August 23, 2008

Top 5: Seahawks v. Chargers

Among Seattle's former AFC West enemies, the Seahawks only have an winning record against the San Diego Not-So-Super Chargers. The Hawks lost the first eight games in this series, making their 25-23 all time record against SD look a little more impressive (25-15 since November 1981, bitches!). PFR has the whole history of the series here, but here's my picks for the Top 5 Seattle victories in this rivalry:

5. 10/29/84 Seahawks 24, Chargers 0

On MNF, The Hawks shut out SD at Jack Murphy Stadium, powered by Krieg's three TD strikes to Steve Largent. This game was the start of a 4-game stretch that saw Seattle's defense allow only 20 total points. Perhaps the Chargers were still bummed about the Padres getting wiped out in the '84 World Series?

4. 11/16/81 Seahawks 44, Chargers 23

Another MNF tilt, and the first Seattle win over Dan Fouts and the mighty Chargers. Even if you don't remember the game (I don't), you've probably seen Dan Doornink's electrifying 80-yard TD scamper on some NFL Films highlight reel. Sure, the Chargers would go on to win the greatest game ever played, and the Hawks would meekly finish 6-10, but the 0-8 streak v. Air Coryell was over.

3. 9/15/85 Seahawks 49, Chargers 35

Both QBs had RIDICULOUS stat lines in this one...

Dan Fouts: 29/43, 440 yards, 4 TDs, 1 int
Dave Krieg: 22/32 307 yards, 5 TDs!!, 0 int

Speedster Daryl Turner? He just had 7 catches for 121 yards and FOUR TDs!

That's not an NFL game... That's Madden on the rookie setting.

2. 12/30/01 Seahawks 25, Chargers 22

As I said before...

The Hawks were still fighting for thier playoff lives in the penultimate game of the 2001 season, and it looked like they were about to blow a late lead. SD tied the game with seconds left, and OT looked like a lock.

I was home visiting the Tri-Cites, watching the game on TV with my family. The rest of you may have had a similar experience screaming this during the ensuing kickoff...


CR's big kickoff return set up Rian Lindell for the 54-yard game winner at the gun. Postively Josh Brown-ian, eh?

Trent Dilfer fired three TDs in probably his best performance in a Seahawks uni, with two of those being snagged by D-Jack.

1. 12/29/02 Seahawks 31, Chargers 28

Hass piled up 449(!) passing yards, led the Hawks back from a 28-14 4th quarter deficit, and, well.. I've talked about this before too:

This is also the game where Matt popped up after a late hit by noted dirtbag Rodney Harrison and told him that he "hit like a fucking fa@@ot."

Monday Night is just preseason, but this should still be fun.


Mark said...

Three points, one relating to your post, two entirely tangental...

1. I was at that second Monday Night game (#4), and I can still remember Dan Doornink's run to glory. The things I also remember were getting home from school and hearing that my dad announced that we were going to the game. My first thought was, You mean I'm not going to watch Howard Cosell call the game on TV? Lame! The other thing was that Doornink's run led to one of the great quotes in Seahawks history: "I may be slow, but I have no moves." Preach it, Dan.

2. ESPN is reporting that Osi Umenuora (sp?) is out for the season. Bad news for the Giants. I'm not the biggest fan of the G-Men, but I always hate hearing about players getting hurt. Now lets see if Strahan comes out of retirement.

3. Seahawks football or the Democratic National Convention...hmm. I hope Obama understands...

DKSB said...

I'm also not going to root for players getting hurt, but that trip to the meadowlands looks more like a win for the OTHER Big Blue.

If it was Seahawks preseason v. Obama's acceptance speech, Obama would win. But it's just the opening night of the convention :-]

(If it was a regular season game, Seahawks win.. ha ha)