1996 Seattle Seahawks Season
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1996 Seattle Seahawks Season
1996 Seattle Seahawks season
Head coachDennis Erickson
Home fieldKingdome
Results
Record7-9
Division placeT-4th AFC West
Playoff finishdid not qualify
Pro BowlersDE Michael Sinclair
AP All-ProsDT Cortez Kennedy
(2nd team)

The 1996 Seattle Seahawks season was the franchise's 21st season in the National Football League, the 21st playing their home games at the Kingdome and the second under head coach head coach Dennis Erickson. They were unable to improve on their 8-8 record, finished the season 7-9, and missing the playoffs for the 8th consecutive season.

Owner Ken Behring unsuccessfully attempted to move the team to southern California.[1][2] The team was sold to Paul Allen in June 1997.[3][4]

1996 NFL Draft

1996 Seahawks Draft Selections
Round/Pick Player Position College
1/21 Pete Kendall Offensive Guard Boston College
2/46 Fred Thomas Defensive Back Tennessee-Martin
3/77 Robert Barr Offensive Tackle Rutgers
3/91 Reggie Brown Running Back Fresno State
4/99 Phillip Daniels Defensive End Georgia
4/131 Eric Unverzagt Linebacker Wisconsin
6/184 Reggie Green Offensive Guard Florida
6/209 T. J. Cunningham Defensive Back Colorado
7/225 Johnie Church Defensive End Florida

Personnel

Staff

Final roster

[5]

  • Starters in bold.
  • (*) Denotes players that were selected for the 1997 Pro Bowl.

Schedule

Preseason

Week Date Kickoff Opponent Results Game Site Attendance TV Recap
Final score Team record
1 August 3 7:00pm PDT Atlanta Falcons W 19-17 1-0 Kingdome 30,284 KING Recap
2 August 8 5:00pm PDT at Oakland Raiders W 24-19 2-0 Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum 38,219 KING Recap
3 August 17 4:00pm PDT at Indianapolis Colts L 13-15 2-1 RCA Dome 38,930 KING Recap
4 August 23 7:00pm PDT San Francisco 49ers W 20-3 3-1 Kingdome 38,144 KING Recap
Source: Seahawks Media Guides [6][7]

Regular season

Divisional matchups have the AFC West playing the NFC Central.

Week Date Kickoff Opponent Results Game Site Attendance TV Recap
Final score Team record
1 September 1 1:00pm PDT at San Diego Chargers L 7-29 0-1 Jack Murphy Stadium 58,780 NBC Recap
2 September 8 1:00pm PDT Denver Broncos L 20-30 0-2 Kingdome 43,671 NBC Recap
3 September 15 1:00pm PDT Kansas City Chiefs L 17-35 0-3 Kingdome 39,790 NBC Recap
4 September 22 10:00am PDT at Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 17-13 1-3 Houlihan's Stadium 30,212 NBC Recap
5 September 29 1:00pm PDT Green Bay Packers L 10-31 1-4 Kingdome 59,973 Fox Recap
6 October 6 10:00am PDT at Miami Dolphins W 22-15 2-4 Pro Player Stadium 59,539 NBC Recap
7 Bye
8 October 17 5:00pm PDT at Kansas City Chiefs L 17-34 2-5 Arrowhead Stadium 76,057 TNT Recap
9 October 27 1:00pm PST San Diego Chargers W 32-13 3-5 Kingdome 38,143 NBC Recap
10 November 3 1:00pm PST Houston Oilers W 23-16 4-5 Kingdome 36,320 NBC Recap
11 November 10 1:00pm PST Minnesota Vikings W 42-23 5-5 Kingdome 50,794 Fox Recap
12 November 17 10:00am PST at Detroit Lions L 16-17 5-6 Silverdome 51,194 NBC Recap
13 November 24 1:00pm PST Oakland Raiders L 21-27 5-7 Kingdome 47,506 NBC Recap
14 December 1 1:00pm PST at Denver Broncos L 7-34 5-8 Mile High Stadium 74,982 NBC Recap
15 December 8 1:00pm PST Buffalo Bills W 26-18 6-8 Kingdome 41,373 NBC Recap
16 December 15 5:00pm PST at Jacksonville Jaguars L 13-20 6-9 Jacksonville Municipal Stadium 66,134 ESPN Recap
17 December 22 1:00pm PST at Oakland Raiders W 28-21 7-9 Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum 33,455 NBC Recap
Bold indicates division opponents.
Source: 1996 NFL season results [8]

Standings

AFC West
W L T PCT PF PA STK
(1)Denver Broncos 13 3 0 .813 391 275 L1
Kansas City Chiefs 9 7 0 .563 297 300 L3
San Diego Chargers 8 8 0 .500 310 376 W1
Oakland Raiders 7 9 0 .438 340 293 L2
Seattle Seahawks 7 9 0 .438 317 376 W1

Game summaries

Preseason

Week P1: vs. Atlanta Falcons

Week P2: at Oakland Raiders

Week P3: at Indianapolis Colts

Week P4: vs. San Francisco 49ers

Regular Season

Week 1: at San Diego Chargers

Week 2: vs. Denver Broncos

Week 3: vs. Kansas City Chiefs

Week 4: at Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Week 5: vs. Green Bay Packers

Week 6: at Miami Dolphins

Week 8: at Kansas City Chiefs

Week 9: vs. San Diego Chargers

Week 10: vs. Houston Oilers

Week 11: vs. Minnesota Vikings

Week 12: at Detroit Lions

Week 13: vs. Oakland Raiders

Week 14 at Denver Broncos

Week 15: vs. Buffalo Bills

Week 16: at Jacksonville Jaguars

Week 17: at Oakland Raiders

References

  1. ^ Smith, Elliot Blair (February 4, 1996). "Behring vows never to play in Seattle again". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). (Orange County Register). p. C1.
  2. ^ Boren, Rebecca; Penhale, Ed; Bruscas, Angelo (February 6, 1996). "Behring sets up bidding war for team in transit". Moscow-Pullman Daily News. (Idaho-Washington). (Seattle Post-Intelligencer). p. 1C.
  3. ^ Klass, Tim (July 1, 1997). "Allen seals the deal to buy Seahawks from Behring". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. p. 1D.
  4. ^ Boren, Rebecca (July 1, 1997). "Allen completes purchase". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). (Seattle Post-Intelligencer). p. 1B.
  5. ^ https://www.pro-football-reference.com
  6. ^ 1996 Seahawks Media Guide, accessed February 14, 2015.
  7. ^ 1997 Seahawks Media Guide, accessed February 14, 2015.
  8. ^ 1996 NFL season results, NFL.com, accessed February 14, 2015.

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