2004 Seattle Seahawks season

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2004 Seattle Seahawks season
Head coach Mike Holmgren
General manager Bob Whitsitt
Home field Qwest Field
Results
Record 9–7
Division place 1st NFC West
Playoff finish Lost Wildcard (St. Louis) 27–20
Timeline
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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. The Seahawks struggled all season, however, despite that, they still managed to sneak into the playoffs with 9-7 record. In the Wildcard round, the Seahawks met the Rams, who defeated them twice during the season. Seattle looked to avoid the sweep, but it was too late as Matt Hasselbeck's game-tying drive to Bobby Engram was incomplete, leading Hasselbeck to his knees and punch the turf in frustration. The Rams won 27-20, completing a three-game sweep.

Mid-season, the Seahawks acquired Hall of Fame wide receiver Jerry Rice to help with the team's struggling receiving corps, however, his role diminished. The Wildcard game was likely Rice's last game in the NFL. During that game, he did not catch a pass. In the off-season, Rice would sign with the Denver Broncos, and though he would never play for them, he quietly retired.

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
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists



Practice squad



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

[1]

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

Schedule[edit]

Preseason[edit]

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]

Postseason[edit]

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

Standings[edit]

NFC West
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
(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]

Preseason[edit]

Week P1: at Green Bay Packers[edit]

Preseason Week One: Seattle Seahawks at Green Bay Packers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Seahawks 7 7 0 7 21
Packers 3 0 0 0 3

at Lambeau Field, Green Bay, Wisconsin

  • Date: August 16
  • Game time: 7:05pm local
  • Game weather: overcast, 68 °F (20 °C), 60% humidity, wind S 8 miles per hour (13 km/h)
  • Game attendance: 69,718
  • Referee: Bill Leavy
  • TV: ABC
  • Gamecenter, Gamebook

Week P2: vs. Denver Broncos[edit]

Preseason Week Two: Seattle Seahawks vs. Denver Broncos – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Broncos 0 6 3 10 19
Seahawks 0 3 0 0 3

at Qwest Field, Seattle, Washington

  • Date: August 21
  • Game time: 7:05pm local
  • Game weather: cloudy, 66 °F (19 °C), 88% humidity, wind S 10 miles per hour (16 km/h)
  • Game attendance: 48,090
  • Referee: Pete Morelli
  • TV: KONG
  • Gamecenter, Gamebook

Week P3: at San Diego Chargers[edit]

Preseason Week Three: Seattle Seahawks at San Diego Chargers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Seahawks 10 13 3 0 26
Chargers 0 0 7 13 20

at Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, California

  • Date: August 16
  • Game time: 7:05pm local
  • Game weather: clear, 73 °F (23 °C), 61% humidity, wind WSW 8 miles per hour (13 km/h)
  • Game attendance: 35,536
  • Referee: Ed Hochuli
  • TV: KONG
  • Gamecenter, Gamebook

Week P4: vs. Minnesota Vikings[edit]

Preseason Week Four: Seattle Seahawks vs. Minnesota Vikings – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Vikings 7 0 14 0 21
Seahawks 0 14 3 6 23

at Qwest Field, Seattle, Washington

  • Date: September 2
  • Game time: 6:07pm local
  • Game weather: partly cloudy, 66 °F (19 °C), 52% humidity, wind variabl 5 miles per hour (8.0 km/h)
  • Game attendance: 50,198
  • Referee: Mike Carey
  • TV: KONG
  • Gamecenter, Gamebook

Regular Season[edit]

Week 1: at New Orleans Saints[edit]

Week One: Seattle Seahawks at New Orleans  – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Seahawks 0 14 7 0 21
Saints 0 7 0 0 7

at Louisiana Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana

Game information
First quarter
  • no scoring
Second quarter
Third quarter
  • SEA – Shaun Alexander 9-yard run (Josh Brown kick), 3:06 (SEA 21–7)
Fourth quarter
  • no scoring
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Team – passrushtotalto
  • SEA – 246 – 169 – 415 – 2
  • NO – 207 – 74 – 281 – 3

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: at Tampa Bay Buccaneers[edit]

Week Two: Seattle Seahawks at Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Seahawks 3 7 0 0 10
Buccaneers 0 3 0 3 6

at Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Florida

  • Date: September 19
  • Game time: 4:05pm local
  • Game weather: partly cloudy, 88 °F (31 °C), 46% humidity, wind NE 8 miles per hour (13 km/h)
  • Game attendance: 65,089
  • Referee: Johnny Grier
  • TV: Fox
  • Gamecenter, Gamebook
Game information
First quarter
  • SEA – Josh Brown 44-yard field goal, 2:24 (SEA 3–0)
Second quarter
Third quarter
  • no scoring
Fourth quarter
  • TB – Martin Gramatica 27-yard field goal, 4:35 (SEA 10–6)

–)

Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Team – passrushtotalto
  • SEA – 124 – 58 – 182 – 1
  • TB – 179 – 92 – 271 – 3

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: vs. San Francisco 49ers[edit]

Week Three: Seattle Seahawks vs. San Francisco 49ers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
49ers 0 0 0 0 0
Seahawks 17 7 10 0 34

at Qwest Field, Seattle, Washington

  • Date: September 26
  • Game time: 1:16pm local
  • Game weather: overcast, 57 °F (14 °C), 87% humidity, wind variable 3 miles per hour (4.8 km/h)
  • Game attendance: 66,709
  • Referee: Bill Carollo
  • TV: Fox
  • Gamecenter, Gamebook
Game information
First quarter
  • SEA – Josh Brown 35-yard field goal, 8:24 (SEA 3–0)
  • SEA – Shaun Alexander 1-yard run (Josh Brown kick), 4:37 (SEA 10–0)
Second quarter
  • SEA – Shaun Alexander 3-yard pass from Matt Hasselbeck (Josh Brown kick), 2:28 (SEA 17–0)
  • SEA – Shaun Alexander 1-yard run (Josh Brown kick), 1:02 (SEA 24–0)
Third quarter
  • SEA – Itula Mili 1-yard pass from Matt Hasselbeck (Josh Brown kick), 10:41 (SEA 31–0)
  • SEA – Josh Brown 28-yard field goal, 2:09 (SEA 34–0)
Fourth quarter
  • no scoring
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Team – passrushtotalto
  • SF – 127 – 48 – 175 – 4
  • SEA – 257 – 117 – 374 – 0

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 5: vs. St. Louis Rams[edit]

Week Five: Seattle Seahawks vs. St. Louis Rams – Game summary
1 2 3 4 OT Total
Rams 0 7 3 17 6 33
Seahawks 7 17 0 3 0 27

at Qwest Field, Seattle, Washington

  • Date: October 10
  • Game time: 1:15pm local
  • Game weather: clear, 57 °F (14 °C), 82% humidity, wind SE 8 miles per hour (13 km/h)
  • Game attendance: 58,513
  • Referee: Pete Morelli
  • TV: Fox
  • Gamecenter, Gamebook
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
  • STL – Jeff Wilkins 39-yard field goal, 0:56 (SEA 24–10)
Fourth quarter
  • SEA – Josh Brown 34-yard field goal, 8:42 (SEA 27–10)
  • STL – Brandon Manumaleuna 8-yard pass from Marc Bulger (Jeff Wilkins kick), 5:34 (SEA 27–17)
  • STL – Kevin Curtis 41-yard pass from Marc Bulger (Jeff Wilkins kick), 3:30 (SEA 27–24)
  • STL – Jeff Wilkins 36-yard field goal, 0:08 (Tied 27–27)
Overtime
  • STL – Shaun McDonald 52-yard pass from Marc Bulger, 11:58 (STL 33–27)
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Team – passrushtotalto
  • STL – 317 – 124 – 441 – 3
  • SEA – 204 – 187 – 391 – 0

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: at New England Patriots[edit]

Week Six: Seattle Seahawks at New England Patriots – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Seahawks 0 6 3 11 20
Patriots 10 10 0 10 30

at Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Massachusetts

  • Date: October 17
  • Game time: 1:02pm local
  • Game weather: partly cloudy, 50 °F (10 °C), 65% humidity, wind SSW 12 miles per hour (19 km/h)
  • Game attendance: 68,756
  • Referee: Terry McAulay
  • TV: Fox
  • Gamecenter, Gamebook
Game information
First quarter
  • NE – Corey Dillon 1-yard run (Adam Vinatieri kick), 7:44 (NE 7–0)
  • NE – Adam Vinatieri 40-yard field goal, 2:14 (NE 10–0)
Second quarter
  • NE – David Patten 6-yard pass from Tom Brady (Adam Vinatieri kick), 12:32 (NE 17–0)
  • SEA – Josh Brown 33-yard field goal, 9:35 (NE 17–3)
  • NE – Adam Vinatieri 39-yard field goal, 3:07 (NE 20–3)
  • SEA – Josh Brown 40-yard field goal, 0:34 (NE 20–6)
Third quarter
  • SEA – Josh Brown 28-yard field goal, 9:01 (NE 20–9)
Fourth quarter
  • SEA – Shaun Alexander 9-yard run (2-pt PAT: Jerramy Stevens pass from Matt Hasselbeck), 11:05 (NE 20–17)
  • NE – Adam Vinatieri 30-yard field goal, 6:43 (NE 23–17)
  • SEA – Josh Brown 31-yard field goal, 3:01 (NE 23–20)
  • NE – Corey Dillon 9-yard run (Adam Vinatieri kick), 1:55 (NE 30–20)
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Team – passrushtotalto
  • SEA – 341 – 102 – 443 – 2
  • NE – 224 – 138 – 362 – 2

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: at Arizona Cardinals[edit]

Week Seven: Seattle Seahawks at Arizona Cardinals – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Seahawks 0 3 7 7 17
Cardinals' 7 6 3 9 25

at Sun Devil Stadium, Tempe, Arizona

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
  • SEA – Josh Brown 54-yard field goal, 6:28 (ARI 7–3)
  • ARI – Neil Rackers 55-yard field goal, 3:01 (ARI 10–3)
  • ARI – Neil Rackers 55-yard field goal, 1:01 (ARI 13–3)
Third quarter
  • ARI – Neil Rackers 50-yard field goal, 2:50 (ARI 16–3)
  • SEA – Darrell Jackson 1-yard pass from Matt Hasselbeck (Josh Brown kick), 0:05 (ARI 16–10)
Fourth quarter
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Team – passrushtotalto
  • SEA – 180 – 77 – 257 – 4
  • ARI – 189 – 127 – 316 – 2

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: vs. Carolina Panthers[edit]

Week Eight: Seattle Seahawks vs. Carolina Panthers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Panthers 0 7 3 7 17
Seahawks 7 7 3 6 23

at Qwest Field, Seattle, Washington

  • Date: October 31
  • Game time: 1:06pm local
  • Game weather: clear, 49 °F (9 °C), 64% humidity, wind SE 6 miles per hour (9.7 km/h)
  • Game attendance: 66,214
  • Referee: Ed Hochuli
  • TV: Fox
  • Gamecenter, Gamebook
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
  • CAR – John Kasay 22-yard field goal, 12:04 (SEA 14–10)
  • SEA – Josh Brown 19-yard field goal, 6:44 (SEA 17–10)
Fourth quarter
  • SEA – Josh Brown 19-yard field goal, 13:27 (SEA 20–10)
  • SEA – Josh Brown 19-yard field goal, 5:42 (SEA 23–10)
  • CAR – Muhsin Muhammad 20-yard pass from Jake Delhomme (John Kasay kick), 1:39 (SEA 23–17)
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Team – passrushtotalto
  • CAR – 248 – 94 – 342 – 1
  • SEA – 196 – 237 – 433 – 2

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: at San Francisco 49ers[edit]

Week Nine: Seattle Seahawks at San Francisco 49ers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Seahawks 7 14 14 7 42
49ers 14 3 7 3 27

at Monster Park, San Francisco, California

  • Date: November 7
  • Game time: 1:05pm local
  • Game weather: clear, 57 °F (14 °C), 77% humidity, wind NE 8 miles per hour (13 km/h)
  • Game attendance: 64,423
  • Referee: Tony Corrente
  • TV: Fox
  • Gamecenter, Gamebook
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
  • SEA – Shaun Alexander 1-yard run (Josh Brown kick), 6:37 (Tied 14–14)
  • SEA – Shaun Alexander 4-yard run (Josh Brown kick), 1:57 (SEA 21–14)
  • SF – Todd Peterson 27-yard field goal, 0:03 (SEA 21–17)
Third quarter
  • SF – Brandon Lloyd 39-yard pass from Tim Rattay (Todd Peterson kick), 12:41 (SF 24–21)
  • SEA – Koren Robinson 25-yard pass from Matt Hasselbeck (Josh Brown kick), 11:16 (SEA 28–24)
  • SEA – Darrell Jackson 39-yard pass from Matt Hasselbeck (Josh Brown kick), 1:32 (SEA 35–24)
Fourth quarter
  • SF – Todd Peterson 30-yard field goal, 11:09 (SEA 35–27)
  • SEA – Anthony Simmons 23-yard interception return (Josh Brown kick), 8:27 (SEA 42–27)
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Team – passrushtotalto
  • SEA – 269 – 184 – 453 – 0
  • SF – 243 – 74 – 317 – 1

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: at St. Louis Rams[edit]

Week Ten: Seattle Seahawks at St. Louis Rams – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Seahawks 0 6 6 0 12
Rams 14 3 3 3 23

at Edward Jones Dome, St. Louis, Missouri

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
  • STL – Jeff Wilkins 36-yard field goal, 12:18 (STL 17–0)
  • SEA – Josh Brown 28-yard field goal, 6:50 (STL 17–3)
  • SEA – Josh Brown 30-yard field goal, 5:03 (STL 17–6)
Third quarter
  • STL – Jeff Wilkins 47-yard field goal, 9:32 (STL 20–6)
  • SEA – Josh Brown 45-yard field goal, 5:54 (STL 20–9)
  • SEA – Josh Brown 41-yard field goal, 3:54 (STL 20–12)
Fourth quarter
  • STL – Jeff Wilkins 23-yard field goal, 0:26 (STL 23–12)
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Team – passrushtotalto
  • SEA – 172 – 200 – 372 – 2
  • STL – 260 – 202 – 462 – 2

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: vs. Miami Dolphins[edit]

Week Eleven: Seattle Seahawks vs. Miami Dolphins – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Dolphins 7 0 7 3 17
Seahawks 10 7 0 7 24

at Qwest Field, Seattle, Washington

  • Date: November 21
  • Game time: 1:06pm local
  • Game weather: partly cloudy, 46 °F (8 °C), 73% humidity, wind SE 3 miles per hour (4.8 km/h)
  • Game attendance: 66,644
  • Referee: Mike Carey
  • TV: CBS
  • Gamecenter, Gamebook
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
  • MIA – Chris Chambers 16-yard pass from A. J. Feeley (Olindo Mare kick), 10:33 (SEA 17–14)
Fourth quarter
  • MIA – Olindo Mare 39-yard field goal, 2:20 (Tied 17–17)
  • SEA – Michael Boulware 63-yard interception return (Josh Brown kick), 0:56 (SEA 24–17)
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Team – passrushtotalto
  • MIA – 177 – 116 – 293 – 3
  • SEA – 219 – 69 – 288 – 4

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: vs. Buffalo Bills[edit]

Week Twelve: Seattle Seahawks vs. Buffalo Bills – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Bills 7 10 7 14 38
Seahawks 0 3 0 6 9

at Qwest Field, Seattle, Washington

  • Date: November 28
  • Game time: 1:16pm local
  • Game weather: clear, 41 °F (5 °C), 82% humidity, wind SE 3 miles per hour (4.8 km/h)
  • Game attendance: 66,271
  • Referee: Pete Morelli
  • TV: CBS
  • Gamecenter, Gamebook
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
  • BUF – Rian Lindell 53-yard field goal, 13:30 (BUF 10–7)
  • SEA – Josh Brown 19-yard field goal, 7:51 (BUF 10–3)
  • BUF – Lee Evans 3-yard pass from Drew Bledsoe (Rian Lindell kick), 0:06 (BUF 17–3)
Third quarter
  • BUF – Willis McGahee 2-yard run (Rian Lindell kick), 6:44 (BUF 24–3)
Fourth quarter
  • BUF – Willis McGahee 30-yard run (Rian Lindell kick), 10:38 (BUF 31–3)
  • BUF – Willis McGahee 1-yard run (Rian Lindell kick), 7:14 (BUF 38–3)
  • SEA – Bobby Engram 8-yard pass from Matt Hasselbeck (PAT failed), 3:41 (BUF 38–9)
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Team – passrushtotalto
  • BUF – 286 – 148 – 434 – 3
  • SEA – 175 – 55 – 230 – 2

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: vs. Dallas Cowboys[edit]

Week Thirteen: Seattle Seahawks vs. Dallas Cowboys – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Cowboys 3 16 10 14 43
Seahawks 14 0 3 22 39

at Qwest Field, Seattle, Washington

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
  • DAL – Julius Jones 10-yard run (Billy Cundiff kick), 13:45 (DAL 26–14)
  • DAL – Billy Cundiff 47-yard field goal, 10:10 (DAL 29–14)
  • SEA – Josh Brown 21-yard field goal, 3:01 (DAL 29–17)
Fourth quarter
  • SEA – Shaun Alexander 1-yard run (Josh Brown kick), 9:30 (DAL 29–24)
  • SEA – Jerheme Urban 19-yard pass from Matt Hasselbeck (2-pt PAT: Darrell Jackson pass from Matt Hasselbeck), 5:29 (SEA 32–29)
  • SEA – Shaun Alexander 32-yard run (Josh Brown kick), 2:46 (SEA 39–29)
  • DAL – Keyshawn Johnson 34-yard pass from Vinny Testaverde (Billy Cundiff kick), 1:45 (SEA 39–36)
  • DAL – Julius Jones 17-yard run (Billy Cundiff kick), 0:32 (DAL 43–39)
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Team – passrushtotalto
  • DAL – 207 – 198 – 405 – 2
  • SEA – 398 – 109 – 507 – 2

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: at Minnesota Vikings[edit]

Week Fourteen: Seattle Seahawks at Minnesota Vikings – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Seahawks 7 14 3 3 27
Vikings 10 10 3 0 23

at Metrodome, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
  • SEA – Shaun Alexander 12-yard pass from Matt Hasselbeck (Josh Brown kick), 12:13 (SEA 14–10)
  • MIN – Morten Andersen 32-yard field goal, 9:48 (SEA 14–13)
  • MIN – Randy Moss 3-yard pass from Daunte Culpepper (Morten Andersen kick), 5:06 (MIN 20–14)
  • SEA – Darrell Jackson 19-yard pass from Matt Hasselbeck (Josh Brown kick), 3:05 (SEA 21–20)
Third quarter
  • MIN – Morten Andersen 31-yard field goal, 11:58 (MIN 23–21)
  • SEA – Josh Brown 33-yard field goal, 6:42 (SEA 24–23)
Fourth quarter
  • SEA – Josh Brown 28-yard field goal, 3:40 (SEA 27–23)
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Team – passrushtotalto
  • SEA – 317 – 138 – 455 – 2
  • MIN – 261 – 113 – 374 – 2

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: at New York Jets[edit]

Week Fifteen: Seattle Seahawks at New York Jets – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Seahawks 7 7 0 0 14
Jets 3 21 6 7 37

at Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey

  • Date: December 19
  • Game time: 1:02pm local
  • Game weather: hazy, 45 °F (7 °C), 82% humidity, wind variable 5 miles per hour (8.0 km/h)
  • Game attendance: 77,894
  • Referee: Scott Green
  • TV: Fox
  • Gamecenter, Gamebook
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
  • NYJ – Curtis Martin 1-yard run (Doug Brien kick), 14:57 (NYJ 10–7)
  • NYJ – Curtis Martin 3-yard run (Doug Brien kick), 7:44 (NYJ 17–7)
  • NYJ – Santana Moss 32-yard pass from Chad Pennington (Doug Brien kick), 1:48 (NYJ 24–7)
  • SEA – Jerramy Stevens 6-yard pass from Matt Hasselbeck (Josh Brown kick), 0:03 (NYJ 24–14)
Third quarter
  • NYJ – Santana Moss 7-yard pass from Chad Pennington (PAT failed), 9:22 (NYJ 30–14)
Fourth quarter
  • NYJ – Justin McCareins 5-yard pass from Chad Pennington (Doug Brien kick), 8:14 (NYJ 37–14)
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Team – passrushtotalto
  • SEA – 187 – 88 – 275 – 3
  • NYJ – 253 – 229 – 482 – 0

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: vs. Arizona Cardinals[edit]

Week Sixteen: Seattle Seahawks vs. Arizona Cardinals – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Cardinals 7 0 0 14 21
Seahawks 0 10 7 7 24

at Qwest Field, Seattle, Washington

  • Date: December 26
  • Game time: 1:16pm local
  • Game weather: overcast, 46 °F (8 °C), 89% humidity, wind variable 3 miles per hour (4.8 km/h)
  • Game attendance: 65,825
  • Referee: Tony Corrente
  • TV: Fox
  • Gamecenter, Gamebook
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
  • SEA – Shaun Alexander 1-yard run (Josh Brown kick), 4:44 (Tied 7–7)
  • SEA – Josh Brown 34-yard field goal, 0:00 (SEA 10–7)
Third quarter
  • SEA – Shaun Alexander 17-yard run (Josh Brown kick), 3:06 (SEA 17–7)
Fourth quarter
  • SEA – Shaun Alexander 23-yard run (Josh Brown kick), 14:50 (SEA 24–7)
  • ARI – Larry Fitzgerald 29-yard pass from Josh McCown (Neil Rackers kick), 11:32 (SEA 24–14)
  • ARI – Larry Fitzgerald 29-yard pass from Josh McCown (Neil Rackers kick), 2:30 (SEA 24–21)
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Team – passrushtotalto
  • ARI – 220 – 97 – 317 – 2
  • SEA – 126 – 175 – 301 – 1

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: vs. Atlanta Falcons[edit]

Week Seventeen: Seattle Seahawks vs. Atlanta Falcons – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Falcons 7 10 0 9 26
Seahawks 7 7 7 7 28

at Qwest Field, Seattle, Washington

  • Date: January 2
  • Game time: 1:06pm local
  • Game weather: clear, 40 °F (4 °C), 58% humidity, wind variable 5 miles per hour (8.0 km/h)
  • Game attendance: 66,740
  • Referee: Mike Carey
  • TV: Fox
  • Gamecenter, Gamebook
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
  • ATL – Jay Feely 33-yard field goal, 8:32 (ATL 10–7)
  • ATL – DeAngelo Hall 48-yard interception return (Jay Feely kick), 6:56 (ATL 17–6)
  • SEA – Darrell Jackson 3-yard pass from Matt Hasselbeck (Josh Brown kick), 3:25 (ATL 17–14)
Third quarter
  • SEA – Jerramy Stevens 3-yard pass from Matt Hasselbeck (Josh Brown kick), 7:35 (SEA 21–17)
Fourth quarter
  • ATL – Jay Feely 40-yard field goal, 10:12 (SEA 21–20)
  • SEA – Matt Hasselbeck 1-yard run (Josh Brown kick), 4:28 (SEA 28–20)
  • ATL – Brian Finneran 3-yard pass from Matt Schaub (PAT failed), 0:00 (SEA 28–26)
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Team – passrushtotalto
  • ATL – 150 – 204 – 353 – 1
  • SEA – 170 – 83 – 253 – 1

The Seahawks clinched the NFC West by erasing a 17–7 Falcons lead to win 28–26. [5] It was the second time in three seasons the Falcons made the playoffs despite losing the regular-season finale.

Postseason[edit]

Main article: NFL playoffs, 2004-05

Seattle entered the postseason as the #4 seed in the NFC.

NFC Wild Card Playoff: vs. #5 St. Louis Rams[edit]

NFC Wild Card Playoff: #5 St. Louis Rams at #4 Seattle Seahawks – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Rams 7 7 3 10 27
Seahawks 3 7 3 7 20

at Qwest Field, Seattle, Washington

  • Date: January 8
  • Game time: 1:37pm local
  • Game weather: partly cloudy, 45 °F (7 °C), 49% humidity, wind SE 9 miles per hour (14 km/h)
  • Game attendance: 58,513
  • Referee: Walt Coleman
  • TV: Fox
  • Gamecenter, Gamebook
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
  • SEA – Josh Brown 30-yard field goal, 8:52 (STL 14–13)
  • STL – Jeff Wilkins 38-yard field goal, 2:35 (STL 17–13)
Fourth quarter
  • SEA – Darrell Jackson 23-yard pass from Matt Hasselbeck (Josh Brown kick), 13:43 (SEA 20–17)
  • STL – Jeff Wilkins 27-yard field goal, 8:07 (Tied 20–20)
  • STL – Cam Cleeland 17-yard pass from Marc Bulger (Jeff Wilkins kick), 2:11 (STL 27–20)
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Team – passrushtotalto
  • STL – 294 – 102 – 396 – 1
  • SEA – 332 – 81 – 413 – 1

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.pro-football-reference.com
  2. ^ 2004 Seahawks Media Guide, accessed February 14, 2015.
  3. ^ 2005 Seahawks Media Guide, accessed February 14, 2015.
  4. ^ 2004 NFL season results, NFL.com, accessed February 14, 2015.
  5. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com