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The 1977 Seattle Seahawks season was the team's second campaign in the National Football League. The 1977 season was the team's first in the AFC West (the conference swap was part of the NFL's expansion plan that saw both the Seahawks and Tampa Bay Buccaneers play every other team in the NFL in their first two seasons; the Seahawks would return to the NFC West in 2002). The Seahawks lost five of their first six games. On October 30, the Seahawks earned their second win of the season when quarterback Jim Zorn returned from an injury and threw four touchdown passes in a 56-17 win over the Buffalo Bills at the Kingdome. Two weeks later, the team recorded its first shutout, beating the Jets 17-0 in New York. The Seahawks would go on to finish with a 5-9 record, winning their final two games in the process.

1977 Seattle Seahawks season
Head coachJack Patera
Home fieldKingdome
Results
Record5–9
Division place4th AFC West
Playoff finishdid not qualify
Pro Bowlersnone
AP All-Prosnone

1977 NFL DraftEdit

1977 Seahawks Draft Selections
Round/Pick Player Position College
1/14 Steve August Offensive Tackle Tulsa
2/30 Tom Lynch Offensive Guard Boston College
2/41 Terry Beeson Linebacker Kansas
2/51 Peter Cronan Linebacker Boston College
3/58 Dennis Boyd Defensive End Oregon State
4/87 John Yarno Center Idaho
4/111 Larry Seivers Wide Receiver Tennessee
6/142 Tony Benjamin Running Back Duke
7/169 David Sims Running Back Georgia Tech
9/225 George Adzick Defensive Back Minnesota
10/254 Sam Adkins Quarterback Wichita State
11/281 Bill Westbeld Offensive Tackle Dayton
12/329 I. V. Wilson Defensive Tackle Tulsa
Supp Al Hunter Running Back Notre Dame

PersonnelEdit

StaffEdit

1977 Seattle Seahawks staff
Front office

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches


Strength and conditioning

  • Head Trainer – Bruce Scott
  • Assistant Trainer – Jim Whitesel

Final rosterEdit

1977 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, 0 Inactive, 0 Practice squad

[1]

  • Starters in bold.

ScheduleEdit

PreseasonEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Record Game site NFL.com
recap
1 August 7 at San Francisco 49ers W 34-24 1–0 Candlestick Park Recap
2 August 13 Dallas Cowboys W 23-17 OT 2–0 Kingdome Recap
3 August 18 Oakland Raiders W 12-10 3–0 Kingdome Recap
4 August 27 Detroit Lions L 14-16 3–1 Kingdome Recap
5 September 2 Denver Broncos L 10-27 3–2 Kingdome Recap
6 September 11 at San Diego Chargers L 20-38 3–3 San Diego Stadium Recap
Source: Seahawks Media Guides [2][3]

Regular seasonEdit

In its second year, Seattle played all of the teams in the AFC as a member of the AFC West.

Week Date Opponent Result Record Game site NFL.com
recap
1 September 18 Baltimore Colts L 14–29 0–1 Kingdome Recap
2 September 25 at Cincinnati Bengals L 20–42 0–2 Riverfront Stadium Recap
3 October 2 Denver Broncos L 13–24 0–3 Kingdome Recap
4 October 9 at New England Patriots L 0–31 0–4 Schaefer Stadium Recap
5 October 16 Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 30–23 1–4 Kingdome Recap
6 October 23 at Miami Dolphins L 13–31 1–5 Orange Bowl Recap
7 October 30 Buffalo Bills W 56–17 2–5 Kingdome Recap
8 November 6 at Oakland Raiders L 7–44 2–6 Oakland–Alameda County Coliseum Recap
9 November 13 at New York Jets W 17–0 3–6 Shea Stadium Recap
10 November 20 Houston Oilers L 10–22 3–7 Kingdome Recap
11 November 27 San Diego Chargers L 28–30 3–8 Kingdome Recap
12 December 4 at Pittsburgh Steelers L 20–30 3–9 Three Rivers Stadium Recap
13 December 11 at Kansas City Chiefs W 34–31 4–9 Arrowhead Stadium Recap
14 December 18 Cleveland Browns W 20–19 5–9 Kingdome Recap
Bold indicates division opponents.
Source: 1977 NFL season results [4]

StandingsEdit

AFC West
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
Denver Broncos(1) 12 2 0 .857 6–1 11–1 274 148 L1
Oakland Raiders(4) 11 3 0 .786 5–2 10–2 351 230 W2
San Diego Chargers 7 7 0 .500 3–4 6–6 222 205 L2
Seattle Seahawks 5 9 0 .357 1–3 4–9 282 373 W2
Kansas City Chiefs 2 12 0 .143 1–6 1–11 225 349 L6

Game summariesEdit

PreseasonEdit

Week P1: at San Francisco 49ersEdit

Preseason Week One: Seattle Seahawks at San Francisco 49ers – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Seahawks 3 10 71434
49ers 7 10 7024

at Candlestick Park, San Francisco

  • Date: August 7
  • Game time: 1:01pm local
  • Game weather: partly cloudy, 68 °F (20 °C), wind variable
  • Game attendance: 38,024
  • Referee: Fred Silva
  • TV: KIRO
  • Gamebook

Week P2: vs. Dallas CowboysEdit

Preseason Week Two: Seattle Seahawks vs. Dallas Cowboys – Game summary
1 2 34OTTotal
Cowboys 3 0 140017
Seahawks 0 3 77623

at Kingdome, Seattle

  • Date: August 13
  • Game time: 6:06pm local
  • Game weather: indoors
  • Game attendance: 58,789
  • Referee: Bob Frederic
  • TV: KIRO tape delay
  • Gamebook

Week P3: vs. Oakland RaidersEdit

Preseason Week Three: Seattle Seahawks vs. Oakland Raiders – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Raiders 10 0 0010
Seahawks 0 0 6612

at Kingdome, Seattle

Week P4: vs. Detroit LionsEdit

Preseason Week Four: Seattle Seahawks vs. Detroit Lions – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Lions 2 14 0016
Seahawks 0 7 0714

at Kingdome, Seattle

Week P5: vs. Denver BroncosEdit

Preseason Week Five: Seattle Seahawks vs. Denver Broncos – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Broncos 10 0 10727
Seahawks 0 3 0710

at Kingdome, Seattle

Week P6: at San Diego ChargersEdit

Preseason Week Six: Seattle Seahawks at San Diego Chargers – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Seahawks 6 0 14020
Chargers 7 21 01038

at San Diego Stadium, San Diego

  • Date: September 11
  • Game time: 1:00pm local
  • Game weather: clear, 72 °F (22 °C), wind W 10 miles per hour (16 km/h)
  • Game attendance: 60,825
  • Referee: Ben Dreith
  • TV: KIRO
  • Gamebook

Regular SeasonEdit

Week 1: vs. Baltimore ColtsEdit

Week One: Seattle Seahawks vs. Baltimore Colts – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Colts 7 7 51029
Seahawks 0 7 0714

at Kingdome, Seattle

Game information

Week 2: at Cincinnati BengalsEdit

Week Two: Seattle Seahawks at Cincinnati Bengals – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Seahawks 0 7 13020
Bengals 21 7 01442

at Riverfront Stadium, Cincinnati, Ohio

Game information

Week 3: vs. Denver BroncosEdit

Week Three: Seattle Seahawks vs. Denver Broncos – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Broncos 10 0 14024
Seahawks 7 0 6013

at Kingdome, Seattle

Game information

Week 4: at New England PatriotsEdit

Week Four: Seattle Seahawks at New England Patriots – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Seahawks 0 0 000
Patriots 7 7 17031

at Schaefer Stadium, Foxborough, Massachusetts

Game information

Week 5: vs. Tampa Bay BuccaneersEdit

Week Five: Seattle Seahawks vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Buccaneers 6 7 3723
Seahawks 7 10 01330

at Kingdome, Seattle

Game information

Week 6: at Miami DolphinsEdit

Week Six: Seattle Seahawks at Miami Dolphins – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Seahawks 3 7 0313
Dolphins 0 24 0731

at Orange Bowl, Miami

  • Date: October 23
  • Game time: 1:00pm local
  • Game weather: cloudy, 76 °F (24 °C), 91% humidity, wind N 13 miles per hour (21 km/h)
  • Game attendance: 29,855
  • Referee: Gordon McCarter
  • TV announcers (NBC): Marv Albert and Mike Haffner
  • Gamebook
Game information

Week 7: vs. Buffalo BillsEdit

Week Seven: Seattle Seahawks vs. Buffalo Bills – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Bills 3 0 7717
Seahawks 14 28 7756

at Kingdome, Seattle

Game information

Week 8: at Oakland RaidersEdit

Week Eight: Seattle Seahawks at Oakland Raiders – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Seahawks 0 0 707
Raiders 3 24 10744

at Oakland–Alameda County Coliseum, Oakland, California

  • Date: November 6
  • Game time: 1:00pm local
  • Game weather: clear, 68 °F (20 °C), 39% humidity, wind 23 miles per hour (37 km/h)
  • Game attendance: 50,929
  • Referee: Don Wedge
  • TV announcers (NBC): Stu Nahan and Mike Haffner
  • Gamebook
Game information

Week 9: at New York JetsEdit

Week Nine: Seattle Seahawks at New York Jets – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Seahawks 7 0 7317
Jets 0 0 000

at Shea Stadium, New York

  • Date: November 13
  • Game time: 1:02pm local
  • Game weather: partly cloudy, 41 °F (5 °C), 60% humidity, wind NW 18 miles per hour (29 km/h)
  • Game attendance: 42,923
  • Referee: Fred Wyant
  • TV announcers (NBC): Marv Albert and Jimmy Johnson
  • Gamebook
Game information

Week 10: vs. Houston OilersEdit

Week Ten: Seattle Seahawks vs. Houston Oilers – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Oilers 0 10 3922
Seahawks 0 3 0710

at Kingdome, Seattle

Game information

Week 11: vs. San Diego ChargersEdit

Week Eleven: Seattle Seahawks vs. San Diego Chargers – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Chargers 10 3 31430
Seahawks 0 14 7728

at Kingdome, Seattle

Game information

Week 12: at Pittsburgh SteelersEdit

Week Twelve: Seattle Seahawks at Pittsburgh Steelers – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Seahawks 0 3 10720
Steelers 7 6 01730

at Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Date: December 4
  • Game time: 1:02pm local
  • Game weather: clear, 34 °F (1 °C), 62% humidity, wind NW 6 miles per hour (9.7 km/h)
  • Game attendance: 45,429
  • Referee: Cal Lepore
  • TV announcers (NBC): Sam Nover and Mike Haffner
  • Gamebook
Game information

Week 13: at Kansas City ChiefsEdit

Week Thirteen: Seattle Seahawks at Kansas City Chiefs – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Seahawks 14 20 0034
Chiefs 21 0 3731

at Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri

  • Date: December 11
  • Game time: 1:05pm local
  • Game weather: clear, 40 °F (4 °C), 64% humidity, wind SW 11 miles per hour (18 km/h)
  • Game attendance: 22,262
  • Referee: Fred Silva
  • TV announcers (NBC): Jay Randolph and Andy Russell
  • Gamebook
Game information

Week 14: vs. Cleveland BrownsEdit

Week Fourteen: Seattle Seahawks vs. Cleveland Browns – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Browns 6 10 0319
Seahawks 0 7 01320

at Kingdome, Seattle

  • Date: December 18
  • Game time: 1:02pm local
  • Game weather: indoors
  • Game attendance: 61,583
  • Referee: Jim Tunney
  • TV announcers (NBC): Sam Nover and Floyd Little
  • Gamebook
Game information

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://www.pro-football-reference.com
  2. ^ 1977 Seahawks Media Guide, accessed February 14, 2015.
  3. ^ 1978 Seahawks Media Guide, accessed February 14, 2015.
  4. ^ 1977 NFL season results, NFL.com, accessed February 14, 2015.

External linksEdit