2004 Seattle Seahawks season

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2004 Seattle Seahawks season
Head coach Mike Holmgren
General manager Bob Whitsitt
Home field Qwest Field
Record 9–7
Division place 1st NFC West
Playoff finish Lost Wildcard (St. Louis) 27–20
Previous season Next season
< 2003 2005 >
The Seahawks in the red zone in their week 3 shutout of San Francisco, September 26

The 2004 Seattle Seahawks season was the team's 29th season with the National Football League. Seahawks Stadium was renamed Qwest Field when Qwest bought the naming rights on June 2, 2004.

2004 NFL Draft[edit]

2004 Seahawks Draft Selections
Round/Pick Player Position College
1/23 Marcus Tubbs Defensive Tackle Texas
2/53 Michael Boulware Defensive Back Florida State
3/84 Sean Locklear Offensive Guard North Carolina State
4/116 Niko Koutouvides Linebacker Purdue
5/157 D. J. Hackett Wide Receiver Colorado
6/189 Craig Terrill Defensive Tackle Purdue
7/224 Donnie Jones Punter LSU

Final roster[edit]

2004 Seattle Seahawks final roster

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen


Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists

Practice squad

Rookies in italics
59 Active, 0 Inactive, 0 Practice squad


  • Starters in bold.
  • (*) Denotes players that were selected for the 2005 Pro Bowl.



Week Date Kickoff Opponent Results Game Site Attendance TV Recap
Final score Team record
1 August 16 5:00pm PDT at Green Bay Packers W 21-3 1–0 Lambeau Field 69,718 ABC GameCenter
2 August 21 7:00pm PDT Denver Broncos L 3-19 1–1 Qwest Field 48,090 KONG GameCenter
3 August 27 7:00pm PDT at San Diego Chargers W 26-20 2–1 Qualcomm Stadium 35,536 KONG GameCenter
4 September 2 6:00pm PDT Minnesota Vikings W 23-21 3–1 Qwest Field 50,198 KONG GameCenter
Source: Seahawks Media Guides [2] [3]

Regular Season[edit]

Divisional matchups have the NFC West playing the NFC South and the AFC North.

Week Date Kickoff Opponent Results Game Site Attendance TV Recap
Final score Team record
1 September 12 10:00am PDT at New Orleans Saints W 21–7 1–0 Louisiana Superdome 64,900 Fox GameCenter
2 September 19 1:05pm PDT at Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 10–6 2–0 Raymond James Stadium 65,089 Fox GameCenter
3 September 26 1:15pm PDT San Francisco 49ers W 34–0 3–0 Qwest Field 66,709 Fox GameCenter
4 Bye
5 October 10 1:15pm PDT St. Louis Rams L 27–33 OT 3–1 Qwest Field 66,940 Fox GameCenter
6 October 17 10:00am PDT at New England Patriots L 20–30 3–2 Gillette Stadium 68,756 Fox GameCenter
7 October 24 1:15pm PDT at Arizona Cardinals L 17–25 3–3 Sun Devil Stadium 35,695 Fox GameCenter
8 October 31 1:05pm PST Carolina Panthers W 23–17 4–3 Qwest Field 66,214 Fox GameCenter
9 November 7 1:05pm PST at San Francisco 49ers W 42–27 5–3 3Com Park 64,423 Fox GameCenter
10 November 14 10:00am PST at St. Louis Rams L 12–23 5–4 Edward Jones Dome 66,044 Fox GameCenter
11 November 21 1:05pm PST Miami Dolphins W 24–17 6–4 Qwest Field 66,644 CBS GameCenter
12 November 28 1:15pm PST Buffalo Bills L 9–38 6–5 Qwest Field 66,271 CBS GameCenter
13 December 6 6:00pm PST Dallas Cowboys L 39–43 6–6 Qwest Field 68,093 ABC GameCenter
14 December 12 10:00am PST at Minnesota Vikings W 27–23 7–6 Metrodome 64,110 Fox GameCenter
15 December 19 10:00am PST at New York Jets L 14–37 7–7 Giants Stadium 77,894 Fox GameCenter
16 December 26 1:15pm PST Arizona Cardinals W 24–21 8–7 Qwest Field 65,825 Fox GameCenter
17 January 2 1:05pm PST Atlanta Falcons W 28–26 9–7 Qwest Field 66,740 Fox GameCenter
Bold indicates division opponents.
Source: 2004 NFL season results [4]


For more details on this topic, see 2005–06 NFL playoffs.
Week Date Kickoff Opponent (seed) Results Game Site Attendance TV Recap
Final score Team record
WC January 8 1:15pm PST St. Louis Rams (5) L 20–27 0–1 Qwest Field 65,397 ABC GameCenter


NFC West
(4) Seattle Seahawks 9 7 0 .563 3–3 8–4 371 373 W2
(5) St. Louis Rams 8 8 0 .500 5–1 7–5 319 392 W2
Arizona Cardinals 6 10 0 .375 2–4 5–7 284 322 W1
San Francisco 49ers 2 14 0 .125 2–4 2–10 259 322 L3

Game summaries[edit]

Week 1[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
• Seahawks 0 14 7 0 21
Saints 0 7 0 0 7


The Seahawks won for only the seventh time in their last eighteen road games, holding Aaron Brooks to one touchdown while forcing two New Orleans fumbles.

Week 2[edit]

The Seahawks defeated the Buccaneers 10–6 despite recording only nine first downs and being shut out in the second half. The Seahawks intercepted Brad Johnson and Chris Simms and limited the Bucs to just 271 total yards.

Week 3[edit]

The Seahawks home opener was a 34–0 shutout of the 49ers where they intercepted Ken Dorsey twice and limited the Niners to just 175 yards. It was San Francisco's first shutout loss since losing to the Atlanta Falcons 0-7 in 1977.

Week 4[edit]


Week 5[edit]

The Seahawks suffered their first home loss since 2002. The Rams were bullied in the first half and fell behind 24–7, but in the second half Marc Bulger threw two touchdowns as the Rams outscored Seattle 20–3; tied 27–27 the game went to overtime and Bulger threw three passes – the last a 52-yard score to Shaun McDonald and the 33–27 Rams win.

Week 6[edit]

A week after losing to one participant in Super Bowl XXXVI the Seahawks fell to that game's winner as the Patriots reached a league-record 20th consecutive win (regular and postseason) 30–20. Matt Hasselbeck, a former Patriots ball boy whose dad Don Hasselbeck played in Foxboro alongside Steve Grogan, threw for 349 yards but was intercepted twice.

Week 7[edit]

Playing in Sun Devil Stadium the Seahawks' previous road woes resumed with four interceptions thrown by Matt Hasselbeck and the Seahawks limited to just 257 total yards in a 25–17 loss. Seattle erased a 16–3 gap (the go-ahead score came when Ken Lucas picked off Josh McCown and ran back a 21-yard score) but gave up a safety, then gave up a 23-yard touchdown by Emmitt Smith in the fourth quarter.

Week 8[edit]

Against the defending NFC champion Panthers the Seahawks erupted to 237 rushing yards and a 23–17 win. Shaun Alexander accounted for 195 rushing yards and a touchdown.

Week 9[edit]

Despite seven penalties for 55 yards the Seahawks shot down the 49ers at Candlestick Park 42–27, rushing for 184 yards and two touchdowns alongside 285 yards and three scores from Matt Hasselbeck. The Seahawks ended the game when they intercepted Tim Rattay and ran back a 23-yard score in the fourth.

Week 10[edit]

At St. Louis the Rams won a battle of field goals 23–12, limiting Hasselbeck to just 172 yards. Hasselbeck was knocked out of the game.

Week 11[edit]

The Dolphins rallied from down 17–7 to tie the game, but in the fourth Michael Boulware picked off A.J. Feeley and ran back a 63-yard touchdown. Trent Dilfer started instead of Matt Hasselbeck and managed a touchdown to Jerry Rice in the 24–17 Seahawks win.

Week 12[edit]

The 6–4 Seahawks hosted the 4–6 Bills and Willis McGahee exploded to four touchdowns in a 38–9 Buffalo rout. Drew Bledsoe was intercepted three times but managed a touchdown to Lee Evans.

Week 13[edit]

Hosting Monday Night Football the Seahawks' roller-coaster of a season continued as they fell to 6–6 to the now-5-7 Cowboys. The Hawks led 14–3 after one quarter, but in the second the Cowboys scored 23 points (botching a two-point attempt after Vinny Testaverde's touchdown to Terrance Copper). In the fourth Matt Hasselbeck (414 total yards) erupted to three touchdown drives, two of them ending in Shaun Alexander rushes, a 19-yard score to Jerheme Urban, and a two-point conversion to Darrell Jackson, but the Seahawks could not hold on to a 39–29 lead; Testaverde found Keyshawn Johnson for a 34-yard touchdown with 1:54 to go; the Cowboys kicked onsides and recovered, then four Julius Jones rushes ended in a 17-yard score with 37 seconds remaining. The Seahawks' final drive petered out and the Cowboys had the stunning 43–39 win.

Week 14[edit]

The Seahawks rallied to beat the Vikings 27–23 on 334 yards and three touchdowns by Hasselbeck and 112 more rushing yards from Shaun Alexander. Darrell Jackson competed despite learning on game morning that his father had died; he caught ten passes for 135 yards and a go-ahead touchdown.

Week 15[edit]

Matt Hasselbeck managed two touchdowns in the first half but the game collapsed as the NY Jets scored 24 points in the first half then shut out the Seahawks while adding two more Chad Pennington touchdowns, marred by a missed PAT. Curtis Martin rushed for 134 yards and two scores, outpacing the entire Seahawks backfield (88 rushing yards).

Week 16[edit]

Shaun Alexander accounted for 154 yards and all three Seahawks touchdowns as Seattle returned to Qwest Field and edged the five-win Cardinals 24–21. Trent Dilfer subbed for Hasselbeck but managed only 128 passing yards.

Week 17[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Falcons 7 10 0 9 26
• Seahawks 7 7 7 7 28

The Seahawks clinched the NFC West by erasing a 17–7 Falcons lead to win 28–26. [6] It was the second time in three seasons the Falcons made the playoffs despite losing the regular-season finale.

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