2011 Seattle Seahawks season

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2011 Seattle Seahawks season
Seahawks wordmark 2002-2011.gif
OwnerPaul Allen
Head coachPete Carroll
General managerJohn Schneider
Home fieldCenturyLink Field
Results
Record7–9
Division place3rd NFC West
Playoff finishDid not qualify
Pro Bowlers
AP All-Pros
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The 2011 Seattle Seahawks season was the franchise's 36th season in the National Football League, the 10th playing their home games at CenturyLink Field (formerly known as Qwest Field) and the second under head coach Pete Carroll. It was the first season in over a decade in which the Seahawks came into the season with a new starting quarterback, as incumbent Matt Hasselbeck left for the Tennessee Titans in free agency. The Seahawks equaled their 7–9 record in 2010, but failed to defend their NFC West division title and missed the playoffs. This year was notable for the emergence of the Legion of Boom defensive group.

As of 2020, this is the most recent season in which the Seahawks finished with a losing record.

Offseason[edit]

2011 NFL Draft[edit]

2011 Seattle Seahawks draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 25 James Carpenter  T Alabama
3 75 John Moffitt  G Wisconsin from DET[dr 1]
4 99 K.J. Wright *  LB Mississippi State from DEN[dr 2] [dr 3]
4 107 Kris Durham  WR Georgia from DET[dr 4]
5 154 Richard Sherman *  CB Stanford from KC[dr 5]
5 156 Mark LeGree  FS Appalachian State
6 173 Byron Maxwell  CB Clemson from DET[dr 6] [dr 7]
7 205 Lazarius Levingston  DE LSU from DEN[dr 8]
7 242 Malcolm Smith  OLB USC [dr 9]
      Made roster    †   Pro Football Hall of Fame    *   Made at least one Pro Bowl during career

Draft notes[edit]

  1. ^ Detroit acquired Round 2 Pick 57 from Seattle in exchange for Detroit's third- (#75) and fourth-round (#107) selections. In addition the clubs swapped fifth- and seventh-round picks, with Detroit getting pick 157 and pick 209 and Seattle receiving pick 154 and pick 205.
  2. ^ The team acquired this fourth round selection (#99 overall) in a 2010 trade that sent WR Deion Branch to the New England Patriots.
  3. ^ The team traded its original fourth-round selection (#122 overall) and a 2012 conditional draft selection to the Buffalo Bills in exchange for RB Marshawn Lynch.
  4. ^ Detroit acquired Round 2 Pick 57 from Seattle in exchange for Detroit's third- (#75) and fourth-round (#107) selections. In addition the clubs swapped fifth- and seventh-round picks, with Detroit getting pick 157 and pick 209 and Seattle receiving pick 154 and pick 205.
  5. ^ #154: multiple trades:
    #154: Kansas City/Detroit swap. see #140: Detroit/Kansas City swap.
    #154: Detroit → Seattle (D). see #57: Seattle → Detroit.[citation needed]
  6. ^ The team traded its original sixth round selection (#190 overall) to the San Francisco 49ers in exchange for DE Kentwan Balmer.
  7. ^ The team acquired a new sixth round selection (#173 overall) in a trade that sent DE Lawrence Jackson to the Detroit Lions.
  8. ^ #205: multiple trades:
    #205: Denver → Detroit (PD). see #186: Detroit → Denver (PD).. [source 1]
    #205: Detroit → Seattle (D). see #57: Seattle → Detroit.[citation needed]
  9. ^ Compensatory selection.


Coaching staff[edit]

Seattle Seahawks 2011 staff
Front Office
  • Chairman – Paul Allen
  • President – Peter McLoughlin
  • General Manager – John Schneider
  • Vice President of Football Administration – John Idzik
  • Vice President of Football Operations – Will Lewis
  • Senior Personnel Executive – Scot McCloughan
  • Director of Pro Personnel – Tag Ribary
  • Director of College Scouting – Scott Fitterer
  • Assistant Director of College Scouting – Eric Stokes
  • Assistant Director of Pro Personnel – Trent Kirchner

Head Coaches

  • Executive Vice president of football operations/head coach– Pete Carroll
  • Assistant head coach/offensive line – Tom Cable

Offensive Coaches

 

Defensive Coaches

Special Teams Coaches

Strength and Conditioning

  • Head strength and conditioning – Chris Carlisle
  • Assistant strength and conditioning – Mondray Gee
  • Assistant strength and conditioning – Jamie Yancher

Final roster[edit]

2011 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
53 active, 15 inactive, 9 practice squad

  • Starters in bold.
  • (*) Denotes players that were selected for the 2012 Pro Bowl.

Preseason[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Record Venue Recap
1 August 11 at San Diego Chargers W 24–17 1–0 Qualcomm Stadium Recap
2 August 20 Minnesota Vikings L 7–20 1–1 CenturyLink Field Recap
3 August 27 at Denver Broncos L 20–23 1–2 Sports Authority Field at Mile High Recap
4 September 2 Oakland Raiders W 20–3 2–2 CenturyLink Field Recap

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Record Venue Recap
1 September 11 at San Francisco 49ers L 17–33 0–1 Candlestick Park Recap
2 September 18 at Pittsburgh Steelers L 0–24 0–2 Heinz Field Recap
3 September 25 Arizona Cardinals W 13–10 1–2 CenturyLink Field Recap
4 October 2 Atlanta Falcons L 28–30 1–3 CenturyLink Field Recap
5 October 9 at New York Giants W 36–25 2–3 MetLife Stadium Recap
6 Bye
7 October 23 at Cleveland Browns L 3–6 2–4 Cleveland Browns Stadium Recap
8 October 30 Cincinnati Bengals L 12–34 2–5 CenturyLink Field Recap
9 November 6 at Dallas Cowboys L 13–23 2–6 Cowboys Stadium Recap
10 November 13 Baltimore Ravens W 22–17 3–6 CenturyLink Field Recap
11 November 20 at St. Louis Rams W 24–7 4–6 Edward Jones Dome Recap
12 November 27 Washington Redskins L 17–23 4–7 CenturyLink Field Recap
13 December 1 Philadelphia Eagles W 31–14 5–7 CenturyLink Field Recap
14 December 12 St. Louis Rams W 30–13 6–7 CenturyLink Field Recap
15 December 18 at Chicago Bears W 38–14 7–7 Soldier Field Recap
16 December 24 San Francisco 49ers L 17–19 7–8 CenturyLink Field Recap
17 January 1 at Arizona Cardinals L 20–23 (OT) 7–9 University of Phoenix Stadium Recap
Bold indicates division opponents.
Source: 2011 NFL season results[1]

Standings[edit]

NFC West
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
(2) San Francisco 49ers 13 3 0 .813 5–1 10–2 380 229 W3
Arizona Cardinals 8 8 0 .500 4–2 7–5 312 348 W1
Seattle Seahawks 7 9 0 .438 3–3 6–6 321 315 L2
St. Louis Rams 2 14 0 .125 0–6 1–11 193 407 L7

Game Summaries[edit]

Preseason[edit]

Week P1: at San Diego Chargers[edit]

Preseason Week One: Seattle Seahawks at San Diego Chargers – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Seahawks 0 0 101424
Chargers 7 3 7017

at Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, California

  • Date: August 11
  • Game time: 5:00pm local
  • Game weather: clear, 69 °F (21 °C), 63% humidity, wind W 10 miles per hour (16 km/h)
  • Game attendance: 55,318
  • Referee: Jerome Boger
  • TV: ESPN
  • Gamecenter, Gamebook

Week P2: vs. Minnesota Vikings[edit]

Preseason Week Two: Seattle Seahawks vs. Minnesota Vikings – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Vikings 7 6 0720
Seahawks 0 0 077

at CenturyLink Field, Seattle

Week P3: at Denver Broncos[edit]

Preseason Week Three: Seattle Seahawks at Denver Broncos – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Seahawks 3 0 01720
Broncos 0 10 7623

at Sports Authority Field at Mile High, Denver, Colorado

  • Date: August 27
  • Game time: 7:05pm local
  • Game weather: cloudy, 87 °F (31 °C), 28% humidity, wind NE 11 miles per hour (18 km/h)
  • Game attendance: 72,347
  • Referee: Bill Leavy
  • TV: KING
  • Gamecenter, Gamebook

Week P4: vs. Oakland Raiders[edit]

Preseason Week Four: Seattle Seahawks vs. Oakland Raiders – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Raiders 0 3 003
Seahawks 3 7 01020

at CenturyLink Field, Seattle

  • Date: September 2
  • Game time: 7:36pm local
  • Game weather: clear, 68 °F (20 °C), 46% humidity, wind NW 8 miles per hour (13 km/h)
  • Game attendance: 65,418
  • Referee: Ed Hochuli
  • TV: KING
  • Gamecenter, Gamebook

Regular season[edit]

Week 1: at San Francisco 49ers[edit]

Week One: Seattle Seahawks at San Francisco 49ers – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Seahawks 0 0 71017
49ers 0 16 01733

at Candlestick Park, San Francisco

Game information

With the loss, the Seahawks started the season 0–1.

Week 2: at Pittsburgh Steelers[edit]

Week Two: Seattle Seahawks at Pittsburgh Steelers – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Seahawks 0 0 000
Steelers 7 10 7024

at Heinz Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Game information

The Seahawks were shut out for the first time since 2007 and for the 2nd consecutive game by the Steelers (The teams faced each other in 2007 in which the Steelers became victorious with a 21–0 win.) The team fell to 0–2 on the season.

Week 3: vs. Arizona Cardinals[edit]

Week Three: Arizona Cardinals at Seattle Seahawks – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Cardinals 0 10 0010
Seahawks 3 3 7013

at CenturyLink Field, Seattle

Game information

With the win, the Seahawks improved to 1–2.

Week 4: vs. Atlanta Falcons[edit]

Week Four: Atlanta Falcons at Seattle Seahawks – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Falcons 7 17 3330
Seahawks 0 7 14728

at CenturyLink Field, Seattle

Game information

With the loss, the Seahawks fell to 1–3.

Week 5: at New York Giants[edit]

Week Five: Seattle Seahawks at New York Giants – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Seahawks 14 0 22036
Giants 7 7 01125

at MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey

Game information

With the win, the Seahawks went into their bye week at 2–3.

Week 7: at Cleveland Browns[edit]

Week Seven: Seattle Seahawks at Cleveland Browns – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Seahawks 0 0 303
Browns 0 3 036

at Cleveland Browns Stadium, Cleveland, Ohio

Game information

With the loss, the Seahawks fell to 2–4.

Week 8: vs. Cincinnati Bengals[edit]

Week Eight: Cincinnati Bengals at Seattle Seahawks – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Bengals 10 7 01734
Seahawks 0 3 3612

at CenturyLink Field, Seattle

Game information

With the loss, the Seahawks fell to 2–5. This would be their last home loss to an AFC opponent until a 25-17 defeat against the Los Angeles Chargers in 2018.

Week 9: at Dallas Cowboys[edit]

Week Nine: Seattle Seahawks at Dallas Cowboys – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Seahawks 3 3 0713
Cowboys 3 3 71023

at Cowboys Stadium, Arlington, Texas

Game information

With the loss, the Seahawks fell to 2–6. This is the last game the Seahawks would lose by double digits until the Week 2 game against the Packers in the 2015 season (including playoffs).

Week 10: vs. Baltimore Ravens[edit]

Week Ten: Baltimore Ravens at Seattle Seahawks – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Ravens 0 7 3717
Seahawks 10 9 3022

at CenturyLink Field, Seattle

Game information

With the win, the Seahawks improved to 3–6.

Week 11: at St. Louis Rams[edit]

Week Eleven: Seattle Seahawks at St. Louis Rams – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Seahawks 0 10 7724
Rams 7 0 007

at Edward Jones Dome, St. Louis, Missouri

Game information

With the win, the Seahawks improved to 4–6.

Week 12: vs. Washington Redskins[edit]

Week Twelve: Washington Redskins at Seattle Seahawks – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Redskins 7 0 01623
Seahawks 0 7 3717

at CenturyLink Field, Seattle

Game information

With the loss, the Seahawks fell to 4–7.

Week 13: vs. Philadelphia Eagles[edit]

Week Thirteen: Philadelphia Eagles at Seattle Seahawks – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Eagles 0 7 0714
Seahawks 7 10 7731

at CenturyLink Field, Seattle

Game information

With the win, the Seahawks improved to 5–7.

Week 14: vs. St. Louis Rams[edit]

Week Fourteen: St. Louis Rams at Seattle Seahawks – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Rams 0 3 3713
Seahawks 10 0 101030

at CenturyLink Field, Seattle

Game information

With the win, the Seahawks improved to 6–7 and swept the Rams for the first time since 2009 and embarked on working on another major winning streak against the team. Also, the Seahawks took the trend of winning 13 out of the last 14 games against the Rams dating back to 2005.

Week 15: at Chicago Bears[edit]

Week Fifteen: Seattle Seahawks at Chicago Bears – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Seahawks 7 0 171438
Bears 7 7 0014

at Soldier Field, Chicago, Illinois

Game information

With the win, the Seahawks improved to 7–7.

Week 16: vs. San Francisco 49ers[edit]

Week Sixteen: San Francisco 49ers at Seattle Seahawks – Game summary
1 2 34Total
49ers 0 3 10619
Seahawks 7 3 0717

at CenturyLink Field, Seattle

Game information

With the loss, the Seahawks fell to 7–8 and were swept by the 49ers for the first time since 2006.

Week 17: at Arizona Cardinals[edit]

Week Seventeen: Seattle Seahawks at Arizona Cardinals – Game summary
1 2 34OTTotal
Seahawks 0 3 710020
Cardinals 7 3 73323

at University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Arizona

Game information

With the loss, the Seahawks finished the season 7–9 and 3rd place in the NFC West.

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ 2011 NFL season results, NFL.com, accessed February 14, 2015.
  1. ^ Yuille, Sean. "Lions Get Back 2011 NFL Draft 7th-Round Pick, Lose 2012 Pick Instead". Pride of Detroit (blog). Retrieved April 5, 2011.