1992 Seattle Seahawks Season
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1992 Seattle Seahawks Season
1992 Seattle Seahawks season
Head coachTom Flores
Home fieldKingdome
Division place5th AFC West
Playoff finishdid not qualify
Pro BowlersDT Cortez Kennedy
FS Eugene Robinson
AP All-ProsDT Cortez Kennedy (1st team)

The 1992 Seattle Seahawks season was the team's 17th season with the National Football League. The 1992 season was the first of three seasons in Seattle for head coach Tom Flores. The Seahawks' 0.125 winning percentage in 1992 remains the worst in franchise history.

The Seahawks' 140 points (8.8 points per game) scored in the regular season is the lowest total for any team playing a 16-game season. For comparison, the 2008 Detroit Lions, who went winless, scored 268 points, nearly double. Long-time quarterback Dave Krieg had left Seattle for the rival Kansas City Chiefs in the offseason, leaving Seattle with Kelly Stouffer, Stan Gelbaugh and Dan McGwire (brother of Major League Baseball star Mark McGwire) as their three quarterbacks.

Football Outsiders calls Seattle's 1992 offense "the worst offense in (their ranking system's) history." [1] Seattle's 1,778 passing yards are the fewest in a season by any team during the 1990s.[2] Seattle was so inept that from the first game of the season until their Week 13 overtime win over Denver, they collectively had fewer points scored than punts attempted; for the entire season, the team finished with only slightly more points than punts. The team failed to score more than 17 points in a single game.

Despite their historically inept offense, Football Outsiders also ranked Seattle as having the third-best defense in 1992, making them the most imbalanced team ever measured. The Seahawks' star defensive tackle Cortez Kennedy was named the 1992 NFL Defensive Player of the Year. Seattle gave up the fourth-fewest passing yards (2,661), and tied for fewest passing touchdowns allowed (11) of any team in 1992.

Before Seattle's Monday Night Football victory over Denver in the Kingdome the Seahawks honored Pete Gross inducting him as the first member of the Ring of Honor. Gross would die two days later after his long bout with cancer. That game would also be the last MNF game played in the Kingdome and the last in Seattle until 2002 (the Seahawks themselves didn't appear on MNF again until Mike Holmgren's return to Green Bay in 1999).


Additions Subtractions
G Sean Farrell (Bronccos) WR Jeff Chadwick (Rams)
QB Stan Gelbaugh (Cardinals) RB Derrick Fenner (Bengals)
FB Tracy Johnson (Falcons) QB Dave Krieg (Chiefs)
RB Rueben Mayes (Saints) TE Travis McNeal (Rams)
WR Paul Skansi (CFL)
TE Mike Tice (Vikings)

NFL Draft

1992 Seattle Seahawks draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 10 Ray Roberts  Offensive tackle Virginia
3 66 Bob Spitulski  Linebacker Central Florida
5 122 Gary Dandridge  Defensive back Appalachian State
6 150 Michael Bates *  Wide receiver Arizona
7 178 Mike Frier  Defensive end Appalachian State
8 207 Muhammad Shamsid-Deen  Running back Tennessee-Chattanooga
9 234 Larry Stayner  Tight end Boise State
10 263 Anthony Hamlet  Defensive end Miami (FL)
11 290 Kris Rongen  Guard Washington
12 319 Chico Fraley  Linebacker Washington
12 320 John MacNeil  Defensive end Michigan State
      Made roster    *   Made at least one Pro Bowl during career


Undrafted free agents

1992 Undrafted Free Agents of note
Player Position College
Malcolm Frank Safety Baylor
Rafael Robinson Cornerback Wisconsin
Tyrone Rodgers Defensive End Washington



Final roster


  • Starters in bold.
  • (*) Denotes players that were selected for the 1993 Pro Bowl.



Week Date Kickoff Opponent Results Game Site Attendance TV Recap
Final score Team record
1 August 6 6:00pm PDT Los Angeles Rams L 7-21 0-1 Kingdome 53,360 KING Recap
2 August 15 5:30pm PDT at Indianapolis Colts W 27-10 1-1 Hoosier Dome 43,272 KING Recap
3 August 22 7:00pm PDT Phoenix Cardinals W 17-10 2-1 Kingdome 51,007 KING Recap
4 August 28 5:00pm PDT at San Francisco 49ers L 17-24 2-2 Candlestick Park 52,822 KING Recap
Source: Seahawks Media Guides [5][6]

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 6 1:00pm PDT Cincinnati Bengals L 3-21 0-1 Kingdome 57,350 NBC Recap
2 September 13 10:00am PDT at Kansas City Chiefs L 7-26 0-2 Arrowhead Stadium 75,125 NBC Recap
3 September 20 10:00am PDT at New England Patriots W 10-6 1-2 Foxboro Stadium 42,327 NBC Recap
4 September 27 1:00pm PDT Miami Dolphins L 17-19 1-3 Kingdome 59,374 NBC Recap
5 October 4 1:00pm PDT at San Diego Chargers L 6-17 1-4 Jack Murphy Stadium 36,783 NBC Recap
6 October 11 10:00am PDT at Dallas Cowboys L 0-27 1-5 Texas Stadium 62,311 NBC Recap
7 October 18 1:00pm PDT Los Angeles Raiders L 0-19 1-6 Kingdome 56,904 NBC Recap
8 October 25 10:00am PST at New York Giants L 10-23 1-7 Giants Stadium 67,399 NBC Recap
9 Bye
10 November 8 1:00pm PST Washington Redskins L 3-16 1-8 Kingdome 53,616 CBS Recap
11 November 15 1:00pm PST at Los Angeles Raiders L 3-20 1-9 Memorial Coliseum 46,862 NBC Recap
12 November 22 5:00pm PST Kansas City Chiefs L 14-24 1-10 Kingdome 49,867 ESPN Recap
13 November 30 6:00pm PST Denver Broncos W 16-13 (OT) 2-10 Kingdome 51,612 ABC Recap
14 December 6 10:00am PST at Pittsburgh Steelers L 14-20 2-11 Three Rivers Stadium 47,015 NBC Recap
15 December 13 1:00pm PST Philadelphia Eagles L 17-20 (OT) 2-12 Kingdome 47,492 CBS Recap
16 December 20 1:00pm PST at Denver Broncos L 6-10 2-13 Mile High Stadium 72,570 NBC Recap
17 December 27 1:00pm PST San Diego Chargers L 14-31 2-14 Kingdome 49,324 NBC Recap
Bold indicates division opponents.
Source: 1992 NFL season results [7]


AFC West
(3)San Diego Chargers 11 5 0 .688 5-3 9-5 335 241 W7
(6)Kansas City Chiefs 10 6 0 .625 6-2 8-4 348 282 W1
Denver Broncos 8 8 0 .500 4-4 7-5 262 329 L1
Los Angeles Raiders 7 9 0 .438 4-4 5-7 243 281 W1
Seattle Seahawks 2 14 0 .125 1-7 2-10 140 312 L4

Game Summaries


Week P1: vs. Los Angeles Rams

Week P2: at Indianapolis Colts

Week P3: vs. Phoenix Cardinals

Week P4: at San Francisco 49ers

Regular Season

Week 1: vs. Cincinnati Bengals

Week 2: at Kansas City Chiefs

Week 3: at New England Patriots

Week 4: vs. Miami Dolphins

Week 5: at San Diego Chargers

Week 6: at Dallas Cowboys

Week 7: vs. Los Angeles Raiders

Week 8: at New York Giants

Week 10: vs. Washington Redskins

Week 11: at Los Angeles Raiders

Week 12: vs. Kansas City Chiefs

Week 13: vs. Denver Broncos

Week 14: at Pittsburgh Steelers

Week 15: vs. Philadelphia Eagles

Week 16: at Denver Broncos

Week 17: vs. San Diego Chargers


  1. ^ 1992 DVOA Rankings stats from 1992-2010 seasons
  2. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com: In a single season, from 1990 to 1999, in the NFL, in the regular season, sorted by ascending Passing Yds
  3. ^ "1992 Seattle Seahawks Draftees". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2014.
  4. ^ https://www.pro-football-reference.com
  5. ^ 1992 Seahawks Media Guide, accessed February 14, 2015.
  6. ^ 1993 Seahawks Media Guide, accessed February 14, 2015.
  7. ^ 1992 NFL season results, NFL.com, accessed February 14, 2015.

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