1986 Seattle Seahawks season

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1986 Seattle Seahawks season
Head coach Chuck Knox
General manager Mike McCormack
Home field Kingdome
Results
Record 10–6
Division place T-2nd AFC West
Playoff finish did not qualify

The 1986 Seattle Seahawks season was the team's 11th season with the National Football League.

1986 NFL Draft[edit]

1986 Seahawks Draft Selections
Round/Pick Player Position College
1/15 John L. Williams Running Back Florida
3/68 Patrick Hunter Defensive Back Nevada-Reno
5/126 Bobby Joe Edmonds Running Back Arkansas
6/153 Eddie Anderson Defensive Back Fort Valley State
7/181 Paul Miles Running Back Nebraska
8/211 Alonzo Mitz Defensive End Florida
9/237 Mike Black Offensive Tackle Sacramento State
10/264 Don Fairbanks Defensive End Colorado
11/291 David Norrie Quarterback UCLA
12/321 John McVeigh Linebacker Miami (FL)

Personnel[edit]

Staff[edit]

1986 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]

1986 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

[1]

  • Starters in bold.
  • (*) Denotes players that were selected for the 1987 Pro Bowl.

Schedule[edit]

Preseason[edit]

Week Date Kickoff Opponent Results Game Site Attendance TV Recap
Final score Team record
1 August 8 7:30pm PDT Indianapolis Colts W 21-14 1–0 Kingdome 55,443 -- Recap
2 August 15 5:00pm PDT at Detroit Lions L 27-30 OT 1–1 Silverdome 37,875 KING Recap
3 August 22 7:30pm PDT Minnesota Vikings W 27-17 2–1 Kingdome 57,730 -- Recap
4 August 29 6:00pm PDT at San Francisco 49ers L 10-21 2–2 Candlestick Park 52,419 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 7 1:00pm PDT Pittsburgh Steelers W 30–0 1–0 Kingdome 61,461 NBC Recap
2 September 14 1:00pm PDT Kansas City Chiefs W 23–17 2–0 Kingdome 61,068 NBC Recap
3 September 21 10:00am PDT at New England Patriots W 38–31 3–0 Sullivan Stadium 58,977 NBC Recap
4 September 28 10:00am PDT at Washington Redskins L 14–19 3–1 RFK Stadium 54,157 NBC Recap
5 October 6 6:00pm PDT San Diego Chargers W 33–7 4–1 Kingdome 63,207 ABC Recap
6 October 12 1:00pm PDT at Los Angeles Raiders L 10–14 4–2 Memorial Coliseum 70,635 NBC Recap
7 October 19 1:00pm PDT New York Giants W 17–12 5–2 Kingdome 62,282 CBS Recap
8 October 26 1:00pm PST at Denver Broncos L 13–20 5–3 Mile High Stadium 76,089 NBC Recap
9 November 2 1:00pm PST New York Jets L 7–38 5–4 Kingdome 62,497 NBC Recap
10 November 9 10:00am PST at Kansas City Chiefs L 7–27 5–5 Arrowhead Stadium 53,268 NBC Recap
11 November 16 10:00am PST at Cincinnati Bengals L 7–34 5–6 Riverfront Stadium 54,410 NBC Recap
12 November 23 1:00pm PST Philadelphia Eagles W 24–20 6–6 Kingdome 55,786 CBS Recap
13 November 27 1:00pm PST at Dallas Cowboys W 31–14 7–6 Texas Stadium 58,020 NBC Recap
14 December 8 6:00pm PST Los Angeles Raiders W 37–0 8–6 Kingdome 62,923 ABC Recap
15 December 14 1:00pm PST at San Diego Chargers W 34–24 9–6 Jack Murphy Stadium 47,096 NBC Recap
16 December 20 1:00pm PST Denver Broncos W 41–16 10–6 Kingdome 63,697 NBC Recap
Bold indicates division opponents.
Source: 1986 NFL season results [4]

Standings[edit]

AFC West
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
Denver Broncos(2) 11 5 0 .688 5–3 8–4 378 327 L1
Kansas City Chiefs(5) 10 6 0 .625 5–3 9–5 358 326 W3
Seattle Seahawks 10 6 0 .625 5–3 7–5 366 293 W5
Los Angeles Raiders 8 8 0 .500 4–4 7–5 323 346 L4
San Diego Chargers 4 12 0 .250 1–7 4–8 335 396 L2

Game Summaries[edit]

Even though the Seahawks did not qualify for the playoffs, their most memorable moment during the season was in the final seconds against the Kansas City Chiefs when Dave Krieg threw a game-winning touchdown pass to Paul Skansi.

Preseason[edit]

Week P1: vs. Indianapolis Colts[edit]

Preseason Week One: Seattle Seahawks vs. Indianapolis Colts – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Colts 0 0 7 7 14
Seahawks 0 14 7 0 21

at Kingdome, Seattle

Week P2: at Detroit Lions[edit]

Preseason Week Two: Seattle Seahawks at Detroit Lions – Game summary
1 2 3 4 OT Total
Seahawks 7 3 3 14 0 27
Lions 0 17 3 7 3 30

at Silverdome, Pontiac, Michigan

Week P3: vs. Minnesota Vikings[edit]

Preseason Week Three: Seattle Seahawks vs. Minnesota Vikings – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Vikings 7 7 0 3 17
Seahawks 0 14 3 10 27

at Kingdome, Seattle

  • Date: August 22
  • Game time: 7:34pm local
  • Game weather: indoors
  • Game attendance: 57,730
  • Referee: Fred Wyant
  • 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 0 0 10
49ers 0 14 0 7 21

at Candlestick Park, San Francisco

  • Date: August 29
  • Game time: 6:01pm local
  • Game weather: partly cloudy, 65 °F (18 °C), wind NW 12 miles per hour (19 km/h)
  • Game attendance: 52,419
  • Referee: Ben Dreith
  • TV: KING
  • Gamebook

Regular Season[edit]

Week 1: vs. Pittsburgh Steelers[edit]

Week One: Seattle Seahawks vs. Pittsburgh Steelers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 0 0 0 0 0
Seahawks 0 6 10 14 30

at Kingdome, Seattle

Game information

Week 2: vs. Kansas City Chiefs[edit]

Week Two: Seattle Seahawks vs. Kansas City Chiefs – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Chiefs 3 0 7 7 17
Seahawks 0 13 10 0 23

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 7 0 7 24 38
Patriots 7 10 0 14 31

at Sullivan Stadium, Foxborough, Massachusetts

  • Date: September 21
  • Game time: 1:00pm local
  • Game weather: drizzle, 53 °F (12 °C), 94% humidity, wind NE 11 miles per hour (18 km/h)
  • Game attendance: 58,977
  • Referee: Bob Frederic
  • TV announcers (NBC): Tom Davis & Dave Rowe
  • Gamebook
Game information

Week 4: at Washington Redskins[edit]

Week Four: Seattle Seahawks at Washington Redskins – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Seahawks 7 0 0 7 14
Redskins 6 3 7 3 19

at RFK Stadium, Washington, D.C.

  • Date: September 28
  • Game time: 1:00pm local
  • Game weather: cloudy, 67 °F (19 °C), 90% humidity, wind SE 6 miles per hour (9.7 km/h)
  • Game attendance: 54,157
  • Referee: Pat Haggerty
  • TV announcers (NBC): Charlie Jones and Jimmy Cefalo
  • Gamebook
Game information

Week 5: vs. San Diego Chargers[edit]

Week Five: Seattle Seahawks vs. San Diego Chargers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Chargers 7 0 0 0 7
Seahawks 0 6 17 10 33

at Kingdome, Seattle

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 3 7 0 10
Raiders 7 7 0 0 14

at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles

Game information

Week 7: vs. New York Giants[edit]

Week Seven: Seattle Seahawks vs. New York Giants – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Giants 0 9 0 3 12
Seahawks 7 0 3 7 17

at Kingdome, Seattle

Game information

Week 8: at Denver Broncos[edit]

Week Eight: Seattle Seahawks at Denver Broncos – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Seahawks 0 3 3 7 13
Broncos 10 3 0 7 20

at Mile High Stadium, Denver, Colorado

  • Date: October 26
  • Game time: 2:00pm local
  • Game weather: clear, 66 °F (19 °C), 22% humidity, wind N 7 miles per hour (11 km/h)
  • Game attendance: 76,089
  • Referee: Gordon McCarter
  • TV announcers (NBC): Dick Enberg and Merlin Olsen
  • Gamebook
Game information

Week 9: vs. New York Jets[edit]

Week Nine: Seattle Seahawks vs. New York Jets – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Jets 3 21 7 7 38
Seahawks 7 0 0 0 7

at Kingdome, Seattle

Game information

Week 10: at Kansas City Chiefs[edit]

Week Ten: Seattle Seahawks at Kansas City Chiefs – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Seahawks 0 0 0 7 7
Chiefs 0 17 7 3 27

at Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri

  • Date: November 9
  • Game time: 1:00pm local
  • Game weather: clear, 40 °F (4 °C), 52% humidity, wind NW 7 miles per hour (11 km/h)
  • Game attendance: 53,268
  • Referee: Jerry Markbreit
  • TV announcers (NBC): Len Berman and Dave Rowe
  • Gamebook
Game information

Week 11: at Cincinnati Bengals[edit]

Week Eleven: Seattle Seahawks at Cincinnati Bengals – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Seahawks 0 0 7 0 7
Bengals 7 3 7 17 34

at Riverfront Stadium, Cincinnati, Ohio

  • Date: November 16
  • Game time: 1:00pm local
  • Game weather: cloudy, 43 °F (6 °C), 85% humidity, wind SW 10 miles per hour (16 km/h)
  • Game attendance: 54,410
  • Referee: Fred Wyant
  • TV announcers (NBC): Don Criqui and Bob Trumpy
  • Gamebook
Game information

Week 12: vs. Philadelphia Eagles[edit]

Week Twelve: Seattle Seahawks vs. Philadelphia Eagles – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Eagles 3 3 7 7 20
Seahawks 7 14 0 3 24

at Kingdome, Seattle

Game information

Week 13: at Dallas Cowboys[edit]

Week Thirteen: Seattle Seahawks vs. Dallas Cowboys – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Cowboys 7 17 0 7 31
Seahawks 7 0 7 0 14

at Texas Stadium, Irving, Texas

Game information

Week 14: vs. Los Angeles Raiders[edit]

Week Fourteen: Seattle Seahawks vs. Los Angeles Raiders – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Raiders 0 0 0 0 0
Seahawks 14 10 6 7 37

at Kingdome, Seattle

Game information

Week 15: at San Diego Chargers[edit]

Week Fifteen: Seattle Seahawks at San Diego Chargers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Seahawks 10 7 3 14 34
Chargers 0 17 0 7 24

at San Diego Stadium, San Diego, California

  • Date: December 14
  • Game time: 1:00pm local
  • Game weather: high clouds, 64 °F (18 °C), 71% humidity, wind WSW 8 miles per hour (13 km/h)
  • Game attendance: 47,096
  • Referee: Chuck Heberling
  • TV announcers (NBC): Jay Randolph and Dave Rowe
  • Gamebook
Game information

Week 16: vs. Denver Broncos[edit]

Week Sixteen: Seattle Seahawks vs. Denver Broncos – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Broncos 0 10 3 3 16
Seahawks 3 17 7 14 41

at Kingdome, Seattle

  • Date: December 20
  • Game time: 1:07pm local
  • Game weather: indoors
  • Game attendance: 63,697
  • Referee: Red Cashion
  • TV announcers (NBC): Dick Enberg and Merlin Olsen
  • Gamebook
Game information

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.pro-football-reference.com
  2. ^ 1986 Seahawks Media Guide, accessed February 14, 2015.
  3. ^ 1987 Seahawks Media Guide, accessed February 14, 2015.
  4. ^ 1986 NFL season results, NFL.com, accessed February 14, 2015.

External links[edit]