1984 Seattle Seahawks Season
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1984 Seattle Seahawks Season
1984 Seattle Seahawks season
Head coachChuck Knox
General managerMike McCormack
Home fieldKingdome
Results
Record12-4
Division place2nd AFC West
Playoff finishWon Wild Card Playoffs (vs Raiders) 13-7
Lost Divisional Playoffs (at Dolphins) 10-31
Pro BowlersQB Dave Krieg
WR Steve Largent
CB Dave Brown
LB Fredd Young
NT Joe Nash
SS Kenny Easley
K Norm Johnson
AP All-ProsWR Steve Largent (2nd team)
NT Joe Nash (1st team)
CB Dave Brown (2nd team)
DE Jacob Green (2nd team)
SS Kenny Easley (1st team)
K Norm Johnson (1st team)
ST Fredd Young (1st team)

The 1984 Seattle Seahawks season was the team's ninth season with the National Football League. The season opener was moved from Sunday to Monday afternoon on Labor Day to avoid a conflict with the Seattle Mariners baseball game.

The 1984 Seahawks were a well-balanced team on offense and defense. They scored 418 points (26.1 per game), and gave up only 282 points (17.6 per game), both ranked 5th in the NFL. Their point differential of +136 points was third in the NFL; the Seahawks' giveaway/takeway ratio was +24, best in the league. The team's 63 defensive takeaways is the most in NFL history for a 16-game schedule, and the most since the merger.[1]

The team's offense boasted a 3,000-yard passer in quarterback Dave Krieg (3,671 yards), and a 1,000-yard wide receiver in Steve Largent (74 receptions for 1,164 yards). The passing attack more than made up for the loss of star running back Curt Warner, who suffered a season-ending knee injury in the opener.

The Seahawks's defensive line generated an outstanding pass rush, with defensive ends Jeff Bryant and Jacob Green registering 14.5 and 13 sacks, respectively. Safety Kenny Easley led the team and league with 10 interceptions.[2] Easley, Green, and NT Joe Nash made the All-Pro team.

In a wild Week Ten game against Kansas City, the Seahawks intercepted Kansas City's quarterbacks six times, and returned four of them for touchdowns. All the touchdown returns were for over 50 yards.[3] In the game, the Seahawks set NFL records for most yards returning interceptions (325), and most interceptions-for-touchdowns in a game (four).

Seattle would make the playoffs for the second straight season. They defeated the defending Super Bowl champion Los Angeles Raiders 13-7 in the wild card round avenging their 1983 loss. However, they were not able to advance past the Miami Dolphins, as they lost in Miami 31-10 to a powerful Dolphins squad led by record setting second year quarterback Dan Marino, who they had defeated in the playoffs the previous season.

1984 NFL Draft

1984 Seahawks Draft Selections
Round/Pick Player Position College
1/22 Terry Taylor Defensive Back Southern Illinois
2/49 Daryl Turner Wide Receiver Michigan State
3/76 Fredd Young Linebacker New Mexico State
4/86 Rickey Hagood Nose Tackle South Carolina
6/162 John Kaiser Linebacker Arizona
7/189 Sam Slater Offensive Tackle Weber State
8/216 John Puzar Center Long Beach State
9/243 Adam Schreiber Center Texas
10/270 Randall Morris Running Back Tennessee
11/302 Steve Gemza Offensive Tackle UCLA
12/329 Theo Windham Defensive Back Utah State
Supp. Gordon Houston Tight End Brigham Young
Supp. Alvin Powell Offensive Guard Winston-Salem State
Supp. Frank Seurer Quarterback Kansas

Personnel

Staff

Final roster

[4]

  • Starters in blue
  • (*) Denotes players that were selected for the 1985 Pro Bowl.

Schedule

Preseason

Week Date Opponent Result Record Game site NFL.com
recap
HOF July 28 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 38-0 1-0 Fawcett Stadium Canton Recap
1 August 4 Buffalo Bills W 7-3 2-0 Kingdome Recap
2 August 11 at Detroit Lions W 28-24 3-0 Silverdome Recap
3 August 17 St. Louis Cardinals W 17-7 4-0 Kingdome Recap
5 August 24 at San Francisco 49ers L 7-17 4-1 Candlestick Park Recap
Source: Seahawks Media Guides [5][6]

Regular season

Divisional matchups have the AFC West playing the NFC Central.

Week Date Opponent Result Record Game site NFL.com
recap
1 September 3 Cleveland Browns W 33-0 1-0 Kingdome Recap
2 September 9 San Diego Chargers W 31-17 2-0 Kingdome Recap
3 September 16 at New England Patriots L 23-38 2-1 Sullivan Stadium Recap
4 September 23 Chicago Bears W 38-9 3-1 Kingdome Recap
5 September 30 at Minnesota Vikings W 20-12 4-1 Metrodome Recap
6 October 7 at Los Angeles Raiders L 14-28 4-2 Memorial Coliseum Recap
7 October 14 Buffalo Bills W 31-28 5-2 Kingdome Recap
8 October 21 at Green Bay Packers W 30-24 6-2 Milwaukee County Stadium Recap
9 October 29 at San Diego Chargers W 24-0 7-2 Jack Murphy Stadium Recap
10 November 4 Kansas City Chiefs W 45-0 8-2 Kingdome Recap
11 November 12 Los Angeles Raiders W 17-14 9-2 Kingdome Recap
12 November 18 at Cincinnati Bengals W 26-6 10-2 Riverfront Stadium Recap
13 November 25 at Denver Broncos W 27-24 11-2 Mile High Stadium Recap
14 December 2 Detroit Lions W 38-17 12-2 Kingdome Recap
15 December 9 at Kansas City Chiefs L 7-34 12-3 Arrowhead Stadium Recap
16 December 15 Denver Broncos L 14-31 12-4 Kingdome Recap
Bold indicates division opponents.
Source: 1984 NFL season results [7]

Postseason

Playoff Round Date Opponent (seed) Result Record Game site NFL.com
recap
Wild Card December 22 Los Angeles Raiders (5) W 13-7 1-0 Kingdome Recap
Divisional December 29 at Miami Dolphins (1) L 10-31 1-1 Orange Bowl Recap

Standings

AFC West
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
Denver Broncos(2) 13 3 0 .813 6-2 10-2 353 241 W2
Seattle Seahawks(4) 12 4 0 .750 5-3 8-4 418 282 L2
Los Angeles Raiders(5) 11 5 0 .688 5-3 8-4 368 278 L1
Kansas City Chiefs 8 8 0 .500 4-4 7-7 314 324 W3
San Diego Chargers 7 9 0 .438 0-8 3-9 394 413 L2

Game Summaries

Preseason

Week P1: at Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Week P2: vs. Buffalo Bills

Week P3: at Detroit Lions

Week P4: vs. St. Louis Cardinals

Week P5: at San Francisco 49ers

Regular season

Week 1: vs. Cleveland Browns

Week 2: vs. San Diego Chargers

Week 3: at New England Patriots

The Seahawks saw the Patriots erase a 23-0 deficit with 38 unanswered points led by new quarterback Tony Eason, who took over halfway through the game for Steve Grogan.

Week 4: vs. Chicago Bears

Week 5: at Minnesota Vikings

Week 6: at Los Angeles Raiders

Week 7: vs. Buffalo Bills

Week 8: at Green Bay Packers

Week 9: at San Diego Chargers

Week 10: vs. Kansas City Chiefs

Week 11: vs. Los Angeles Raiders

Week 12: at Cincinnati Bengals

Week 13: at Denver Broncos

Week 14: vs. Detroit Lions

Week 15: at Kansas City Chiefs

Week 16: vs. Denver Broncos

Postseason

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

AFC Wild Card Playoff: vs #5 Los Angeles Raiders

AFC Divisional Playoff: at #1 Miami Dolphins

References

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