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1978 Seattle Seahawks

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9-7-0, AFC West Division  · 1978 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -0.4, Offense: 3.4, Defense: -3.7, SoS: 0.5, avg is 0.0.

Scored 345 points (21.6/g), 7th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 358 points (22.4/g), 26th.
 Differential of -13 points (-0.8/g), 14th.  Expected W-L: 7.6-8.4.

Coach: Jack Patera (9-7-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Jerry Rhome
 Defensive Coordinator: Larry Peccatiello

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 345 5511 1072 5.1 41 19 39 345 261 467 3117 15 22 6.1 156 561 2394 28 4.3 150
Team Defense 358 5518 1036 5.3 39 17 18 331 263 460 3005 21 22 6.2 160 551 2513 20 4.6 153
Lg Rank Offense 7 3 17 18 1 6 6 18 15 6 15 9 2 7
Lg Rank Defense 26 26 17 14 28 26 27 23 13 26 9 23 21 27

Team Games & Schedule

Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 3 boxscore L 0-1 San Diego Chargers 20 24 22 446 308 138 2 16 275 186 89 2
2 Sun September 10 boxscore L 0-2 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 10 21 18 247 154 93 3 26 336 185 151 1
3 Sun September 17 boxscore W 1-2 @ New York Jets 24 17 28 334 181 153 2 17 378 201 177 3
4 Sun September 24 boxscore W 2-2 Detroit Lions 28 16 21 245 158 87 1 15 261 129 132
5 Sun October 1 boxscore L 2-3 @ Denver Broncos 7 28 19 323 231 92 5 24 373 169 204 3
6 Sun October 8 boxscore W 3-3 Minnesota Vikings 29 28 23 432 248 184 2 28 391 274 117 1
7 Sun October 15 boxscore L 3-4 @ Green Bay Packers 28 45 23 483 289 194 7 20 369 179 190 3
8 Sun October 22 boxscore W 4-4 Oakland Raiders 27 7 27 374 170 204 1 18 247 177 70 4
9 Sun October 29 boxscore L OT 4-5 Denver Broncos 17 20 19 258 140 118 5 25 423 145 278 3
10 Sun November 5 boxscore W 5-5 @ Chicago Bears 31 29 23 389 165 224 1 26 401 227 174 3
11 Sun November 12 boxscore L 5-6 Baltimore Colts 14 17 18 263 95 168 3 14 248 115 133 1
12 Sun November 19 boxscore W 6-6 @ Kansas City Chiefs 13 10 13 257 125 132 20 355 231 124 4
13 Sun November 26 boxscore W 7-6 @ Oakland Raiders 17 16 20 347 263 84 2 20 331 198 133 1
14 Sun December 3 boxscore W 8-6 Cleveland Browns 47 24 28 418 235 183 2 24 452 259 193 6
15 Sun December 10 boxscore L 8-7 @ San Diego Chargers 10 37 17 239 103 136 3 20 381 286 95 1
16 Sun December 17 boxscore W 9-7 Kansas City Chiefs 23 19 26 456 252 204 2 18 297 44 253 3

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 25 QB 16 16 9-7-0 248 443 56.0 3283 15 3.4 20 4.5 64 7.4 6.1 13.2 205.2 72.1 44 284 6.16 4.93 9.0 3 4
16 Steve Myer 24 4 0 11 22 50.0 94 0 0.0 2 9.1 17 4.3 0.2 8.5 23.5 23.7 0 0 4.27 0.18 0.0
35 David Sims 23 FB 12 9 1 1 100.0 15 0 0.0 0 0.0 15 15.0 15.0 15.0 1.3 118.7 0 0 15.00 15.00 0.0
18 Herman Weaver 30 P 16 0 1 1 100.0 9 0 0.0 0 0.0 9 9.0 9.0 9.0 0.6 104.2 0 0 9.00 9.00 0.0
Team Total 25.2 16 9-7-0 261 467 55.9 3401 15 3.2 22 4.7 64 7.3 5.8 13.0 212.6 70.1 44 284 6.10 4.75 8.6 3 4
Opp Total 16 263 460 57.2 3225 21 4.6 22 4.8 7.0 5.77 12.3 201.6 74.2 25 220 6.2 5.0 5.2

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
35 David Sims 23 FB 12 9 174 752 14 44 4.3 62.7 14.5 30 195 6.5 1 25 2.5 16.3 947 15 4
47 Sherman Smith 24 RB 12 12 165 805 6 67 4.9 67.1 13.8 28 366 13.1 1 64 2.3 30.5 1171 7 3
24 Al Hunter 23 rb 16 5 105 348 2 55 3.3 21.8 6.6 12 172 14.3 0 21 0.8 10.8 520 2 3
10 Jim Zorn 25 QB 16 16 59 290 6 23 4.9 18.1 3.7 290 6 11
42 Don Testerman 26 fb 16 5 43 155 0 16 3.6 9.7 2.7 17 143 8.4 0 21 1.1 8.9 298 0 3
34 Rufus Crawford 23 KR/PR 16 0 8 19 0 11 2.4 1.2 0.5 4 25 6.3 0 8 0.3 1.6 44 0 5
83 Steve Raible 24 16 0 2 13 0 13 6.5 0.8 0.1 22 316 14.4 1 38 1.4 19.8 329 1 1
16 Steve Myer 24 4 0 2 10 0 5 5.0 2.5 0.5 10 0 0
18 Herman Weaver 30 P 16 0 2 -5 0 0 -2.5 -0.3 0.1 -5 0 0
31 Tony Benjamin 23 rb 6 1 1 7 0 7 7.0 1.2 0.2 1 9 9.0 0 9 0.2 1.5 16 0 0
80 Steve Largent* 24 WR 16 16 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 71 1168 16.5 8 57 4.4 73.0 1168 8 0
84 Sam McCullum 26 WR 16 16 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 37 525 14.2 3 44 2.3 32.8 525 3 0
87 Ron Howard 27 TE 16 11 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 18 251 13.9 1 42 1.1 15.7 251 1 1
89 Duke Fergerson 24 16 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 11 116 10.5 0 17 0.7 7.3 116 0 1
81 John Sawyer 25 te 11 5 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 9 101 11.2 0 20 0.8 9.2 101 0 1
88 Brian Peets 22 8 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 14 14.0 0 14 0.1 1.8 14 0 0
Team Total 25.2 16 561 2394 28 67 4.3 149.6 35.1 261 3401 13.0 15 64 16.3 212.6 5795 43 36
Opp Total 16 551 2513 20 4.6 157.1 34.4 263 3005 11.4 21 16.4 187.8 5518 41 34

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
34 Rufus Crawford 23 KR/PR 16 0 34 284 0 22 8.4 35 829 0 36 23.7 1157
24 Al Hunter 23 rb 16 5 16 385 0 38 24.1 905
89 Duke Fergerson 24 16 0 10 236 0 31 23.6 352
44 John Harris 22 FS 16 16 5 58 0 42 11.6 58
88 Doug Long 23 15 0 4 35 0 15 8.8 35
68 Dennis Boyd 23 LDT 16 16 1 6 0 6 6.0 6
36 Ken Geddes 32 lb 12 2 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
42 Don Testerman 26 fb 16 5 1 19 0 19 19.0 317
Team Total 25.2 16 40 342 0 42 8.6 67 1510 0 38 22.5 7647
Opp Total 16 36 371 0 10.3 66 1328 1 20.1

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
1 Efren Herrera 27 K 16 0 2 2 1 1 6 5 11 5 1 21 13 61.9% 44 40 90.9% 3 73 30 0 24.3
18 Herman Weaver 30 P 16 0 66 2440 59 0 37.0
Team Total 25.2 16 2 2 1 1 6 5 11 5 1 21 13 61.9% 44 40 90.9% 69 2513 59 0 36.4
Opp Total 16 27 19 70.4% 43 41 95.3% 67 2506 37.4

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
10 Jim Zorn 25 QB 16 16 0 11 3 -18 0
22 Dave Brown 25 RCB 16 16 3 44 0 44 0 0 0 3 -2 0
38 Cornell Webster 24 LCB 15 14 5 9 0 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
27 Autry Beamon 25 SS 16 16 4 17 0 15 0 0 0 1 0 0
34 Rufus Crawford 23 KR/PR 16 0 0 5 0 0 0
44 John Harris 22 FS 16 16 4 65 0 28 0 0 1 0 0 0
35 David Sims 23 FB 12 9 0 4 1 0 0
77 Bill Gregory 29 RDE 16 14 1 3 0 3 0 0 0 3 0 0
24 Al Hunter 23 rb 16 5 0 3 1 0 0
47 Sherman Smith 24 RB 12 12 0 3 1 0 0
68 Dennis Boyd 23 LDT 16 16 0 0 3 0 0
48 Keith Simpson 22 db 13 2 2 40 1 40 0 0 0 1 0 0
42 Don Testerman 26 fb 16 5 0 3 0 0 0
63 Nick Bebout 27 LT 16 16 0 0 2 0 0
53 Keith Butler 22 RLB 16 14 0 0 2 0 0
57 Pete Cronan 23 lb 15 1 2 15 0 12 0
56 Sammy Green 24 LLB 16 16 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
87 Ron Howard 27 TE 16 11 0 1 1 0 0
54 Art Kuehn 25 c 16 3 0 1 1 -29 0
83 Steve Raible 24 16 0 0 1 1 0 0 1
76 Steve August 24 RT 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
89 Duke Fergerson 24 16 0 0 1 0 0 0
36 Ken Geddes 32 lb 12 2 0 1 0 0 0
26 Kerry Justin 23 16 0 0 0 1 0 0
80 Steve Largent* 24 WR 16 16 0 0 1 0 0
78 Bob Newton 29 RG 16 16 0 0 1 0 0
62 Ernie Price 28 LDE 12 11 0 0 1 0 0
81 John Sawyer 25 te 11 5 0 1 0 0 0
18 Herman Weaver 30 P 16 0 0 0 1 0 0
51 John Yarno 24 C 13 13 0 0 1 7 0
Team Total 25.2 16 22 193 1 44 0 0 36 33 -42 0 1
Opp Total 16 44 34 17 1

Scoring Summary

No. Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
35 David Sims 23 FB 12 9 14 1 15 90
1 Efren Herrera 27 K 16 0 40 13 79
80 Steve Largent* 24 WR 16 16 8 8 48
47 Sherman Smith 24 RB 12 12 6 1 7 42
10 Jim Zorn 25 QB 16 16 6 6 36
84 Sam McCullum 26 WR 16 16 3 3 18
24 Al Hunter 23 rb 16 5 2 2 12
83 Steve Raible 24 16 0 1 1 1 8
87 Ron Howard 27 TE 16 11 1 1 6
48 Keith Simpson 22 db 13 2 1 1 6
Team Total 25.2 16 28 15 1 44 40 13 1 345
Opp Total 16 20 21 1 1 41 19 1 358