2004 Seattle Seahawks season
|2004 Seattle Seahawks season|
|Head coach||Mike Holmgren|
|General manager||Bob Whitsitt|
|Home field||Qwest Field|
|Division place||1st NFC West|
|Playoff finish||Lost Wildcard (St. Louis) 27–20|
- 1 2004 NFL Draft
- 2 Final roster
- 3 Schedule
- 4 Standings
- 5 Game summaries
- 6 External links
- 7 References
2004 NFL Draft
|1/23||Marcus Tubbs||Defensive Tackle||Texas|
|2/53||Michael Boulware||Defensive Back||Florida State|
|3/84||Sean Locklear||Offensive Guard||North Carolina State|
|5/157||D. J. Hackett||Wide Receiver||Colorado|
|6/189||Craig Terrill||Defensive Tackle||Purdue|
|2004 Seattle Seahawks final roster|
- Starters in bold.
- (*) Denotes players that were selected for the 2005 Pro Bowl.
|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|
Divisional matchups have the NFC West playing the NFC South and the AFC North.
|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|
|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 
|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|
|(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|
|San Francisco 49ers||2||14||0||.125||2–4||2–10||259||322||L3|
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.
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.
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.
BYE WEEK NO GAME
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.