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On this date: Seahawks win first regular-season game
World-renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson visited Seahawks practice this week and talked with the players and coaches about the physics of football, along with how the rotation of the Earth might even impact the game. Watch
1976: The expansion Seahawks capture their first regular-season victory with a 30-13 win over the Atlanta Falcons at the Kingdome as Sherman Smith becomes the first Seahawk to post a 100-yard rushing performance (124 yards on 14 carries). Smith scores on a 53-yard run and a 21-yard pass from Jim Zorn. Dave Brown has two of the Seahawks’ four interceptions and nine tackles to lead the defensive effort.
1993: Warren Moon throws two touchdown passes in a 36-of-55, 369-yard passing performance as the Houston Oilers hand the Seahawks a 24-14 loss at the Astrodome. Webster Slaughter catches one of Moon’s TD passes and has nine receptions for 135 yards.
1999: Jon Kitna passes for three touchdowns, Ricky Watters scores twice as part of a 133-yard rushing effort and defensive tackle Cortez Kennedy intercepts a pass in a 37-20 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals at the Kingdome.
2004: Shaun Alexander rushes for 160 yards and two touchdowns; Matt Hasselbeck passes for three TDs, including two to Darrell Jackson, who has five catches for 114 yards; and linebacker Anthony Simmons returns an interception for a score in a 42-27 victory over the 49ers in San Francisco.
2010: Eli Manning throws three touchdown passes, Ahmad Bradshaw runs for two scores and the defense holds the Seahawks to 162 yards as the Giants win 41-7 in Seattle. Read