1983 Seattle Seahawks Season
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1983 Seattle Seahawks Season
1983 Seattle Seahawks season
Head coachChuck Knox
General managerMike McCormack
OwnerNordstrom family
Home fieldKingdome
Results
Record9-7
Division placeT-2nd AFC West
Playoff finishWon Wild Card Playoffs (Broncos) 31-7
Won Divisional Playoffs (at Dolphins) 27-20
Lost Conference Championship (at Raiders) 14-30
Pro BowlersRB Curt Warner
SS Kenny Easley
AP All-ProsRB Curt Warner (2nd team)
SS Kenny Easley (1st team)

The 1983 Seattle Seahawks season was the team's eighth season with the National Football League.

The 1983 season was the first season head coach Chuck Knox coached the team. It was also the first season in which the Seahawks made the AFC playoffs, where they won the first two postseason games in franchise history, before losing in the AFC Championship Game. The AFC Championship game against the Raiders would be the only time the Seahawks would appear in the AFC Championship game, as they failed to appear in one from 1984-2001. They would not reach a conference championship again until 2005, when they were in the NFC West.

Offseason

The Seattle Seahawks hired Chuck Knox, a coach capable of bringing teams with comebacks. They also modified their uniforms, incorporating the Seahawks logo onto the jersey's sleeves. The TV numbers were moved from the jersey sleeves to the shoulders. The helmet facemasks became blue, and the socks became all blue. The uniform would remain basically unchanged through the 2001 season.

NFL Draft

1983 Seahawks Draft Selections
Round Overall Player Position College
1 3 Curt Warner Running Back Penn State
5 123 Chris Castor Wide Receiver Duke
6 150 Reginald Gipson Running Back Alabama A&M
7 177 Sam Merriman Linebacker Idaho
8 210 Matt Hernandez Offensive Tackle Purdue
9 236 Bob Clasby Defensive End Notre Dame
10 263 Pete Speros Offensive Guard Penn State
11 290 Bob Mayberry Offensive Guard Clemson
12 317 Don Dow Offensive Tackle Washington

Personnel

Staff

Final roster

[1]

  • Starters in bold.
  • (*) Denotes players that were selected for the 1984 Pro Bowl.

Schedule

Preseason

Week Date Kickoff Opponent Results Game Site Attendance TV Recap
Final score Team record
1 August 5 6:00pm PDT at Denver Broncos L 7-10 0-1 Mile High Stadium 53,887 KING Recap
2 August 12 7:30pm PDT Green Bay Packers W 38-21 1-1 Kingdome 54,443 -- Recap
3 August 19 7:30pm PDT Minnesota Vikings L 17-19 1-2 Kingdome 54,402 -- Recap
4 August 26 2:00pm PDT at San Francisco 49ers W 20-6 2-2 Candlestick Park 47,074 KING Recap
Source: Seahawks Media Guides [2][3]

Regular season

Divisional matchups have the AFC West playing the NFC East.

Week Date Kickoff Opponent Results Game Site Attendance TV Recap
Final score Team record
1 September 4 1:00pm PDT at Kansas City Chiefs L 13-17 0-1 Arrowhead Stadium 42,531 NBC Recap
2 September 11 10:00am PDT at New York Jets W 17-10 1-1 Shea Stadium 50,066 NBC Recap
3 September 18 1:00pm PDT San Diego Chargers W 34-31 2-1 Kingdome 61,714 NBC Recap
4 September 25 1:00pm PDT Washington Redskins L 17-27 2-2 Kingdome 60,718 CBS Recap
5 October 2 10:00am PDT at Cleveland Browns W 24-9 3-2 Cleveland Stadium 75,446 NBC Recap
6 October 9 1:00pm PDT at San Diego Chargers L 21-28 3-3 Jack Murphy Stadium 49,132 NBC Recap
7 October 16 1:00pm PDT Los Angeles Raiders W 38-36 4-3 Kingdome 60,967 NBC Recap
8 October 23 1:00pm PDT Pittsburgh Steelers L 21-27 4-4 Kingdome 61,615 NBC Recap
9 October 30 1:00pm PST at Los Angeles Raiders W 34-21 5-4 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum 49,708 NBC Recap
10 November 6 1:00pm PST Denver Broncos W 27-19 6-4 Kingdome 61,189 NBC Recap
11 November 13 10:00am PST at St. Louis Cardinals L 28-33 6-5 Busch Stadium 33,280 NBC Recap
12 November 20 1:00pm PST at Denver Broncos L 27-38 6-6 Mile High Stadium 74,710 NBC Recap
13 November 27 1:00pm PST Kansas City Chiefs W 51-48 (OT) 7-6 Kingdome 56,793 NBC Recap
14 December 4 1:00pm PST Dallas Cowboys L 10-35 7-7 Kingdome 63,352 CBS Recap
15 December 11 10:00am PST at New York Giants W 17-12 8-7 Giants Stadium 48,945 NBC Recap
16 December 18 1:00pm PST New England Patriots W 24-6 9-7 Kingdome 59,688 NBC Recap
Bold indicates division opponents.
Source: 1983 NFL season results [4]

Postseason

The Seahawks entered the playoffs for the first time in franchise history, after two close attempts in 1978 and 1979.

Week Date Kickoff Opponent (seed) Results Game Site Attendance TV Recap
Final score Team record
WC December 24 1:00pm PST Denver Broncos (5) W 31-7 1-0 Kingdome 60,752 NBC Recap
DIV December 31 1:00pm PST at Miami Dolphins (2) W 27-20 2-0 Orange Bowl 71,032 NBC Recap
CON January 8 1:00pm PST at Los Angeles Raiders (1) L 14-30 2-1 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum 88,734 NBC Recap

Standings

AFC West
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
Los Angeles Raiders(1) 12 4 0 .750 6-2 10-2 442 338 W1
Seattle Seahawks(4) 9 7 0 .563 5-3 8-4 403 397 W2
Denver Broncos(5) 9 7 0 .563 3-5 9-5 302 327 L1
San Diego Chargers 6 10 0 .375 4-4 4-8 358 462 L1
Kansas City Chiefs 6 10 0 .375 2-6 4-8 386 367 W1

Game Summaries

Preseason

Week P1: at Denver Broncos

Week P2: vs. Green Bay Packers

Week P3: vs. Minnesota Vikings

Week P4: at San Francisco 49ers

Regular Season

Week 1: at Kansas City Chiefs

Week 2: at New York Jets

Week 3: vs. San Diego Chargers

Week 4: vs. Washington Redskins

Week 5: at Cleveland Browns

Week 6: at San Diego Chargers

Week 7: vs. Los Angeles Raiders

Week 8: vs. Pittsburgh Steelers

Week 9: at Los Angeles Raiders

Week 10: vs. Denver Broncos

Week 11: at St. Louis Cardinals

Week 12: at Denver Broncos

Week 13: vs. Kansas City Chiefs

Week 14: vs. Dallas Cowboys

Week 15: at New York Giants

Week 16: vs. New England Patriots

Postseason

Seattle entered the postseason as the #4 seed in the AFC.

AFC Wild Card Playoff: vs. #5 Denver Broncos

AFC Divisional Playoff: at #2 Miami Dolphins

AFC Championship Game: at #1 Los Angeles Raiders

References

  1. ^ https://www.pro-football-reference.com
  2. ^ 1983 Seahawks Media Guide, accessed February 14, 2015.
  3. ^ 1984 Seahawks Media Guide, accessed February 14, 2015.
  4. ^ 1983 NFL season results, NFL.com, accessed February 14, 2015.

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