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1979 Seattle Seahawks season
Head Coach Jack Patera
Home Field Kingdome
Results
Record 9–7
Place T-3rd AFC West
Playoff Finish did not qualify
Timeline
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1978 1980

The 1979 Seattle Seahawks season was the team's fourth season with the National Football League.

1979 NFL draftEdit

1979 Seahawks Draft Selections
Round/Pick Player Position College
1/18 Manu Tuiasosopo Defensive End UCLA
2/45 Joe Norman Linebacker Indiana
3/57 Michael Jackson Linebacker Washington
4/102 Mark Bell Defensive End Colorado State
7/169 Larry Polowski Linebacker Boise State
9/240 Ezra Tate Running Back Mississippi State
10/267 Robert Hardy Defensive Tackle Jackson State
11/293 Jim Hinesly Offensive Guard Michigan State
12/319 Jeff Moore Running Back Jackson State

PersonnelEdit

StaffEdit

1979 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/Quarterbacks/Wide Receivers/Tight Ends – Jerry Rhome
  • Running Backs – Andy MacDonald
  • Offensive Line – Howard Mudd
 

Defensive Coaches

Special Teams Coaches

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Regular seasonEdit

For the second straight year, the Seahawks missed the playoffs by one game. Season highlights included sweeping the Oakland Raiders for the 2nd straight year, and defeating the Denver Broncos for the 1st time in team history in a comeback thriller 28-23 at the Kingdome, and winning the teams first appearance on MNF over the Atlanta Falcons, 31-28. The team started out 3-5, and had a 6-2 finish. A 37-21 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs in week 14 knocked them out of playoff contention, but rebounded to end their season repeating 1978 at 9-7.

ScheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Game site Record Attendance
1 September 2, 1979 San Diego Chargers L 33-16 Kingdome 0-1 62,887
2 September 9, 1979 at Miami Dolphins L 19-10 Miami Orange Bowl 0-2 56,233
3 September 16, 1979 Oakland Raiders W 27-10 Kingdome 1-2 61,602
4 September 23, 1979 at Denver Broncos L 37-34 Mile High Stadium 1-3 74,879
5 September 30, 1979 Kansas City Chiefs L 24-6 Kingdome 1-4 61,169
6 October 7, 1979 at San Francisco 49ers W 35-24 Candlestick Park 2-4 44,592
7 October 14, 1979 at San Diego Chargers L 20-10 San Diego Stadium 2-5 50,077
8 October 21, 1979 Houston Oilers W 34-14 Kingdome 3-5 60,705
9 October 29, 1979 at Atlanta Falcons W 31-28 Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium 4-5 52,566
10 November 4, 1979 Los Angeles Rams L 24-0 Kingdome 4-6 62,048
11 November 11, 1979 at Cleveland Browns W 29-24 Cleveland Stadium 5-6 72,440
12 November 18, 1979 New Orleans Saints W 38-24 Kingdome 6-6 60,055
13 November 26, 1979 New York Jets W 30-7 Kingdome 7-6 59,977
14 December 2, 1979 at Kansas City Chiefs L 37-21 Arrowhead Stadium 7-7 42,160
15 December 8, 1979 Denver Broncos W 28-23 Kingdome 8-7 60,038
16 December 16, 1979 at Oakland Raiders W 29-24 Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum 9-7 53,177

StandingsEdit

AFC West
TeamWLTPCTPFPA
San Diego Chargers 1240.750411246
Denver Broncos 1060.625289262
Seattle Seahawks 970.563378372
Oakland Raiders 970.563365337
Kansas City Chiefs 790.438238262

Awards and recordsEdit

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit

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Miami Houston Oakland Philadelphia Green Bay New Orleans
New England Pittsburgh San Diego St. Louis Minnesota San Francisco
NY Jets Seattle Washington Tampa Bay
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