1989 Seattle Seahawks season

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1989 Seattle Seahawks season
Head coach Chuck Knox
Home field Kingdome
Results
Record 7–9
Division place 4th AFC West
Playoff finish did not qualify

The 1989 Seattle Seahawks season was the team's 14th season with the National Football League. The season marked the end of an era for the team, as the last original Seahawk remaining, wide receiver Steve Largent, retired after the season as the NFL's all-time reception leader up to that time.

1989 NFL Draft[edit]

1989 Seahawks Draft Selections
Round/Pick Player Position College
1/15 Andy Heck Offensive Tackle Notre Dame
2/44 Joe Tofflemire Center Arizona
3/71 Elroy Harris Running Back Eastern Kentucky
4/101 Travis McNeal Tight End Tennessee-Chattanooga
4/103 James Henry Defensive Back Southern Mississippi
7/184 Mike Nettles Defensive Back Memphis
8/211 Marlin Williams Defensive End Western Illinois
9/238 David Franks Offensive Guard Connecticut
10/268 Derrick Fenner Running Back North Carolina
11/295 Mike Baum Defensive End Northwestern
12/322 R. J. Kors Defensive Back Long Beach State

Personnel[edit]

Staff[edit]

1989 Seattle Seahawks staff
Front office
  • Owner – Ken Behring
  • President/General Manager – Tom Flores
  • 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 – John Becker
  • 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 – Rod Perry
  • Special Assignments – Joe Vitt

Special teams coaches

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


Final roster[edit]

1989 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
58 Active, 0 Inactive, 0 Practice squad

[1]

  • Starters in bold.
  • (*) Denotes players that were selected for the 1990 Pro Bowl.

Schedule[edit]

Preseason[edit]

Week Date Kickoff Opponent Results Game Site Attendance TV Recap
Final score Team record
1 August 11 7:30pm PDT at Phoenix Cardinals W 16-10 OT 1–0 Sun Devil Stadium 37,158 -- Recap
2 August 19 6:00pm PDT at New England Patriots L 12-17 1–1 Busch Memorial Stadium 48,746 -- Recap
3 August 25 7:30pm PDT Detroit Lions W 13-7 2–1 Kingdome 55,829 -- Recap
4 September 1 6:00pm PDT San Francisco 49ers W 28-17 3–1 Kingdome 58,641 -- 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 10 1:00pm PDT at Philadelphia Eagles L 7–31 0–1 Veterans Stadium 64,287 NBC Recap
2 September 17 1:00pm PDT Phoenix Cardinals L 24–34 0–2 Kingdome 60,444 CBS Recap
3 September 24 10:00am PDT at New England Patriots W 24–3 1–2 Foxboro Stadium 48,025 NBC Recap
4 October 1 1:00pm PDT at Los Angeles Raiders W 24–20 2–2 Memorial Coliseum 44,319 NBC Recap
5 October 8 1:00pm PDT Kansas City Chiefs L 16–20 2–3 Kingdome 60,715 NBC Recap
6 October 15 1:00pm PDT at San Diego Chargers W 17–16 3–3 Jack Murphy Stadium 50,079 NBC Recap
7 October 22 1:00pm PDT Denver Broncos L 21–24 OT 3–4 Kingdome 62,353 NBC Recap
8 October 29 1:00pm PST San Diego Chargers W 10–7 4–4 Kingdome 59,691 NBC Recap
9 November 5 10:00am PST at Kansas City Chiefs L 10–20 4–5 Arrowhead Stadium 54,489 NBC Recap
10 November 12 1:00pm PST Cleveland Browns L 7–17 4–6 Kingdome 58,978 NBC Recap
11 November 19 1:00pm PST at New York Giants L 3–15 4–7 Giants Stadium 75,014 NBC Recap
12 November 26 1:00pm PST at Denver Broncos L 14–41 4–8 Mile High Stadium 75,117 NBC Recap
13 December 4 6:00pm PST Buffalo Bills W 17–16 5–8 Kingdome 57,682 ABC Recap
14 December 10 10:00am PST at Cincinnati Bengals W 24–17 6–8 Riverfront Stadium 54,744 NBC Recap
15 December 17 5:00pm PST Los Angeles Raiders W 23–17 7–8 Kingdome 61,076 ESPN Recap
16 December 23 1:00pm PST Washington Redskins L 0–29 7–9 Kingdome 60,294 CBS Recap
Bold indicates division opponents.
Source: 1989 NFL season results [4]

Standings[edit]

AFC West
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
Denver Broncos(1) 11 5 0 .688 6–2 9–3 362 226 L1
Kansas City Chiefs 8 7 1 .531 3–5 6–7–1 318 286 W1
Los Angeles Raiders 8 8 0 .500 3–5 6–6 315 297 L2
Seattle Seahawks 7 9 0 .438 4–4 7–5 241 327 L1
San Diego Chargers 6 10 0 .375 4–4 4–8 266 290 W2

Game Summaries[edit]

Preseason[edit]

Week P1: at Phoenix Cardinals[edit]

Preseason Week One: Seattle Seahawks at Phoenix Cardinals – Game summary
1 2 3 4 OT Total
Seahawks 0 3 7 0 6 16
Cardinals 3 0 0 7 0 10

at Sun Devil Stadium, Tempe, Arizona

  • Date: August 11
  • Game time: 7:30pm local
  • Game weather: partly cloudy, 99 °F (37 °C), wind N 8 miles per hour (13 km/h)
  • Game attendance: 37,158
  • Referee: Howard Roe
  • Gamebook

Week P2: vs. New England Patriots[edit]

Preseason Week Two: Seattle Seahawks vs. New England Patriots – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Seahawks 0 6 6 0 12
Patriots 0 10 7 0 17

at Busch Memorial Stadium, St. Louis, Missouri

  • Date: August 19
  • Game time: 8:00pm local
  • Game weather: cloudy, 75 °F (24 °C), wind S 14 miles per hour (23 km/h)
  • Game attendance: 48,746
  • Referee: Gene Barth
  • Gamebook

Week P3: vs. Detroit Lions[edit]

Preseason Week Three: Seattle Seahawks vs. Detroit Lions – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Lions 0 0 0 7 7
Seahawks 3 3 7 0 13

at Kingdome, Seattle

  • Date: August 25
  • Game time: 7:36pm local
  • Game weather: indoors
  • Game attendance: 55,829
  • Referee: Jim Tunney
  • Gamebook

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

Preseason Week Four: Seattle Seahawks vs. San Francisco 49ers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
49ers 0 10 7 0 17
Seahawks 7 0 14 7 28

at Kingdome, Seattle

Regular Season[edit]

Week 1: at Philadelphia Eagles[edit]

Week One: Seattle Seahawks at Philadelphia Eagles – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Seahawks 7 0 0 0 7
Eagles 7 10 7 7 31

at Veterans Stadium, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Game information

Week 2: vs. Phoenix Cardinals[edit]

Week Two: Seattle Seahawks vs. Phoenix Cardinals – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Cardinals 13 0 7 14 34
Seahawks 0 7 7 10 24

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 0 21 3 0 24
Patriots 3 0 0 0 3

at Sullivan Stadium, Foxborough, Massachusetts

  • Date: September 24
  • Game time: 1:00pm local
  • Game weather: clear, 58 °F (14 °C), 52% humidity, wind NW 20 miles per hour (32 km/h)
  • Game attendance: 48,025
  • Referee: Bob McElwee
  • TV: NBC
  • Gamebook
Game information

Week 4: at Los Angeles Raiders[edit]

Week Four: Seattle Seahawks at Los Angeles Raiders – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Seahawks 7 0 0 17 24
Raiders 0 10 7 3 20

at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles

Game information

Week 5: vs. Kansas City Chiefs[edit]

Week Five: Seattle Seahawks vs. Kansas City Chiefs – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Chiefs 3 0 7 10 20
Seahawks 7 9 0 0 16

at Kingdome, Seattle

Game information

Week 6: at San Diego Chargers[edit]

Week Six: Seattle Seahawks at San Diego Chargers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Seahawks 10 0 7 0 17
Chargers 7 3 0 6 16

at San Diego Stadium, San Diego, California

  • Date: October 15
  • Game time: 1:00pm local
  • Game weather: partly cloudy, 67 °F (19 °C), 47% humidity, wind WNW 15 miles per hour (24 km/h)
  • Game attendance: 50,079
  • Referee: Red Cashion
  • TV: NBC
  • Gamebook
Game information

Week 7: vs. Denver Broncos[edit]

Week Seven: Seattle Seahawks vs. Denver Broncos – Game summary
1 2 3 4 OT Total
Broncos 0 0 7 14 3 24
Seahawks 7 7 0 7 0 21

at Kingdome, Seattle

Game information

Week 8: vs. San Diego Chargers[edit]

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

at Kingdome, Seattle

Game information

Week 9: at Kansas City Chiefs[edit]

Week Nine: Seattle Seahawks at Kansas City Chiefs – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Seahawks 7 3 0 0 10
Chiefs 7 10 0 3 20

at Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri

  • Date: November 5
  • Game time: 12:00pm local
  • Game weather: clear, 63 °F (17 °C), 69% humidity, wind W 17 miles per hour (27 km/h)
  • Game attendance: 54,489
  • Referee: Ben Dreith
  • TV: NBC
  • Gamebook
Game information

Week 10: vs. Cleveland Browns[edit]

Week Ten: Seattle Seahawks vs. Cleveland Browns – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Browns 0 7 7 3 17
Seahawks 7 0 0 0 7

at Kingdome, Seattle

  • Date: November 12
  • Game time: 1:02pm local
  • Game weather: indoors
  • Game attendance: 58,978
  • Referee: Howard Roe
  • TV: NBC
  • Gamebook
Game information

Week 11: at New York Giants[edit]

Week Eleven: Seattle Seahawks at New York Giants – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Seahawks 0 0 0 3 3
Giants 7 0 8 0 15

at Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey

  • Date: November 19
  • Game time: 4:03pm local
  • Game weather: partly cloudy, 38 °F (3 °C), 47% humidity, wind W 10 miles per hour (16 km/h)
  • Game attendance: 75,014
  • Referee: Fred Wyant
  • TV: NBC
  • Gamebook
Game information

Week 12: at Denver Broncos[edit]

Week Twelve: Seattle Seahawks at Denver Broncos – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Seahawks 0 0 7 7 14
Broncos 14 24 0 3 41

at Mile High Stadium, Denver, Colorado

  • Date: November 26
  • Game time: 1:00pm local
  • Game weather: partly cloudy, 61 °F (16 °C), 28% humidity, wind SW 20 miles per hour (32 km/h)
  • Game attendance: 75,117
  • Referee: Dick Hantak
  • TV: NBC
  • Gamebook
Game information

Week 13: vs. Buffalo Bills[edit]

Week Thirteen: Seattle Seahawks vs. Buffalo Bills – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Bills 0 10 6 0 16
Seahawks 10 0 0 7 17

at Kingdome, Seattle

Game information

Week 14: at Cincinnati Bengals[edit]

Week Fourteen: Seattle Seahawks at Cincinnati Bengals – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Seahawks 0 7 10 7 24
Bengals 7 3 0 7 17

at Riverfront Stadium, Cincinnati, Ohio

  • Date: December 10
  • Game time: 1:00pm local
  • Game weather: cloudy, 30 °F (−1 °C), 88% humidity, wind SW 12 miles per hour (19 km/h)
  • Game attendance: 54,744
  • Referee: Bob McElwee
  • TV: NBC
  • Gamebook
Game information

Week 15: vs. Los Angeles Raiders[edit]

Week Fifteen: Seattle Seahawks vs. Los Angeles Raiders – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Raiders 3 0 14 0 17
Seahawks 7 6 7 3 23

at Kingdome, Seattle

Game information

Week 16: vs. Washington Redskins[edit]

Week Sixteen: Seattle Seahawks vs. Washington Redskins – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Redskins 10 3 16 0 29
Seahawks 0 0 0 0 0

at Kingdome, Seattle

Game information

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.pro-football-reference.com
  2. ^ 1989 Seahawks Media Guide, accessed February 14, 2015.
  3. ^ 1990 Seahawks Media Guide, accessed February 14, 2015.
  4. ^ 1989 NFL season results, NFL.com, accessed February 14, 2015.

External links[edit]