2002 Seattle Seahawks Season
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2002 Seattle Seahawks Season
2002 Seattle Seahawks season
Seahawks wordmark 2002-2011.gif
Head coachMike Holmgren
Home fieldSeahawks Stadium
Results
Record7-9
Division place3rd NFC West
Playoff finishDid not qualify
Pro BowlersOT Walter Jones
AP All-ProsNone
Aerial photo of Seahawks Stadium
Stadium and surroundings, 2002

The 2002 Seattle Seahawks season was the franchise's 27th season in the National Football League, the first season in Qwest Field and the fourth under head coach Mike Holmgren. The Seahawks returned to the NFC West for the first time since their inaugural season of 1976 and opened their new stadium, Seahawks Stadium, on the site of their former stadium, the Kingdome.

Offseason

Additions Subtractions
DT Brandon Mitchell (Patriots) TE Christian Fauria (Patriots)
T Jerry Wunsch (Buccaneers) T Todd Weiner (Falcons)
QB Brock Huard (Colts)
LB Levon Kirkland (Eagles)

2002 Expansion Draft

Seattle Seahawks selected during the Expansion Draft
Round Overall Name Position Expansion Team
---- 13 Charlie Rogers Return specialist Houston Texans

NFL draft

2002 Seattle Seahawks draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 28 Jerramy Stevens  Tight end Washington
2 54 Maurice Morris  Running back Oregon
2 60 Anton Palepoi  Defensive End UNLV
3 85 Kris Richard  Cornerback USC
4 120 Terreal Bierria  Safety Georgia
5 146 Rocky Bernard  Defensive Tackle Texas A&M
5 169 Ryan Hannam  Tight End Northern Iowa
5 171 Matt Hill  Offensive tackle Boise State
6 194 Craig Jarrett  Punter Michigan State
7 232 Jeff Kelly  Quarterback Southern Mississippi
      Made roster    +   Pro Football Hall of Fame    *   Made at least one Pro Bowl during career

Undrafted free agents

2002 Undrafted Free Agents of note
Player Position College
D. D. Lewis Linebacker Texas

Final roster

[1]

[2]

  • Starters in bold.
  • (*) Denotes players that were selected for the 2003 Pro Bowl.

Season Highlights

  • September 8: The Seahawks began their new life as an NFC team with an interconference run through their old division, the AFC West. At Oakland Matt Hasselbeck threw for 155 yards and two touchdowns but Rich Gannon threw for 214 yards and two scores while he and four Raiders backs combined for 221 rushing yards and two touchdowns in a 31-17 Raiders win.
  • September 15: The Seahawks opened their new stadium by being outscored 14-3 in the fourth quarter, losing 24-13 to the Cardinals. Trent Dilfer started instead of Hasselback and threw for 352 yards but managed one touchdown.
  • September 22: The Seahawks traveled to Giants Stadium and lost a 9-6 battle of field goals to the Giants. The Hawks managed just 145 yards of offense.
  • September 29: The Seahawks finally got on the victory board by crushing the Vikings 48-23. The two teams combined for 353 rushing yards and seven touchdowns, while the Seahawks won the turnover battle, forcing two fumbles while picking off Daunte Culpepper twice.
  • Monday Night Football October 14: Trent Dilfer was picked off twice as Jeff Garcia managed two touchdowns in a 28-21 Niners win. Shaun Alexander rushed for 96 yards and a score. Niners receiver Terrell Owens (six catches for 84 yards and two scores) autographed the ball in the endzone after one of his touchdowns and gave it to his agent, causing a stir.
  • October 20: The Seahawks traveled to St. Louis and fell to 1-5 after Marshall Faulk erupted to four touchdowns, three of them on the ground as the Rams won 37-20. Trent Dilfer was intercepted twice.
  • October 27: Against the Seahawks, Cowboys running back Emmitt Smith surpassed Walter Payton as the NFL's All-Time Leading Rusher.[3] This game also marked the team's full-time switch at starting quarterback; starter Trent Dilfer was injured after compiling just 46 passing yards; backup Matt Hasselbeck replaced Dilfer and became starter the next week.

Schedule

Preseason

Week Date Opponent Result Record Game site NFL.com
recap
1 August 10 Indianapolis Colts L 10-28 0-1 Seahawks Stadium Recap
2 August 16 at San Diego Chargers L 14-24 0-2 Qualcomm Stadium Recap
3 August 24 Kansas City Chiefs W 17-14 1-2 Seahawks Stadium Recap
4 August 29 at Denver Broncos L 0-31 1-3 Mile High Stadium Recap
Source: Seahawks Media Guides[4][5]

Regular Season

Divisional matchups have the NFC West playing the NFC East and the AFC West.

Week Date Opponent Result Record Game site NFL.com
recap
1 September 8 at Oakland Raiders L 17-31 0-1 Network Associates Coliseum Recap
2 September 15 Arizona Cardinals L 13-24 0-2 Seahawks Stadium Recap
3 September 22 at New York Giants L 6-9 0-3 Giants Stadium Recap
4 September 29 Minnesota Vikings W 48-23 1-3 Seahawks Stadium Recap
5 Bye
6 October 14 San Francisco 49ers L 21-28 1-4 Seahawks Stadium Recap
7 October 20 at St. Louis Rams L 20-37 1-5 Edward Jones Dome Recap
8 October 27 at Dallas Cowboys W 17-14 2-5 Texas Stadium Recap
9 November 3 Washington Redskins L 3-14 2-6 Seahawks Stadium Recap
10 November 10 at Arizona Cardinals W 27-6 3-6 Sun Devil Stadium Recap
11 November 17 Denver Broncos L 9-31 3-7 Seahawks Stadium Recap
12 November 24 Kansas City Chiefs W 39-32 4-7 Seahawks Stadium Recap
13 December 1 at San Francisco 49ers L 24-31 4-8 3Com Park Recap
14 December 8 Philadelphia Eagles L 20-27 4-9 Seahawks Stadium Recap
15 December 15 at Atlanta Falcons W 30-24 (OT) 5-9 Georgia Dome Recap
16 December 22 St. Louis Rams W 30-10 6-9 Seahawks Stadium Recap
17 December 29 at San Diego Chargers W 31-28 (OT) 7-9 Qualcomm Stadium Recap
Bold indicates division opponents.
Source: 2002 NFL season results[6]

Standings

NFC West
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
(4)San Francisco 49ers 10 6 0 .625 5-1 8-4 367 351 L1
St. Louis Rams 7 9 0 .438 4-2 5-7 316 369 W1
Seattle Seahawks 7 9 0 .438 2-4 5-7 355 369 W3
Arizona Cardinals 5 11 0 .313 1-5 5-7 262 417 L3

Game Summaries

Preseason

Week P1: vs. Indianapolis Colts

Week P2: at San Diego Chargers

Week P3: vs. Kansas City Chiefs

Week P4: at Denver Broncos

Regular Season

Week 1: at Oakland Raiders

Week 2: vs. Arizona Cardinals

Week 3: at New York Giants

Week 4: vs. Minnesota Vikings

Week 6: vs. San Francisco 49ers

Week 7: at St. Louis Rams

Week 8: at Dallas Cowboys

Week 9: vs. Washington Redskins

Week 10: at Arizona Cardinals

Week 11: vs. Denver Broncos

Week 12: vs. Kansas City Chiefs

Week 13: at San Francisco 49ers

Week 14: vs. Philadelphia Eagles

Week 15: at Atlanta Falcons

Week 16: vs. St. Louis Rams

Week 17: at San Diego Chargers

References

  1. ^ https://www.pro-football-reference.com
  2. ^ Seattle Seahawks 2002 Roster accessed November 28, 2018.
  3. ^ Numbelivable!, p.159, Michael X. Ferraro and John Veneziano, Triumph Books, Chicago, Illinois, 2007, ISBN 978-1-57243-990-0
  4. ^ 2002 Seahawks Media Guide Archived 2014-04-07 at the Wayback Machine, accessed February 14, 2015.
  5. ^ 2003 Seahawks Media Guide Archived 2014-04-07 at the Wayback Machine, accessed February 14, 2015.
  6. ^ 2002 NFL season results, NFL.com, accessed February 14, 2015.

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