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2001 Seattle Seahawks season

The 2001 Seattle Seahawks season was the franchise's 26th season in the National Football League, The second of two seasons the Seahawks played at Husky Stadium while Qwest Field was being built and the third under head coach Mike Holmgren. They improved on their 6-10 record from 2000 and finished the season at 9–7. The Seahawks were in the playoff hunt until the very last game of the season; Baltimore's win over Minnesota on the last Monday Night game of the year ended Seattle's post-season bid. The 2001 season was the final season for the Seahawks in the American Football Conference and the second and final season they played at Husky Stadium while Qwest Field was being built.

2001 Seattle Seahawks season
Head coachMike Holmgren
OwnerPaul Allen
Home fieldHusky Stadium
Results
Record9–7
Division place2nd AFC West
Playoff finishdid not qualify
Pro BowlersOT Walter Jones
DT John Randle
AP All-ProsOT Walter Jones (1st team)
Seahawks Stadium under construction, 2001

Before the season, the Seahawks signed free agent quarterbacks Trent Dilfer and Matt Hasselbeck. Hasselbeck eventually won the starting position over Dilfer. The Seahawks also signed future Hall of Fame defensive tackle John Randle, who spent the last 11 seasons with the Minnesota Vikings and would make the Pro Bowl in his first season with the Seahawks.

The season saw the emergence of the second year running back Shaun Alexander after Ricky Watters was injured for most of the season. Watters retired after the season ended.

It was also the final season the Seahawks wore their traditional blue and green uniforms, and the last year in the AFC West as they returned to the NFC West following the 2002 NFL season

OffseasonEdit

NFL draftEdit

2001 Seattle Seahawks draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 9 Koren Robinson *  Wide Receiver North Carolina State
1 17 Steve Hutchinson *  Offensive Guard Michigan
2 40 Ken Lucas  Cornerback Mississippi
3 82 Heath Evans  Fullback Auburn
4 104 Orlando Huff  Linebacker Fresno State
4 127 Curtis Fuller  Defensive back TCU
4 128 Floyd Womack  Offensive Guard Mississippi State
5 140 Alex Bannister *  Wide Receiver Eastern Kentucky
6 172 Josh Booty  Quarterback LSU
7 210 Harold Blackmon  Defensive Back Northwestern
7 222 Dennis Norman  Offensive Tackle Princeton
7 237 Kris Kocurek  Defensive Tackle Texas Tech
      Made roster    †   Pro Football Hall of Fame    *   Made at least one Pro Bowl during career

PersonnelEdit

StaffEdit

2001 Seattle Seahawks staff
Front Office

Head Coaches

Offensive Coaches

 

Defensive Coaches

Special Teams Coaches

  • Special Teams Coordinator – Pete Rodriguez
  • Assistant Special Teams – Mark Michaels

Strength and Conditioning

  • Strength and Conditioning – Kent Johnston
  • Assistant Strength and Conditioning – Rod Springer

[1]

Final rosterEdit

2001 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

[2]

  • Starters in bold.
  • (*) Denotes players that were selected for the 2002 Pro Bowl.

ScheduleEdit

PreseasonEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Record Game site NFL.com
recap
1 August 11 at Indianapolis Colts L 21–28 0–1 RCA Dome Recap
2 August 18 Arizona Cardinals L 13–16 (OT) 0–2 Husky Stadium Recap
3 August 25 at San Francisco 49ers W 28–18 1–2 3Com Park Recap
4 September 1 New Orleans Saints W 28–14 2–2 Husky Stadium Recap
Source: Seahawks Media Guides [3][4]

Regular seasonEdit

Divisional matchups have the AFC West playing the NFC East.

Week Date Opponent Result Record Game site NFL.com
recap
1 September 9 at Cleveland Browns W 9–6 1–0 Cleveland Browns Stadium Recap
2 September 23 Philadelphia Eagles L 3–27 1–1 Husky Stadium Recap
3 September 30 at Oakland Raiders L 14–38 1–2 Network Associates Coliseum Recap
4 October 7 Jacksonville Jaguars W 24–15 2–2 Husky Stadium Recap
5 October 14 Denver Broncos W 34–21 3–2 Husky Stadium Recap
6 Bye
7 October 28 Miami Dolphins L 20–24 3–3 Husky Stadium Recap
8 November 4 at Washington Redskins L 14–27 3–4 FedExField Recap
9 November 11 Oakland Raiders W 34–27 4–4 Husky Stadium Recap
10 November 18 at Buffalo Bills W 23–20 5–4 Ralph Wilson Stadium Recap
11 November 25 at Kansas City Chiefs L 7–19 5–5 Arrowhead Stadium Recap
12 December 2 San Diego Chargers W 13–10 (OT) 6–5 Husky Stadium Recap
13 December 9 at Denver Broncos L 7–20 6–6 Invesco Field at Mile High Recap
14 December 16 Dallas Cowboys W 29–3 7–6 Husky Stadium Recap
15 December 23 at New York Giants L 24–27 7–7 Giants Stadium Recap
16 December 30 at San Diego Chargers W 25–22 8–7 Qualcomm Stadium Recap
17 January 6 Kansas City Chiefs W 21–18 9–7 Husky Stadium Recap
Source: 2001 NFL season results [5]

StandingsEdit

AFC West
W L T PCT PF PA STK
(3) Oakland Raiders 10 6 0 .625 399 327 L3
Seattle Seahawks 9 7 0 .563 301 324 W2
Denver Broncos 8 8 0 .500 340 339 L1
Kansas City Chiefs 6 10 0 .375 320 344 L1
San Diego Chargers 5 11 0 .313 332 321 L9

Game SummariesEdit

PreseasonEdit

Week P1: at Indianapolis ColtsEdit

Preseason Week One: Seattle Seahawks at Indianapolis Colts – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Seahawks 7 7 7021
Colts 3 8 14328

at RCA Dome, Indianapolis

Week P2: vs. Arizona CardinalsEdit

Preseason Week Two: Seattle Seahawks vs. Arizona Cardinals – Game summary
1 2 34OTTotal
Cardinals 7 0 33316
Seahawks 0 13 00013

at Husky Stadium, Seattle

  • Date: August 18
  • Game time: 6:37pm local
  • Game weather: partly cloudy, 70 °F (21 °C), 53% humidity, wind NW 6 miles per hour (9.7 km/h)
  • Game attendance: 47,553
  • Referee: Mark Baltz
  • TV: KCPQ
  • Gamecenter, Gamebook

Week P3: at San Francisco 49ersEdit

Preseason Week Three: Seattle Seahawks at San Francisco 49ers – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Seahawks 21 0 0728
49ers 0 7 3818

at 3Com Park, San Francisco

  • Date: August 25
  • Game time: 6:05pm local
  • Game weather: clear, 62 °F (17 °C), 69% humidity, wind W 20 miles per hour (32 km/h)
  • Game attendance: 63,887
  • Referee: Bill Leavy
  • TV: KCPQ
  • Gamecenter, Gamebook

Week P4: vs. New Orleans SaintsEdit

Preseason Week Four: Seattle Seahawks vs. New Orleans Saints – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Saints 0 7 0714
Seahawks 14 0 7728

at Husky Stadium, Seattle

  • Date: September 1
  • Game time: 1:00pm local
  • Game weather: cloudy, 64 °F (18 °C), 75% humidity, wind S 15 miles per hour (24 km/h)
  • Game attendance: 68,665
  • Referee: James Sprenger
  • TV: KCPQ
  • Gamecenter, Gamebook

Regular seasonEdit

Week 1: at Cleveland BrownsEdit

Week One: Seattle Seahawks at Cleveland Browns – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Seahawks 0 3 339
Browns 0 3 036

at Cleveland Browns Stadium, Cleveland

  • Date: September 9
  • Game time: 1:02pm local
  • Game weather: clear/partly cloudy, 81 °F (27 °C), 78% humidity, wind S 17 miles per hour (27 km/h)
  • Game attendance: 72,318
  • Referee: Bill Etzler
  • TV announcers (CBS): Ian Eagle, Solomon Wilcots
  • Gamecenter, Gamebook
Game information

Week 2: vs. Philadelphia EaglesEdit

Week Two: Seattle Seahawks vs. Philadelphia Eagles – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Eagles 3 14 01027
Seahawks 0 3 003

at Husky Stadium, Seattle

Game information

Week 3: at Oakland RaidersEdit

Week Three: Seattle Seahawks at Oakland Raiders – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Seahawks 0 0 7714
Raiders 7 17 14038

at Network Associates Coliseum, Oakland, California

Game information

Week 4: vs. Jacksonville JaguarsEdit

Week Four: Seattle Seahawks vs. Jacksonville Jaguars – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Jaguars 3 9 3015
Seahawks 14 7 0324

at Husky Stadium, Seattle

Game information

Week 5: vs. Denver BroncosEdit

Week Five: Seattle Seahawks vs. Denver Broncos – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Broncos 0 14 0721
Seahawks 10 14 7334

at Husky Stadium, Seattle

Game information

Week 7: vs. Miami DolphinsEdit

Week Seven: Seattle Seahawks vs. Miami Dolphins – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Dolphins 0 10 7724
Seahawks 0 14 3320

at Husky Stadium, Seattle

Game information

Week 8: at Washington RedskinsEdit

Week Eight: Seattle Seahawks at Washington Redskins – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Seahawks 7 0 7014
Redskins 10 10 7027

at FedEx Field, Landover, Maryland

Game information

Week 9: vs. Oakland RaidersEdit

Week Nine: Seattle Seahawks vs. Oakland Raiders – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Raiders 3 7 10727
Seahawks 6 7 14734

at Husky Stadium, Seattle

Game information

Week 10: at Buffalo BillsEdit

Week Ten: Seattle Seahawks at Buffalo Bills – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Seahawks 3 7 7623
Bills 0 10 3720

at Ralph Wilson Stadium, Orchard Park, New York

Game information

Week 11: at Kansas City ChiefsEdit

Week Eleven: Seattle Seahawks at Kansas City Chiefs – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Seahawks 0 7 007
Chiefs 3 7 0919

at Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri

Game information

Week 12: vs. San Diego ChargersEdit

Week Twelve: Seattle Seahawks vs. San Diego Chargers – Game summary
1 2 34OTTotal
Chargers 0 3 70010
Seahawks 7 0 30313

at Husky Stadium, Seattle

Game information

Week 13 at Denver BroncosEdit

Week Thirteen: Seattle Seahawks at Denver Broncos – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Seahawks 0 7 007
Broncos 7 3 10020

at Invesco Field at Mile High, Denver

Game information

Week 14: vs. Dallas CowboysEdit

Week Fourteen: Seattle Seahawks vs. Dallas Cowboys – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Cowboys 0 3 003
Seahawks 10 0 21729

at Husky Stadium, Seattle

Game information

Week 15: at New York GiantsEdit

Week Fifteen: Seattle Seahawks at New York Giants – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Seahawks 7 10 7024
Giants 7 10 01027

at Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey

Game information

Week 16: at San Diego ChargersEdit

Week Sixteen: Seattle Seahawks at San Diego Chargers – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Seahawks 0 14 8325
Chargers 10 3 3622

at Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, California

Game information

Week 17: vs. Kansas City ChiefsEdit

Week Seventeen: Seattle Seahawks vs. Kansas City Chiefs – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Chiefs 0 0 10818
Seahawks 0 14 7021

at Husky Stadium, Seattle

Game information

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 2009 Seattle Seahawks Media Guide. pp. 236–238. Retrieved 2010-02-21.
  2. ^ https://www.pro-football-reference.com
  3. ^ 2001 Seahawks Media Guide Archived 2014-04-07 at the Wayback Machine, accessed February 14, 2015.
  4. ^ 2002 Seahawks Media Guide Archived 2014-04-07 at the Wayback Machine, accessed February 14, 2015.
  5. ^ 2001 NFL season results, NFL.com, accessed February 14, 2015.

External linksEdit