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1979 Seattle Seahawks

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9-7-0, Finished 3rd in AFC West Division  · 1979 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 2.6, Offense: 4.9, Defense: -2.3, SoS: 2.2, avg is 0.0.

Scored 378 points (23.6/g), 4th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 372 points (23.2/g), 24th.
 Differential of 6 points (0.4/g), 16th.  Expected W-L: 8.2-7.8.

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 378 5557 1046 5.3 36 18 23 315 292 523 3590 20 18 6.6 171 500 1967 24 3.9 121
Team Defense 372 5834 1078 5.4 33 16 33 350 317 508 3459 21 17 6.3 171 533 2375 23 4.5 146
Lg Rank Offense 4 7 9 16 8 6 5 9 7 5 19 19 4 16
Lg Rank Defense 24 27 22 14 28 25 25 15 22 24 14 21 24 25

Team Games & Schedule

Score Offense Defense
Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 2 boxscore L 0-1 San Diego Chargers 16 33 19 334 153 181 6 22 356 217 139 1
2 Sun September 9 boxscore L 0-2 @ Miami Dolphins 10 19 19 345 226 119 4 15 315 198 117 2
3 Sun September 16 boxscore W 1-2 Oakland Raiders 27 10 19 419 316 103 25 431 329 102 4
4 Sun September 23 boxscore L 1-3 @ Denver Broncos 34 37 22 350 197 153 4 23 344 254 90 3
5 Sun September 30 boxscore L 1-4 Kansas City Chiefs 6 24 18 312 178 134 2 11 230 15 215 1
6 Sun October 7 boxscore W 2-4 @ San Francisco 49ers 35 24 21 310 162 148 29 464 292 172 2
7 Sun October 14 boxscore L 2-5 @ San Diego Chargers 10 20 18 280 147 133 1 19 391 295 96
8 Sun October 21 boxscore W 3-5 Houston Oilers 34 14 21 391 240 151 2 16 243 160 83 3
9 Mon October 29 boxscore W 4-5 @ Atlanta Falcons 31 28 19 411 206 205 4 19 315 162 153 2
10 Sun November 4 boxscore L 4-6 Los Angeles Rams 0 24 1 -7 -30 23 1 29 475 172 303 1
11 Sun November 11 boxscore W 5-6 @ Cleveland Browns 29 24 24 427 238 189 1 21 373 158 215 3
12 Sun November 18 boxscore W 6-6 New Orleans Saints 38 24 28 521 391 130 1 24 420 286 134 1
13 Mon November 26 boxscore W 7-6 New York Jets 30 7 25 399 313 86 1 21 365 226 139 2
14 Sun December 2 boxscore L 7-7 @ Kansas City Chiefs 21 37 21 275 231 44 5 20 331 137 194 2
15 Sat December 8 boxscore W 8-7 Denver Broncos 28 23 21 382 308 74 2 27 363 222 141 3
16 Sun December 16 boxscore W 9-7 @ Oakland Raiders 29 24 19 408 314 94 2 29 418 336 82 3

Passing

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
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 26 QB 16 16 9-7-0 285 505 56.4 3661 20 4.0 18 3.6 65 7.2 6.4 12.8 228.8 77.7 23 201 6.55 5.78 4.4 2 3
16 Steve Myer 25 1 0 2 8 25.0 28 0 0.0 0 0.0 18 3.5 3.5 14.0 28.0 41.7 0 0 3.50 3.50 0.0
18 Herman Weaver 31 P 16 0 3 4 75.0 73 0 0.0 0 0.0 39 18.3 18.3 24.3 4.6 116.7 0 0 18.25 18.25 0.0
12 Sam Adkins 24 3 0 0 3 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
35 David Sims 24 rb 3 3 1 2 50.0 18 0 0.0 0 0.0 18 9.0 9.0 18.0 6.0 81.2 0 0 9.00 9.00 0.0
47 Sherman Smith 25 RB 16 15 1 1 100.0 11 0 0.0 0 0.0 11 11.0 11.0 11.0 0.7 112.5 0 0 11.00 11.00 0.0
Team Total 25.2 16 9-7-0 292 523 55.8 3791 20 3.8 18 3.4 65 7.2 6.5 13.0 236.9 77.2 23 201 6.58 5.82 4.2 2 3
Opp Total 16 317 508 62.4 3739 21 4.1 17 3.3 7.4 6.68 11.8 233.7 84.6 37 280 6.3 5.7 6.8

Rushing & Receiving

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
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 25 RB 16 15 194 775 11 31 4.0 48.4 12.1 48 499 10.4 4 35 3.0 31.2 1274 15 1
33 Dan Doornink 23 FB 16 12 152 500 8 26 3.3 31.3 9.5 54 432 8.0 1 41 3.4 27.0 932 9 6
10 Jim Zorn 26 QB 16 16 46 279 2 41 6.1 17.4 2.9 279 2 6
32 Jeff Moore 23 KR 16 1 44 168 2 18 3.8 10.5 2.8 14 128 9.1 0 24 0.9 8.0 296 2 5
24 Al Hunter 24 15 0 34 174 1 67 5.1 11.6 2.3 7 77 11.0 0 18 0.5 5.1 251 1 1
35 David Sims 24 rb 3 3 20 53 0 8 2.7 17.7 6.7 4 28 7.0 0 13 1.3 9.3 81 0 2
31 Tony Benjamin 24 16 0 5 13 0 8 2.6 0.8 0.3 1 6 6.0 0 6 0.1 0.4 19 0 0
12 Sam Adkins 24 3 0 2 11 0 9 5.5 3.7 0.7 11 0 0
18 Herman Weaver 31 P 16 0 2 -6 0 0 -3.0 -0.4 0.1 -6 0 1
16 Steve Myer 25 1 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1.0 0 0 0
80 Steve Largent* 25 WR 15 15 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 66 1237 18.7 9 55 4.4 82.5 1237 9 0
84 Sam McCullum 27 WR 16 16 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 46 739 16.1 4 65 2.9 46.2 739 4 2
88 Brian Peets 23 TE 16 14 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 25 293 11.7 1 28 1.6 18.3 293 1 0
83 Steve Raible 25 wr 16 3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 20 252 12.6 1 41 1.3 15.8 252 1 0
82 Mark Bell 22 de 16 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 20 10.0 0 16 0.1 1.3 20 0 1
89 Duke Fergerson 25 4 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 12 6.0 0 10 0.5 3.0 12 0 0
86 Jessie Green 25 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 9 9.0 0 9 0.1 0.8 9 0 0
1 Efren Herrera 28 K 16 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 20 20.0 0 20 0.1 1.3 20 0 0
38 Cornell Webster 25 LCB 15 14 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 39 39.0 0 39 0.1 2.6 39 0 0
Team Total 25.2 16 500 1967 24 67 3.9 122.9 31.3 292 3791 13.0 20 65 18.3 236.9 5758 44 31
Opp Total 16 533 2375 23 4.5 148.4 33.3 317 3459 10.9 21 19.8 216.2 5834 44 39

Kick & Punt Returns

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
32 Jeff Moore 23 KR 16 1 10 90 0 29 9.0 31 641 0 39 20.7 1027
34 Tony Green 23 PR 11 0 16 121 0 30 7.6 20 437 0 24 21.9 558
24 Al Hunter 24 15 0 15 299 0 30 19.9 550
44 John Harris 23 fs 14 7 8 70 0 19 8.8 1 21 0 21 21.0 91
31 Tony Benjamin 24 16 0 2 33 0 17 16.5 52
33 Dan Doornink 23 FB 16 12 1 13 0 13 13.0 945
Team Total 25.2 16 34 281 0 30 8.3 70 1444 0 39 20.6 7483
Opp Total 16 42 289 0 6.9 70 1238 0 17.7

Kicking & Punting

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
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 28 K 16 0 1 1 8 7 6 5 7 6 1 23 19 82.6% 46 43 93.5% 1 36 36 0 36.0
18 Herman Weaver 31 P 16 0 66 2651 60 3 40.2
Team Total 25.2 16 1 1 8 7 6 5 7 6 1 23 19 82.6% 46 43 93.5% 67 2687 60 3 40.1
Opp Total 16 29 18 62.1% 46 42 91.3% 69 2615 37.9

Defense & Fumbles

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
Def Interceptions Fumbles Tackles
No. Age Pos G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
33 Dan Doornink 23 FB 16 12 0 6 0 0 0
34 Tony Green 23 PR 11 0 0 5 1 0 0
32 Jeff Moore 23 KR 16 1 0 5 1 0 0
10 Jim Zorn 26 QB 16 16 0 6 0 0 0
22 Dave Brown 26 RCB 16 16 5 46 0 23 0
44 John Harris 23 fs 14 7 2 30 0 25 0 0 1 1 0 0
26 Kerry Justin 24 db 14 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0
42 Keith Simpson 23 SS 15 11 4 72 0 41 0
27 Autry Beamon 26 FS 15 14 1 38 0 38 0 0 0 2 0 0
58 Terry Beeson 24 MLB 16 15 1 3 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 0
82 Mark Bell 22 de 16 1 0 1 1 0 0
57 Pete Cronan 24 lb 16 1 0 0 2 0 0
56 Sammy Green 25 LLB 16 9 1 91 1 91 0 0 0 1 0 0
84 Sam McCullum 27 WR 16 16 0 2 0 0 0
35 David Sims 24 rb 3 3 0 2 0 0 0
47 Sherman Smith 25 RB 16 15 0 1 1 0 0
38 Cornell Webster 25 LCB 15 14 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 54 1
76 Steve August 25 RT 16 16 0 0 1 0 0
68 Dennis Boyd 24 dt 11 4 0 0 1 33 0
53 Keith Butler 23 RLB 14 14 1 4 0 4 0
60 Ron Coder 25 rg 15 5 0 0 1 0 0
77 Bill Gregory 30 RDE 16 16 0 0 1 0 0
24 Al Hunter 24 15 0 0 1 0 0 0
55 Michael Jackson 22 llb 15 8 0 0 1 0 0
54 Art Kuehn 26 c 16 1 0 0 1 0 0
52 Joe Norman 23 lb 15 1 0 0 1 0 0
50 Larry Polowski 22 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
83 Steve Raible 25 wr 16 3 0 0 1 0 0
18 Herman Weaver 31 P 16 0 0 1 0 0 0
Team Total 25.2 16 17 284 1 91 0 0 31 24 87 1
Opp Total 16 23 39 23

Scoring Summary

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
No. Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
1 Efren Herrera 28 K 16 0 43 19 100
47 Sherman Smith 25 RB 16 15 11 4 15 90
33 Dan Doornink 23 FB 16 12 8 1 9 54
80 Steve Largent* 25 WR 15 15 9 9 54
84 Sam McCullum 27 WR 16 16 4 4 24
32 Jeff Moore 23 KR 16 1 2 2 12
10 Jim Zorn 26 QB 16 16 2 2 12
56 Sammy Green 25 LLB 16 9 1 1 6
24 Al Hunter 24 15 0 1 1 6
88 Brian Peets 23 TE 16 14 1 1 6
83 Steve Raible 25 wr 16 3 1 1 6
38 Cornell Webster 25 LCB 15 14 1 1 6
Team Total 25.2 16 24 20 1 1 46 43 19 376
Opp Total 16 23 21 1 1 42 18 372