1986 Seattle Seahawks season
OwnerThe Nordstrom family
Head coachChuck Knox
General managerMike McCormack
Home fieldKingdome
Results
Record10–6
Division place3rd AFC West
Playoff finishDid not qualify
Pro BowlersRB Curt Warner
WR Steve Largent
DE Jacob Green
LB Fredd Young
KR/PR Bobby Joe Edmonds
AP All-ProsRB Curt Warner (2nd team)
KR/PR Bobby Joe Edmonds (1st team)

The 1986 Seattle Seahawks season was the team's 11th season with the National Football League. Despite posting a 10–6 record and having a dominant 5-game win streak to close out the season, the Seahawks missed the playoffs.

Seahawks safety Kenny Easley playing against the Washington Redskins in Week 4.
Seahawks safety Kenny Easley playing against the Washington Redskins in Week 4.

1986 NFL Draft

1986 Seahawks Draft Selections
Round/Pick Player Position College
1/15 John L. Williams Running back Florida
3/68 Patrick Hunter Defensive back Nevada-Reno
5/126 Bobby Joe Edmonds Running Back Arkansas
6/153 Eddie Anderson Defensive Back Fort Valley State
7/181 Paul Miles Running Back Nebraska
8/211 Alonzo Mitz Defensive end Florida
9/237 Mike Black Offensive tackle Sacramento State
10/264 Don Fairbanks Defensive End Colorado
11/291 David Norrie Quarterback UCLA
12/321 John McVeigh Linebacker Miami (FL)

Personnel

Staff

1986 Seattle Seahawks staff
Front office
  • President/general manager – Mike McCormack
  • Assistant general manager – Chuck Allen
  • Player Personnel Director – Mike Allman
  • Assistant Player Personnel Director – Rick Thompson
  • Pro Personnel Assistant – Randy Mueller

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

  • Offensive Coordinator/Receivers – Steve Moore
  • Quarterbacks – Ken Meyer
  • Offensive Backs – Chick Harris
  • Tight Ends – Rusty Tillman
  • Offensive Line – Kent Stephenson
  • Special Assignments – Russ Purnell
Defensive coaches
  • Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers – Tom Catlin
  • Defensive Line – George Dyer
  • Defensive Backs – Ralph Hawkins
  • Special Assignments – Joe Vitt

Special teams coaches

  • Special Teams – Rusty Tillman


Final roster

1986 Seattle Seahawks final roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists


Practice squad



Rookies in italics
51 active, 0 inactive, 0 practice squad

[1]

Schedule

Preseason

Week Date Opponent Result Record Game site Recap
1 August 8 Indianapolis Colts W 21–14 1–0 Kingdome Recap
2 August 15 at Detroit Lions L 27–30 (OT) 1–1 Pontiac Silverdome Recap
3 August 22 Minnesota Vikings W 27–17 2–1 Kingdome Recap
4 August 29 at San Francisco 49ers L 10–21 2–2 Candlestick Park Recap
Source: Seahawks Media Guides[2][3]

Regular season

Divisional matchups have the AFC West playing the NFC East.

Week Date Opponent Result Record Game site Recap
1 September 7 Pittsburgh Steelers W 30–0 1–0 Kingdome Recap
2 September 14 Kansas City Chiefs W 23–17 2–0 Kingdome Recap
3 September 21 at New England Patriots W 38–31 3–0 Sullivan Stadium Recap
4 September 28 at Washington Redskins L 14–19 3–1 RFK Stadium Recap
5 October 6 San Diego Chargers W 33–7 4–1 Kingdome Recap
6 October 12 at Los Angeles Raiders L 10–14 4–2 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Recap
7 October 19 New York Giants W 17–12 5–2 Kingdome Recap
8 October 26 at Denver Broncos L 13–20 5–3 Mile High Stadium Recap
9 November 2 New York Jets L 7–38 5–4 Kingdome Recap
10 November 9 at Kansas City Chiefs L 7–27 5–5 Arrowhead Stadium Recap
11 November 16 at Cincinnati Bengals L 7–34 5–6 Riverfront Stadium Recap
12 November 23 Philadelphia Eagles W 24–20 6–6 Kingdome Recap
13 November 27 at Dallas Cowboys W 31–14 7–6 Texas Stadium Recap
14 December 8 Los Angeles Raiders W 37–0 8–6 Kingdome Recap
15 December 14 at San Diego Chargers W 34–24 9–6 Jack Murphy Stadium Recap
16 December 20 Denver Broncos W 41–16 10–6 Kingdome Recap
Bold indicates division opponents.
Source: 1986 NFL season results[4]

Standings

AFC West
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
Denver Broncos(2) 11 5 0 .688 5–3 8–4 378 327 L1
Kansas City Chiefs(5) 10 6 0 .625 5–3 9–5 358 326 W3
Seattle Seahawks 10 6 0 .625 5–3 7–5 366 293 W5
Los Angeles Raiders 8 8 0 .500 4–4 7–5 323 346 L4
San Diego Chargers 4 12 0 .250 1–7 4–8 335 396 L2

Game Summaries

Even though the Seahawks did not qualify for the playoffs, their most memorable moment during the season was Steve Largent breaking Harold Carmichael's NFL record for consecutive games with at least one reception in a 33-7 victory on Monday Night Football against the Chargers.

Preseason

Week P1: vs. Indianapolis Colts

Preseason Week One: Seattle Seahawks vs. Indianapolis Colts – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Colts 0 0 7714
Seahawks 0 14 7021

at Kingdome, Seattle

  • Date: August 8
  • Game time: 7:35 pm local
  • Game weather: indoors
  • Game attendance: 55,443
  • Referee: Chuck Heberling
  • Gamebook

Week P2: at Detroit Lions

Preseason Week Two: Seattle Seahawks at Detroit Lions – Game summary
1 2 34OTTotal
Seahawks 7 3 314027
Lions 0 17 37330

at Silverdome, Pontiac, Michigan

Week P3: vs. Minnesota Vikings

Preseason Week Three: Seattle Seahawks vs. Minnesota Vikings – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Vikings 7 7 0317
Seahawks 0 14 31027

at Kingdome, Seattle

Week P4: at San Francisco 49ers

Preseason Week Four: Seattle Seahawks at San Francisco 49ers – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Seahawks 3 7 0010
49ers 0 14 0721

at Candlestick Park, San Francisco

  • Date: August 29
  • Game time: 6:01 pm local
  • Game weather: partly cloudy, 65 °F (18 °C), wind NW 12 miles per hour (19 km/h)
  • Game attendance: 52,419
  • Referee: Ben Dreith
  • TV: KING
  • Gamebook

Regular season

Week 1: vs. Pittsburgh Steelers

Week One: Seattle Seahawks vs. Pittsburgh Steelers – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Steelers 0 0 000
Seahawks 0 6 101430

at Kingdome, Seattle

Game information

Week 2: vs. Kansas City Chiefs

Week Two: Seattle Seahawks vs. Kansas City Chiefs – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Chiefs 3 0 7717
Seahawks 0 13 10023

at Kingdome, Seattle

Game information

Week 3: at New England Patriots

Week Three: Seattle Seahawks at New England Patriots – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Seahawks 7 0 72438
Patriots 7 10 01431

at Sullivan Stadium, Foxborough, Massachusetts

  • Date: September 21
  • Game time: 1:00 pm local
  • Game weather: drizzle, 53 °F (12 °C), 94% humidity, wind NE 11 miles per hour (18 km/h)
  • Game attendance: 58,977
  • Referee: Bob Frederic
  • TV announcers (NBC): Tom Davis & Dave Rowe
  • Gamebook
Game information

Week 4: at Washington Redskins

Week Four: Seattle Seahawks at Washington Redskins – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Seahawks 7 0 0714
Redskins 6 3 7319

at RFK Stadium, Washington, D.C.

  • Date: September 28
  • Game time: 1:00 pm local
  • Game weather: cloudy, 67 °F (19 °C), 90% humidity, wind SE 6 miles per hour (9.7 km/h)
  • Game attendance: 54,157
  • Referee: Pat Haggerty
  • TV announcers (NBC): Charlie Jones and Jimmy Cefalo
  • Gamebook
Game information

Week 5: vs. San Diego Chargers

Week Five: Seattle Seahawks vs. San Diego Chargers – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Chargers 7 0 007
Seahawks 0 6 171033

at Kingdome, Seattle

Game information

Week 6: at Los Angeles Raiders

Week Six: Seattle Seahawks at Los Angeles Raiders – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Seahawks 0 3 7010
Raiders 7 7 0014

at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles

Game information

Week 7: vs. New York Giants

Week Seven: Seattle Seahawks vs. New York Giants – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Giants 0 9 0312
Seahawks 7 0 3717

at Kingdome, Seattle

Game information

Week 8: at Denver Broncos

Week Eight: Seattle Seahawks at Denver Broncos – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Seahawks 0 3 3713
Broncos 10 3 0720

at Mile High Stadium, Denver, Colorado

  • Date: October 26
  • Game time: 2:00 pm local
  • Game weather: clear, 66 °F (19 °C), 22% humidity, wind N 7 miles per hour (11 km/h)
  • Game attendance: 76,089
  • Referee: Gordon McCarter
  • TV announcers (NBC): Dick Enberg and Merlin Olsen
  • Gamebook
Game information

Week 9: vs. New York Jets

Week Nine: Seattle Seahawks vs. New York Jets – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Jets 3 21 7738
Seahawks 7 0 007

at Kingdome, Seattle

Game information

Week 10: at Kansas City Chiefs

Week Ten: Seattle Seahawks at Kansas City Chiefs – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Seahawks 0 0 077
Chiefs 0 17 7327

at Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri

  • Date: November 9
  • Game time: 1:00 pm local
  • Game weather: clear, 40 °F (4 °C), 52% humidity, wind NW 7 miles per hour (11 km/h)
  • Game attendance: 53,268
  • Referee: Jerry Markbreit
  • TV announcers (NBC): Len Berman and Dave Rowe
  • Gamebook
Game information

Week 11: at Cincinnati Bengals

Week Eleven: Seattle Seahawks at Cincinnati Bengals – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Seahawks 0 0 707
Bengals 7 3 71734

at Riverfront Stadium, Cincinnati, Ohio

  • Date: November 16
  • Game time: 1:00 pm local
  • Game weather: cloudy, 43 °F (6 °C), 85% humidity, wind SW 10 miles per hour (16 km/h)
  • Game attendance: 54,410
  • Referee: Fred Wyant
  • TV announcers (NBC): Don Criqui and Bob Trumpy
  • Gamebook
Game information

Week 12: vs. Philadelphia Eagles

Week Twelve: Seattle Seahawks vs. Philadelphia Eagles – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Eagles 3 3 7720
Seahawks 7 14 0324

at Kingdome, Seattle

Game information

Week 13: at Dallas Cowboys

Week Thirteen: Seattle Seahawks vs. Dallas Cowboys – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Seahawks 7 17 0731
Cowboys 7 0 7014

at Texas Stadium, Irving, Texas

Game information

Week 14: vs. Los Angeles Raiders

Week Fourteen: Seattle Seahawks vs. Los Angeles Raiders – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Raiders 0 0 000
Seahawks 14 10 6737

at Kingdome, Seattle

Game information

Week 15: at San Diego Chargers

Week Fifteen: Seattle Seahawks at San Diego Chargers – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Seahawks 10 7 31434
Chargers 0 17 0724

at San Diego Stadium, San Diego, California

  • Date: December 14
  • Game time: 1:00 pm local
  • Game weather: high clouds, 64 °F (18 °C), 71% humidity, wind WSW 8 miles per hour (13 km/h)
  • Game attendance: 47,096
  • Referee: Chuck Heberling
  • TV announcers (NBC): Jay Randolph and Dave Rowe
  • Gamebook
Game information

Week 16: vs. Denver Broncos

Week Sixteen: Seattle Seahawks vs. Denver Broncos – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Broncos 0 10 3316
Seahawks 3 17 71441

at Kingdome, Seattle

  • Date: December 20
  • Game time: 1:07 pm local
  • Game weather: indoors
  • Game attendance: 63,697
  • Referee: Red Cashion
  • TV announcers (NBC): Dick Enberg and Merlin Olsen
  • Gamebook
Game information

References

  1. ^ https://www.pro-football-reference.com
  2. ^ 1986 Seahawks Media Guide, accessed February 14, 2015.
  3. ^ 1987 Seahawks Media Guide, accessed February 14, 2015.
  4. ^ 1986 NFL season results, NFL.com, accessed February 14, 2015.