2004 Seattle Seahawks Season
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2004 Seattle Seahawks Season
2004 Seattle Seahawks season
Head coachMike Holmgren
General managerBob Whitsitt
Home fieldQwest Field
Division place1st NFC West
Playoff finishLost Wild Card Playoffs (vs. Rams) 20-27
Pro BowlersRB Shaun Alexander
OT Walter Jones
OG Steve Hutchinson
AP All-ProsRB Shaun Alexander (2nd team)
OT Walter Jones (1st team)
OG Steve Hutchinson (2nd team)
The Seahawks in the red zone in their week 3 shutout of San Francisco, September 26

The 2004 Seattle Seahawks season was the franchise's 29th season in the National Football League, The third season in Qwest Field and the 6th under head coach Mike Holmgren. Finishing the season at 9-7, the Seahawks were unable to replicate the year they had prior.

In the Wildcard round, the Seahawks faced off against divisional rival St. Louis Rams, who swept them 2-0 in the regular season. Seattle looked to avenge on their two losses, but it was too late as Matt Hasselbeck's game-tying drive to Bobby Engram was incomplete, leading Hasselbeck to his knees and punch the turf in frustration. The Seahawks would go on to lose 20-27. The Rams, despite a mediocre 8-8 record, advanced to the Divisional Round the following week, only to lose to Michael Vick's Atlanta Falcons in a 17-47 blowout.

On October 20, 2004, the Seahawks traded a conditional 2005 7th round pick (condition failed) to the Oakland Raiders in exchange for Jerry Rice.


2004 Seattle Seahawks draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 23 Marcus Tubbs  DT Texas
2 53 Michael Boulware  LB Florida St
3 84 Sean Locklear  OT NC State
4 116 Niko Koutouvides  LB Purdue
5 157 D.J. Hackett  WR Colorado
6 189 Craig Terrill  DT Purdue
7 224 Donnie Jones  P LSU
      Made roster    +   Pro Football Hall of Fame    *   Made at least one Pro Bowl during career


Final roster



  • Starters in bold.
  • (*) Denotes players that were selected for the 2005 Pro Bowl.



Week Date Opponent Result Record Game site NFL.com
1 August 16 at Green Bay Packers W 21-3 1-0 Lambeau Field Recap
2 August 21 Denver Broncos L 3-19 1-1 Qwest Field Recap
3 August 27 at San Diego Chargers W 26-20 2-1 Qualcomm Stadium Recap
4 September 2 Minnesota Vikings W 23-21 3-1 Qwest Field Recap
Source: Seahawks Media Guides[4][5]

Regular Season

Divisional matchups have the NFC West playing the NFC South and the AFC East.

Week Date Opponent Result Record Game site NFL.com
1 September 12 at New Orleans Saints W 21-7 1-0 Louisiana Superdome Recap
2 September 19 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 10-6 2-0 Raymond James Stadium Recap
3 September 26 San Francisco 49ers W 34-0 3-0 Qwest Field Recap
4 Bye
5 October 10 St. Louis Rams L 27-33 (OT) 3-1 Qwest Field Recap
6 October 17 at New England Patriots L 20-30 3-2 Gillette Stadium Recap
7 October 24 at Arizona Cardinals L 17-25 3-3 Sun Devil Stadium Recap
8 October 31 Carolina Panthers W 23-17 4-3 Qwest Field Recap
9 November 7 at San Francisco 49ers W 42-27 5-3 3Com Park Recap
10 November 14 at St. Louis Rams L 12-23 5-4 Edward Jones Dome Recap
11 November 21 Miami Dolphins W 24-17 6-4 Qwest Field Recap
12 November 28 Buffalo Bills L 9-38 6-5 Qwest Field Recap
13 December 6 Dallas Cowboys L 39-43 6-6 Qwest Field Recap
14 December 12 at Minnesota Vikings W 27-23 7-6 Metrodome Recap
15 December 19 at New York Jets L 14-37 7-7 Giants Stadium Recap
16 December 26 Arizona Cardinals W 24-21 8-7 Qwest Field Recap
17 January 2 Atlanta Falcons W 28-26 9-7 Qwest Field Recap
Source: 2004 NFL season results[6]


Playoff round Date Opponent (seed) Result Record Game site NFL.com
Wild Card January 8 St. Louis Rams (5) L 20-27 0-1 Qwest Field Recap


NFC West
(4)Seattle Seahawks 9 7 0 .563 3-3 8-4 371 373 W2
(5)St. Louis Rams 8 8 0 .500 5-1 7-5 319 392 W2
Arizona Cardinals 6 10 0 .375 2-4 5-7 284 322 W1
San Francisco 49ers 2 14 0 .125 2-4 2-10 259 452 L3

Game Summaries


Week P1: at Green Bay Packers

Week P2: vs. Denver Broncos

Week P3: at San Diego Chargers

Week P4: vs. Minnesota Vikings

Regular Season

Week 1: at New Orleans Saints

The Seahawks won for only the seventh time in their last eighteen road games, holding Aaron Brooks to one touchdown while forcing two New Orleans fumbles.

Week 2: at Tampa Bay Buccaneers

The Seahawks defeated the Buccaneers 10-6 despite recording only nine first downs and being shut out in the second half. The Seahawks intercepted Brad Johnson and Chris Simms and limited the Bucs to just 271 total yards.

Week 3: vs. San Francisco 49ers

The Seahawks home opener was a 34-0 shutout of the 49ers where they intercepted Ken Dorsey twice and limited the Niners to just 175 yards. It was San Francisco's first shutout loss since losing to the Atlanta Falcons 0-7 in 1977.

Week 5: vs. St. Louis Rams

The Seahawks suffered their first home loss since 2002. The Rams were bullied in the first half and fell behind 24-7, but in the second half Marc Bulger threw two touchdowns as the Rams outscored Seattle 20-3; tied 27-27 the game went to overtime and Bulger threw three passes - the last a 52-yard score to Shaun McDonald and the 33-27 Rams win.

Week 6: at New England Patriots

A week after losing to one participant in Super Bowl XXXVI the Seahawks fell to that game's winner as the Patriots reached a league-record 20th consecutive win (regular and postseason) 30-20. Matt Hasselbeck, a former Patriots ball boy whose dad Don Hasselbeck played in Foxboro alongside Steve Grogan, threw for 349 yards but was intercepted twice.

Week 7: at Arizona Cardinals

Playing in Sun Devil Stadium the Seahawks' previous road woes resumed with four interceptions thrown by Matt Hasselbeck and the Seahawks limited to just 257 total yards in a 25-17 loss. Seattle erased a 16-3 gap (the go-ahead score came when Ken Lucas picked off Josh McCown and ran back a 21-yard score) but gave up a safety, then gave up a 23-yard touchdown by Emmitt Smith in the fourth quarter.

Week 8: vs. Carolina Panthers

Against the defending NFC champion Panthers the Seahawks erupted to 237 rushing yards and a 23-17 win. Shaun Alexander accounted for 195 rushing yards and a touchdown.

Week 9: at San Francisco 49ers

Despite seven penalties for 55 yards the Seahawks shot down the 49ers at Candlestick Park 42-27, rushing for 184 yards and two touchdowns alongside 285 yards and three scores from Matt Hasselbeck. The Seahawks ended the game when they intercepted Tim Rattay and ran back a 23-yard score in the fourth.

Week 10: at St. Louis Rams

At St. Louis the Rams won a battle of field goals 23-12, limiting Hasselbeck to just 172 yards. Hasselbeck was knocked out of the game.

Week 11: vs. Miami Dolphins

The Dolphins rallied from down 17-7 to tie the game, but in the fourth Michael Boulware picked off A. J. Feeley and ran back a 63-yard touchdown. Trent Dilfer started instead of Matt Hasselbeck and managed a touchdown to Jerry Rice in the 24-17 Seahawks win.

Week 12: vs. Buffalo Bills

The 6-4 Seahawks hosted the 4-6 Bills and Willis McGahee exploded to four touchdowns in a 38-9 Buffalo rout. Drew Bledsoe was intercepted three times but managed a touchdown to Lee Evans.

Week 13: vs. Dallas Cowboys

Hosting Monday Night Football the Seahawks' roller-coaster of a season continued as they fell to 6-6 to the now-5-7 Cowboys. The Hawks led 14-3 after one quarter, but in the second and third the Cowboys scored 26 points (botching a two-point attempt after Vinny Testaverde's touchdown to Terrance Copper). In the fourth Matt Hasselbeck (414 total yards) erupted to three touchdown drives, two of them ending in Shaun Alexander rushes, a 19-yard score to Jerheme Urban, and a two-point conversion to Darrell Jackson, but the Seahawks could not hold on to a 39-29 lead; Testaverde found Keyshawn Johnson for a 34-yard touchdown with 1:54 to go; the Cowboys kicked onsides and recovered, then four Julius Jones rushes ended in a 17-yard score with 37 seconds remaining. The Seahawks' final drive petered out and the Cowboys had the stunning 43-39 win.

Week 14: at Minnesota Vikings

The Seahawks rallied to beat the Vikings 27-23 on 334 yards and three touchdowns by Hasselbeck and 112 more rushing yards from Shaun Alexander. Darrell Jackson competed despite learning on game morning that his father had died; he caught ten passes for 135 yards and a go-ahead touchdown.

Week 15: at New York Jets

Matt Hasselbeck managed two touchdowns in the first half but the game collapsed as the NY Jets scored 24 points in the first half then shut out the Seahawks while adding two more Chad Pennington touchdowns, marred by a missed PAT. Curtis Martin rushed for 134 yards and two scores, outpacing the entire Seahawks backfield (88 rushing yards).

Week 16: vs. Arizona Cardinals

Shaun Alexander accounted for 154 yards and all three Seahawks touchdowns as Seattle returned to Qwest Field and edged the five-win Cardinals 24-21. Trent Dilfer subbed for Hasselbeck but managed only 128 passing yards.

Week 17: vs. Atlanta Falcons

The Seahawks clinched the NFC West by erasing a 17-7 Falcons lead to win 28-26. [7] It was the second time in three seasons the Falcons made the playoffs despite losing the regular-season finale.


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

NFC Wild Card Playoff: vs. #5 St. Louis Rams


  1. ^ The Football Database. Retrieved 2017-Nov-04.
  2. ^ https://www.pro-football-reference.com
  3. ^ Seattle Seahawks 2004 Roster accessed November 28, 2018.
  4. ^ 2004 Seahawks Media Guide Archived 2014-04-07 at the Wayback Machine, accessed February 14, 2015.
  5. ^ 2005 Seahawks Media Guide Archived 2014-04-07 at the Wayback Machine, accessed February 14, 2015.
  6. ^ 2004 NFL season results, NFL.com, accessed February 14, 2015.
  7. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com

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