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1976 Seattle Seahawks

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2-12-0, Finished 5th in NFC West Division  · 1976 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -15.1, Offense: -2.2, Defense: -12.9, SoS: -0.8, avg is 0.0.

Scored 229 points (16.4/g), 21st of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 429 points (30.6/g), 28th.
 Differential of -200 points (-14.3/g), 26th.  Expected W-L: 2.6-11.4.

Coach: Jack Patera (2-12-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Sam Boghosian
 Defensive Coordinator: Bob Hollway

Stadium: Seattle Kingdome
 Training Camp: Eastern Washington University (Cheney, Washington)

Team Info

Principal Owner Lloyd Nordstrom
General Manager John Thompson
Defensive Alignment 4-3

Team Stats and Rankings

Tot Yds & TO Passing Rushing
Player PF Yds Ply Y/P TO FL 1stPy 1stD Cmp Att Yds TD Int NY/A 1stD Att Yds TD Y/A 1stD
Team Offense 229 4065 882 4.6 48 18 23 239 229 480 2649 13 30 5.2 141 374 1416 14 3.8 75
Team Defense 429 5400 1008 5.4 26 11 21 323 223 367 2524 27 15 6.4 136 614 2876 20 4.7 166
Lg Rank Offense 21 19 27 15 17 1 7 19 28 15 28 28 14 21
Lg Rank Defense 28 28 24 25 28 13 25 28 18 25 28 28 24 27

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 12 boxscore L 0-1 St. Louis Cardinals 24 30 17 352 279 73 3 25 456 175 281 2
2 Sun September 19 boxscore L 0-2 @ Washington Redskins 7 31 11 205 103 102 3 28 428 155 273 3
3 Sun September 26 boxscore L 0-3 San Francisco 49ers 21 37 29 421 291 130 3 19 381 239 142 1
4 Sun October 3 boxscore L 0-4 Dallas Cowboys 13 28 19 243 140 103 1 25 411 200 211 1
5 Sun October 10 boxscore L 0-5 @ Green Bay Packers 20 27 17 227 169 58 2 24 380 193 187 3
6 Sun October 17 boxscore W 1-5 @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers 13 10 14 253 163 90 2 18 285 140 145 1
7 Sun October 24 boxscore L 1-6 Detroit Lions 14 41 20 339 242 97 8 22 369 217 152 1
8 Sun October 31 boxscore L 1-7 @ Los Angeles Rams 6 45 9 194 144 50 2 25 429 223 206 1
9 Sun November 7 boxscore W 2-7 Atlanta Falcons 30 13 19 349 153 196 4 12 238 90 148 6
10 Sun November 14 boxscore L 2-8 @ Minnesota Vikings 21 27 15 386 278 108 4 29 424 244 180
11 Sun November 21 boxscore L 2-9 New Orleans Saints 27 51 18 269 164 105 5 28 399 141 258 2
12 Sun November 28 boxscore L 2-10 @ New York Giants 16 28 15 244 116 128 3 20 279 115 164 4
13 Sun December 5 boxscore L 2-11 Chicago Bears 7 34 16 286 181 105 5 23 509 250 259 1
14 Sun December 12 boxscore L 2-12 @ Philadelphia Eagles 10 27 20 297 226 71 3 25 412 142 270

Passing

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS QBrec Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD TD% Int Int% Lng Y/A AY/A Y/C Y/G Rate QBR Sk SkYds NY/A ANY/A Sk% 4QC GWD
10 Jim Zorn 23 QB 14 14 2-12-0 208 439 47.4% 2571 12 2.7 27 6.2 80 5.9 3.6 12.4 183.6 49.5 25 196 5.12 3.02 5.4
19 Bill Munson 35 5 0 20 37 54.1% 295 1 2.7 3 8.1 44 8.0 4.9 14.8 59.0 55.6 3 29 6.65 3.78 7.5
47 Sherman Smith 22 RB 12 9 0 2 0.0% 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.0
5 Rick Engles 22 P 14 0 1 1 100.0% 8 0 0.0 0 0.0 8 8.0 8.0 8.0 0.6 100.0 0 0 8.00 8.00 0.0
80 Steve Largent 22 WR 14 13 0 1 0.0% 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.0
Team Total 25.8 14 2-12-0 229 480 47.7% 2874 13 2.7 30 6.3 80 6.0 3.7 12.6 205.3 49.8 28 225 5.21 3.07 5.5 0 0
Opp Total 14 223 367 60.8% 2770 27 7.4 15 4.1 7.5 7.18 12.4 197.9 91.7 27 246 6.4 6.1 6.9

Rushing & Receiving

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Rushing Receiving
No. Player Age Pos G GS Att Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G A/G Rec Yds Y/R TD Lng R/G Y/G YScm RRTD Fmb
47 Sherman Smith 22 RB 12 9 119 537 4 53 4.5 44.8 9.9 36 384 10.7 1 34 3.0 32.0 921 5 8
42 Don Testerman 24 FB 14 8 67 246 1 16 3.7 17.6 4.8 25 232 9.3 1 25 1.8 16.6 478 2 2
44 Ralph Nelson 22 rb 8 3 52 173 1 25 3.3 21.6 6.5 12 96 8.0 0 18 1.5 12.0 269 1 2
10 Jim Zorn 23 QB 14 14 52 246 4 19 4.7 17.6 3.7 246 4 7
37 Hugh McKinnis 28 fb 11 5 46 105 4 14 2.3 9.5 4.2 13 148 11.4 0 22 1.2 13.5 253 4 1
30 Oliver Ross 27 KR 10 0 13 23 0 11 1.8 2.3 1.3 2 22 11.0 0 21 0.2 2.2 45 0 1
33 Andy Bolton 22 rb 5 2 13 44 0 22 3.4 8.8 2.6 44 0 2
80 Steve Largent 22 WR 14 13 4 -14 0 7 -3.5 -1.0 0.3 54 705 13.1 4 45 3.9 50.4 691 4 2
5 Rick Engles 22 P 14 0 3 37 0 15 12.3 2.6 0.2 37 0 0
39 Bill Olds 25 rb 1 1 2 9 0 6 4.5 9.0 2.0 9 0 0
87 Ron Howard 25 TE 14 13 1 2 0 2 2.0 0.1 0.1 37 422 11.4 0 30 2.6 30.1 424 0 0
83 Steve Raible 22 13 1 1 2 0 2 2.0 0.2 0.1 4 126 31.5 1 80 0.3 9.7 128 1 1
19 Bill Munson 35 5 0 1 6 0 6 6.0 1.2 0.2 6 0 0
84 Sam McCullum 24 WR 14 13 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 32 506 15.8 4 72 2.3 36.1 506 4 0
81 John McMakin 26 te 13 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 9 158 17.6 2 37 0.7 12.2 158 2 0
88 Don Clune 24 wr 10 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 4 67 16.8 0 27 0.4 6.7 67 0 0
28 Lyle Blackwood 25 PR 11 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 8 8.0 0 8 0.1 0.7 8 0 1
Team Total 25.8 14 374 1416 14 53 3.8 101.1 26.7 229 2874 12.6 13 80 16.4 205.3 4290 27 30
Opp Total 14 614 2876 20 4.7 205.4 43.9 223 2524 11.3 27 15.9 180.3 5400 47 24

Kick & Punt Returns

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Player Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
30 Oliver Ross 27 KR 10 0 30 655 0 45 21.8 700
28 Lyle Blackwood 25 PR 11 0 19 132 0 26 6.9 10 230 0 45 23.0 370
33 Andy Bolton 22 rb 5 2 15 280 0 30 18.7 324
80 Steve Largent 22 WR 14 13 4 36 0 12 9.0 8 156 0 30 19.5 883
22 Dave Brown 23 FS 14 14 11 74 0 19 6.7 74
25 Don Dufek 22 14 0 9 177 0 44 19.7 177
47 Sherman Smith 22 RB 12 9 5 78 0 26 15.6 999
42 Don Testerman 24 FB 14 8 2 29 0 15 14.5 507
45 Rolly Woolsey 23 RCB 14 11 2 5 0 5 2.5 5
41 Eddie McMillan 25 LCB 14 14 1 -1 0 -1 -1.0 -1
Team Total 25.8 14 37 246 0 26 6.6 79 1605 0 45 20.3 6141
Opp Total 14 56 537 1 9.6 47 1041 0 22.1

Kicking & Punting

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games 0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Scoring Punting
No. Player Age Pos G GS FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FG% XPA XPM XP% Pnt Yds Lng Blck Y/P
5 Rick Engles 22 P 14 0 80 3067 55 2 38.3
3 John Leypoldt 30 K 11 0 3 2 1 1 7 5 1 12 8 66.7%% 22 19 86.4%%
4 Don Bitterlich 22 k 3 0 1 1 2 1 4 1 25.0%% 7 7 100.0%%
Team Total 25.8 14 4 3 3 1 8 5 1 16 9 56.3%% 29 26 89.7%% 80 3067 55 2 38.3
Opp Total 14 30 20 66.7%% 53 51 96.2%% 65 2275 35.0

Defense & Fumbles

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Def Interceptions Fumbles Sacks & Tackles
No. Player Age Pos G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
10 Jim Zorn 23 QB 14 14 0 7 3 -8 0
47 Sherman Smith 22 RB 12 9 0 8 1 0 0
45 Rolly Woolsey 23 RCB 14 11 4 19 0 13 0 0 1 1 0 0
22 Dave Brown 23 FS 14 14 4 70 0 33 0 1
32 Mike Curtis 33 RLB 14 14 2 40 0 26 0 0 1 1 9 0
42 Don Testerman 24 FB 14 8 0 2 2 0 0
29 Al Matthews 29 SS 14 14 3 60 1 40 0
33 Andy Bolton 22 rb 5 2 0 2 0 0 0
38 Ed Bradley 26 MLB 14 14 1 29 0 29 0 0 0 1 0 0
53 Fred Hoaglin 32 C 13 7 0 1 1 2 0
80 Steve Largent 22 WR 14 13 0 2 0 0 0
44 Ralph Nelson 22 rb 8 3 0 2 0 0 0
30 Oliver Ross 27 KR 10 0 0 1 1 0 0
74 Carl Barisich 25 rdt 14 7 0 0 1 0 0
63 Nick Bebout 25 LT 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
28 Lyle Blackwood 25 PR 11 0 0 1 0 0 0
52 Randy Coffield 23 13 0 0 0 1 0 0
36 Ken Geddes 30 LLB 11 9 0 0 1 0 0
87 Ron Howard 25 TE 14 13 0 0 1 0 0
49 Ernie Jones 23 db 9 3 0 0 1 0 0
84 Sam McCullum 24 WR 14 13 0 0 1 0 0
37 Hugh McKinnis 28 fb 11 5 0 1 0 0 0
41 Eddie McMillan 25 LCB 14 14 1 0 0 0 0
71 Steve Niehaus 22 LDT 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
83 Steve Raible 22 13 1 0 1 0 0 0
75 Dave Tipton 27 LDE 12 12 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 25.8 14 15 218 1 40 0 0 30 20 3 0 1
Opp Total 14 28 24 13

Scoring Summary

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
3 John Leypoldt 30 K 11 0 19 8 43
47 Sherman Smith 22 RB 12 9 4 1 5 30
80 Steve Largent 22 WR 14 13 4 4 24
84 Sam McCullum 24 WR 14 13 4 4 24
37 Hugh McKinnis 28 fb 11 5 4 4 24
10 Jim Zorn 23 QB 14 14 4 4 24
81 John McMakin 26 te 13 1 2 2 12
83 Steve Raible 22 13 1 1 1 2 12
42 Don Testerman 24 FB 14 8 1 1 2 12
4 Don Bitterlich 22 k 3 0 7 1 10
29 Al Matthews 29 SS 14 14 1 1 6
44 Ralph Nelson 22 rb 8 3 1 1 6
22 Dave Brown 23 FS 14 14 1 2
Team Total 25.8 14 14 13 1 1 29 26 9 1 229
Opp Total 14 20 27 1 1 4 51 20 429

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1976-09-12 STL L, 24-30 3 15 pass Sam McCullum 15 yard pass from Jim Zorn (Don Bitterlich kick)
2 1976-09-12 STL L, 24-30 4 72 pass Sam McCullum 72 yard pass from Jim Zorn (Don Bitterlich kick)
3 1976-09-12 STL L, 24-30 4 8 rush Jim Zorn 8 yard rush (Don Bitterlich kick)
4 1976-09-19 @ WAS L, 7-31 4 1 rush Don Testerman 1 yard rush (Don Bitterlich kick)
5 1976-09-26 SFO L, 21-37 1 1 rush Hugh McKinnis 1 yard rush (Don Bitterlich kick)
6 1976-09-26 SFO L, 21-37 3 1 rush Hugh McKinnis 1 yard rush (Don Bitterlich kick)
7 1976-09-26 SFO L, 21-37 4 6 pass Steve Largent 6 yard pass from Jim Zorn (Don Bitterlich kick)
8 1976-10-03 DAL L, 13-28 1 9 pass Don Testerman 9 yard pass from Jim Zorn (John Leypoldt kick)
9 1976-10-03 DAL L, 13-28 2 4 pass Steve Largent 4 yard pass from Jim Zorn
10 1976-10-10 @ GNB L, 20-27 2 26 blocked punt Steve Raible 26 yard blocked punt return (John Leypoldt kick)
11 1976-10-10 @ GNB L, 20-27 3 1 rush Ralph Nelson 1 yard rush (John Leypoldt kick)
12 1976-10-17 @ TAM W, 13-10 2 15 pass Sam McCullum 15 yard pass from Jim Zorn (John Leypoldt kick)
13 1976-10-24 DET L, 14-41 2 2 rush Hugh McKinnis 2 yard rush (John Leypoldt kick)
14 1976-10-24 DET L, 14-41 2 9 rush Hugh McKinnis 9 yard rush (John Leypoldt kick)
15 1976-11-07 ATL W, 30-13 2 21 pass Sherman Smith 21 yard pass from Jim Zorn (John Leypoldt kick)
16 1976-11-07 ATL W, 30-13 2 31 pass John McMakin 31 yard pass from Jim Zorn (John Leypoldt kick)
17 1976-11-07 ATL W, 30-13 3 40 interception Al Matthews 40 yard interception return (John Leypoldt kick)
18 1976-11-07 ATL W, 30-13 3 53 rush Sherman Smith 53 yard rush (John Leypoldt kick)
19 1976-11-14 @ MIN L, 21-27 1 12 rush Jim Zorn 12 yard rush (John Leypoldt kick)
20 1976-11-14 @ MIN L, 21-27 3 80 pass Steve Raible 80 yard pass from Jim Zorn (John Leypoldt kick)
21 1976-11-14 @ MIN L, 21-27 4 7 pass Sam McCullum 7 yard pass from Jim Zorn (John Leypoldt kick)
22 1976-11-21 NOR L, 27-51 1 1 rush Sherman Smith 1 yard rush
23 1976-11-21 NOR L, 27-51 3 11 pass Steve Largent 11 yard pass from Bill Munson (John Leypoldt kick)
24 1976-11-21 NOR L, 27-51 4 1 rush Sherman Smith 1 yard rush (John Leypoldt kick)
25 1976-11-21 NOR L, 27-51 4 7 rush Jim Zorn 7 yard rush (John Leypoldt kick)
26 1976-11-28 @ NYG L, 16-28 1 2 rush Sherman Smith 2 yard rush
27 1976-11-28 @ NYG L, 16-28 3 7 rush Jim Zorn 7 yard rush (John Leypoldt kick)
28 1976-12-05 CHI L, 7-34 2 14 pass John McMakin 14 yard pass from Jim Zorn (John Leypoldt kick)
29 1976-12-12 @ PHI L, 10-27 4 9 pass Steve Largent 9 yard pass from Jim Zorn (John Leypoldt kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1976-09-12 STL W, 30-24 2 12 pass Ike Harris 12 yard pass from Jim Hart (Jim Bakken kick)
2 1976-09-12 STL W, 30-24 3 27 pass Pat Tilley 27 yard pass from Jim Hart (Jim Bakken kick)
3 1976-09-12 STL W, 30-24 4 1 rush Jim Otis 1 yard rush (Jim Bakken kick)
4 1976-09-19 @ WAS W, 31-7 1 5 rush Mike Thomas 5 yard rush (Mark Moseley kick)
5 1976-09-19 @ WAS W, 31-7 2 12 pass Jean Fugett 12 yard pass from Billy Kilmer (Mark Moseley kick)
6 1976-09-19 @ WAS W, 31-7 3 10 pass Mike Thomas 10 yard pass from Billy Kilmer (Mark Moseley kick)
7 1976-09-19 @ WAS W, 31-7 4 5 pass Frank Grant 5 yard pass from Billy Kilmer (Mark Moseley kick)
8 1976-09-26 SFO W, 37-21 1 50 punt Ralph McGill 50 yard punt return (Steve Mike-Mayer kick)
9 1976-09-26 SFO W, 37-21 1 38 pass Gene Washington 38 yard pass from Jim Plunkett (Steve Mike-Mayer kick)
10 1976-09-26 SFO W, 37-21 2 15 pass Gene Washington 15 yard pass from Jim Plunkett (Steve Mike-Mayer kick)
11 1976-09-26 SFO W, 37-21 2 52 pass Willie McGee 52 yard pass from Jim Plunkett (Steve Mike-Mayer kick)
12 1976-10-03 DAL W, 28-13 2 8 pass Drew Pearson 8 yard pass from Roger Staubach (Efren Herrera kick)
13 1976-10-03 DAL W, 28-13 2 25 pass Charley Young 25 yard pass from Roger Staubach (Efren Herrera kick)
14 1976-10-03 DAL W, 28-13 3 24 rush Robert Newhouse 24 yard rush (Efren Herrera kick)
15 1976-10-03 DAL W, 28-13 4 1 rush Doug Dennison 1 yard rush (Efren Herrera kick)
16 1976-10-10 @ GNB W, 27-20 1 1 rush Barty Smith 1 yard rush (Chester Marcol kick)
17 1976-10-10 @ GNB W, 27-20 3 66 pass Steve Odom 66 yard pass from Lynn Dickey (Chester Marcol kick)
18 1976-10-10 @ GNB W, 27-20 4 6 rush Barty Smith 6 yard rush (Chester Marcol kick)
19 1976-10-10 @ GNB W, 27-20 4 6 rush Willard Harrell 6 yard rush
20 1976-10-17 @ TAM L, 10-13 3 1 pass Morris Owens 1 yard pass from Louis Carter (Dave Green kick)
21 1976-10-24 DET W, 41-14 1 20 pass David Hill 20 yard pass from Greg Landry (Benny Ricardo kick)
22 1976-10-24 DET W, 41-14 2 70 interception Levi Johnson 70 yard interception return (Benny Ricardo kick)
23 1976-10-24 DET W, 41-14 3 8 pass Charlie Sanders 8 yard pass from Greg Landry (Benny Ricardo kick)
24 1976-10-24 DET W, 41-14 3 9 pass Lawrence Gaines 9 yard pass from Greg Landry (Benny Ricardo kick)
25 1976-10-24 DET W, 41-14 4 24 interception Lem Barney 24 yard interception return (Benny Ricardo kick)
26 1976-10-31 @ RAM W, 45-6 1 41 interception Monte Jackson 41 yard interception return (Tom Dempsey kick)
27 1976-10-31 @ RAM W, 45-6 1 6 rush Lawrence McCutcheon 6 yard rush (Tom Dempsey kick)
28 1976-10-31 @ RAM W, 45-6 1 15 pass Ron Jessie 15 yard pass from James Harris (Tom Dempsey kick)
29 1976-10-31 @ RAM W, 45-6 2 20 pass Harold Jackson 20 yard pass from James Harris (Tom Dempsey kick)
30 1976-10-31 @ RAM W, 45-6 4 1 rush Rob Scribner 1 yard rush (Tom Dempsey kick)
31 1976-10-31 @ RAM W, 45-6 4 23 pass Tom Geredine 23 yard pass from Pat Haden (Tom Dempsey kick)
32 1976-11-07 ATL L, 13-30 4 15 pass Alfred Jenkins 15 yard pass from Kim McQuilken (Nick Mike-Mayer kick)
33 1976-11-14 @ MIN W, 27-21 1 1 rush Brent McClanahan 1 yard rush (Fred Cox kick)
34 1976-11-14 @ MIN W, 27-21 2 29 pass Sammy White 29 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Fred Cox kick)
35 1976-11-14 @ MIN W, 27-21 4 5 pass Stu Voigt 5 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Fred Cox kick)
36 1976-11-21 NOR W, 51-27 2 1 rush Bobby Douglass 1 yard rush (Rich Szaro kick)
37 1976-11-21 NOR W, 51-27 2 3 rush Bobby Douglass 3 yard rush (Rich Szaro kick)
38 1976-11-21 NOR W, 51-27 3 3 rush Chuck Muncie 3 yard rush (Rich Szaro kick)
39 1976-11-21 NOR W, 51-27 3 20 fumble Tom Myers 20 yard fumble return (Rich Szaro kick)
40 1976-11-21 NOR W, 51-27 3 23 interception Elex Price 23 yard interception return (Rich Szaro kick)
41 1976-11-21 NOR W, 51-27 3 2 rush Tony Galbreath 2 yard rush (Rich Szaro kick)
42 1976-11-28 @ NYG W, 28-16 2 3 pass Gary Shirk 3 yard pass from Craig Morton (Joe Danelo kick)
43 1976-11-28 @ NYG W, 28-16 2 2 rush Gordon Bell 2 yard rush (Joe Danelo kick)
44 1976-11-28 @ NYG W, 28-16 3 21 rush Gordon Bell 21 yard rush (Joe Danelo kick)
45 1976-11-28 @ NYG W, 28-16 4 9 pass Ed Marshall 9 yard pass from Craig Morton (Joe Danelo kick)
46 1976-12-05 CHI W, 34-7 2 2 rush Johnny Musso 2 yard rush
47 1976-12-05 CHI W, 34-7 3 63 pass James Scott 63 yard pass from Bob Avellini (Bob Thomas kick)
48 1976-12-05 CHI W, 34-7 3 30 pass James Scott 30 yard pass from Bob Avellini (Bob Thomas kick)
49 1976-12-05 CHI W, 34-7 3 39 pass Roland Harper 39 yard pass from Bob Avellini (Bob Thomas kick)
50 1976-12-05 CHI W, 34-7 4 55 pass Randy Burks 55 yard pass from Virgil Carter (Bob Thomas kick)
51 1976-12-12 @ PHI W, 27-10 1 4 rush Tom Sullivan 4 yard rush (Horst Muhlmann kick)
52 1976-12-12 @ PHI W, 27-10 2 1 rush Tom Sullivan 1 yard rush (Horst Muhlmann kick)
53 1976-12-12 @ PHI W, 27-10 3 3 rush Charlie Smith 3 yard rush (Horst Muhlmann kick)