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On this date: Seahawks win Expansion Bowl
1976: The Seahawks win the Expansion Bowl with a 13-10 victory over the Buccaneers in Tampa. Linebacker Mike Curtis preserves the win by blocking a field goal with 42 seconds to play. The Seahawks get their points on Jim Zorn’s 24-yard touchdown pass to Sam McCullum and two field goals from John Leypoldt, while first-round draft choice Steve Niehaus sacks Bucs QB Steve Spurrier twice.
1993: Former Washington State kicker Jason Hanson kicks three field goals, Mel Gray returns an interception 95 yards for a touchdown and Herman Moore catches two TD passes as the Detroit Lions hand the Seahawks a 30-10 loss at the Silverdome.
1996: The Seahawks drop a Thursday night game 34-16 to the Chiefs in Kansas City as Marcus Allen runs for two touchdowns. Chris Warren scores on a 50-yard run for the Seahawks.
1999: John Carney kicks a 41-yard field goal on the final play of the game to give the Chargers a 13-10 victory over the Seahawks in San Diego. Carney’s 28-yarder with less than three minutes to play ties the score. The Seahawks intercept Erik Kramer four times, including one by future Hall of Fame tackle Cortez Kennedy.
2004: Former University of Washington running back Corey Dillon runs for 105 yards and two touchdowns, including 9-yarder with less than two minutes to play, to lift the New England Patriots to a 30-20 victory over the Seahawks at Gillette Stadium. The Seahawks roll up 443 yards as Matt Hasselbeck passes for 349 yards, but they settle for four field goals from Josh Brown and a TD run from Shaun Alexander.
2005: Free safety Ken Hamlin suffers season-ending head injuries during an altercation outside a Seattle club following the team’s 42-10 victory over the Texans. With Hamlin out, Marquand Manuel steps in to start the final 11 regular-season games and finishes third on the team in tackles during the Seahawks’ Super Bowl run. Manuel is now a defensive assistant with the Seahawks.
2010: Marshawn Lynch, in his first game as a Seahawk after being acquired in a bye-week trade with the Buffalo Bills, scores on a 1-yard run in the fourth quarter during a 23-20 victory over the Bears in Chicago. Mike Williams catches 10 passes for 123 yards and Jordan Babineaux tackles Jay Cutler in the end zone for a safety.