2002 Seattle Seahawks season
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 Seattle Seahawks season|
|Head coach||Mike Holmgren|
|Home field||Seahawks Stadium|
|Division place||3rd NFC West|
|Playoff finish||did not qualify|
|Pro Bowlers||OT Walter Jones|
- 1 Offseason
- 2 Final roster
- 3 Season Highlights
- 4 Schedule
- 5 Standings
- 6 Game Summaries
- 6.1 Preseason
- 6.2 Regular Season
- 6.2.1 Week 1: at Oakland Raiders
- 6.2.2 Week 2: vs. Arizona Cardinals
- 6.2.3 Week 3: at New York Giants
- 6.2.4 Week 4: vs. Minnesota Vikings
- 6.2.5 Week 6: vs. San Francisco 49ers
- 6.2.6 Week 7: at St. Louis Rams
- 6.2.7 Week 8: at Dallas Cowboys
- 6.2.8 Week 9: vs. Washington Redskins
- 6.2.9 Week 10: at Arizona Cardinals
- 6.2.10 Week 11: vs. Denver Broncos
- 6.2.11 Week 12: vs. Kansas City Chiefs
- 6.2.12 Week 13: at San Francisco 49ers
- 6.2.13 Week 14: vs. Philadelphia Eagles
- 6.2.14 Week 15: at Atlanta Falcons
- 6.2.15 Week 16: vs. St. Louis Rams
- 6.2.16 Week 17: at San Diego Chargers
- 7 References
- 8 External links
|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 DraftEdit
|——||13||Charlie Rogers||Return specialist||Houston Texans|
|2002 Seattle Seahawks draft|
|1||28||Jerramy Stevens||Tight end||Washington|
|2||54||Maurice Morris||Running back||Oregon|
|2||60||Anton Palepoi||Defensive End||UNLV|
|5||146||Rocy Bernard||Defensive Tackle||Texas A&M|
|5||169||Ryan Hannam||Tight End||Northern Iowa|
|5||171||Matt Hill||Offensive tackle||Boise State|
|6||194||Criag Jarrett||Punter||Michigan State|
|7||232||Jeff Kelly||Quarterback||Southern Mississippi|
|Pro Football Hall of Fame Made at least one Pro Bowl during careerMade roster|
Undrafted free agentsEdit
|D. D. Lewis||Linebacker||Texas|
|2002 Seattle Seahawks final roster|
- Starters in bold.
- (*) Denotes players that were selected for the 2003 Pro Bowl.
- 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.
|Final score||Team record|
|1||August 10||7:00pm PDT||Indianapolis Colts||L 10–28||0–1||Seahawks Stadium||52,902||KCPQ||GameCenter|
|2||August 16||8:00pm PDT||at San Diego Chargers||L 14–24||0–2||Qualcomm Stadium||N/A||KCPQ||GameCenter|
|3||August 24||7:00pm PDT||Kansas City Chiefs||W 17–14||1–2||Seahawks Stadium||49,036||KCPQ||GameCenter|
|4||August 29||6:00pm PDT||at Denver Broncos||L 0–31||1–3||Mile High Stadium||71,755||KCPQ||GameCenter|
Divisional matchups have the NFC West playing the NFC East and the AFC West.
|Final score||Team record|
|1||September 8||1:15pm PDT||at Oakland Raiders||L 17–31||0–1||Network Associates Coliseum||53,260||Fox||GameCenter|
|2||September 15||1:05pm PDT||Arizona Cardinals||L 13–24||0–2||Seahawks Stadium||63,104||Fox||GameCenter|
|3||September 22||1:15pm PDT||at New York Giants||L 6–9||0–3||Giants Stadium||78,551||Fox||GameCenter|
|4||September 29||5:30pm PDT||Minnesota Vikings||W 48–23||1–3||Seahawks Stadium||65,212||ESPN||GameCenter|
|6||October 14||6:00pm PDT||San Francisco 49ers||L 21–28||1–4||Seahawks Stadium||66,420||ABC||GameCenter|
|7||October 20||10:00am PDT||at St. Louis Rams||L 20–37||1–5||Edward Jones Dome||65,931||Fox||GameCenter|
|8||October 27||10:00am PST||at Dallas Cowboys||W 17–14||2–5||Texas Stadium||63,854||Fox||GameCenter|
|9||November 3||1:15pm PST||Washington Redskins||L 3–14||2–6||Seahawks Stadium||64,325||Fox||GameCenter|
|10||November 10||1:05pm PST||at Arizona Cardinals||W 27–6||3–6||Sun Devil Stadium||29,252||Fox||GameCenter|
|11||November 17||1:15pm PST||Denver Broncos||L 9–31||3–7||Seahawks Stadium||65,495||CBS||GameCenter|
|12||November 24||1:05pm PST||Kansas City Chiefs||W 39–32||4–7||Seahawks Stadium||56,250||CBS||GameCenter|
|13||December 1||1:15pm PST||at San Francisco 49ers||L 24–31||4–8||3Com Park||67,594||Fox||GameCenter|
|14||December 8||1:05pm PST||Philadelphia Eagles||L 20–27||4–9||Seahawks Stadium||59,862||Fox||GameCenter|
|15||December 15||10:05am PST||at Atlanta Falcons||W 30–24 (OT)||5–9||Georgia Dome||69,551||Fox||GameCenter|
|16||December 22||1:05pm PST||St. Louis Rams||W 30–10||6–9||Seahawks Stadium||63,953||Fox||GameCenter|
|17||December 29||1:15pm PST||at San Diego Chargers||W 31–28 (OT)||7–9||Qualcomm Stadium||52,159||Fox||GameCenter|
- Bold indicates division opponents.
- Source: 2002 NFL season results
|(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|
Week P1: vs. Indianapolis ColtsEdit
Week P2: at San Diego ChargersEdit
Week P3: vs. Kansas City ChiefsEdit
Week P4: at Denver BroncosEdit
Week 1: at Oakland RaidersEdit
Week 2: vs. Arizona CardinalsEdit
Week 3: at New York GiantsEdit
Week 4: vs. Minnesota VikingsEdit
Week 6: vs. San Francisco 49ersEdit
Week 7: at St. Louis RamsEdit
Week 8: at Dallas CowboysEdit
Week 9: vs. Washington RedskinsEdit
Week 10: at Arizona CardinalsEdit
Week 11: vs. Denver BroncosEdit
Week 12: vs. Kansas City ChiefsEdit
Week 13: at San Francisco 49ersEdit
at 3Com Park, San Francisco
Week 14: vs. Philadelphia EaglesEdit
Week 15: at Atlanta FalconsEdit
Week 16: vs. St. Louis RamsEdit
Week 17: at San Diego ChargersEdit
- 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.