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1976 Seattle Seahawks season
Head Coach Jack Patera
Home Field Kingdome
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Record 2–12
Place 5th NFC West
Playoff Finish did not qualify
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N/A 1977

The 1976 Seattle Seahawks season was the team's first season with the National Football League. The 1976 season was the team's only in the NFC West until the 2002 season.

1976 NFL DraftEdit

1976 Seahawks Draft Selections[1]
Round/Pick Player Position College
1/2 Steve Niehaus Defensive Tackle Notre Dame
2/29 Sammy Green Linebacker Florida
2/58 Sherman Smith Running Back Miami (OH)
2/59 Steve Raible Wide Receiver Georgia Tech
3/62 Jeff Lloyd Defensive End West Texas State
3/89 Rick Engles Punter Tulsa
3/92 Don Bitterlich Placekicker Temple
4/93 Steve Myer Quarterback New Mexico
4/122 Randy Johnson Offensive Guard Georgia
4/123 Andy Bolton Running Back Fisk
5/126 Don Dufek Defensive Back Michigan
5/153 Ernie Jones Defensive Back Miami (FL)
5/156 Larry Bates Running Back Miami (FL)
6/157 Alvis Darby Tight End Florida
7/184 Dick Dixon Defensive Tackle Arkansas State
8/210 Larry Shipp Wide Receiver LSU
9/239 Bob Bos Offensive Tackle Iowa State
10/266 Randy Coffield Linebacker Florida State
11/293 Keith Muehr Punter Southwestern Louisiana
12/320 Ron Barnett Wide Receiver UT Arlington
13/349 Andy Reid* Running Back Georgia
14/376 Jarvis Blinks Defensive Back Northwestern State (LA)
15/405 Dan Smith Offensive Tackle Washington State
16/432 Jeff Urczyk Offensive Guard Georgia Tech
17/461 Chris Rowland Quarterback Washington

PersonnelEdit

StaffEdit

1976 Seattle Seahawks staff
Front Office
  • General Manager – John Thompson
  • Assistant General Manager – Mark Duncan
  • Player Personnel Director – Dick Mansperger
  • Director of Pro Scouting – Chuck Allen

Head Coaches

Offensive Coaches

  • Offensive Coordinator/Offensive Line – Sam Boghosian
  • Quarterbacks/Wide Receivers/Tight Ends – Jerry Rhome
  • Running Backs – Andy MacDonald
 

Defensive Coaches

[2]

RosterEdit

1976 Seattle Seahawks roster

Quarterbacks

Running Backs

Wide Receivers

Tight Ends

Offensive Linemen

Defensive Linemen

Linebackers

Defensive Backs

Special Teams

[3]

Regular seasonEdit

ScheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Game site Record
1 September 12, 1976 St. Louis Cardinals L 30-24 Kingdome 0-1
2 September 19, 1976 at Washington Redskins L 31-7 Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium 0-2
3 September 26, 1976 San Francisco 49ers L 37-21 Kingdome 0-3
4 October 3, 1976 Dallas Cowboys L 28-13 Kingdome 0-4
5 October 10, 1976 at Green Bay Packers L 27-20 Milwaukee County Stadium 0-5
6 October 17, 1976 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 13-10 Tampa Stadium 1-5
7 October 24, 1976 Detroit Lions L 41-14 Kingdome 1-6
8 October 31, 1976 at Los Angeles Rams L 45-6 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum 1-7
9 November 7, 1976 Atlanta Falcons W 30-13 Kingdome 2-7
10 November 14, 1976 at Minnesota Vikings L 27-21 Metropolitan Stadium 2-8
11 November 21, 1976 New Orleans Saints L 51-27 Kingdome 2-9
12 November 28, 1976 at New York Giants L 28-16 Giants Stadium 2-10
13 December 5, 1976 Chicago Bears L 34-7 Kingdome 2-11
14 December 12, 1976 at Philadelphia Eagles L 27-10 Veterans Stadium 2-12

Source:[4]

Game summariesEdit

Week 1: vs. St. Louis CardinalsEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Cardinals 3 10 10 7

30

Seahawks 3 0 7 14

24

at Kingdome, Seattle, Washington

  • Game time: 1:00 p.m.
  • Game weather: 72 degrees, no wind (dome)
  • Game attendance: 58,441

Week 2: at Washington RedskinsEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Seahawks 0 0 0 7

7

Redskins 7 10 7 7

31

at Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium, Washington, D.C.

  • Game time: 1:00 p.m.
  • Game weather: 71 degrees, 68% humidity, wind 9 mph
  • Game attendance: 53,174

Week 3: vs. San Francisco 49ersEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
49ers 17 14 0 6

37

Seahawks 7 0 7 7

21

at Kingdome, Seattle, Washington

  • Game time: 1:00 p.m.
  • Game weather: 72 degrees, no wind (dome)
  • Game attendance: 59,108

Week 4: vs. Dallas CowboysEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Cowboys 0 14 7 7

28

Seahawks 7 6 0 0

13

at Kingdome, Seattle, Washington

  • Game time: 1:00 p.m.
  • Game weather: 72 degrees, no wind (dome)
  • Game attendance: 62,027

Week 5: at Green Bay PackersEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Seahawks 0 13 7 0

20

Packers 7 0 7 13

27

at Milwaukee County Stadium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

  • Game time: 1:00 p.m.
  • Game weather: 49 degrees, 80% humidity, wind 6 mph
  • Game attendance: 54,983

Week 6: at Tampa Bay BuccaneersEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Seahawks 0 13 0 0

13

Buccaneers 3 0 7 0

10

at Tampa Stadium, Tampa, Florida

  • Game time: 1:00 p.m.
  • Game weather: 78 degrees, 78% humidity, wind 11 mph
  • Game attendance: 43,812

Week 7: vs. Detroit LionsEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Lions 13 7 14 7

41

Seahawks 0 14 0 0

14

at Kingdome, Seattle, Washington

  • Game time: 1:00 p.m.
  • Game weather: 72 degrees, no wind (dome)
  • Game attendance: 61,280

Week 8: at Los Angeles RamsEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Seahawks 0 3 3 0

6

Rams 24 7 0 14

45

at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, California

  • Game time: 1:00 p.m.
  • Game weather: 63 degrees, 68% humidity, wind 7 mph
  • Game attendance: 52,035

Week 9: vs. Atlanta FalconsEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Falcons 0 3 3 7

13

Seahawks 0 14 16 0

30

at Kingdome, Seattle, Washington

  • Game time: 1:00 p.m.
  • Game weather: 72 degrees, no wind (dome)
  • Game attendance: 57,985

Week 10: at Minnesota VikingsEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Seahawks 7 0 7 7

21

Vikings 7 7 6 7

27

at Metropolitan Stadium, Bloomington, Minnesota

  • Game time: 1:00 p.m.
  • Game weather: 24 degrees, 53% humidity, wind 8 mph, wind chill 16
  • Game attendance: 45,087

Week 11: vs. New Orleans SaintsEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Saints 3 17 28 3

51

Seahawks 6 0 7 14

27

at Kingdome, Seattle, Washington

  • Game time: 1:00 p.m.
  • Game weather: 72 degrees, no wind (dome)
  • Game attendance: 61,865

Week 12: at New York GiantsEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Seahawks 9 0 7 0

16

Giants 0 14 7 7

28

at Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey

  • Game time: 1:00 p.m.
  • Game weather: 51 degrees, 87% humidity, wind 9 mph
  • Game attendance: 65,111

Week 13: vs. Chicago BearsEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Bears 0 6 21 7

34

Seahawks 0 7 0 0

7

at Kingdome, Seattle, Washington

  • Game time: 1:00 p.m.
  • Game weather: 72 degrees, no wind (dome)
  • Game attendance: 60,510

Week 14: at Philadelphia EaglesEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Seahawks 0 3 0 7

10

Eagles 7 7 10 3

27

at Veterans Stadium, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • Game time: 1:00 p.m.
  • Game weather: 41 degrees, 80% humidity, wind 4 mph
  • Game attendance: 37,949

StandingsEdit

NFC West
TeamWLTPCTPFPA
Los Angeles Rams 1031.750351190
San Francisco 49ers 860.571270190
Atlanta Falcons 4100.286172312
New Orleans Saints 4100.286253346
Seattle Seahawks 2120.143229429

ReferencesEdit

  1. Seahawks draft history, NFL.com, accessed September 17, 2007.
  2. 2009 Seattle Seahawks Media Guide. p. 171. http://www.seahawksmedia.com/. Retrieved 2010-02-24.
  3. Neft, Cohen, and Korch. pg. 610
  4. 1976 NFL season results, NFL.com, accessed September 17, 2007.

SourcesEdit

  • Neft, David S., Cohen, Richard M., and Korch, Rick. The Complete History of Professional Football from 1892 to the Present. New York: St. Martin's Press. 1994 ISBN 0-312-11435-4
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