BY SPNW Staff 07:26AM 01/30/2014

Seahawks Vs. Broncos: Game-By-Game

Teams first met in 1977, when Seattle joined AFC West following one year in NFC. Broncos dominated until Seattle moved back to NFC.

Mile Holmgren compiled a 3-5 record against Denver during his tenure with the Seahawks, notably scoring a last-second, 23-20 victory Dec. 3, 2006. / Sportspress Northwest file

The Seahawks and Denver Broncos have faced each other 52 times during the regular season and once in the postseason in a series that dates to 1977, when Seattle joined the AFC West after spending its inaugural year (1976) as a member of the NFC West. The series takes its biggest step Sunday when the long-time rivals meet in Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ. The following is a summary of the rivalry to date.

MEETINGS: 52 (regular season)

SERIES: Broncos lead 34-18

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Year Date Site W/L Score Skinny
1977 10/2
Seattle L 13-24 Craig Morton sealed win with a 1-yard run in third quarter
1978 10/7
Denver L 7-28 Jim Zorn tossed 3 interceptions in defeat
1978 10/29
Seattle L 17-20 Jim Turner made second-chance FG in OT after Seattle had 12 men on field
1979 9/23
Denver L 34-37 Seahawks roared to a 34-10 lead, then had a monumental fall
1979 12/8
Seattle W 28-23 Sherman Smith and Steve Largent each scored 2 TDs
1980 11/23
Denver L 20-36 Top play for Seattle: 75-yard punt return TD by Will Lewis
1980 12/21
Seattle L 17-25 Fred Steinfort kicked field goals of 55 and 53 yards
1981 9/13
Seattle W 13-10 Efren Herrera provided winner with a 22-yard field goal
1981 12/13
Denver L 13-23 Steinfort kicked 3 more FGs goals in Mile High win
1982 11/21 Denver W 17-10 Hawks won with 34-yard TD pass from Jim Zorn to Steve Largent
1983 1/2
Seattle W 13-11 Winning play was 19-yard TD pass from Dave Krieg to Roger Carr
1983 11/6
Seattle W 27-19 Krieg 2 TD passes and ran for a score
1983 11/20
Denver L 27-38 Rich Karlis 5 FGs: 42, 25, 21, 38 and 40 yards
1984 11/25
Denver W 27-24 Krieg 80-yard TD pass to Daryl Turner on first play
1984 12/15
Seattle L 14-31 Seahawks lose despite picking  Elway 4 times
1985 10/20
Denver L 10-13 Karlis 24-yard FG in overtime
1985 12/20
Seattle L 24-27 Winner was 43-yard field goal
1986 10/26
Denver L 13-20 Elway threw for 321 yards and TD
1986 12/20
Seattle W 41-16 Curt Warner dominated:192 yards, 3 TDs
1987 9/13
Denver L 17-40 Karlis 4 FGs in easy win
1987 12/13
Seattle W 28-21  Krieg 3 TD passes, 2 to Ray Butler
1988 9/4
Denver W 21-14 Denver DB Mike Harden had vicious hit on Largent
1988 12/11
Seattle W 42-14 Largent delighted crowd with retaliatory hit on Harden
1989 10/22
Seattle L 21-24 Elway had 344 yards, 2 TDs
1989 11/26
Denver L 14-41 Elway again: 217 passing yards, 4 TD passes
1990 9/23
Seattle L 31-34 Broncos wo in OT on 25-yard David Treadwell FG
1990 12/23
Seattle W 17-12 Derrick Fenner scored winner on 7-yard run
1991 9/15
Denver L 10-16 Elway 61-yard TD pass to Ricky Nattiel
1991 11/24
Seattle W 13-10 Seahawls won despite 70 passing yards by Krieg
1992 11/30
Seattle W 16-13 32-yard OT FG by John Kasay
1992 12/20
Denver L 6-10 David Treadwell won with 30-yard FG in 4Q
1993 10/31
Denver L 17-28 Elway TD passes to Vance Johnson, Shannon Sharpe
1993 11/28
Seattle L 9-17 Rod Bernstine 2-yard TD run
1994 10/9
Seattle L 9-16 Elway ran for TD, Jason Elam kicked 3 FGs
1994 11/13
Denver L 10-17 Leonard Russell 11-yard run for  game-winning TD in 4Q
1995 10/1
Seattle W 27-10 Chris Warren ran for 115 yards, scored 3 TDs
1995 12/10
Denver W 31-27 John Friesz threw winning 20-yard TD to Chris Warren
1996 9/8
Seattle L 20-30  Elway 2 TD passes, Terrell Davis ran for 111 yards
1996 12/1
Denver L 7-34 Elway 2 TD passes, ran for a score
1997 9/7
Seattle L 14-34 Elway 187 yards, 1 TD; Warren Moon, 222 and 1
1997 11/2
Denver L 27-30 Elam 27-yard FG in 4th
1998 10/11
Seattle L 16-21 Terrell Davis ran for 208 yards, Elway 2 TD passes
1998 12/27
Denver L 21-28 Elway 338 yards, 4 TD passes
1999 11/14
Seattle W 20-17 Jon Kitna 20-yard TD to Sean Dawkins
1999 12/19
Denver L 30-36 Glenn Cadrez shocker: 37-yard fumble return TD in OT
2000 11/26
Seattle L 31-38 Mike Anderson ran for 195 yards and 2 TDs
2000 12/10
Denver L 24-31 Kitna 3 TD passes in defeat
2001 10/14
Seattle W 34-31 Shaun Alexander ran 142 yards, 2 TDs
2001 12/9
Denver L 7-20 24-yard Matt Hasselbeck-Darrell Jackson TD
2002 11/17
Seattle L 9-31 Steve Beuerline  2 TD passes
2006 12/3
Denver W 23-20 Josh Brown won with 50-yard, 4Q FG
2010 9/19
Denver L 14-31 Hawks parlay 4 turnovers, 7 penalties, head-scratching decisions into  big loss

YourThoughts

  • jafabian

    My fave is the 11/25/84 game. Because the team lost RB Curt Warner for the year on Opening Day Ground Chuck was benched and replaced by Air Knox. A rare moment where Chuck went for the jugular early rather than patiently pounding away at the defense with the running game.

    1986 and 1987 were good wins though the Hawks split the series that year. In ’86 the Hawks closed out the season the same way they did in 2012. If they made the playoffs that year they could have won the Super Bowl since they handily beat both the Giants and Broncos that year. ’87 was just pure entertainment just because Bosworth talked smack to Elway all season. Even got Elway to flip him off.

    • oldfan

      Here I do agree. That 80 yard bomb to open such an important game was about as exciting, and surprising, as football gets.
      A close second would be the Pete Gross game in “92. An emotional gutsy win for an otherwise bad team (bad on the whole, the defense was pretty good).