1996 Seattle Seahawks season

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1996 Seattle Seahawks season
Head coach Dennis Erickson
Home field Kingdome
Results
Record 7–9
Division place T-4th AFC West
Playoff finish did not qualify
Pro Bowlers DE Michael Sinclair
AP All-Pros DT Cortez Kennedy
(2nd team)

The 1996 Seattle Seahawks season was the team's 21st season with the National Football League.

1996 NFL Draft[edit]

1996 Seahawks Draft Selections
Round/Pick Player Position College
1/21 Pete Kendall Offensive Guard Boston College
2/46 Fred Thomas Defensive Back Tennessee-Martin
3/77 Robert Barr Offensive Tackle Rutgers
3/91 Reggie Brown Running Back Fresno State
4/99 Phillip Daniels Defensive End Georgia
4/131 Eric Unverzagt Linebacker Wisconsin
6/184 Reggie Green Offensive Guard Florida
6/209 T. J. Cunningham Defensive Back Colorado
7/225 Johnie Church Defensive End Florida

Personnel[edit]

Staff[edit]

1996 Seattle Seahawks staff
Front office
  • Owner – Ken Behring
  • President – David Behring
  • Executive Vice President – Mickey Loomis
  • Vice President of Football Operations – Randy Mueller
  • Co-College Scouting Director – Mike Allman
  • Co-College Scouting Director – Phil Neri
  • Assistant Player Personnel Director – Rick Thompson

Head coaches

  • Head Coach – Dennis Erickson
  • Assistant Head Coach/Tight Ends – Gregg Smith

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

Strength and conditioning

  • Strength and Conditioning – Dana LeDuc

Final roster[edit]

1996 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
56 Active, 0 Inactive, 0 Practice squad

[1]

  • Starters in bold.
  • (*) Denotes players that were selected for the 1997 Pro Bowl.

Schedule[edit]

Preseason[edit]

Week Date Kickoff Opponent Results Game Site Attendance TV Recap
Final score Team record
1 August 3 7:00pm PDT Atlanta Falcons W 19-17 1–0 Kingdome 30,284 KING Recap
2 August 8 5:00pm PDT at Oakland Raiders W 24-19 2–0 Oakland–Alameda County Coliseum 38,219 KING Recap
3 August 17 4:00pm PDT at Indianapolis Colts L 13-15 2–1 RCA Dome 38,930 KING Recap
4 August 23 7:00pm PDT San Francisco 49ers W 20-3 3–1 Kingdome 38,144 KING Recap
Source: Seahawks Media Guides [2][3]

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 1 1:00pm PDT at San Diego Chargers L 7–29 0–1 Jack Murphy Stadium 58,780 NBC Recap
2 September 8 1:00pm PDT Denver Broncos L 20–30 0–2 Kingdome 43,671 NBC Recap
3 September 15 1:00pm PDT Kansas City Chiefs L 17–35 0–3 Kingdome 39,790 NBC Recap
4 September 22 10:00am PDT at Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 17–13 1–3 Houlihan's Stadium 30,212 NBC Recap
5 September 29 1:00pm PDT Green Bay Packers L 10–31 1–4 Kingdome 59,973 Fox Recap
6 October 6 10:00am PDT at Miami Dolphins W 22–15 2–4 Pro Player Stadium 59,539 NBC Recap
7 Bye
8 October 17 5:00pm PDT at Kansas City Chiefs L 17–34 2–5 Arrowhead Stadium 76,057 TNT Recap
9 October 27 1:00pm PST San Diego Chargers W 32–13 3–5 Kingdome 38,143 NBC Recap
10 November 3 1:00pm PST Houston Oilers W 23–16 4–5 Kingdome 36,320 NBC Recap
11 November 10 1:00pm PST Minnesota Vikings W 42–23 5–5 Kingdome 50,794 Fox Recap
12 November 17 10:00am PST at Detroit Lions L 16–17 5–6 Silverdome 51,194 NBC Recap
13 November 24 1:00pm PST Oakland Raiders L 21–27 5–7 Kingdome 47,506 NBC Recap
14 December 1 1:00pm PST at Denver Broncos L 7–34 5–8 Mile High Stadium 74,982 NBC Recap
15 December 8 1:00pm PST Buffalo Bills W 26–18 6–8 Kingdome 41,373 NBC Recap
16 December 15 5:00pm PST at Jacksonville Jaguars L 13–20 6–9 Jacksonville Municipal Stadium 66,134 ESPN Recap
17 December 22 1:00pm PST at Oakland Raiders W 28–21 7–9 Oakland–Alameda County Coliseum 33,455 NBC Recap
Bold indicates division opponents.
Source: 1996 NFL season results [4]

Standings[edit]

AFC West
W L T PCT PF PA STK
(1) Denver Broncos 13 3 0 .813 391 275 L1
Kansas City Chiefs 9 7 0 .563 297 300 L3
San Diego Chargers 8 8 0 .500 310 376 W1
Oakland Raiders 7 9 0 .438 340 293 L2
Seattle Seahawks 7 9 0 .438 317 376 W1

Game summaries[edit]

Preseason[edit]

Week P1: vs. Atlanta Falcons[edit]

Preseason Week One: Seattle Seahawks vs. Atlanta Falcons – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Falcons 7 3 0717
Seahawks 0 10 9019

at Kingdome, Seattle

  • Date: August 3
  • Game time: 7:06pm local
  • Game weather: indoors
  • Game attendance: 30,284
  • Referee: Howard Roe
  • TV: KING
  • Gamebook

Week P2: at Oakland Raiders[edit]

Preseason Week Two: Seattle Seahawks at Oakland Raiders – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Seahawks 7 14 0324
Raiders 0 3 31319

at Oakland–Alameda County Coliseum, Oakland, California

  • Date: August 3
  • Game time: 5:05pm local
  • Game weather: partly cloudy, 63 °F (17 °C), 76% humidity, wind WNW 10 miles per hour (16 km/h)
  • Game attendance: 38,219
  • Referee: Ed Hochuli
  • TV: KING
  • Gamebook

Week P3: at Indianapolis Colts[edit]

Preseason Week Three: Seattle Seahawks at Indianapolis Colts – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Seahawks 3 0 01013
Colts 3 0 01215

at RCA Dome, Indianapolis

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

Preseason Week Four: Seattle Seahawks vs. San Francisco 49ers – Game summary
1 2 34Total
49ers 3 0 003
Seahawks 3 0 10720

at Kingdome, Seattle

Regular Season[edit]

Week 1: at San Diego Chargers[edit]

Week One: Seattle Seahawks at San Diego Chargers – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Seahawks 0 7 007
Chargers 7 6 31329

at San Diego Stadium, San Diego, California

  • Date: September 1
  • Game time: 1:05pm local
  • Game weather: clear, 84 °F (29 °C), 73% humidity, wind WSW 8 miles per hour (13 km/h)
  • Game attendance: 58,780
  • Referee: Jerry Markbreit
  • TV: NBC
  • Gamebook
Game information

Week 2: vs. Denver Broncos[edit]

Week Two: Seattle Seahawks vs. Denver Broncos – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Broncos 3 10 71030
Seahawks 3 3 7720

at Kingdome, Seattle

Game information

Week 3: vs. Kansas City Chiefs[edit]

Week Three: Seattle Seahawks vs. Kansas City Chiefs – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Chiefs 14 7 7735
Seahawks 0 10 0717

at Kingdome, Seattle

Game information

Week 4: at Tampa Bay Buccaneers[edit]

Week Four: Seattle Seahawks at Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Seahawks 0 3 01417
Buccaneers 3 7 0313

at Houlihan's Stadium, Tampa, Florida

  • Date: September 22
  • Game time: 4:05pm local
  • Game weather: clear, 77 °F (25 °C), 89% humidity, wind WSW 3 miles per hour (4.8 km/h)
  • Game attendance: 30,212
  • Referee: Bob McElwee
  • TV: Fox
  • Gamebook
Game information

Week 5: vs. Green Bay Packers[edit]

Week Five: Seattle Seahawks vs. Green Bay Packers – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Packers 10 7 7731
Seahawks 0 7 3010

at Kingdome, Seattle

Game information

Week 6: at Miami Dolphins[edit]

Week Six: Seattle Seahawks at Miami Dolphins – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Seahawks 7 7 0822
Dolphins 3 6 6015

at Pro Player Stadium, Miami

  • Date: October 6
  • Game time: 1:01pm local
  • Game weather: cloudy, 76 °F (24 °C), 96% humidity, wind W 5 miles per hour (8.0 km/h)
  • Game attendance: 59,539
  • Referee: Tom White
  • TV: NBC
  • Gamebook
Game information

Week 8: at Kansas City Chiefs[edit]

Week Eight: Seattle Seahawks at Kansas City Chiefs – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Seahawks 0 3 7616
Chiefs 10 10 7734

at Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri

  • Date: October 17
  • Game time: 7:01pm local
  • Game weather: partly cloudy, 49 °F (9 °C), 61% humidity, wind NW 12 miles per hour (19 km/h)
  • Game attendance: 76,057
  • Referee: Bernie Kukar
  • TV: TNT
  • Gamebook
Game information

Week 9: vs. San Diego Chargers[edit]

Week Nine: Seattle Seahawks vs. San Diego Chargers – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Chargers 3 3 0713
Seahawks 3 17 3932

at Kingdome, Seattle

Game information

Week 10: vs. Houston Oilers[edit]

Week Ten: Seattle Seahawks vs. Houston Oilers – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Oilers 3 0 31016
Seahawks 3 3 31423

at Kingdome, Seattle

Game information

Week 11: vs. Minnesota Vikings[edit]

Week Eleven: Seattle Seahawks vs. Minnesota Vikings – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Vikings 0 7 01623
Seahawks 10 18 7742

at Kingdome, Seattle

Game information

Week 12: at Detroit Lions[edit]

Week Twelve: Seattle Seahawks at Detroit Lions – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Seahawks 7 3 3316
Lions 0 7 7317

at Silverdome, Pontiac, Michigan

Game information

Week 13: vs. Oakland Raiders[edit]

Week Thirteen: Seattle Seahawks vs. Oakland Raiders – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Raiders 0 14 31027
Seahawks 3 7 3821

at Kingdome, Seattle

Game information

Week 14 at Denver Broncos[edit]

Week Fourteen: Seattle Seahawks at Denver Broncos – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Seahawks 7 0 007
Broncos 14 13 7034

at Mile High Stadium, Denver, Colorado

  • Date: December 1
  • Game time: 2:04pm local
  • Game weather: partly cloudy, 50 °F (10 °C), 21% humidity, wind S 6 miles per hour (9.7 km/h)
  • Game attendance: 74,982
  • Referee: Ron Blum
  • TV: NBC
  • Gamebook
Game information

Week 15: vs. Buffalo Bills[edit]

Week Fifteen: Seattle Seahawks vs. Buffalo Bills – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Bills 0 8 01018
Seahawks 10 6 3726

at Kingdome, Seattle

  • Date: December 8
  • Game time: 1:05pm local
  • Game weather: indoors
  • Game attendance: 41,373
  • Referee: Howard Roe
  • TV: NBC
  • Gamebook
Game information

Week 16: at Jacksonville Jaguars[edit]

Week Sixteen: Seattle Seahawks at Jacksonville Jaguars – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Seahawks 0 10 3013
Jaguars 7 0 01320

at Jacksonville Municipal Stadium, Jacksonville, Florida

  • Date: December 15
  • Game time: 8:03pm local
  • Game weather: clear, 47 °F (8 °C), 76% humidity, wind NE 10 miles per hour (16 km/h)
  • Game attendance: 66,134
  • Referee: Red Cashion
  • TV: ESPN
  • Gamebook
Game information

Week 17: at Oakland Raiders[edit]

Week Seventeen: Seattle Seahawks at Oakland Raiders – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Seahawks 0 13 15028
Raiders 8 6 7021

at Oakland–Alameda County Coliseum, Oakland, California

  • Date: December 22
  • Game time: 1:05pm local
  • Game weather: cloudy, 57 °F (14 °C), 69% humidity, wind SW 28 miles per hour (45 km/h)
  • Game attendance: 33,455
  • Referee: Mike Carey
  • TV: NBC
  • Gamebook
Game information

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.pro-football-reference.com
  2. ^ 1996 Seahawks Media Guide, accessed February 14, 2015.
  3. ^ 1997 Seahawks Media Guide, accessed February 14, 2015.
  4. ^ 1996 NFL season results, NFL.com, accessed February 14, 2015.

External links[edit]