1988 Seattle Seahawks season

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1988 Seattle Seahawks season
Head coach Chuck Knox
Home field Kingdome
Results
Record 9–7
Division place 1st AFC West
Playoff finish Lost Divisional Playoffs (at Bengals) 13–21

The 1988 Seattle Seahawks season was the team's 13th season with the National Football League. The Seahawks won its first Division title in the AFC West for the first time in franchise history.

1988 NFL Draft[edit]

1988 Seahawks Draft Selections
Round/Pick Player Position College
2/49 Brian Blades Wide Receiver Miami (FL)
3/75 Tommy Kane Wide Receiver Syracuse
4/101 Kevin Harmon Running Back Iowa
6/158 Roy Hart Nose Tackle South Carolina
7/185 Ray Jackson Defensive Back Ohio State
8/215 Robert Tyler Tight End South Carolina State
9/242 Deatrich Wise Nose Tackle Jackson State
10/269 Derwin Jones Defensive End Miami (FL)
11/284 Rick McLeod Offensive Tackle Washington
11/299 Dwayne Harper Defensive Back South Carolina State
12/326 Dave DesRochers Offensive Tackle San Diego State

Personnel[edit]

Staff[edit]

1988 Seattle Seahawks staff
Front office
  • Owner – Ken Behring
  • President/General Manager – Mike McCormack
  • Vice President/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

  • Offensive Coordinator/Receivers – Steve Moore
  • Quarterbacks – Ken Meyer
  • Offensive Backs – Chick Harris
  • Tight Ends – Russ Purnell
  • Offensive Line – Kent Stephenson
Defensive coaches
  • Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers – Tom Catlin
  • Defensive Line – George Dyer
  • Assistant Linebackers – Rusty Tillman
  • Defensive Backs – Ralph Hawkins
  • Special Assignments – Joe Vitt

Special teams coaches

  • Special Teams – Rusty Tillman
  • Assistant Special Teams – Russ Purnell


Final roster[edit]

1988 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 1989 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 Phoenix Cardinals W 21-7 1–0 Kingdome 54,778 -- Recap
2 August 11 4:30pm PDT at Detroit Lions W 16-13 OT 2–0 Silverdome 37,993 -- Recap
3 August 19 7:30pm PDT Buffalo Bills W 30-13 3–0 Kingdome 47,000 -- Recap
4 August 26 6:00pm PDT at San Francisco 49ers L 21-27 3–1 Candlestick Park 53,357 -- Recap
Source: Seahawks Media Guides [2][3]

Regular season[edit]

Divisional matchups have the AFC West playing the NFC West.

Week Date Kickoff Opponent Results Game Site Attendance TV Recap
Final score Team record
1 September 4 1:00pm PDT at Denver Broncos W 21–14 1–0 Mile High Stadium 75,986 NBC Recap
2 September 11 1:00pm PDT Kansas City Chiefs W 31–10 2–0 Kingdome 61,512 NBC Recap
3 September 18 1:00pm PDT at San Diego Chargers L 6–17 2–1 Jack Murphy Stadium 44,449 NBC Recap
4 September 25 1:00pm PDT San Francisco 49ers L 7–38 2–2 Kingdome 62,382 CBS Recap
5 October 2 10:00am PDT at Atlanta Falcons W 31–20 3–2 Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium 28,619 NBC Recap
6 October 9 10:00am PDT at Cleveland Browns W 16–10 4–2 Cleveland Stadium 78,605 NBC Recap
7 October 16 1:00pm PDT New Orleans Saints L 19–20 4–3 Kingdome 63,569 CBS Recap
8 October 23 1:00pm PDT at Los Angeles Rams L 10–31 4–4 Anaheim Stadium 57,033 NBC Recap
9 October 30 1:00pm PST San Diego Chargers W 17–14 5–4 Kingdome 59,641 NBC Recap
10 November 6 1:00pm PST Buffalo Bills L 3–13 5–5 Kingdome 61,074 NBC Recap
11 November 13 1:00pm PST Houston Oilers W 27–24 6–5 Kingdome 60,446 NBC Recap
12 November 20 10:00am PST at Kansas City Chiefs L 24–27 6–6 Arrowhead Stadium 33,152 NBC Recap
13 November 28 6:00pm PST Los Angeles Raiders W 35–27 7–6 Kingdome 62,641 ABC Recap
14 December 4 10:00am PST at New England Patriots L 7–13 7–7 Sullivan Stadium 59,086 NBC Recap
15 December 11 5:00pm PST Denver Broncos W 42–14 8–7 Kingdome 62,838 ESPN Recap
16 December 18 1:00pm PST at Los Angeles Raiders W 43–37 9–7 Memorial Coliseum 61,127 NBC Recap
Bold indicates division opponents.
Source: 1988 NFL season results [4]

Postseason[edit]

For more details on this topic, see 1988–89 NFL playoffs.
Week Date Kickoff Opponent (seed) Results Game Site Attendance TV Recap
Final score Team record
WC First-round bye
DIV December 31 1:05pm PST at Cincinnati Bengals (1) L 13–21 0–1 Riverfront Stadium 58,560 NBC Recap

Standings[edit]

AFC West
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
Seattle Seahawks(3) 9 7 0 .563 6–2 8–4 339 329 W2
Denver Broncos 8 8 0 .500 3–5 5–7 327 352 W1
Los Angeles Raiders 7 9 0 .438 6–2 6–6 325 369 L2
San Diego Chargers 6 10 0 .375 3–5 4–8 231 332 W2
Kansas City Chiefs 4 11 1 .281 2–6 4–9–1 254 320 L2

Game Summaries[edit]

Preseason[edit]

Week P1: vs. Phoenix Cardinals[edit]

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

at Kingdome, Seattle

  • Date: August 4
  • Game time: 7:34pm local
  • Game weather: indoors
  • Game attendance: 54,778
  • Referee: Ben Dreith
  • Gamebook

Week P2: at Detroit Lions[edit]

Preseason Week Two: Seattle Seahawks at Detroit Lions – Game summary
1 2 3 4 OT Total
Seahawks 0 0 3 10 3 16
Lions 7 6 0 0 0 13

at Silverdome, Pontiac, Michigan

Week P3: vs. Buffalo Bills[edit]

Preseason Week Three: Seattle Seahawks vs. Buffalo Bills – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Bills 0 10 3 0 13
Seahawks 3 0 14 13 30

at Kingdome, Seattle

  • Date: August 19
  • Game time: 7:34pm local
  • Game weather: indoors
  • Game attendance: 47,000
  • Referee: Fred Silva
  • 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 0 7 14 0 21
49ers 0 0 20 7 27

at Candlestick Park, San Francisco

  • Date: August 26
  • Game time: 6:05pm local
  • Game weather: clear, 72 °F (22 °C), wind variable 18 miles per hour (29 km/h)
  • Game attendance: 53,357
  • Referee: Ben Dreith
  • Gamebook

Regular Season[edit]

Week 1: at Denver Broncos[edit]

Week One: Seattle Seahawks at Denver Broncos – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Seahawks 0 7 14 0 21
Broncos 0 7 0 7 14

at Mile High Stadium, Denver, Colorado

  • Date: September 4
  • Game time: 2:00pm local
  • Game weather: clear, 77 °F (25 °C), 20% humidity, wind N 14 miles per hour (23 km/h)
  • Game attendance: 75,986
  • Referee: Red Cashion
  • TV: NBC
  • Gamebook
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 0 7 10
Seahawks 3 28 0 0 31

at Kingdome, Seattle

Game information

Week 3: at San Diego Chargers[edit]

Week Three: Seattle Seahawks at San Diego Chargers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Seahawks 0 3 0 3 6
Chargers 7 3 0 7 17

at San Diego Stadium, San Diego, California

  • Date: September 18
  • Game time: 1:00pm local
  • Game weather: hazy, 70 °F (21 °C), 74% humidity, wind WNW 12 miles per hour (19 km/h)
  • Game attendance: 44,449
  • Referee: Jim Tunney
  • TV: NBC
  • Gamebook
Game information

Week 4: vs. San Francisco 49ers[edit]

Week Four: Seattle Seahawks vs. San Francisco 49ers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
49ers 7 10 14 7 38
Seahawks 0 0 7 0 7

at Kingdome, Seattle

Game information

Week 5: at Atlanta Falcons[edit]

Week Five: Seattle Seahawks at Atlanta Falcons – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Seahawks 7 10 7 7 31
Falcons 3 0 10 7 20

at Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium, Atlanta

  • Date: October 2
  • Game time: 1:00pm local
  • Game weather: rain, 73 °F (23 °C), 65% humidity, wind SE 10 miles per hour (16 km/h)
  • Game attendance: 28,619
  • Referee: Gordon McCarter
  • TV announcers (NBC): Kevin Slaten & Jerry Kramer
  • Gamebook
Game information

Week 6: at Cleveland Browns[edit]

Week Six: Seattle Seahawks at Cleveland Browns – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Seahawks 7 6 0 3 16
Browns 7 0 0 3 10

at Cleveland Stadium, Cleveland, Ohio

Game information

Week 7: vs. New Orleans Saints[edit]

Week Seven: Seattle Seahawks vs. New Orleans Saints – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Saints 0 10 7 3 20
Seahawks 3 3 6 7 19

at Kingdome, Seattle

Game information

Week 8: at Los Angeles Rams[edit]

Week Eight: Seattle Seahawks at Los Angeles Rams – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Seahawks 0 3 0 7 10
Rams 10 14 7 0 31

at Anaheim Stadium, Anaheim, California

  • Date: October 23
  • Game time: 1:02pm local
  • Game weather: hazy, 75 °F (24 °C), 83% humidity, wind SW 12 miles per hour (19 km/h)
  • Game attendance: 57,033
  • Referee: Ben Dreith
  • TV: NBC
  • Gamebook
Game information

Week 9: vs. San Diego Chargers[edit]

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

at Kingdome, Seattle

Game information

Week 10: vs. Buffalo Bills[edit]

Week Ten: Seattle Seahawks vs. Buffalo Bills – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Bills 3 7 0 3 13
Seahawks 0 3 0 0 3

at Kingdome, Seattle

Game information

Week 11: vs. Houston Oilers[edit]

Week Eleven: Seattle Seahawks vs. Houston Oilers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Oilers 7 3 7 7 24
Seahawks 7 3 7 10 27

at Kingdome, Seattle

Game information

Week 12: at Kansas City Chiefs[edit]

Week Twelve: Seattle Seahawks at Kansas City Chiefs – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Seahawks 0 7 7 10 24
Chiefs 7 7 3 10 27

at Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri

  • Date: November 20
  • Game time: 12:00pm local
  • Game weather: clear, 34 °F (1 °C), 61% humidity, wind NW 12 miles per hour (19 km/h)
  • Game attendance: 33,152
  • Referee: Bob McElwee
  • TV: NBC
  • Gamebook
Game information

Week 13: vs. Los Angeles Raiders[edit]

Week Thirteen: Seattle Seahawks vs. Los Angeles Raiders – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Raiders 14 6 7 0 27
Seahawks 7 14 0 14 35

at Kingdome, Seattle

Game information

Week 14: at New England Patriots[edit]

Week Fourteen: Seattle Seahawks at New England Patriots – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Seahawks 0 0 7 0 7
Patriots 0 6 7 0 13

at Sullivan Stadium, Foxborough, Massachusetts

  • Date: December 4
  • Game time: 1:00pm local
  • Game weather: clear, 31 °F (−1 °C), 44% humidity, wind W 25 miles per hour (40 km/h)
  • Game attendance: 59,086
  • Referee: Tom Dooley
  • TV: NBC
  • Gamebook
Game information

Week 15: vs. Denver Broncos[edit]

Week Fifteen: Seattle Seahawks vs. Denver Broncos – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Broncos 0 7 0 7 14
Seahawks 7 21 14 0 42

at Kingdome, Seattle

Game information

Week 16: at Los Angeles Raiders[edit]

Week Sixteen: Seattle Seahawks at Los Angeles Raiders – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Seahawks 14 9 14 6 43
Raiders 7 10 10 10 37

at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles

Game information

Postseason[edit]

Main article: NFL playoffs, 1988-89

Seattle entered the postseason as the #3 seed in the AFC.

AFC Divisional Playoff: at #1 Cincinnati Bengals[edit]

AFC Divisional Playoff: #3 Seattle Seahawks at #1 Cincinnati Bengals – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Seahawks 0 0 0 13 13
Bengals 7 14 0 0 21

at Riverfront Stadium, Cincinnati, Ohio

  • Date: December 31
  • Game time: 4:05pm local
  • Game weather: cloudy, 42 °F (6 °C), 60% humidity, wind SE 7 miles per hour (11 km/h)
  • Game attendance: 58,560
  • Referee: Red Cashion
  • TV: NBC
  • Gamebook
Game information

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pro Football Statistics and History". pro-football-reference.com. Retrieved December 24, 2015. 
  2. ^ 1988 Seahawks Media Guide, accessed February 14, 2015.
  3. ^ 1989 Seahawks Media Guide, accessed February 14, 2015.
  4. ^ 1988 NFL season results, NFL.com, accessed February 14, 2015.

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