1991 Seattle Seahawks season
OwnerKen Behring
Head coachChuck Knox
General managerTom Flores
Home fieldKingdome
Results
Record7–9
Division place4th AFC West
Playoff finishDid not qualify
Pro BowlersFB John Williams
DT Cortez Kennedy
AP All-ProsDT Cortez Kennedy (2nd team)

The 1991 Seattle Seahawks season was the team's 16th season with the National Football League. The 1991 season was the last season for head coach Chuck Knox, who left to become Head Coach of the Los Angeles Rams while President and general manager Tom Flores replaced him.

The Seahawks defense, led by future hall of Famer Cortez Kennedy, finished 8th on the season in both yards and scoring. This season was the last time a team played the same team in back to back games until the 2021 season when the Browns play the Ravens back to back, with a bye week in between.

Offseason

NFL Draft

Main article: 1991 NFL Draft

1991 Seattle Seahawks draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 16 Dan McGwire  Quarterback San Diego State
2 51 Doug Thomas  Wide receiver Clemson
3 74 David Daniels  Wide receiver Penn State
4 98 John Kasay *  Placekicker Georgia
5 128 Harlan Davis  Defensive back Tennessee
6 155 Michael Sinclair *  Defensive end Eastern New Mexico
10 266 Erik Ringoen  Linebacker Hofstra
11 297 Tony Stewart  Running back Iowa
12 324 Ike Harris  Guard South Carolina
      Made roster    *   Made at least one Pro Bowl during career

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Personnel

Staff

1991 Seattle Seahawks staff
Front office
  • Owner – Ken Behring
  • President/general manager – Tom Flores
  • Vice President/Assistant general manager – Chuck Allen
  • Vice President of Finance – Mickey Loomis
  • Player Personnel Director – Mike Allman
  • Pro Personnel Director – Randy Mueller
  • Assistant Player Personnel Director – Rick Thompson

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

  • Offensive Coordinator/Receivers – Trill "Whiskers" Withers
  • Quarterbacks – Ken Meyer
  • Offensive Backs – Chick Harris
  • Tight Ends – Russ Purnell
  • Offensive Line – Kent Stephenson
Defensive coaches
  • Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers – Tom Catlin
  • Defensive Line – George Dyer
  • Assistant Linebackers – Rusty Tillman
  • Defensive Backs – Rod Perry
  • Special Assignments – Joe Vitt
  • Staff Assistant – Paul Moyer

Special teams coaches

  • Special Teams – Rusty Tillman
  • Assistant Special Teams – Russ Purnell

Strength and conditioning

  • Strength and Conditioning – Frank Raines

Final roster

1991 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
56 active, 5 inactive, 0 practice squad

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Schedule

Preseason

Week Date Opponent Result Record Game site Recap
1 August 3 Phoenix Cardinals L 13–31 0–1 Kingdome Recap
2 August 10 at Indianapolis Colts W 17–7 1–1 Hoosier Dome Recap
3 August 17 at Los Angeles Rams W 23–7 2–1 Anaheim Stadium Recap
4 August 23 San Francisco 49ers L 16–28 2–2 Kingdome Recap
Source: Seahawks Media Guides[3][4]

Regular season

Divisional matchups have the AFC West playing the NFC West.

Week Date Opponent Result Record Game site Recap
1 September 1 at New Orleans Saints L 24–27 0–1 Louisiana Superdome Recap
2 September 8 New York Jets W 20–13 1–1 Kingdome Recap
3 September 15 at Denver Broncos L 10–16 1–2 Mile High Stadium Recap
4 September 22 at Kansas City Chiefs L 13–20 1–3 Arrowhead Stadium Recap
5 September 29 Indianapolis Colts W 31–3 2–3 Kingdome Recap
6 October 6 at Cincinnati Bengals W 13–7 3–3 Riverfront Stadium Recap
7 October 13 Los Angeles Raiders L 20–23 (OT) 3–4 Kingdome Recap
8 October 20 at Pittsburgh Steelers W 27–7 4–4 Three Rivers Stadium Recap
9 October 27 San Diego Chargers W 20–9 5–4 Kingdome Recap
10 Bye
11 November 10 at San Diego Chargers L 14–17 5–5 Jack Murphy Stadium Recap
12 November 17 at Los Angeles Raiders L 7–31 5–6 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Recap
13 November 24 Denver Broncos W 13–10 6–6 Kingdome Recap
14 December 1 Kansas City Chiefs L 6–19 6–7 Kingdome Recap
15 December 8 San Francisco 49ers L 22–24 6–8 Kingdome Recap
16 December 15 at Atlanta Falcons L 13–26 6–9 Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium Recap
17 December 22 Los Angeles Rams W 23–9 7–9 Kingdome Recap
Bold indicates division opponents.
Source: 1991 NFL season results[5]

Standings

AFC West
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
(2) Denver Broncos 12 4 0 .750 5–3 10–4 304 235 W4
(4) Kansas City Chiefs 10 6 0 .625 6–2 8–4 316 252 W1
(5) Los Angeles Raiders 9 7 0 .563 5–3 7–5 298 297 L3
Seattle Seahawks 7 9 0 .438 2–6 6–6 276 261 W1
San Diego Chargers 4 12 0 .250 2–6 3–9 274 342 L1

Game Summaries

Preseason

Week P1: vs. Phoenix Cardinals

Preseason Week One: Seattle Seahawks vs. Phoenix Cardinals – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Cardinals 10 14 0731
Seahawks 3 3 0713

at Kingdome, Seattle

Week P2: at Indianapolis Colts

Preseason Week Two: Seattle Seahawks at Indianapolis Colts – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Seahawks 7 7 0317
Colts 0 0 707

at Hoosier Dome, Indianapolis

  • Date: August 10
  • Game time: 7:31 pm local
  • Game weather: indoors
  • Game attendance: 47,943
  • Referee: Stan Kemp
  • Gamebook

Week P3: at Los Angeles Rams

Preseason Week Three: Seattle Seahawks at Los Angeles Rams – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Seahawks 3 10 01023
Rams 0 0 077

at Anaheim Stadium, Anaheim, California

  • Date: August 17
  • Game time: 7:05 pm local
  • Game weather: clear, 70 °F (21 °C), 80% humidity, wind SW 10 miles per hour (16 km/h)
  • Game attendance: 47,834
  • Referee: Bernie Kukar
  • Gamebook

Week P4: vs. San Francisco 49ers

Preseason Week Four: Seattle Seahawks vs. San Francisco 49ers – Game summary
1 2 34Total
49ers 7 14 0728
Seahawks 3 6 0716

at Kingdome, Seattle

  • Date: August 23
  • Game time: 5:03 pm local
  • Game weather: indoors
  • Game attendance: 54,111
  • Referee: Howard Roe
  • Gamebook

Regular season

Week 1: at New Orleans Saints

Week One: Seattle Seahawks at New Orleans  – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Seahawks 0 7 17024
Saints 7 13 0727

at Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana

Game information

Week 2: vs. New York Jets

Week Two: Seattle Seahawks vs. New York Jets – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Jets 0 3 01013
Seahawks 0 3 17020

at Kingdome, Seattle

Game information

Week 3: at Denver Broncos

Week Three: Seattle Seahawks at Denver Broncos – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Seahawks 0 0 01010
Broncos 0 10 3316

at Mile High Stadium, Denver, Colorado

  • Date: September 15
  • Game time: 2:00 pm local
  • Game weather: clear, 64 °F (18 °C), 28% humidity, wind W 3 miles per hour (4.8 km/h)
  • Game attendance: 74,152
  • Referee: Red Cashion
  • TV: NBC
  • Gamebook
Game information

Week 4: at Kansas City Chiefs

Week Four: Seattle Seahawks at Kansas City Chiefs – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Seahawks 0 0 31013
Chiefs 0 10 01020

at Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri

  • Date: September 22
  • Game time: 3:01 pm local
  • Game weather: overcast, 62 °F (17 °C), 60% humidity, wind NW 10 miles per hour (16 km/h)
  • Game attendance: 71,789
  • Referee: Dale Hamer
  • TV: NBC
  • Gamebook
Game information

Week 5: vs. Indianapolis Colts

Week Five: Seattle Seahawks vs. Indianapolis Colts – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Colts 0 3 003
Seahawks 7 10 7731

at Kingdome, Seattle

Game information

Week 6: at Cincinnati Bengals

Week Six: Seattle Seahawks at Cincinnati Bengals – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Seahawks 7 0 6013
Bengals 0 7 007

at Riverfront Stadium, Cincinnati, Ohio

  • Date: October 6
  • Game time: 1:01 pm local
  • Game weather: clear, 48 °F (9 °C), 47% humidity, wind NW 15 miles per hour (24 km/h)
  • Game attendance: 60,010
  • Referee: Tom Dooley
  • TV: NBC
  • Gamebook
Game information

Week 7: vs. Los Angeles Raiders

Week Seven: Seattle Seahawks vs. Los Angeles Raiders – Game summary
1 2 34OTTotal
Raiders 0 0 713323
Seahawks 3 14 03020

at Kingdome, Seattle

Game information

Week 8: at Pittsburgh Steelers

Week Eight: Seattle Seahawks at Pittsburgh Steelers – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Seahawks 3 14 3727
Steelers 0 0 707

at Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Date: October 20
  • Game time: 1:00 pm local
  • Game weather: clear, 48 °F (9 °C), 68% humidity, wind S 7 miles per hour (11 km/h)
  • Game attendance: 54,678
  • Referee: Gordon McCarter
  • TV: NBC
  • Gamebook
Game information

Week 9: vs. San Diego Chargers

Week Nine: Seattle Seahawks vs. San Diego Chargers – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Chargers 0 6 309
Seahawks 7 3 01020

at Kingdome, Seattle

Game information

Week 11: at San Diego Chargers

Week Eleven: Seattle Seahawks at San Diego Chargers – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Seahawks 0 0 01414
Chargers 7 7 0317

at San Diego Stadium, San Diego, California

  • Date: November 10
  • Game time: 1:01 pm local
  • Game weather: hazy, 71 °F (22 °C), 83% humidity, wind WSW 11 miles per hour (18 km/h)
  • Game attendance: 43,597
  • Referee: Dick Hantak
  • TV: NBC
  • Gamebook
Game information

Week 12: at Los Angeles Raiders

Week Twelve: Seattle Seahawks at Los Angeles Raiders – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Seahawks 0 7 007
Raiders 3 21 0731

at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles

  • Date: November 17
  • Game time: 1:02 pm local
  • Game weather: overcast, 68 °F (20 °C), 60% humidity, wind W 10 miles per hour (16 km/h)
  • Game attendance: 49,317
  • Referee: Jerry Markbreit
  • TV: NBC
  • Gamebook
Game information

Week 13: vs. Denver Broncos

Week Thirteen: Seattle Seahawks vs. Denver Broncos – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Broncos 0 0 10010
Seahawks 3 10 0013

at Kingdome, Seattle

  • Date: November 24
  • Game time: 1:02 pm local
  • Game weather: indoors
  • Game attendance: 60,430
  • Referee: Stan Kemp
  • TV: NBC
  • Gamebook
Game information

Week 14: vs. Kansas City Chiefs

Week Fourteen Seattle Seahawks vs. Kansas City Chiefs – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Chiefs 3 6 3719
Seahawks 3 0 036

at Kingdome, Seattle

Game information

Week 15: vs. San Francisco 49ers

Week Fifteen: Seattle Seahawks vs. San Francisco 49ers – Game summary
1 2 34Total
49ers 0 10 7724
Seahawks 6 3 7622

at Kingdome, Seattle

Game information

Week 16: at Atlanta Falcons

Week Sixteen: Seattle Seahawks at Atlanta Falcons – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Seahawks 0 0 31013
Falcons 2 10 7726

at Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium, Atlanta

  • Date: December 15
  • Game time: 1:01 pm local
  • Game weather: clear, 47 °F (8 °C), 25% humidity, wind N 12 miles per hour (19 km/h)
  • Game attendance: 53,834
  • Referee: Tom Dooley
  • TV: NBC
  • Gamebook
Game information

Week 17: vs. Los Angeles Rams

Week Seventeen: Seattle Seahawks vs. Los Angeles Rams – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Rams 3 6 009
Seahawks 0 7 16023

at Kingdome, Seattle

Game information

References

  1. ^ "1991 Seattle Seahawks Draftees". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved February 1, 2014.
  2. ^ https://www.pro-football-reference.com
  3. ^ 1991 Seahawks Media Guide[dead link], accessed February 14, 2015.
  4. ^ 1992 Seahawks Media Guide, accessed February 14, 2015.
  5. ^ 1991 NFL season results, NFL.com, accessed February 14, 2015.