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1977 Seattle Seahawks

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5-9-0, Finished 4th in AFC West Division  · 1977 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -4.3, Offense: 4.2, Defense: -8.6, SoS: 2.2, avg is 0.0.

Scored 282 points (20.1/g), 8th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 373 points (26.6/g), 28th.
 Differential of -91 points (-6.5/g), 23rd.  Expected W-L: 4.8-9.2.

Coach: Jack Patera (5-9-0)
 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
Pts Yds Ply Y/P TO FL 1stPy 1stD Cmp Att Yds TD Int NY/A 1stD Att Yds TD Y/A 1stD
Team Offense 282 4292 869 4.9 46 14 19 251 175 387 2328 23 32 5.7 116 461 1964 12 4.3 116
Team Defense 373 4818 963 5.0 36 11 18 295 199 349 2333 19 25 6.4 125 596 2485 21 4.2 152
Lg Rank Offense 8 12 23 8 8 4 8 1 28 8 25 15 15 4
Lg Rank Defense 28 27 12 23 27 13 27 26 6 28 26 26 25 23

Team Games & Schedule

Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 18 boxscore L 0-1 Baltimore Colts 14 29 16 255 151 104 4 23 426 220 206 1
2 Sun September 25 boxscore L 0-2 @ Cincinnati Bengals 20 42 15 282 172 110 3 27 424 225 199 1
3 Sun October 2 boxscore L 0-3 Denver Broncos 13 24 19 272 191 81 3 19 330 177 153 2
4 Sun October 9 boxscore L 0-4 @ New England Patriots 0 31 6 145 50 95 5 19 333 137 196 3
5 Sun October 16 boxscore W 1-4 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 30 23 21 375 241 134 2 22 384 217 167 6
6 Sun October 23 boxscore L 1-5 @ Miami Dolphins 13 31 14 222 143 79 3 19 222 86 136 1
7 Sun October 30 boxscore W 2-5 Buffalo Bills 56 17 30 559 333 226 3 17 336 221 115 3
8 Sun November 6 boxscore L 2-6 @ Oakland Raiders 7 44 13 177 51 126 4 29 397 149 248
9 Sun November 13 boxscore W 3-6 @ New York Jets 17 0 26 445 213 232 1 8 124 25 99 3
10 Sun November 20 boxscore L 3-7 Houston Oilers 10 22 12 129 27 102 4 25 432 237 195 3
11 Sun November 27 boxscore L 3-8 San Diego Chargers 28 30 20 390 281 109 3 21 323 192 131 1
12 Sun December 4 boxscore L 3-9 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 20 30 17 376 210 166 4 22 393 157 236 2
13 Sun December 11 boxscore W 4-9 @ Kansas City Chiefs 34 31 21 342 133 209 5 21 334 189 145 5
14 Sun December 18 boxscore W 5-9 Cleveland Browns 20 19 21 323 132 191 2 23 360 101 259 5

Passing

No. 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 Yds NY/A ANY/A Sk% 4QC GWD
10 Jim Zorn 24 QB 10 10 4-6-0 104 251 41.4 1687 16 6.4 19 7.6 82 6.7 4.6 16.2 168.7 54.3 11 43 6.27 4.23 4.2 1 1
16 Steve Myer 23 qb 7 4 1-3-0 70 130 53.8 729 6 4.6 12 9.2 45 5.6 2.4 10.4 104.1 47.2 9 80 4.67 1.65 6.5
35 David Sims 22 rb 14 1 1 4 25.0 43 1 25.0 1 25.0 43 10.8 4.5 43.0 3.1 71.9 0 0 10.75 4.50 0.0
20 Steve Preece 30 FS 14 14 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
47 Sherman Smith 23 RB 14 14 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
12 Sam Adkins 22 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 8 -8.00 -8.00 100.0
Team Total 25.2 14 5-9-0 175 387 45.2 2459 23 5.9 32 8.3 82 6.4 3.8 14.1 175.6 51.6 21 131 5.71 3.30 5.1 1 1
Opp Total 14 199 349 57.0 2464 19 5.4 25 7.2 7.1 4.93 12.4 176.0 67.3 18 131 6.4 4.3 4.9

Rushing & Receiving

Rushing Receiving
No. 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 23 RB 14 14 163 763 4 39 4.7 54.5 11.6 30 419 14.0 2 44 2.1 29.9 1182 6 6
42 Don Testerman 25 FB 14 13 119 459 1 20 3.9 32.8 8.5 31 219 7.1 4 25 2.2 15.6 678 5 3
35 David Sims 22 rb 14 1 99 369 5 17 3.7 26.4 7.1 12 176 14.7 3 82 0.9 12.6 545 8 6
24 Al Hunter 22 KR 12 0 32 179 1 20 5.6 14.9 2.7 5 42 8.4 0 20 0.4 3.5 221 1 2
10 Jim Zorn 24 QB 10 10 25 141 1 15 5.6 14.1 2.5 141 1 1
31 Tony Benjamin 22 6 0 13 48 0 10 3.7 8.0 2.2 4 27 6.8 0 9 0.7 4.5 75 0 0
16 Steve Myer 23 qb 7 4 6 1 0 4 0.2 0.1 0.9 1 0 3
12 Sam Adkins 22 1 0 3 6 0 4 2.0 6.0 3.0 6 0 1
18 Herman Weaver 29 P 13 0 1 -2 0 -2 -2.0 -0.2 0.1 -2 0 0
80 Steve Largent 23 WR 14 14 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 33 643 19.5 10 74 2.4 45.9 643 10 0
89 Duke Fergerson 23 WR 13 8 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 19 374 19.7 2 45 1.5 28.8 374 2 1
87 Ron Howard 26 TE 12 12 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 17 177 10.4 1 24 1.4 14.8 177 1 0
81 John Sawyer 24 te 14 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 10 105 10.5 0 27 0.7 7.5 105 0 1
84 Sam McCullum 25 wr 13 3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 9 198 22.0 1 65 0.7 15.2 198 1 0
83 Steve Raible 23 wr 14 3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 5 79 15.8 0 22 0.4 5.6 79 0 0
Team Total 25.2 14 461 1964 12 39 4.3 140.3 32.9 175 2459 14.1 23 82 12.5 175.6 4423 35 27
Opp Total 14 596 2485 21 4.2 177.5 42.6 199 2333 11.7 19 14.2 166.6 4818 40 20

Kick & Punt Returns

Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
24 Al Hunter 22 KR 12 0 36 820 0 41 22.8 1041
40 Walter Packer 22 PR 10 0 20 131 0 31 6.6 13 280 0 44 21.5 411
89 Duke Fergerson 23 WR 13 8 8 54 0 14 6.8 11 240 0 39 21.8 668
80 Steve Largent 23 WR 14 14 4 32 0 12 8.0 675
35 David Sims 22 rb 14 1 4 52 0 19 13.0 597
47 Sherman Smith 23 RB 14 14 3 56 0 21 18.7 1238
83 Steve Raible 23 wr 14 3 2 19 0 12 9.5 98
25 Don Dufek 23 ss 13 5 1 21 0 21 21.0 21
42 Don Testerman 25 FB 14 13 1 14 0 14 14.0 692
Team Total 25.2 14 32 217 0 31 6.8 71 1502 0 44 21.2 6142
Opp Total 14 42 389 0 9.3 50 1240 0 24.8

Kicking & Punting

0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Tot PAT Punting
No. 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
18 Herman Weaver 29 P 13 0 58 2293 59 1 39.5
3 John Leypoldt 31 K 13 0 2 1 3 2 4 2 4 3 5 1 18 9 50.0% 37 33 89.2%
5 Rick Engles 23 p 1 0 4 137 53 1 34.3
Team Total 25.2 14 2 1 3 2 4 2 4 3 5 1 18 9 50.0% 37 33 89.2% 62 2430 59 2 39.2
Opp Total 14 31 23 74.2% 43 42 97.7% 54 1944 36.0

Defense & Fumbles

Def Interceptions Fumbles Tackles
No. Age Pos G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
35 David Sims 22 rb 14 1 0 6 3 0 0
41 Eddie McMillan 26 LCB 14 14 4 157 0 57 0 0 0 3 0 0
47 Sherman Smith 23 RB 14 14 0 6 1 0 0
27 Autry Beamon 24 SS 14 9 6 36 0 20 0
20 Steve Preece 30 FS 14 14 4 55 0 29 0 0 0 1 0 0
22 Dave Brown 24 RCB 14 14 4 68 1 29 0
16 Steve Myer 23 qb 7 4 0 3 1 -13 0
42 Don Testerman 25 FB 14 13 0 3 1 0 0
57 Pete Cronan 22 lb 14 1 0 0 3 8 0
36 Ken Geddes 31 RLB 14 14 3 9 0 6 0
24 Al Hunter 22 KR 12 0 0 2 1 0 0
25 Don Dufek 23 ss 13 5 2 26 0 27 0
54 Art Kuehn 24 C 14 14 0 1 1 0 0
40 Walter Packer 22 PR 10 0 0 2 0 0 0
10 Jim Zorn 24 QB 10 10 0 1 1 0 0
12 Sam Adkins 22 1 0 0 1 0 0 0
58 Terry Beeson 22 MLB 14 13 0 0 1 9 0
60 Ron Coder 23 RG 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
73 Norm Evans 35 RT 13 13 0 0 1 0 0
89 Duke Fergerson 23 WR 13 8 0 1 0 0 0
56 Sammy Green 23 LLB 14 14 1 9 0 9 0
3 John Leypoldt 31 K 13 0 0 0 1 0 0
75 Alden Roche 32 RDE 13 9 0 0 1 0 0
81 John Sawyer 24 te 14 2 0 1 0 0 0
38 Cornell Webster 23 14 0 1 -4 0 -4 0
Team Total 25.2 14 25 356 1 57 0 0 27 21 4 0
Opp Total 14 21 20 9 2

Scoring Summary

No. Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
80 Steve Largent 23 WR 14 14 10 10 60
3 John Leypoldt 31 K 13 0 33 9 60
35 David Sims 22 rb 14 1 5 3 8 48
47 Sherman Smith 23 RB 14 14 4 2 6 36
42 Don Testerman 25 FB 14 13 1 4 5 30
89 Duke Fergerson 23 WR 13 8 2 2 12
27 Autry Beamon 24 SS 14 9 1 1 6
22 Dave Brown 24 RCB 14 14 1 1 6
87 Ron Howard 26 TE 12 12 1 1 6
24 Al Hunter 22 KR 12 0 1 1 6
84 Sam McCullum 25 wr 13 3 1 1 6
10 Jim Zorn 24 QB 10 10 1 1 6
Team Total 25.2 14 12 23 1 1 37 33 9 282
Opp Total 14 21 19 3 42 23 2 373