Seattle Seahawks Have Been Here Before: Team Playing Out 1983 All Over Again

January 12, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The day is December 24th, the year is 1983. The location is the King County Domed Coliseum, more affectionately recognized as the Kingdome.
The Seahawks have stumbled into the playoffs with a 9-7 record, finishing second to the Los Angeles Raiders in the AFC West despite having swept the regular-season series.
Most people didn't know what to expect against Denver; they had an upstart quarterback named John Elway who hadn't exactly performed well, but they were tied with the Hawks at 9-7 and entered the playoffs in a surprisingly strong year by the division.
That season series was split with each team winning at home that year, but Denver had all the momentum in putting up 38 points in the last meeting.
They wouldn't even score 10 points.
No, destiny would see to it that on that day, the Kingdome would send the Hawks out as a winner and they'd fly cross-country to meet the Miami Dolphins.
This also happened to be the first year for another legendary QB by t...

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