2002 Seattle Seahawks Season
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2002 Seattle Seahawks Season
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.
2002 Expansion Draft
Undrafted free agents
2002 Undrafted Free Agents of note
|D. D. Lewis
- 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. 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.
- Source: Seahawks Media Guides
Divisional matchups have the NFC West playing the NFC East and the AFC West.
- Bold indicates division opponents.
- Source: 2002 NFL season results
Week P1: vs. Indianapolis Colts
Week P2: at San Diego Chargers
Week P3: vs. Kansas City Chiefs
Week P4: at Denver Broncos
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
- ^ https://www.pro-football-reference.com
- ^ Seattle Seahawks 2002 Roster accessed November 28, 2018.
- ^ Numbelivable!, p.159, Michael X. Ferraro and John Veneziano, Triumph Books, Chicago, Illinois, 2007, ISBN 978-1-57243-990-0
- ^ 2002 Seahawks Media Guide Archived 2014-04-07 at the Wayback Machine, accessed February 14, 2015.
- ^ 2003 Seahawks Media Guide Archived 2014-04-07 at the Wayback Machine, accessed February 14, 2015.
- ^ 2002 NFL season results, NFL.com, accessed February 14, 2015.