1984 Seattle Seahawks season

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1984 Seattle Seahawks season
Head coach Chuck Knox
General manager Mike McCormack
Home field Kingdome
Results
Record 12–4
Division place 2nd AFC West
Playoff finish Won Wild Card Playoffs (vs Raiders) 13–7
Lost Divisional Playoffs (at Dolphins) 10–31

The 1984 Seattle Seahawks season was the team's ninth season with the National Football League. The season opener was moved from Sunday to Monday afternoon on Labor Day to avoid a conflict with the Seattle Mariners baseball game.

The 1984 Seahawks were a well-balanced team on offense and defense. They scored 418 points (26.1 per game), and gave up only 282 points (17.6 per game), both ranked 5th in the NFL. Their point differential of +136 points was third in the NFL; the Seahawks' giveaway/takeway ratio was +24, best in the league. The team's 63 defensive takeaways is the most in NFL history for a 16-game schedule, and the most since the merger.[1]

The team's offense boasted a 3,000-yard passer in quarterback Dave Krieg (3,671 yards), and a 1,000-yard wide receiver in Steve Largent (74 receptions for 1,164 yards). The passing attack more than made up for the loss of star running back Curt Warner, who suffered a season-ending knee injury in the opener.

The Seahawks's defensive line generated an outstanding pass rush, with defensive ends Jeff Bryant and Jacob Green registering 14.5 and 13 sacks, respectively. Safety Kenny Easley led the team and league with 10 interceptions.[2] Easley, Green, and NT Joe Nash made the All-Pro team.

In a wild Week Ten game against Kansas City, the Seahawks intercepted Kansas City's quarterbacks five times, and returned four of them for touchdowns. All the touchdown returns were for over 50 yards.[3] In the game, the Seahawks set NFL records for most yards returning interceptions (325), and most interceptions-for-touchdowns in a game (four).

1984 NFL Draft[edit]

1984 Seahawks Draft Selections
Round/Pick Player Position College
1/22 Terry Taylor Defensive Back Southern Illinois
2/49 Daryl Turner Wide Receiver Michigan State
3/76 Fredd Young Linebacker New Mexico State
4/86 Rickey Hagood Nose Tackle South Carolina
6/162 John Kaiser Linebacker Arizona
7/189 Sam Slater Offensive Tackle Weber State
8/216 John Puzar Center Long Beach State
9/243 Adam Schreiber Center Texas
10/270 Randall Morris Running Back Tennessee
11/302 Steve Gemza Offensive Tackle UCLA
12/329 Theo Windham Defensive Back Utah State
Supp. Gordon Houston Tight End Brigham Young
Supp. Alvin Powell Offensive Guard Winston-Salem State
Supp. Frank Seurer Quarterback Kansas

Personnel[edit]

Staff[edit]

1984 Seattle Seahawks staff
Front office
  • President/General Manager – Mike McCormack
  • Assistant General Manager – Chuck Allen
  • Player Personnel Director – Mike Allman
  • Assistant Player Personnel Director – Rick Thompson
  • Pro Personnel Assistant – Randy Mueller

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]

1984 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

[4]

  • Starters in bold.
  • (*) Denotes players that were selected for the 1985 Pro Bowl.

Schedule[edit]

Preseason[edit]

Week Date Kickoff Opponent Results Game Site Attendance TV Recap
Final score Team record
HoF 1 July 28 12:00pm PDT at Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 38-0 1–0 Fawcett Stadium Canton 22,250 ABC Recap
2 August 4 7:30pm PDT Buffalo Bills W 7-3 2–0 Kingdome 53,360 -- Recap
3 August 11 4:00pm PDT at Detroit Lions W 28-24 3–0 Silverdome 41,414 KING Recap
4 August 17 7:30pm PDT St. Louis Cardinals W 17-7 4–0 Kingdome 53,772 -- Recap
5 August 24 6:00pm PDT at San Francisco 49ers L 7-17 4–1 Candlestick Park 49,219 KING Recap
Source: Seahawks Media Guides [5][6]

Regular season[edit]

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 Cleveland Browns W 33–0 1–0 Kingdome 59,540 NBC Recap
2 September 9 1:00pm PDT San Diego Chargers W 31–17 2–0 Kingdome 61,314 NBC Recap
3 September 16 10:00am PDT at New England Patriots L 23–38 2–1 Sullivan Stadium 43,140 NBC Recap
4 September 23 1:00pm PDT Chicago Bears W 38–9 3–1 Kingdome 61,520 CBS Recap
5 September 30 10:00am PDT at Minnesota Vikings W 20–12 4–1 Metrodome 57,171 NBC Recap
6 October 7 1:00pm PDT at Los Angeles Raiders L 14–28 4–2 Memorial Coliseum 77,904 NBC Recap
7 October 14 1:00pm PDT Buffalo Bills W 31–28 5–2 Kingdome 59,034 NBC Recap
8 October 21 10:00am PDT at Green Bay Packers W 30–24 6–2 Milwaukee County Stadium 52,286 NBC Recap
9 October 29 6:00pm PST at San Diego Chargers W 24–0 7–2 Jack Murphy Stadium 53,974 ABC Recap
10 November 4 1:00pm PST Kansas City Chiefs W 45–0 8–2 Kingdome 61,396 NBC Recap
11 November 12 6:00pm PST Los Angeles Raiders W 17–14 9–2 Kingdome 64,001 ABC Recap
12 November 18 10:00am PST at Cincinnati Bengals W 26–6 10–2 Riverfront Stadium 50,280 NBC Recap
13 November 25 1:00pm PST at Denver Broncos W 27–24 11–2 Mile High Stadium 74,922 NBC Recap
14 December 2 1:00pm PST Detroit Lions W 38–17 12–2 Kingdome 62,441 CBS Recap
15 December 9 10:00am PST at Kansas City Chiefs L 7–34 12–3 Arrowhead Stadium 34,855 NBC Recap
16 December 15 1:00pm PST Denver Broncos L 14–31 12–4 Kingdome 64,411 NBC Recap
Bold indicates division opponents.
Source: 1984 NFL season results [7]

Postseason[edit]

For more details on this topic, see 1984–85 NFL playoffs.
Week Date Kickoff Opponent (seed) Results Game Site Attendance TV Recap
Final score Team record
WC December 22 1:00pm PST Los Angeles Raiders (5) W 13–7 1–0 Kingdome 62,049 NBC Recap
DIV December 29 9:30am PST at Miami Dolphins (1) L 10–31 1–1 Orange Bowl 73,469 NBC Recap

Standings[edit]

AFC West
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
Denver Broncos(2) 13 3 0 .813 6–2 10–2 353 241 W2
Seattle Seahawks(4) 12 4 0 .750 5–3 8–4 418 282 L2
Los Angeles Raiders(5) 11 5 0 .688 5–3 8–4 368 278 L1
Kansas City Chiefs 8 8 0 .500 4–4 7–7 314 324 W3
San Diego Chargers 7 9 0 .438 0–8 3–9 394 413 L2

Game Summaries[edit]

Preseason[edit]

Week P1: at Tampa Bay Buccaneers[edit]

Preseason Week One: Seattle Seahawks at Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Seahawks 7 21 3 7 38
Buccaneers 0 0 0 0 0

at Fawcett Stadium, Canton, Ohio

Week P2: vs. Buffalo Bills[edit]

Preseason Week Two: Seattle Seahawks vs. Buffalo Bills – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Bills 0 0 3 0 3
Seahawks 0 7 0 0 7

at Kingdome, Seattle

  • Date: August 4
  • Game time: 7:33pm local
  • Game weather: indoors
  • Game attendance: 53,360
  • Referee: Fred Silva
  • Gamebook

Week P3: at Detroit Lions[edit]

Preseason Week Three: Seattle Seahawks at Detroit Lions – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Seahawks 14 7 0 7 28
Lions 7 10 0 7 24

at Silverdome, Pontiac, Michigan

Week P4: vs. St. Louis Cardinals[edit]

Preseason Week Four: Seattle Seahawks vs. St. Louis Cardinals – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Cardinals 7 0 0 0 7
Seahawks 0 7 10 0 17

at Kingdome, Seattle

Week P5: at San Francisco 49ers[edit]

Preseason Week Five: Seattle Seahawks at San Francisco 49ers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Seahawks 0 0 0 7 7
49ers 7 7 3 0 17

at Candlestick Park, San Francisco

  • Date: August 24
  • Game time: 6:07pm local
  • Game weather: clear, 68 °F (20 °C), wind N 5 miles per hour (8.0 km/h)
  • Game attendance: 49,219
  • Referee: Jerry Seeman
  • TV: KING
  • Gamebook

Regular Season[edit]

Week 1: vs. Cleveland Browns[edit]

Week One: Seattle Seahawks vs. Cleveland Browns – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Browns 0 0 0 0 0
Seahawks 7 13 13 0 33

at Kingdome, Seattle

Game information

Week 2: vs. San Diego Chargers[edit]

Week Two: Seattle Seahawks vs. San Diego Chargers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Chargers 10 0 0 7 17
Seahawks 0 10 7 14 31

at Kingdome, Seattle

Game information

Week 3: at New England Patriots[edit]

Week Three: Seattle Seahawks at New England Patriots – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Seahawks 9 14 0 0 23
Patriots 0 7 14 17 38

at Schaefer Stadium, Foxborough, Massachusetts

  • Date: September 17
  • Game time: 1:00pm local
  • Game weather: clear, 58 °F (14 °C), 62% humidity, wind NNW 10 miles per hour (16 km/h)
  • Game attendance: 43,140
  • Referee: Bob McElwee
  • TV announcers (NBC): Don Criqui and Bob Trumpy
  • Gamebook
Game information

The Seahawks saw the Patriots erase a 23-0 deficit with 38 unanswered points led by new quarterback Tony Eason, who took over halfway through the game for Steve Grogan.

Week 4: vs. Chicago Bears[edit]

Week Four: Seattle Seahawks vs. Chicago Bears – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Bears 7 0 0 2 9
Seahawks 7 3 21 7 38

at Kingdome, Seattle

Game information

Week 5: at Minnesota Vikings[edit]

Week Five: Seattle Seahawks at Minnesota Vikings – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Seahawks 7 3 0 10 20
Vikings 3 3 3 3 12

at Metrodome, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Game information

Week 6: at Los Angeles Raiders[edit]

Week Six: Seattle Seahawks at Los Angeles Raiders – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Seahawks 0 7 0 7 14
Raiders 0 14 0 14 28

at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles

  • Date: October 7
  • Game time: 1:00pm local
  • Game weather: hazy, 80 °F (27 °C), 69% humidity, wind SW 12 miles per hour (19 km/h)
  • Game attendance: 77,904
  • Referee: Ben Dreith
  • TV announcers (NBC): Dick Enberg and Merlin Olsen
  • Gamebook
Game information

Week 7: vs. Buffalo Bills[edit]

Week Seven: Seattle Seahawks vs. Buffalo Bills – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Bills 0 14 7 7 28
Seahawks 17 0 7 7 31

at Kingdome, Seattle

Game information

Week 8: at Green Bay Packers[edit]

Week Eight: Seattle Seahawks at Green Bay Packers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Seahawks 7 13 7 3 30
Packers 17 0 7 0 24

at Milwaukee County Stadium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

  • Date: October 21
  • Game time: 12:00pm local
  • Game weather: cloudy, 46 °F (8 °C), 86% humidity, wind N 12 miles per hour (19 km/h)
  • Game attendance: 52,286
  • Referee: Bob Frederic
  • TV announcers (NBC): Don Criqui & Bob Trumpy
  • Gamebook
Game information

Week 9: at San Diego Chargers[edit]

Week Nine: Seattle Seahawks at San Diego Chargers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Seahawks 7 10 7 0 24
Chargers 0 0 0 0 0

at San Diego Stadium, San Diego, California

Game information

Week 10: vs. Kansas City Chiefs[edit]

Week Ten: Seattle Seahawks vs. Kansas City Chiefs – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Chiefs 0 0 0 0 0
Seahawks 3 28 7 7 45

at Kingdome, Seattle

Game information

Week 11: vs. Los Angeles Raiders[edit]

Week Eleven: Seattle Seahawks vs. Los Angeles Raiders – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Raiders 0 7 0 7 14
Seahawks 0 0 17 0 17

at Kingdome, Seattle

  • Date: November 12
  • Game time: 6:05pm local
  • Game weather: indoors
  • Game attendance: 64,001
  • Referee: Jim Tunney
  • TV announcers (ABC): Frank Gifford, Don Meredith, and O.J. Simpson
  • Gamebook
Game information

Week 12: at Cincinnati Bengals[edit]

Week Twelve: Seattle Seahawks at Cincinnati Bengals – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Seahawks 7 10 0 9 26
Bengals 0 3 3 0 6

at Riverfront Stadium, Cincinnati, Ohio

  • Date: November 18
  • Game time: 1:00pm local
  • Game weather: rain/snow 34 °F (1 °C), 71% humidity, wind NE 8 miles per hour (13 km/h)
  • Game attendance: 50,280
  • Referee: Gordon McCarter
  • TV announcers (NBC): Don Criqui and Bob Trumpy
  • Gamebook
Game information

Week 13: at Denver Broncos[edit]

Week Thirteen: Seattle Seahawks at Denver Broncos – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Seahawks 7 3 7 10 27
Broncos 3 7 7 7 24

at Mile High Stadium, Denver, Colorado

Game information

Week 14: vs. Detroit Lions[edit]

Week Fourteen: Seattle Seahawks vs. Detroit Lions – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Lions 3 14 0 0 17
Seahawks 7 14 0 17 38

at Kingdome, Seattle

Game information

Week 15: at Kansas City Chiefs[edit]

Week Fifteen: Seattle Seahawks at Kansas City Chiefs – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Seahawks 7 0 0 0 7
Chiefs 7 17 7 3 34

at Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri

Game information

Week 16: vs. Denver Broncos[edit]

Week Sixteen: Seattle Seahawks vs. Denver Broncos – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Broncos 10 0 14 7 31
Seahawks 0 7 7 0 14

at Kingdome, Seattle

Game information

Postseason[edit]

Main article: NFL playoffs, 1984-85

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

AFC Wild Card Playoff: vs #5 Los Angeles Raiders[edit]

AFC Wild Card Playoff: #5 Los Angeles Raiders at #4 Seattle Seahawks – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Raiders 0 0 0 7 7
Seahawks 0 7 3 3 13

at Kingdome, Seattle

Game information

AFC Divisional Playoff: at #1 Miami Dolphins[edit]

AFC Divisional Playoff: #4 Seattle Seahawks at #1 Miami Dolphins – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Seahawks 0 10 0 0 10
Dolphins 7 7 14 3 31

at Miami Orange Bowl, Miami, Florida

Game information

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com: In a single season, from 1940 to 2011, in the regular season, sorted by descending Takeaways.
  2. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com: 1984 Seattle Seahawks
  3. ^ Dave Brown, 90 yard return for TD; Keith Simpson, 76 yard return for TD; Dave Brown, 56 yard return for TD; Kenny Easley, 58 yard return for TD: Pro-Football-Reference.com: Kansas City Chiefs 0 at Seattle Seahawks 45, Sunday, November 4, 1984
  4. ^ http://www.pro-football-reference.com
  5. ^ 1984 Seahawks Media Guide, accessed February 14, 2015.
  6. ^ 1985 Seahawks Media Guide, accessed February 14, 2015.
  7. ^ 1984 NFL season results, NFL.com, accessed February 14, 2015.

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