1976 Seattle Seahawks season
Head Coach Jack Patera
Home Field Kingdome
Results
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 season in the NFC West until the 2002 season.

1976 NFL Draft[edit | edit source]

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

Personnel[edit | edit source]

Staff[edit | edit source]

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]

Roster[edit | edit source]

1976 Seattle Seahawks roster

Quarterbacks


Running Backs


Wide Receivers


Tight Ends

Offensive Linemen


Defensive Linemen

Linebackers


Defensive Backs


Special Teams

[3]

Regular season[edit | edit source]

Schedule[edit | edit source]

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

Source:[4]

Game summaries[edit | edit source]

Week 1: vs. St. Louis Cardinals[edit | edit source]

1 2 3 4 Total
Cardinals 3 10 10 7 30
Seahawks 3 0 7 14 24




Week 2: at Washington Redskins[edit | edit source]

1 2 3 4 Total
Seahawks 0 0 0 7 7
Redskins 7 10 7 7 31




Week 3: vs. San Francisco 49ers[edit | edit source]

1 2 3 4 Total
49ers 17 14 0 6 37
Seahawks 7 0 7 7 21



  • stadium= Kingdome, Seattle, Washington
  • time= 1:00 p.m.
  • weather= 72 degrees, no wind (dome)
  • attendance=59,108

Week 4: vs. Dallas Cowboys[edit | edit source]

1 2 3 4 Total
Cowboys 0 14 7 7 28
Seahawks 7 6 0 0 13




Week 5: at Green Bay Packers[edit | edit source]

1 2 3 4 Total
Seahawks 0 13 7 0 20
Packers 7 0 7 13 27




Week 6: at Tampa Bay Buccaneers[edit | edit source]

1 2 3 4 Total
Seahawks 0 13 0 0 13
Buccaneers 3 0 7 0 10




Week 7: vs. Detroit Lions[edit | edit source]

1 2 3 4 Total
Lions 13 7 14 7 41
Seahawks 0 14 0 0 14




Week 8: at Los Angeles Rams[edit | edit source]

1 2 3 4 Total
Seahawks 0 3 3 0 6
Rams 24 7 0 14 45




Week 9: vs. Atlanta Falcons[edit | edit source]

1 2 3 4 Total
Falcons 0 3 3 7 13
Seahawks 0 14 16 0 30




Week 10: at Minnesota Vikings[edit | edit source]

1 2 3 4 Total
Seahawks 7 0 7 7 21
Vikings 7 7 6 7 27




Week 11: vs. New Orleans Saints[edit | edit source]

1 2 3 4 Total
Saints 3 17 28 3 51
Seahawks 6 0 7 14 27




Week 12: at New York Giants[edit | edit source]

1 2 3 4 Total
Seahawks 9 0 7 0 16
Giants 0 14 7 7 28




Week 13: vs. Chicago Bears[edit | edit source]

1 2 3 4 Total
Bears 0 6 21 7 34
Seahawks 0 7 0 0 7




Week 14: at Philadelphia Eagles[edit | edit source]

1 2 3 4 Total
Seahawks 0 3 0 7 10
Eagles 7 7 10 3 27




Standings[edit | edit source]

NFC West
Team W L T PCT PF PA
Los Angeles Rams 10 3 1 .750 351 190
San Francisco 49ers 8 6 0 .571 270 190
Atlanta Falcons 4 10 0 .286 172 312
New Orleans Saints 4 10 0 .286 253 346
Seattle Seahawks 2 12 0 .143 229 429

References[edit | edit source]

  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.

Sources[edit | edit source]

  • 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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