1983 Seattle Seahawks season

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1983 Seattle Seahawks season
Head coach Chuck Knox
General manager Mike McCormack
Owner Nordstrom family
Home field Kingdome
Results
Record 9–7
Division place T-2nd AFC West
Playoff finish Won Wild Card Playoffs (Broncos) 31–7
Won Divisional Playoffs (Dolphins) 27–20
Lost Conference Championship (Raiders) 14–30
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< 1982 1984 >

The 1983 Seattle Seahawks season was the team's eighth season with the National Football League.

The 1983 season was the first season head coach Chuck Knox coached the team. It was also the first season in which the Seahawks made the AFC playoffs, where they won the first two postseason games in franchise history, before losing in the AFC Championship Game.

Offseason[edit]

The Seattle Seahawks hired Chuck Knox, a coach capable of bringing teams with comebacks. They also modified their uniforms, incorporating the Seahawks logo onto the jersey's sleeves. "TV numbers" were moved from the jersey's sleeves to the shoulders. The helmet facemasks became blue, and the socks were all blue. In the upcoming decades these uniforms would go through little changes.

NFL Draft[edit]

1983 Seahawks Draft Selections
Round/Pick Player Position College
1/3 Curt Warner Running Back Penn State
5/123 Chris Castor Wide Receiver Duke
6/150 Reginald Gipson Running Back Alabama A&M
7/177 Sam Merriman Linebacker Idaho
8/210 Matt Hernandez Offensive Tackle Purdue
9/236 Bob Clasby Defensive End Notre Dame
10/263 Pete Speros Offensive Guard Penn State University
11/290 Bob Mayberry Offensive Guard Clemson
12/317 Don Dow Offensive Tackle Washington

Personnel[edit]

Staff[edit]

1983 Seattle Seahawks staff
Front office

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches
  • Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers – Tom Catlin
  • Defensive Line – George Dyer
  • Defensive Backs – Ralph Hawkins
  • Special Assignments – Joe Vitt

Special teams coaches

  • Special Teams – Rusty Tillman


Final roster[edit]

1983 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
54 Active, 0 Inactive, 0 Practice squad

[1]

  • Starters in bold.
  • (*) Denotes players that were selected for the 1984 Pro Bowl.

Schedule[edit]

Preseason[edit]

Week Date Kickoff Opponent Results Game Site Attendance TV Recap
Final score Team record
1 August 5 6:00pm PDT at Denver Broncos L 7-10 0–1 Mile High Stadium 53,887 KING Recap
2 August 12 7:30pm PDT Green Bay Packers W 38-21 1–1 Kingdome 54,443 -- Recap
3 August 19 7:30pm PDT Minnesota Vikings L 17-19 1–2 Kingdome 54,402 -- Recap
4 August 26 2:00pm PDT at San Francisco 49ers W 20-6 2–2 Candlestick Park 47,074 KING Recap
Source: Seahawks Media Guides [2] [3]

Regular season[edit]

Divisional matchups have the AFC West playing the NFC East.

Week Date Kickoff Opponent Results Game Site Attendance TV Recap
Final score Team record
1 September 4 1:00pm PDT at Kansas City Chiefs L 13–17 0–1 Arrowhead Stadium 42,531 NBC Recap
2 1:00pm PDT September 11 at New York Jets W 17–10 1–1 Shea Stadium 50,066 NBC Recap
3 September 18 1:00pm PDT San Diego Chargers W 34–31 2–1 Kingdome 61,714 NBC Recap
4 September 25 1:00pm PDT Washington Redskins L 17–27 2–2 Kingdome 60,718 CBS Recap
5 October 2 10:00am PDT at Cleveland Browns W 24–9 3–2 Cleveland Stadium 75,446 NBC Recap
6 October 9 1:00pm PDT at San Diego Chargers L 21–28 3–3 Jack Murphy Stadium 49,132 NBC Recap
7 October 16 1:00pm PDT Los Angeles Raiders W 38–36 4–3 Kingdome 60,967 NBC Recap
8 October 23 1:00pm PDT Pittsburgh Steelers L 21–27 4–4 Kingdome 61,615 NBC Recap
9 October 30 1:00pm PST at Los Angeles Raiders W 34–21 5–4 Memorial Coliseum 49,708 NBC Recap
10 November 6 1:00pm PST Denver Broncos W 27–19 6–4 Kingdome 61,189 NBC Recap
11 November 13 10:00am PST at St. Louis Cardinals L 28–33 6–5 Busch Stadium 33,280 NBC Recap
12 November 20 1:00pm PST at Denver Broncos L 27–38 6–6 Mile High Stadium 74,710 NBC Recap
13 November 27 1:00pm PST Kansas City Chiefs W 51–48 OT 7–6 Kingdome 56,793 NBC Recap
14 December 4 1:00pm PST Dallas Cowboys L 10–35 7–7 Kingdome 63,352 CBS Recap
15 December 11 10:00am PST at New York Giants W 17–12 8–7 Giants Stadium 48,945 NBC Recap
16 December 18 1:00pm PST New England Patriots W 24–6 9–7 Kingdome 59,688 NBC Recap
Bold indicates division opponents.
Source: 1983 NFL season results [4]

Postseason[edit]

The Seahawks entered the playoffs for the first time in franchise history, after two close attempts in 1978 and 1979.

For more details on this topic, see 1983–84 NFL playoffs.
Week Date Kickoff Opponent (seed) Results Game Site Attendance TV Recap
Final score Team record
WC December 24 1:00pm PST Denver Broncos (5) W 31–7 1–0 Kingdome 60,752 NBC Recap
DIV December 31 1:00pm PST at Miami Dolphins (2) W 27–20 2–0 Orange Bowl 71,032 NBC Recap
CON January 8 1:00pm PST at Los Angeles Raiders (1) L 14–30 2–1 Memorial Coliseum 88,734 NBC Recap

Standings[edit]

AFC West
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
Los Angeles Raiders(1) 12 4 0 .750 6–2 10–2 442 338 W1
Seattle Seahawks(4) 9 7 0 .563 5–3 8–4 403 397 W2
Denver Broncos(5) 9 7 0 .563 3–5 9–5 302 327 L1
San Diego Chargers 6 10 0 .375 4–4 4–8 358 462 L1
Kansas City Chiefs 6 10 0 .375 2–6 4–8 386 367 W1


Game Summaries[edit]

Preseason[edit]

Week P1: at Denver Broncos[edit]

Preseason Week One: Seattle Seahawks at Denver Broncos – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Seahawks 0 7 0 0 7
Broncos 3 0 7 0 10

at Mile High Stadium, Denver, Colorado

  • Date: August 5
  • Game time: 7:00pm local
  • Game weather: cloudy, 70 °F (21 °C), 63% humidity, wind S 15 miles per hour (24 km/h)
  • Game attendance: 53,887
  • Referee: Ben Dreith
  • TV: KING
  • Gamebook

Week P2: vs. Green Bay Packers[edit]

Preseason Week Two: Seattle Seahawks vs. Green Bay Packers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Packers 7 14 0 0 21
Seahawks 7 14 7 10 38

at Kingdome, Seattle, Washington

  • Date: August 12
  • Game time: 7:32pm local
  • Game weather: indoors
  • Game attendance: 54,443
  • Referee: Jim Tunney
  • Gamebook

Week P3: vs. Minnesota Vikings[edit]

Preseason Week Three: Seattle Seahawks vs. Minnesota Vikings – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Vikings 0 16 0 3 19
Seahawks 7 3 0 7 17

at Kingdome, Seattle, Washington

  • Date: August 19
  • Game time: 7:34pm local
  • Game weather: indoors
  • Game attendance: 54,402
  • Referee: Bob Frederic
  • Gamebook

Week P4: at San Francisco 49ers[edit]

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

at Candlestick Park, San Francisco, California

Regular Season[edit]

Week 1: at Kansas City Chiefs[edit]

Week One: Seattle Seahawks at Kansas City Chiefs – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Seahawks 3 0 3 7 13
Chiefs 7 0 7 3 17

at Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri

  • Date: September 4
  • Game time: 3:01pm local
  • Game weather: clear, 94 °F (34 °C), 31% humidity, wind S 18 miles per hour (29 km/h)
  • Game attendance: 42,531
  • Referee: Fred Silva
  • TV: NBC
  • Gamebook
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
  • SEA – Norm Johnson 48-yard field goal, 5:03 (KC 7–6)
  • KC – Carlos Carson 18-yard pass from Bill Kenney (Nick Lowery kick), 0:49 (KC 14–6)
Third quarter
  • no scoring
Fourth quarter
  • KC – Nick Lowery 19-yard field goal, 6:18 (KC 17–6)
  • SEA – Curt Warner 18-yard pass from Jim Zorn (Norm Johnson kick), 3:16 (KC 17–13)
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
  • SEA – Curt Warner: 6 rec, 72 yds, 1 TD
  • KC – Carlos Carson: 7 rec, 104 yds, 1 TD
Team – passrushtotalto
  • SEA – 198 – 110 – 308 – 2
  • KC – 245 – 120 – 365 – 1

Week 2: at New York Jets[edit]

Week Two: Seattle Seahawks at New York Jets – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Seahawks 0 10 0 7 17
Jets 0 3 0 7 10

at Shea Stadium, New York, New York

  • Date: September 11
  • Game time: 4:01pm local
  • Game weather: clear, 95 °F (35 °C), 46% humidity, wind NW 12 miles per hour (19 km/h)
  • Game attendance: 50,066
  • Referee: Dick Jorgensen
  • TV: NBC
  • Gamebook
Game information
First quarter
  • no scoring
Second quarter
  • SEA – Curt Warner 7-yard run (Norm Johnson kick), 13:26 (SEA 7–0)
  • SEA – Norm Johnson 40-yard field goal, 6:30 (SEA 10–0)
  • NYJ – Pat Leahy 18-yard field goal, 0:22 (SEA 10–3)
Third quarter
  • no scoring
Fourth quarter
  • SEA – Curt Warner 15-yard run (Norm Johnson kick), 3:54 (SEA 17–3)
  • NYJ – Wesley Walker 46-yard pass from Richard Todd (Pat Leahy kick), 3:10 (SEA 17–10)
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Team – passrushtotalto
  • SEA – 76 – 196 – 272 – 3
  • NYJ – 205 – 174 – 379 – 7

Week 3: vs. San Diego Chargers[edit]

Week Three: Seattle Seahawks vs. San Diego Chargers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Chargers 7 3 0 21 31
Seahawks 14 3 10 7 34

at Kingdome, Seattle, Washington

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
  • SEA – Norm Johnson 33-yard field goal, 2:00 (SEA 17–7)
  • SD – Rolf Benirschke 26-yard field goal, 0:32 (SEA 17–10)
Third quarter
  • SEA – Norm Johnson 43-yard field goal, 10:52 (SEA 20–10)
  • SEA – Paul Moyer 19-yard interception return (Norm Johnson kick), 9:56 (SEA 27–10)
Fourth quarter
  • SD – Eric Sievers 26-yard pass from Dan Fouts (Rolf Benirschke kick), 13:27 (SEA 27–17)
  • SEA – Steve Largent 41-yard pass from Jim Zorn (Norm Johnson kick), 9:00 (SEA 34–17)
  • SD – Bobby Duckworth 44-yard pass from Dan Fouts (Rolf Benirschke kick), 7:29 (SEA 34–24)
  • SD – Eric Sievers 27-yard pass from Dan Fouts (Rolf Benirschke kick), 4:16 (SEA 34–31)
Top passers
  • SD – Dan Fouts: 21/41, 338 yds, 4 TD, 3 INT
  • SEA – Jim Zorn: 15/24, 173 yds, 2 TD, 1 INT
Top rushers
Top receivers
Team – passrushtotalto
  • SD – 332 – 99 – 431 – 3
  • SEA – 162 – 206 – 368 – 3

Week 4: vs. Washington Redskins[edit]

Week Four: Seattle Seahawks vs. Washington Redskins – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Redskins 7 13 0 7 27
Seahawks 3 7 0 7 17

at Kingdome, Seattle, Washington

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
  • no scoring
Fourth quarter
  • WAS – Rick Walker 4-yard pass from Joe Theismann (Mark Moseley kick), 5:07 (WAS 27–10)
  • SEA – Steve Largent 7-yard pass from Jim Zorn (Norm Johnson kick), 3:51 (WAS 27–17)
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Team – passrushtotalto
  • WAS – 162 – 131 – 293 – 0
  • SEA – 234 – 74 – 308 – 2

Week 5: at Cleveland Browns[edit]

Week Five: Seattle Seahawks at Cleveland Browns – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Seahawks 3 0 7 14 24
Browns 0 3 0 6 9

at Cleveland Stadium, Cleveland, Ohio

  • Date: October 2
  • Game time: 1:00pm local
  • Game weather: clear, 68 °F (20 °C), 68% humidity, wind S 10 miles per hour (16 km/h)
  • Game attendance: 75,446
  • Referee: Chuck Heberling
  • TV: NBC
  • Gamebook
Game information
First quarter
  • SEA – Norm Johnson 24-yard field goal, 2:41 (SEA 3–0)
Second quarter
  • CLE – Matt Bahr 40-yard field goal, 14:18 (Tied 3–3)
Third quarter
  • SEA – Curt Warner 1-yard run (Norm Johnson kick), 12:37 (SEA 10–3)
Fourth quarter
  • CLE – Boyce Green 5-yard pass from Brian Sipe (PAT failed), 12:37 (SEA 10–9)
  • SEA – Curt Warner 1-yard run (Norm Johnson kick), 8:19 (SEA 17–9)
  • SEA – Jacob Green 73-yard interception return (Norm Johnson kick), 1:50 (SEA 24–9)
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
  • SEA – Byron Walker: 1 rec, 32 yds
  • CLE – Harry Holt: 6 rec, 77 yds
Team – passrushtotalto
  • SEA – 122 – 137 – 259 – 1
  • CLE – 280 – 125 – 405 – 4

Week 6: at San Diego Chargers[edit]

Week Six: Seattle Seahawks at San Diego Chargers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Seahawks 7 14 0 0 21
Chargers 0 7 7 14 28

at Jack Murphy Stadium, San Diego, California

  • Date: October 9
  • Game time: 1:01pm local
  • Game weather: cloudy, 72 °F (22 °C), 84% humidity, wind WSW 12 miles per hour (19 km/h)
  • Game attendance: 49,132
  • Referee: Tom Dooley
  • TV: NBC
  • Gamebook
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • SEA – Jim Zorn: 25/41, 295 yds, 1 TD, 1 INT
  • SD – Dan Fouts: 28/36, 331 yds, 1 TD, 2 INT
Top rushers
Top receivers
Team – passrushtotalto
  • SEA – 288 – 110 – 398 – 2
  • SD – 318 – 94 – 412 – 5

Week 7: vs. Los Angeles Raiders[edit]

Week Seven: Seattle Seahawks vs. Los Angeles Raiders – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Raiders 7 10 5 14 36
Seahawks 7 0 17 14 38

at Kingdome, Seattle, Washington

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
  • LA – Chris Bahr 32-yard field goal, 9:26 (LA 10–7)
  • LA – Todd Christensen 12-yard pass from Jim Plunkett (Chris Bahr kick), 0:18 (LA 17–7)
Third quarter
  • SEA – Jim Zorn 18-yard run (Norm Johnson kick), 13:16 (LA 17–14)
  • SEA – Paul Johns 75-yard punt return (Norm Johnson kick), 9:13 (SEA 21–17)
  • SEA – Norm Johnson 22-yard field goal, 7:50 (SEA 24–17)
  • LA – Chris Bahr 42-yard field goal, 1:19 (SEA 24–20)
  • SEA – Safety, Lyle Alzado tackled Robert Pratt in end zone, 0:50 (SEA 24–22)
Fourth quarter
  • SEA – Shelton Robinson 9-yard fumble return (Norm Johnson kick), 8:23 (SEA 31–22)
  • SEA – Curt Warner 6-yard run (Norm Johnson kick), 7:20 (SEA 38–22)
  • LA – Marcus Allen 1-yard pass from Marc Wilson (Chris Bahr kick), 0:47 (SEA 38–29)
  • LA – Todd Christensen 22-yard pass from Marc Wilson (Chris Bahr kick), 0:12 (SEA 38–36)
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Team – passrushtotalto
  • LA – 199 – 183 – 382 – 8
  • SEA – 2 – 151 – 153 – 1

Week 8: vs. Pittsburgh Steelers[edit]

Week Eight: Seattle Seahawks vs. Pittsburgh Steelers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 7 17 0 3 27
Seahawks 0 0 7 14 21

at Kingdome, Seattle, Washington

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
  • PIT – Cliff Stoudt 1-yard run (Gary Anderson kick), 14:14 (PIT 14–0)
  • PIT – Frank Pollard 1-yard run (Gary Anderson kick), 7:44 (PIT 21–0)
  • PIT – Gary Anderson 20-yard field goal, 0:12 (PIT 24–0)
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
  • SEA – Steve Largent 21-yard pass from Dave Krieg (Norm Johnson kick), 14:02 (PIT 24–14)
  • PIT – Gary Anderson 32-yard field goal, 7:37 (PIT 27–14)
  • SEA – Paul Johns 26-yard pass from Dave Krieg (Norm Johnson kick), 4:19 (PIT 27–21)
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Team – passrushtotalto
  • PIT – 158 – 182 – 340 – 2
  • SEA – 197 – 57 – 254 – 4

Week 9: at Los Angeles Raiders[edit]

Week Nine: Seattle Seahawks at Los Angeles Raiders – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Seahawks 0 17 7 10 34
Raiders 0 7 7 7 21

at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, California

  • Date: October 30
  • Game time: 1:00pm local
  • Game weather: overcast, 74 °F (23 °C), 76% humidity, wind W 9 miles per hour (14 km/h)
  • Game attendance: 49,708
  • Referee: Jerry Seeman
  • TV: NBC
  • Gamebook
Game information
First quarter
  • no scoring
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
  • SEA – Curt Warner 1-yard run (Norm Johnson kick), 5:09 (SEA 24–14)
  • SEA – David Hughes 33-yard pass from Dave Krieg (Norm Johnson kick), 11:49 (SEA 31–14)
  • LA – Dokie Williams 50-yard pass from Marc Wilson (Chris Bahr kick), 11:17 (SEA 31–21)
  • SEA – Norm Johnson 44-yard field goal, 3:03 (SEA 34–21)
Top passers
Top rushers
  • SEA – Curt Warner: 23 car, 101 yds, 1 TD
  • LA – Marc Wilson: 3 car, 35 yds
Top receivers
Team – passrushtotalto
  • SEA – 169 – 183 – 351 – 1
  • LA – 255 – 125 – 380 – 5

Week 10: vs. Denver Broncos[edit]

Week Ten: Seattle Seahawks vs. Denver Broncos – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Broncos 0 3 6 10 19
Seahawks 6 0 14 7 27

at Kingdome, Seattle, Washington

Game information
First quarter
  • SEA – Norm Johnson 42-yard field goal, 10:19 (SEA 3–0)
  • SEA – Norm Johnson 18-yard field goal, 0:52 (SEA 6–0)
Second quarter
  • DEN – Rich Karlis 38-yard field goal, 10:07 (SEA 6–3)
Third quarter
  • SEA – Steve Largent 14-yard pass from Dave Krieg (Norm Johnson kick), 12:57 (SEA 13–3)
  • SEA – Paul Johns 30-yard pass from Dave Krieg (Norm Johnson kick), 11:14 (SEA 20–3)
  • DEN – Sammy Winder 1-yard run (PAT failed), 3:15 (SEA 20–9)
Fourth quarter
  • DEN – Rich Karlis 43-yard field goal, 14:00 (SEA 20–12)
  • SEA – Dave Krieg 10-yard run (Norm Johnson kick), 9:36 (SEA 27–12)
  • DEN – Steve Watson 25-yard pass from John Elway (Rich Karlis kick), 6:01 (SEA 27–19)
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Team – passrushtotalto
  • DEN – 222 – 135 – 357 – 3
  • SEA – 216 – 183 – 399 – 1

Week 11: at St. Louis Cardinals[edit]

Week Eleven: Seattle Seahawks at St. Louis Cardinals – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Seahawks 7 14 0 7 28
Cardinals 7 21 0 5 33

at Busch Memorial Stadium, St. Louis, Missouri

  • Date: November 13
  • Game time: 1:00pm local
  • Game weather: cloudy, 40 °F (4 °C), 75% humidity, wind S 8 miles per hour (13 km/h)
  • Game attendance: 33,280
  • Referee: Ben Dreith
  • TV: NBC
  • Gamebook
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
  • STL – Roy Green 23-yard pass from Neil Lomax (Neil O'Donoghue kick), 12:07 (STL 14–7)
  • STL – Roy Green 7-yard pass from Neil Lomax (Neil O'Donoghue kick), 7:41 (STL 21–7)
  • SEA – Steve Largent 15-yard pass from Dave Krieg (Norm Johnson kick), 4:18 (STL 21–14)
  • STL – Roy Green 63-yard pass from Neil Lomax (Neil O'Donoghue kick), 3:06 (STL 28–14)
  • SEA – Steve Largent 14-yard pass from Dave Krieg (Norm Johnson kick), 0:08 (STL 28–21)
Third quarter
  • no scoring
Fourth quarter
  • SEA – Steve Largent 45-yard pass from Dave Krieg (Norm Johnson kick), 13:09 (Tied 28–28)
  • STL – Neil O'Donoghue 33-yard field goal, 7:50 (STL 31–28)
  • STL – Safety, David Galloway tackled Dave Krieg in end zone, 0:11 (STL 33–28)
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Team – passrushtotalto
  • SEA – 165 – 84 – 249 – 2
  • STL – 231 – 177 – 408 – 2

Week 12: at Denver Broncos[edit]

Week Twelve: Seattle Seahawks at Denver Broncos – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Seahawks 0 7 13 7 27
Broncos 10 10 7 11 38

at Mile High Stadium, Denver, Colorado

  • Date: November 20
  • Game time: 1:00pm local
  • Game weather: clear, 50 °F (10 °C), 36% humidity, wind E 8 miles per hour (13 km/h)
  • Game attendance: 74,710
  • Referee: Gene Barth
  • TV: NBC
  • Gamebook
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
  • DEN – Rich Karlis 25-yard field goal, 7:04 (DEN 13–0)
  • DEN – Gerald Willhite 24-yard run (Rich Karlis kick), 1:52 (DEN 20–0)
  • SEA – Byron Walker 50-yard pass from Dave Krieg (Norm Johnson kick), 0:43 (DEN 20–7)
Third quarter
  • DEN – Gary Kubiak 7-yard run (Rich Karlis kick), 10:57 (DEN 27–7)
  • SEA – David Hughes 1-yard run (Norm Johnson kick), 5:39 (DEN 27–14)
  • SEA – Pete Metzelaars 17-yard pass from Dave Krieg (PAT failed), 1:12 (DEN 27–20)
Fourth quarter
  • DEN – Rich Karlis 21-yard field goal, 10:28 (DEN 30–20)
  • DEN – Rich Karlis 38-yard field goal, 7:40 (DEN 33–20)
  • SEA – Charle Young 11-yard pass from Dave Krieg (Norm Johnson kick), 4:35 (DEN 33–27)
  • SEA – Safety, Rulon Jones tackled Dave Krieg in end zone, 1:39 (DEN 35–27)
  • DEN – Rich Karlis 40-yard field goal, 1:08 (DEN 38–27)
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Team – passrushtotalto
  • SEA – 380 – 94 – 474 – 8
  • DEN – 145 – 184 – 329 – 2

Week 13: vs. Kansas City Chiefs[edit]

Week Thirteen: Seattle Seahawks vs. Kansas City Chiefs – Game summary
1 2 3 4 OT Total
Chiefs 7 21 7 13 0 48
Seahawks 7 7 17 17 3 51

at Kingdome, Seattle, Washington

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
  • KC – Stephone Paige 17-yard pass from Bill Kenney (Nick Lowery kick), 14:10 (KC 14–7)
  • KC – Bill Kenney 1-yard run (Nick Lowery kick), 5:06 (KC 21–7)
  • SEA – Byron Walker 18-yard pass from Dave Krieg (Norm Johnson kick), 3:06 (KC 21–14)
  • KC – Theotis Brown 13-yard run (Nick Lowery kick), 0:45 (KC 28–14)
Third quarter
  • SEA – Dan Doornink 27-yard pass from Dave Krieg (Norm Johnson kick), 12:48 (KC 28–21)
  • SEA – Curt Warner 1-yard run (Norm Johnson kick), 10:22 (Tied 28–28)
  • SEA – Norm Johnson 42-yard field goal, 6:55 (SEA 31–28)
  • KC – Bill Kenney 1-yard run (Nick Lowery kick), 2:34 (KC 35–31)
Fourth quarter
  • KC – Carlos Carson 18-yard pass from Bill Kenney (Nick Lowery kick), 11:04 (KC 42–31)
  • SEA – Curt Warner 1-yard run (Norm Johnson kick), 7:00 (KC 42–38)
  • SEA – Paul Johns 14-yard pass from Dave Krieg (Norm Johnson kick), 2:24 (SEA 45–42)
  • KC – Theotis Brown 21-yard pass from Bill Kenney (PAT failed), 1:30 (KC 48–45)
  • SEA – Norm Johnson 42-yard field goal, 0:02 (Tied 48–48)
Overtime
  • SEA – Norm Johnson 42-yard field goal, 13:14 (SEA 51–48)
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
  • KC – Carlos Carson: 7 rec, 149 yds, 1 TD
  • SEA – Byron Walker: 4 rec, 75 yds, 1 TD
Team – passrushtotalto
  • KC – 304 – 127 – 431 – 2
  • SEA – 251 – 280 – 531 – 3

Week 14: vs. Dallas Cowboys[edit]

Week Fourteen: Seattle Seahawks vs. Dallas Cowboys – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Cowboys 7 7 7 14 35
Seahawks 0 3 0 7 10

at Kingdome, Seattle, Washington

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
  • DAL – Tony Dorsett 7-yard run (Rafael Septien kick), 3:57 (DAL 14–0)
  • SEA – Norm Johnson 54-yard field goal, 0:09 (DAL 14–3)
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
  • DAL – Butch Johnson 16-yard pass from Danny White (Rafael Septien kick), 8:19 (DAL 28–3)
  • SEA – Curt Warner 2-yard run (Norm Johnson kick), 4:09 (DAL 28–10)
  • DAL – Timmy Newsome 15-yard pass from Gary Hogeboom (Rafael Septien kick), 1:09 (DAL 35–10)
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Team – passrushtotalto
  • DAL – 286 – 132 – 418 – 2
  • SEA – 188 – 28 – 216 – 4

Week 15: at New York Giants[edit]

Week Fifteen: Seattle Seahawks at New York Giants – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Seahawks 7 10 0 0 17
Giants 3 3 3 3 12

at Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
  • SEA – Paul Johns 6-yard pass from Dave Krieg (Norm Johnson kick), 9:29 (SEA 14–3)
  • NYG – Ali Haji-Sheikh 44-yard field goal, 4:48 (SEA 14–6)
  • SEA – Norm Johnson 31-yard field goal, 1:07 (SEA 17–6)
Third quarter
  • NYG – Ali Haji-Sheikh 25-yard field goal, 4:37 (SEA 17–9)
Fourth quarter
  • NYG – Ali Haji-Sheikh 32-yard field goal, 3:08 (SEA 17–12)
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Team – passrushtotalto
  • SEA – 127 – 56 – 183 – 1
  • NYG – 342 – 98 – 440 – 5

Week 16: vs. New England Patriots[edit]

Week Sixteen: Seattle Seahawks vs. New England Patriots – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Patriots 0 6 0 0 6
Seahawks 3 7 7 7 24

at Kingdome, Seattle, Washington

Game information
First quarter
  • SEA – Norm Johnson 29-yard field goal, 4:21 (SEA 3–0)
Second quarter
Third quarter
  • SEA – Dan Doornink 16-yard pass from Dave Krieg (Norm Johnson kick), 4:55 (SEA 17–6)
Fourth quarter
  • SEA – Dave Krieg 2-yard run (Norm Johnson kick), 8:00 (SEA 24–6)
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Team – passrushtotalto
  • NE – 147 – 112 – 259 – 3
  • SEA – 198 – 170 – 368 – 0

Postseason[edit]

Seattle entered the postseason as the #4 seed in the AFC.

AFC Wild Card Playoff: vs. #5 Denver Broncos[edit]

AFC Wild Card Playoff: #5 Denver Broncos at #4 Seattle Seahawks – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Broncos 7 0 0 0 7
Seahawks 7 3 7 14 31

at Kingdome, Seattle, Washington

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
  • SEA – Norm Johnson 37-yard field goal, 9:25 (SEA 10–7)
Third quarter
  • SEA – Pete Metzelaars 5-yard pass from Dave Krieg (Norm Johnson kick), 7:58 (SEA 17–7)
Fourth quarter
  • SEA – Paul Johns 18-yard pass from Dave Krieg (Norm Johnson kick), 14:56 (SEA 24–7)
  • SEA – David Hughes 2-yard run (Norm Johnson kick), 9:34 (SEA 31–7)
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
  • DEN – Jesse Myles: 7 rec, 73 yds, 1 TD
  • SEA – Steve Largent: 4 rec, 76 yds, 1 TD
Team – passrushtotalto
  • DEN – 235 – 125 – 360 – 3
  • SEA – 179 – 145 – 324 – 0

AFC Divisional Playoff: at #2 Miami Dolphins[edit]

AFC Divisional Playoff: #4 Seattle Seahawks at #2 Miami Dolphins – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Seahawks 0 7 7 13 27
Dolphins 0 13 0 7 20

at Orange Bowl, Miami, Florida

  • Date: December 31
  • Game time: 1:00pm local
  • Game weather: rain, 51 °F (11 °C), 84% humidity, wind N 20 miles per hour (32 km/h)
  • Game attendance: 71,032
  • Referee: Fred Wyant
  • TV: NBC
  • Gamebook
Game information
First quarter
  • no scoring
Second quarter
Third quarter
  • SEA – Curt Warner 1-yard run (Norm Johnson kick), 6:26 (SEA 14–13)
Fourth quarter
  • SEA – Norm Johnson 27-yard field goal, 10:42 (SEA 17–13)
  • MIA – Woody Bennett 3-yard run (Uwe von Schamann kick), 3:43 (MIA 20–17)
  • SEA – Curt Warner 2-yard run (Norm Johnson kick), 1:48 (SEA 24–20)
  • SEA – Norm Johnson 37-yard field goal, 1:15 (SEA 27–20)
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Team – passrushtotalto
  • SEA – 183 – 151 – 334 – 1
  • MIA – 193 – 128 – 321 – 5

AFC Championship Game: at #1 Los Angeles Raiders[edit]

AFC Championship Game: #4 Seattle Seahawks at #1 Los Angeles Raiders – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Seahawks 0 0 7 7 14
Raiders 3 17 7 3 30

at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, California

  • Date: January 8
  • Game time: 1:04pm local
  • Game weather: overcast, 66 °F (19 °C), 81% humidity, wind E 5 miles per hour (8.0 km/h)
  • Game attendance: 88,734
  • Referee: Dick Jorgensen
  • TV: NBC
  • Gamebook
Game information
First quarter
  • LA – Chris Bahr 20-yard field goal, 8:47 (LA 3–0)
Second quarter
  • LA – Frank Hawkins 1-yard run (Chris Bahr kick), 4:17 (LA 10–0)
  • LA – Frank Hawkins 5-yard run (Chris Bahr kick), 1:06 (LA 17–0)
  • LA – Chris Bahr 45-yard field goal, 0:03 (LA 20–0)
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
  • LA – Chris Bahr 35-yard field goal, 3:57 (LA 30–7)
  • SEA – Charle Young 9-yard pass from Jim Zorn (Norm Johnson kick), 1:16 (LA 30–14)
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Team – passrushtotalto
  • SEA – 102 – 65 – 167 – 5
  • LA – 196 – 205 – 401 – 4

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.pro-football-reference.com
  2. ^ 1983 Seahawks Media Guide, accessed February 14, 2015.
  3. ^ 1984 Seahawks Media Guide, accessed February 14, 2015.
  4. ^ 1983 NFL season results, NFL.com, accessed February 14, 2015.

External links[edit]