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The 1996 Seattle Seahawks season was the franchise's 21st season in the National Football League, the 21st playing their home games at the Kingdome and the second under head coach head coach Dennis Erickson. They were unable to improve on their 8–8 record, finished the season 7–9, and missing the playoffs for the 8th consecutive season. Ken Behring almost moved the team to Los Angeles.

1996 Seattle Seahawks season
Head coachDennis Erickson
Home fieldKingdome
Results
Record7–9
Division placeT-4th AFC West
Playoff finishdid not qualify
Pro BowlersDE Michael Sinclair
AP All-ProsDT Cortez Kennedy
(2nd team)

Contents

1996 NFL DraftEdit

1996 Seahawks Draft Selections
Round/Pick Player Position College
1/21 Pete Kendall Offensive Guard Boston College
2/46 Fred Thomas Defensive Back Tennessee-Martin
3/77 Robert Barr Offensive Tackle Rutgers
3/91 Reggie Brown Running Back Fresno State
4/99 Phillip Daniels Defensive End Georgia
4/131 Eric Unverzagt Linebacker Wisconsin
6/184 Reggie Green Offensive Guard Florida
6/209 T. J. Cunningham Defensive Back Colorado
7/225 Johnie Church Defensive End Florida

PersonnelEdit

StaffEdit

1996 Seattle Seahawks staff
Front office
  • Owner – Ken Behring
  • President – David Behring
  • Executive Vice President – Mickey Loomis
  • Vice President of Football Operations – Randy Mueller
  • Co-College Scouting Director – Mike Allman
  • Co-College Scouting Director – Phil Neri
  • Assistant Player Personnel Director – Rick Thompson

Head coaches

  • Head Coach – Dennis Erickson
  • Assistant Head Coach/Tight Ends – Gregg Smith

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

Strength and conditioning

  • Strength and Conditioning – Dana LeDuc

Final rosterEdit

1996 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
56 Active, 0 Inactive, 0 Practice squad

[1]

  • Starters in bold.
  • (*) Denotes players that were selected for the 1997 Pro Bowl.

ScheduleEdit

PreseasonEdit

Week Date Kickoff Opponent Results Game Site Attendance TV Recap
Final score Team record
1 August 3 7:00pm PDT Atlanta Falcons W 19-17 1–0 Kingdome 30,284 KING Recap
2 August 8 5:00pm PDT at Oakland Raiders W 24-19 2–0 Oakland–Alameda County Coliseum 38,219 KING Recap
3 August 17 4:00pm PDT at Indianapolis Colts L 13-15 2–1 RCA Dome 38,930 KING Recap
4 August 23 7:00pm PDT San Francisco 49ers W 20-3 3–1 Kingdome 38,144 KING Recap
Source: Seahawks Media Guides [2][3]

Regular seasonEdit

Divisional matchups have the AFC West playing the NFC Central.

Week Date Kickoff Opponent Results Game Site Attendance TV Recap
Final score Team record
1 September 1 1:00pm PDT at San Diego Chargers L 7–29 0–1 Jack Murphy Stadium 58,780 NBC Recap
2 September 8 1:00pm PDT Denver Broncos L 20–30 0–2 Kingdome 43,671 NBC Recap
3 September 15 1:00pm PDT Kansas City Chiefs L 17–35 0–3 Kingdome 39,790 NBC Recap
4 September 22 10:00am PDT at Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 17–13 1–3 Houlihan's Stadium 30,212 NBC Recap
5 September 29 1:00pm PDT Green Bay Packers L 10–31 1–4 Kingdome 59,973 Fox Recap
6 October 6 10:00am PDT at Miami Dolphins W 22–15 2–4 Pro Player Stadium 59,539 NBC Recap
7 Bye
8 October 17 5:00pm PDT at Kansas City Chiefs L 17–34 2–5 Arrowhead Stadium 76,057 TNT Recap
9 October 27 1:00pm PST San Diego Chargers W 32–13 3–5 Kingdome 38,143 NBC Recap
10 November 3 1:00pm PST Houston Oilers W 23–16 4–5 Kingdome 36,320 NBC Recap
11 November 10 1:00pm PST Minnesota Vikings W 42–23 5–5 Kingdome 50,794 Fox Recap
12 November 17 10:00am PST at Detroit Lions L 16–17 5–6 Silverdome 51,194 NBC Recap
13 November 24 1:00pm PST Oakland Raiders L 21–27 5–7 Kingdome 47,506 NBC Recap
14 December 1 1:00pm PST at Denver Broncos L 7–34 5–8 Mile High Stadium 74,982 NBC Recap
15 December 8 1:00pm PST Buffalo Bills W 26–18 6–8 Kingdome 41,373 NBC Recap
16 December 15 5:00pm PST at Jacksonville Jaguars L 13–20 6–9 Jacksonville Municipal Stadium 66,134 ESPN Recap
17 December 22 1:00pm PST at Oakland Raiders W 28–21 7–9 Oakland–Alameda County Coliseum 33,455 NBC Recap
Bold indicates division opponents.
Source: 1996 NFL season results [4]

StandingsEdit

AFC West
W L T PCT PF PA STK
(1) Denver Broncos 13 3 0 .813 391 275 L1
Kansas City Chiefs 9 7 0 .563 297 300 L3
San Diego Chargers 8 8 0 .500 310 376 W1
Oakland Raiders 7 9 0 .438 340 293 L2
Seattle Seahawks 7 9 0 .438 317 376 W1

Game summariesEdit

PreseasonEdit

Week P1: vs. Atlanta FalconsEdit

Preseason Week One: Seattle Seahawks vs. Atlanta Falcons – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Falcons 7 3 0717
Seahawks 0 10 9019

at Kingdome, Seattle

  • Date: August 3
  • Game time: 7:06pm local
  • Game weather: indoors
  • Game attendance: 30,284
  • Referee: Howard Roe
  • TV: KING
  • Gamebook

Week P2: at Oakland RaidersEdit

Preseason Week Two: Seattle Seahawks at Oakland Raiders – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Seahawks 7 14 0324
Raiders 0 3 31319

at Oakland–Alameda County Coliseum, Oakland, California

  • Date: August 3
  • Game time: 5:05pm local
  • Game weather: partly cloudy, 63 °F (17 °C), 76% humidity, wind WNW 10 miles per hour (16 km/h)
  • Game attendance: 38,219
  • Referee: Ed Hochuli
  • TV: KING
  • Gamebook

Week P3: at Indianapolis ColtsEdit

Preseason Week Three: Seattle Seahawks at Indianapolis Colts – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Seahawks 3 0 01013
Colts 3 0 01215

at RCA Dome, Indianapolis

Week P4: vs. San Francisco 49ersEdit

Preseason Week Four: Seattle Seahawks vs. San Francisco 49ers – Game summary
1 2 34Total
49ers 3 0 003
Seahawks 3 0 10720

at Kingdome, Seattle

Regular SeasonEdit

Week 1: at San Diego ChargersEdit

Week One: Seattle Seahawks at San Diego Chargers – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Seahawks 0 7 007
Chargers 7 6 31329

at San Diego Stadium, San Diego, California

  • Date: September 1
  • Game time: 1:05pm local
  • Game weather: clear, 84 °F (29 °C), 73% humidity, wind WSW 8 miles per hour (13 km/h)
  • Game attendance: 58,780
  • Referee: Jerry Markbreit
  • TV: NBC
  • Gamebook
Game information

Week 2: vs. Denver BroncosEdit

Week Two: Seattle Seahawks vs. Denver Broncos – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Broncos 3 10 71030
Seahawks 3 3 7720

at Kingdome, Seattle

Game information

Week 3: vs. Kansas City ChiefsEdit

Week Three: Seattle Seahawks vs. Kansas City Chiefs – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Chiefs 14 7 7735
Seahawks 0 10 0717

at Kingdome, Seattle

Game information

Week 4: at Tampa Bay BuccaneersEdit

Week Four: Seattle Seahawks at Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Seahawks 0 3 01417
Buccaneers 3 7 0313

at Houlihan's Stadium, Tampa, Florida

  • Date: September 22
  • Game time: 4:05pm local
  • Game weather: clear, 77 °F (25 °C), 89% humidity, wind WSW 3 miles per hour (4.8 km/h)
  • Game attendance: 30,212
  • Referee: Bob McElwee
  • TV: Fox
  • Gamebook
Game information

Week 5: vs. Green Bay PackersEdit

Week Five: Seattle Seahawks vs. Green Bay Packers – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Packers 10 7 7731
Seahawks 0 7 3010

at Kingdome, Seattle

Game information

Week 6: at Miami DolphinsEdit

Week Six: Seattle Seahawks at Miami Dolphins – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Seahawks 7 7 0822
Dolphins 3 6 6015

at Pro Player Stadium, Miami

  • Date: October 6
  • Game time: 1:01pm local
  • Game weather: cloudy, 76 °F (24 °C), 96% humidity, wind W 5 miles per hour (8.0 km/h)
  • Game attendance: 59,539
  • Referee: Tom White
  • TV: NBC
  • Gamebook
Game information

Week 8: at Kansas City ChiefsEdit

Week Eight: Seattle Seahawks at Kansas City Chiefs – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Seahawks 0 3 7616
Chiefs 10 10 7734

at Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri

  • Date: October 17
  • Game time: 7:01pm local
  • Game weather: partly cloudy, 49 °F (9 °C), 61% humidity, wind NW 12 miles per hour (19 km/h)
  • Game attendance: 76,057
  • Referee: Bernie Kukar
  • TV: TNT
  • Gamebook
Game information

Week 9: vs. San Diego ChargersEdit

Week Nine: Seattle Seahawks vs. San Diego Chargers – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Chargers 3 3 0713
Seahawks 3 17 3932

at Kingdome, Seattle

Game information

Week 10: vs. Houston OilersEdit

Week Ten: Seattle Seahawks vs. Houston Oilers – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Oilers 3 0 31016
Seahawks 3 3 31423

at Kingdome, Seattle

Game information

Week 11: vs. Minnesota VikingsEdit

Week Eleven: Seattle Seahawks vs. Minnesota Vikings – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Vikings 0 7 01623
Seahawks 10 18 7742

at Kingdome, Seattle

Game information

Week 12: at Detroit LionsEdit

Week Twelve: Seattle Seahawks at Detroit Lions – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Seahawks 7 3 3316
Lions 0 7 7317

at Silverdome, Pontiac, Michigan

Game information

Week 13: vs. Oakland RaidersEdit

Week Thirteen: Seattle Seahawks vs. Oakland Raiders – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Raiders 0 14 31027
Seahawks 3 7 3821

at Kingdome, Seattle

Game information

Week 14 at Denver BroncosEdit

Week Fourteen: Seattle Seahawks at Denver Broncos – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Seahawks 7 0 007
Broncos 14 13 7034

at Mile High Stadium, Denver, Colorado

  • Date: December 1
  • Game time: 2:04pm local
  • Game weather: partly cloudy, 50 °F (10 °C), 21% humidity, wind S 6 miles per hour (9.7 km/h)
  • Game attendance: 74,982
  • Referee: Ron Blum
  • TV: NBC
  • Gamebook
Game information

Week 15: vs. Buffalo BillsEdit

Week Fifteen: Seattle Seahawks vs. Buffalo Bills – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Bills 0 8 01018
Seahawks 10 6 3726

at Kingdome, Seattle

  • Date: December 8
  • Game time: 1:05pm local
  • Game weather: indoors
  • Game attendance: 41,373
  • Referee: Howard Roe
  • TV: NBC
  • Gamebook
Game information

Week 16: at Jacksonville JaguarsEdit

Week Sixteen: Seattle Seahawks at Jacksonville Jaguars – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Seahawks 0 10 3013
Jaguars 7 0 01320

at Jacksonville Municipal Stadium, Jacksonville, Florida

  • Date: December 15
  • Game time: 8:03pm local
  • Game weather: clear, 47 °F (8 °C), 76% humidity, wind NE 10 miles per hour (16 km/h)
  • Game attendance: 66,134
  • Referee: Red Cashion
  • TV: ESPN
  • Gamebook
Game information

Week 17: at Oakland RaidersEdit

Week Seventeen: Seattle Seahawks at Oakland Raiders – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Seahawks 0 13 15028
Raiders 8 6 7021

at Oakland–Alameda County Coliseum, Oakland, California

  • Date: December 22
  • Game time: 1:05pm local
  • Game weather: cloudy, 57 °F (14 °C), 69% humidity, wind SW 28 miles per hour (45 km/h)
  • Game attendance: 33,455
  • Referee: Mike Carey
  • TV: NBC
  • Gamebook
Game information

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://www.pro-football-reference.com
  2. ^ 1996 Seahawks Media Guide, accessed February 14, 2015.
  3. ^ 1997 Seahawks Media Guide, accessed February 14, 2015.
  4. ^ 1996 NFL season results, NFL.com, accessed February 14, 2015.

External linksEdit