1982 Seattle Seahawks season

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1982 Seattle Seahawks season
Head coachJack Patera
Mike McCormack
Home fieldKingdome
Results
Record4–5
Division placeT-8th AFC
Playoff finishdid not qualify
Pro BowlersSS Kenny Easley
AP All-Prosnone

The 1982 Seattle Seahawks season was the team's seventh season with the National Football League, which was interrupted by a 57-day players strike, which began on September 21, after the second game.

The Seahawks lost their first two games, and three weeks into the strike, head coach Jack Patera and general manager John Thompson were fired on Wednesday, October 13, and Mike McCormack took over as head coach for the remainder of the season.[1][2]

After the strike ended in November, the Seahawks won twice to even their record at 2–2, then lost a close game to the Los Angeles Raiders. After beating the Bears the next week, the team was upset 16–0 in the Kingdome by the New England Patriots.[3] Seattle finished at 4–5 and missed the expanded playoffs as the second team out in the tiebreaker.

Offseason[edit]

1982 draft class[edit]

Round Choice Player Position College
1 6 Jeff Bryant Defensive end Clemson
2 33 Bruce Scholtz Linebacker Texas
3 75 Pete Metzelaars Tight end Wabash
6 144 Jack Campbell Offensive tackle Utah
7 174 Eugene Williams Defensive back Tulsa
8 201 Chester Cooper Wide receiver Minnesota
9 228 David Jefferson Linebacker Miami (FL)
10 258 Craig Austin Linebacker South Dakota
11 284 Sam Clancy Defensive end Pittsburgh
12 311 Frank Naylor Center Rutgers

Personnel[edit]

Staff[edit]

1982 Seattle Seahawks staff
Front office
  • Managing General Partner – Elmer Nordstrom
  • General Manager – John Thompson
  • Assistant General Manager – Mark Duncan
  • Director of Football Operations – Mike McCormack
  • Director of Player Personnel – Dick Mansperger
  • Director of Pro Scouting – Chuck Allen

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

Strength and conditioning

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

Final roster[edit]

1982 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
51 Active, 0 Inactive, 0 Practice squad

[4]

  • Starters in bold.
  • (*) Denotes players that were selected for the 1983 Pro Bowl.

Schedule[edit]

Preseason[edit]

Week Date Kickoff Opponent Results Game Site Attendance TV Recap
Final score Team record
1 August 13 7:30pm PDT St. Louis Cardinals W 14-0 1–0 Kingdome 55,525 -- Recap
2 August 21 7:30pm PDT at Minnesota Vikings L 3-7 1–1 Metrodome 57,880 KING Recap
3 August 28 7:00pm PDT at Los Angeles Rams L 13-23 1–2 Anaheim Stadium 54,537 KING Recap
4 September 3 7:30pm PDT San Francisco 49ers L 13-17 1–3 Kingdome 57,839 -- Recap
Source: Seahawks Media Guides [5][6]

Regular season[edit]

By finishing in fifth place in 1981, Seattle plays the two NFC fifth-place finishers, the Cardinals and Bears, and two games against the other AFC fifth-place finisher, the Patriots.

Week Date Kickoff Opponent Results Game Site Attendance TV Recap
Final score Team record
1 September 12 1:00pm PDT Cleveland Browns L 7–21 0–1 Kingdome 55,907 NBC Recap
2 September 19 1:00pm PDT at Houston Oilers L 21–23 0–2 Astrodome 43,117 NBC Recap
3 September 26 10:00am PDT at New England Patriots Cancelled due to players’ strike
4 October 3 1:00pm PDT Kansas City Chiefs
5 October 10 1:00pm PDT at San Diego Chargers
6 October 17 1:00pm PDT Los Angeles Raiders
7 October 24 1:00pm PDT San Diego Chargers
8 October 31 10:00am PST at Kansas City Chiefs
9 November 7 1:00pm PST Denver Broncos Rescheduled to January 2
10 November 14 10:00am PST at St. Louis Cardinals Cancelled due to players’ strike
11 November 21 1:00pm PST at Denver Broncos W 17–10 1–2 Mile High Stadium 73,996 NBC Recap
12 November 28 1:00pm PST Pittsburgh Steelers W 16–0 2–2 Kingdome 55,553 NBC Recap
13 December 5 1:00pm PST at Los Angeles Raiders L 23–28 2–3 Memorial Coliseum 42,170 NBC Recap
14 December 12 1:00pm PST Chicago Bears W 20–14 3–3 Kingdome 52,826 CBS Recap
15 December 19 1:00pm PST New England Patriots L 0–16 3–4 Kingdome 53,457 NBC Recap
16 December 26 10:00am PST at Cincinnati Bengals L 10–24 3–5 Riverfront Stadium 55,330 NBC Recap
17 January 2 1:00pm PST Denver Broncos W 13–11 4–5 Kingdome 43,145 NBC Recap
Bold indicates division opponents.
Source: 1982 NFL season results [7]

Standings[edit]

Playoff teams were determined by the top eight conference teams.

American Football Conference
W L T PCT PF PA STK
Los Angeles Raiders(1) 8 1 0 .889 260 200 W5
Miami Dolphins(2) 7 2 0 .778 198 131 W3
Cincinnati Bengals(3) 7 2 0 .778 232 177 W2
Pittsburgh Steelers(4) 6 3 0 .667 204 146 W2
San Diego Chargers(5) 6 3 0 .667 288 221 L1
New York Jets(6) 6 3 0 .667 245 166 L1
New England Patriots(7) 5 4 0 .556 143 157 W1
Cleveland Browns(8) 4 5 0 .444 140 182 L1
Buffalo Bills 4 5 0 .444 150 154 L3
Seattle Seahawks 4 5 0 .444 127 147 W1
Kansas City Chiefs 3 6 0 .333 176 184 W1
Denver Broncos 2 7 0 .222 148 226 L3
Houston Oilers 1 8 0 .111 136 245 L7
Baltimore Colts 0 8 1 .056 113 236 L2
AFC West
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
Los Angeles Raiders(1) 8 1 0 .889 5–0 5–1 260 200 W5
San Diego Chargers(5) 6 3 0 .667 2–3 5–3 288 221 L1
Seattle Seahawks 4 5 0 .444 2–1 3–5 127 147 W1
Kansas City Chiefs 3 6 0 .333 2–1 3–3 176 184 W1
Denver Broncos 2 7 0 .222 0–6 0–6 148 226 L3

Game Summaries[edit]

Preseason[edit]

Week P1: vs. St. Louis Cardinals[edit]

Preseason Week One: Seattle Seahawks vs. St. Louis Cardinals – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Cardinals 0 0 000
Seahawks 7 7 0014

at Kingdome, Seattle, Washington

Week P2: at Minnesota Vikings[edit]

Preseason Week Two: Seattle Seahawks at Minnesota Vikings – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Seahawks 3 0 003
Vikings 0 0 707

at Metrodome, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Week P3: at Los Angeles Rams[edit]

Preseason Week Three: Seattle Seahawks at Los Angeles Rams – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Seahawks 0 0 7613
Rams 7 6 3723

at Anaheim Stadium, Anaheim, California

  • Date: August 28
  • Game time: 7:00pm local
  • Game weather: clear, 74 °F (23 °C), 75% humidity, wind E 11 miles per hour (18 km/h)
  • Game attendance: 54,537
  • Referee: Fred Wyant
  • TV: KING
  • Gamebook

Week P4: vs. San Francisco 49ers[edit]

Preseason Week Four: Seattle Seahawks vs. San Francisco 49ers – Game summary
1 2 34Total
49ers 3 14 0017
Seahawks 0 0 6713

at Kingdome, Seattle, Washington

Regular Season[edit]

Week 1: vs. Cleveland Browns[edit]

Week One: Seattle Seahawks vs. Cleveland Browns – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Browns 7 14 0021
Seahawks 0 0 707

at Kingdome, Seattle, Washington

  • Date: September 12
  • Game time: 1:02pm local
  • Game weather: indoors
  • Game attendance: 55,907
  • Referee: Bob Frederic
  • TV announcers (NBC): Phil Stone and Gene Washington
  • Gamebook
Game information

Week 2: at Houston Oilers[edit]

Week Two: Seattle Seahawks at Houston Oilers – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Seahawks 0 7 01421
Oilers 0 7 10623

at Astrodome, Houston, Texas

  • Date: September 19
  • Game time: 3:00pm local
  • Game weather: indoors
  • Game attendance: 43,117
  • Referee: Tom Dooley
  • TV announcers (NBC): Phil Stone and Gene Washington
  • Gamebook
Game information

Week 11: at Denver Broncos[edit]

Week Eleven: Seattle Seahawks at Denver Broncos – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Seahawks 0 0 71017
Broncos 0 7 3010

at Mile High Stadium, Denver, Colorado

Game information

Week 12: vs. Pittsburgh Steelers[edit]

Week Twelve: Seattle Seahawks vs. Pittsburgh Steelers – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Steelers 0 0 000
Seahawks 3 6 7016

at Kingdome, Seattle, Washington

  • Date: November 28
  • Game time: 1:01pm local
  • Game weather: indoors
  • Game attendance: 55,553
  • Referee: Fred Silva
  • TV announcers (NBC): Charlie Jones and Len Dawson
  • Gamebook
Game information

Week 13: at Los Angeles Raiders[edit]

Week Thirteen: Seattle Seahawks at Los Angeles Raiders – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Seahawks 0 7 01623
Raiders 7 21 0028

at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, California

  • Date: December 5
  • Game time: 1:01pm local
  • Game weather: hazy, 75 °F (24 °C), 75% humidity, wind N 10 miles per hour (16 km/h)
  • Game attendance: 42,170
  • Referee: Gordon McCarter
  • TV announcers (NBC): Phil Stone and Gene Washington
  • Gamebook
Game information

Week 14: vs. Chicago Bears[edit]

Week Fourteen: Seattle Seahawks vs. Chicago Bears – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Bears 7 0 0714
Seahawks 3 14 0320

at Kingdome, Seattle, Washington

Game information

Week 15: vs. New England Patriots[edit]

Week Fifteen: Seattle Seahawks vs. New England Patriots – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Patriots 3 7 3316
Seahawks 0 0 000

at Kingdome, Seattle, Washington

Game information

Week 16: at Cincinnati Bengals[edit]

Week Sixteen: Seattle Seahawks at Cincinnati Bengals – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Seahawks 0 3 7010
Bengals 0 14 01024

at Riverfront Stadium, Cincinnati, Ohio

  • Date: December 26
  • Game time: 1:00pm local
  • Game weather: showers, 43 °F (6 °C), 79% humidity, wind N 10 miles per hour (16 km/h)
  • Game attendance: 55,330
  • Referee: Bob Frederic
  • TV announcers (NBC): Jay Randolph and Bob Griese
  • Gamebook
Game information

Week 17: vs. Denver Broncos[edit]

Week Seventeen: Seattle Seahawks vs. Denver Broncos – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Broncos 2 0 7211
Seahawks 3 0 01013

at Kingdome, Seattle, Washington

  • Date: January 2
  • Game time: 1:00pm local
  • Game weather: indoors
  • Game attendance: 43,145
  • Referee: Fred Wyant
  • TV announcers (NBC): Phil Stone and Gene Washington
  • Gamebook
Game information

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cour, Jim (October 14, 1982). "Patera fired". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). Associated Press. p. 29.
  2. ^ "Do Seahawks want James?". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. October 14, 1982. p. 1C.
  3. ^ Cour, Jim (December 20, 1982). "Patriots steal the Seahawks blind". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). Associated Press. p. C1.
  4. ^ https://www.pro-football-reference.com
  5. ^ 1982 Seahawks Media Guide, accessed February 14, 2015.
  6. ^ 1983 Seahawks Media Guide, accessed February 14, 2015.
  7. ^ 1982 NFL season results, NFL.com, accessed February 14, 2015.

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