 47–24 8–6 Kingdome 62,262 NBC Recap
15 December 10 1:00pm PST at San Diego Chargers L 10–37 8–7 San Diego Stadium 49,975 NBC Recap
16 December 17 1:00pm PST Kansas City Chiefs W 23–19 9–7 Kingdome 58,490 NBC Recap
Bold indicates division opponents.
Source: 1978 NFL season results [4]

Standings[edit]

AFC West
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
Denver Broncos(3) 10 6 0 .625 7–1 8–4 282 198 L1
Seattle Seahawks 9 7 0 .563 4–4 6–6 345 358 W1
Oakland Raiders 9 7 0 .563 3–5 5–7 311 283 W1
San Diego Chargers 9 7 0 .563 5–3 7–5 355 309 W3
Kansas City Chiefs 4 12 0 .250 1–7 4–10 243 327 L2

Game summaries[edit]

Preseason[edit]

Week P1: vs. San Diego Chargers[edit]

Preseason Week One: Seattle Seahawks vs. San Diego Chargers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Chargers 0 3 3 3 9
Seahawks 0 7 3 7 17

at Kingdome, Seattle, Washington

Week P2: at San Francisco 49ers[edit]

Preseason Week Two: Seattle Seahawks at San Francisco 49ers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Seahawks 0 13 7 0 20
49ers 0 3 3 0 6

at Candlestick Park, San Francisco, California

  • Date: August 12
  • Game time: 6:06pm local
  • Game weather: cloudy, 61 °F (16 °C), 77% humidity, wind S 4 miles per hour (6.4 km/h)
  • Game attendance: 36,069
  • Referee: Fred Silva
  • TV: KIRO
  • Gamebook

Week P3: vs. Los Angeles Rams[edit]

Preseason Week Three: Seattle Seahawks vs. Los Angeles Rams – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Rams 10 6 7 3 26
Seahawks 0 7 0 0 7

at Kingdome, Seattle, Washington

  • Date: August 17
  • Game time: 7:34pm local
  • Game weather: indoors
  • Game attendance: 63,235
  • Referee: Cal Lepore
  • TV: KIRO tape delay
  • Gamebook

Week P4: vs. Chicago Bears[edit]

Preseason Week Four: Seattle Seahawks vs. Chicago Bears – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Bears 0 0 0 7 7
Seahawks 0 7 3 6 16

at Kingdome, Seattle, Washington

Regular Season[edit]

Week 1: vs. San Diego Chargers[edit]

Week One: Seattle Seahawks vs. San Diego Chargers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Chargers 7 3 7 7 24
Seahawks 6 7 0 7 20

at Kingdome, Seattle, Washington

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
  • SD – Rolf Benirschke 18-yard field goal, 3:21 (SD 10–6)
  • SEA – Jim Zorn 23-yard run (Efren Herrera kick), 0:16 (SEA 13–10)
Third quarter
  • SD – John Jefferson 6-yard pass from Dan Fouts (Rolf Benirschke kick), 11:23 (SD 17–13)
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • SD – Dan Fouts: 14/22, 186 yds, 2 TD, 1 INT
  • SEA – Jim Zorn: 21/32, 329 yds, 2 TD, 1 INT
Top rushers
Top receivers
Team – passrushtotalto
  • SD – 186 – 89 – 275 – 2
  • SEA – 308 – 138 – 446 – 2

Week 2: at Pittsburgh Steelers[edit]

Week Two: Seattle Seahawks at Pittsburgh Steelers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Seahawks 0 7 3 0 10
Steelers 0 14 0 7 21

at Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Date: September 10
  • Game time: 1:00pm local
  • Game weather: cloudy, 78 °F (26 °C), 78% humidity, wind S 4 miles per hour (6.4 km/h)
  • Game attendance: 48,277
  • Referee: Jim Tunney
  • TV: NBC
  • Gamebook
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
  • SEA – Efren Herrera 20-yard field goal, 6:48 (PIT 14–10)
Fourth quarter
  • PIT – Franco Harris 1-yard run (Roy Gerela kick), 14:19 (PIT 21–10)
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Team – passrushtotalto
  • SEA – 154 – 93 – 247 – 3
  • PIT – 185 – 151 – 336 – 1

Week 3: at New York Jets[edit]

Week Three: Seattle Seahawks at New York Jets – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Seahawks 0 14 3 7 24
Jets 7 7 3 0 17

at Shea Stadium, New York, New York

  • Date: September 17
  • Game time: 1:03pm local
  • Game weather: clear, 71 °F (22 °C), 66% humidity, wind NW 7 miles per hour (11 km/h)
  • Game attendance: 46,911
  • Referee: Gordon McCarter
  • TV: NBC
  • Gamebook
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
  • SEA – David Sims 3-yard run (Efren Herrera kick), 13:19 (Tied 7–7)
  • NYJ – Clark Gaines 5-yard run (Pat Leahy kick), 7:58 (NYJ 14–7)
  • SEA – David Sims 2-yard run (Efren Herrera kick), 4:01 (Tied 14–14)
Third quarter
  • SEA – Efren Herrera 45-yard field goal, 8:33 (SEA 17–14)
  • NYJ – Pat Leahy 37-yard field goal, 1:57 (Tied 17–17)
Fourth quarter
  • SEA – David Sims 3-yard run (Efren Herrera kick), 10:20 (SEA 24–17)
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Team – passrushtotalto
  • SEA – 181 – 153 – 334 – 2
  • NYJ – 201 – 177 – 378 – 3

Week 4: vs. Detroit Lions[edit]

Week Four: Seattle Seahawks vs. Detroit Lions – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Lions 3 3 10 0 16
Seahawks 0 7 0 21 28

at Kingdome, Seattle, Washington

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
  • DET – Benny Ricardo 35-yard field goal, 12:00 (DET 6–0)
  • SEA – Jim Zorn 5-yard run (Efren Herrera kick), 1:10 (SEA 7–6)
Third quarter
  • DET – Benny Ricardo 29-yard field goal, 9:53 (DET 9–7)
  • DET – Dexter Bussey 29-yard run (Benny Ricardo kick), 0:58 (DET 16–7)
Fourth quarter
  • SEA – Steve Largent 40-yard pass from Jim Zorn (Efren Herrera kick), 12:34 (DET 16–14)
  • SEA – Ron Howard 4-yard pass from Jim Zorn (Efren Herrera kick), 9:17 (SEA 21–16)
  • SEA – Sam McCullum 12-yard pass from Jim Zorn (Efren Herrera kick), 2:30 (SEA 28–16)
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Team – passrushtotalto
  • DET – 129 – 132 – 261 – 0
  • SEA – 158 – 87 – 245 – 1

Week 5: at Denver Broncos[edit]

Week Five: Seattle Seahawks at Denver Broncos – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Seahawks 0 0 7 0 7
Broncos 7 7 0 14 28

at Mile High Stadium, Denver, Colorado

  • Date: October 1
  • Game time: 2:00pm local
  • Game weather: partly cloudy, 82 °F (28 °C), 23% humidity, wind 5 miles per hour (8.0 km/h)
  • Game attendance: 74,989
  • Referee: Cal Lepore
  • TV: NBC
  • Gamebook
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
  • DEN – Jon Keyworth 9-yard pass from Norris Weese (Jim Turner kick), 7:26 (DEN 14–0)
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Team – passrushtotalto
  • SEA – 231 – 92 – 323 – 5
  • DEN – 169 – 204 – 373 – 3

Week 6: vs. Minnesota Vikings[edit]

Week Six: Seattle Seahawks vs. Minnesota Vikings – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Vikings 0 14 14 0 28
Seahawks 13 6 0 10 29

at Kingdome, Seattle, Washington

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
  • SEA – Jim Zorn 22-yard run (Efren Herrera kick), 9:02 (MIN 28–26)
  • SEA – Efren Herrera 19-yard field goal, 0:00 (SEA 29–28)
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
  • MIN – Robert Miller: 4 rec, 58 yds
  • SEA – Sam McCullum: 5 rec, 98 yds, 1 TD
Team – passrushtotalto
  • MIN – 274 – 117 – 391 – 1
  • SEA – 248 – 184 – 432 – 2

Week 7: at Green Bay Packers[edit]

Week Seven: Seattle Seahawks at Green Bay Packers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Seahawks 0 14 7 7 28
Packers' 28 3 14 0 45

at Milwaukee County Stadium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

  • Date: October 15
  • Game time: 12:00pm local
  • Game weather: cloudy, 42 °F (6 °C), 87% humidity, wind S 14 miles per hour (23 km/h)
  • Game attendance: 52,712
  • Referee: Chuck Heberling
  • TV: NBC
  • Gamebook
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
  • SEA – Jim Zorn 12-yard run (Efren Herrera kick), 13:06 (GB 28–7)
  • SEA – Steve Largent 48-yard pass from Jim Zorn (Efren Herrera kick), 11:38 (GB 28–14)
  • GB – Chester Marcol 22-yard field goal, 6:32 (GB 31–14)
Third quarter
  • GB – Terdell Middleton 2-yard run (Chester Marcol kick), 11:51 (GB 38–14)
  • SEA – Sherman Smith 9-yard run (Efren Herrera kick), 9:04 (GB 38–21)
  • GB – Terdell Middleton 9-yard run (Chester Marcol kick), 4:35 (GB 45–21)
Fourth quarter
  • SEA – David Sims 2-yard run (Efren Herrera kick), 10:23 (GB 45–28)
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Team – passrushtotalto
  • SEA – 289 – 194 – 483 – 7
  • GB – 179 – 190 – 369 – 3

Week 8: vs. Oakland Raiders[edit]

Week Eight: Seattle Seahawks vs. Oakland Raiders – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Raiders 0 0 0 7 7
Seahawks 7 14 6 0 27

at Kingdome, Seattle, Washington

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
  • SEA – Sherman Smith 2-yard run (Efren Herrera kick), 7:33 (SEA 14–0)
  • SEA – Sherman Smith 1-yard run (Efren Herrera kick), 0:07 (SEA 21–0)
Third quarter
  • SEA – Efren Herrera 42-yard field goal, 2:16 (SEA 24–0)
  • SEA – Efren Herrera 32-yard field goal, 0:36 (SEA 27–0)
Fourth quarter
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Team – passrushtotalto
  • OAK – 177 – 70 – 247 – 4
  • SEA – 170 – 204 – 374 – 1

Week 9: vs. Denver Broncos[edit]

Week One: Seattle Seahawks vs. Denver Broncos – Game summary
1 2 3 4 OT Total
Broncos 3 7 7 0 3 20
Seahawks 7 7 0 3 0 17

at Kingdome, Seattle, Washington

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
  • SEA – Jim Zorn 4-yard run (Efren Herrera kick), 13:09 (SEA 14–3)
  • DEN – Rick Upchurch 29-yard pass from Craig Morton (Jim Turner kick), 3:28 (SEA 14–10)
Third quarter
  • DEN – Lonnie Perrin 1-yard run (Jim Turner kick), 5:46 (DEN 17–14)
Fourth quarter
  • SEA – Efren Herrera 37-yard field goal, 1:53 (Tied 17–17)
Overtime
  • DEN – Jim Turner 18-yard field goal, 2:01 (DEN 20–17)
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Team – passrushtotalto
  • DEN – 145 – 278 – 423 – 3
  • SEA – 140 – 118 – 258 – 5

Week 10: at Chicago Bears[edit]

Week Ten: Seattle Seahawks at Chicago Bears – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Seahawks 7 7 14 3 31
Bears 0 6 10 13 29

at Soldier Field, Chicago, Illinois

  • Date: November 5
  • Game time: 12:01pm local
  • Game weather: clear, 71 °F (22 °C), 74% humidity, wind S 16 miles per hour (26 km/h)
  • Game attendance: 50,697
  • Referee: Pat Haggerty
  • TV: NBC
  • Gamebook
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
  • CHI – Bob Thomas 33-yard field goal, 1:22 (SEA 7–3)
  • SEA – Steve Largent 26-yard pass from Jim Zorn (Efren Herrera kick), 0:31 (SEA 14–3)
  • CHI – Bob Thomas 36-yard field goal, 0:01 (SEA 14–6)
Third quarter
  • CHI – Bob Thomas 39-yard field goal, 11:04 (SEA 14–9)
  • SEA – Steve Largent 31-yard pass from Jim Zorn (Efren Herrera kick), 8:14 (SEA 21–9)
  • CHI – Roland Harper 20-yard pass from Mike Phipps (Bob Thomas kick), 1:38 (SEA 21–16)
  • SEA – Sherman Smith 6-yard run (Efren Herrera kick), 1:03 (SEA 28–16)
Fourth quarter
  • CHI – Walter Payton 1-yard run (PAT failed), 7:33 (SEA 28–22)
  • SEA – Efren Herrera 34-yard field goal, 5:06 (SEA 31–22)
  • CHI – Roland Harper 2-yard run (Bob Thomas kick), 0:35 (SEA 31–29)
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Team – passrushtotalto
  • SEA – 165 – 224 – 389 – 1
  • CHI – 227 – 174 – 401 – 3

Week 11: vs. Baltimore Colts[edit]

Week One: Seattle Seahawks vs. Baltimore Colts – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Colts 7 3 0 7 17
Seahawks 7 0 0 7 14

at Kingdome, Seattle, Washington

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
  • BAL – Toni Linhart 22-yard field goal, 9:58 (BAL 10–7)
Third quarter
  • no scoring
Fourth quarter
  • BAL – Ron Lee 14-yard run (Toni Linhart kick), 8:20 (BAL 17–7)
  • SEA – David Sims 1-yard run (Efren Herrera kick), 1:05 (BAL 17–14)
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Team – passrushtotalto
  • BAL – 115 – 133 – 248 – 1
  • SEA – 95 – 168 – 263 – 3

Week 12: at Kansas City Chiefs[edit]

Week Twelve: Seattle Seahawks at Kansas City Chiefs – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Seahawks 3 7 3 0 13
Chiefs 0 3 0 7 10

at Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri

  • Date: November 19
  • Game time: 1:05pm local
  • Game weather: overcast, 36 °F (2 °C), 22% humidity, wind E 23 miles per hour (37 km/h)
  • Game attendance: 35,252
  • Referee: Chuck Heberling
  • TV: NBC
  • Gamebook
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
  • SEA – David Sims 10-yard run (Efren Herrera kick), 13:56 (SEA 10–0)
  • KC – Jan Stenerud 20-yard field goal, 0:04 (SEA 10–3)
Third quarter
  • SEA – Efren Herrera 18-yard field goal, 9:08 (SEA 13–3)
Fourth quarter
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Team – passrushtotalto
  • SEA – 125 – 132 – 257 – 0
  • KC – 231 – 124 – 355 – 4

Week 13: at Oakland Raiders[edit]

Week Thirteen: Seattle Seahawks at Oakland Raiders – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Seahawks 7 0 0 10 17
Raiders 0 10 0 6 16

at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, Oakland, California

  • Date: November 26
  • Game time: 1:00pm local
  • Game weather: hazy, 50 °F (10 °C), 86% humidity, wind W 5 miles per hour (8.0 km/h)
  • Game attendance: 52,978
  • Referee: Jerry Markbreit
  • TV: NBC
  • Gamebook
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
  • OAK – Mark van Eeghen 4-yard run (Errol Mann kick), 12:29 (Tied 7–7)
  • OAK – Errol Mann 26-yard field goal, 1:03 (OAK 10–7)
Third quarter
  • no scoring
Fourth quarter
  • SEA – Steve Largent 27-yard pass from Jim Zorn (Efren Herrera kick), 12:20 (SEA 14–10)
  • OAK – Dave Casper 31-yard pass from Ken Stabler (PAT failed), 5:29 (OAK 16–14)
  • SEA – Efren Herrera 46-yard field goal, 0:02 (SEA 17–16)
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Team – passrushtotalto
  • SEA – 263 – 84 – 347 – 2
  • OAK – 198 – 133 – 331 – 1

Week 14: vs. Cleveland Browns[edit]

Week Fourteen: Seattle Seahawks vs. Cleveland Browns – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Browns 0 10 7 7 24
Seahawks 14 9 7 17 47

at Kingdome, Seattle, Washington

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
  • SEA – David Sims 19-yard run (Efren Herrera kick), 11:14 (SEA 30–10)
  • CLE – Greg Pruitt 26-yard pass from Brian Sipe (Don Cockroft kick), 5:33 (SEA 30–17)
Fourth quarter
  • SEA – Efren Herrera 38-yard field goal, 9:22 (SEA 33–17)
  • SEA – David Sims 9-yard run (Efren Herrera kick), 7:49 (SEA 40–17)
  • CLE – Dave Logan 5-yard pass from Brian Sipe (Don Cockroft kick), 4:24 (SEA 40–24)
  • SEA – Keith Simpson 40-yard interception return (Efren Herrera kick), 0:43 (SEA 47–24)
Top passers
  • CLE – Brian Sipe: 20/36, 250 yds, 3 TD, 1 INT
  • SEA – Jim Zorn: 15/24, 219 yds, 1 TD, 1 INT
Top rushers
Top receivers
Team – passrushtotalto
  • CLE – 259 – 193 – 452 – 6
  • SEA – 235 – 183 – 418 – 2

Week 15: at San Diego Chargers[edit]

Week Fifteen: Seattle Seahawks at San Diego Chargers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Seahawks 7 3 0 0 10
Chargers 3 17 0 17 37

at San Diego Stadium, San Diego, California

  • Date: December 10
  • Game time: 1:00pm local
  • Game weather: clear, 69 °F (21 °C), 50% humidity, wind W 8 miles per hour (13 km/h)
  • Game attendance: 49,975
  • Referee: Pat Haggerty
  • TV: NBC
  • Gamebook
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
  • SEA – Efren Herrera 48-yard field goal, 12:44 (SEA 10–3)
  • SD – Rolf Benirschke 26-yard field goal, 4:33 (SEA 10–6)
  • SD – John Jefferson 31-yard pass from Dan Fouts (Rolf Benirschke kick), 1:56 (SD 13–10)
  • SD – John Jefferson 6-yard pass from Dan Fouts (Rolf Benirschke kick), 0:22 (SD 20–10)
Third quarter
  • no scoring
Fourth quarter
  • SD – Larry Burton 55-yard pass from Dan Fouts (Rolf Benirschke kick), 14:06 (SD 27–10)
  • SD – Hank Bauer 1-yard run (Rolf Benirschke kick), 9:58 (SD 34–10)
  • SD – Rolf Benirschke 27-yard field goal, 6:51 (SD 37–10)
Top passers
  • SEA – Jim Zorn: 14/31, 150 yds, 1 TD, 1 INT
  • SD – Dan Fouts: 22/33, 279 yds, 3 TD, 1 INT
Top rushers
Top receivers
Team – passrushtotalto
  • SEA – 103 – 136 – 239 – 3
  • SD – 286 – 95 – 381 – 1

Week 16: vs. Kansas City Chiefs[edit]

Week Sixteen: Seattle Seahawks vs. Kansas City Chiefs – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Chiefs 3 7 7 2 19
Seahawks 7 13 0 3 23

at Kingdome, Seattle, Washington

  • Date: December 17
  • Game time: 1:00pm local
  • Game weather: indoors
  • Game attendance: 58,490
  • Referee: Bob Frederic
  • TV: NBC
  • Gamebook
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
  • SEA – Al Hunter 5-yard run (PAT failed), 8:56 (SEA 13–3)
  • SEA – Al Hunter 5-yard run (Efren Herrera kick), 5:12 (SEA 20–3)
  • KC – Arnold Morgado 1-yard run (Jan Stenerud kick), 1:58 (SEA 20–10)
Third quarter
  • KC – Tony Reed 62-yard run (Jan Stenerud kick), 7:39 (SEA 20–17)
Fourth quarter
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Team – passrushtotalto
  • KC – 44 – 253 – 297 – 3
  • SEA – 252 – 204 – 456 – 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.pro-football-reference.com
  2. ^ 1978 Seahawks Media Guide, accessed February 14, 2015.
  3. ^ 1979 Seahawks Media Guide, accessed February 14, 2015.
  4. ^ 1978 NFL season results, NFL.com, accessed February 14, 2015.

External links[edit]