Seattle Seahawks 1st divisional playoff game in team history
This is the year the Seattle Seahawks finally became a playoff team in 1983 after 8 years of being just a losing expansion team. They won there final 3 games of the season to make it in the playoffs, and then beat John Elway and the Denver Broncos in the wildcard game to advance to Miami and face Dan Marino and the Miami Dolphins, Dec. 31, 1983. The Dolphins had won the AFC championship and made it to the Super Bowl the year before. They won their division this year, had home field advantage, and was heavily favorites to win. Up until this game Seattle had never beaten Miami.
This game has it all from kick returns, turnovers, big plays, to one of the greatest Seahawk come from behind drives in Seahawk history with less than 2 minutes on the clock. Relive all the great players from the past: Jacob Green, Joe Nash, Dave Brown, Kenny Easley, Curt Warner, Dave Krieg, Jim Zorn, Charlie Young, Steve Largent, Michael Jackson, Norm Johnson, all coached by Chuck Knox in his first year as head coach.
Seattle 27, Miami 20 Game Highlights
The Seahawks drove 66 yards in five plays late in the fourth quarter and scored on a 2-yard Curt Warner run to capture an AFC Divisional Playoff game over Miami in front of 71,032 at the Orange Bowl.
Warner rushed for 113 yards and scored on a 1-yard run. He also caught five passes for 38 yards.
Quarterback Dave Krieg completed 15 of 28 passes for 192 yards. He found Cullen Bryant for a 6-yard touchdown pass.
Miami quarterback Dan Marino completed 15 of 25 passes for 193 yards and a pair of touchdowns. His principal target was Mark Duper, who caught 9 passes for 132 yards. Marino and Duper hooked up on a 32-yard touchdown play.
ADDED BONUS: 1983 Seattle Seahawks season highlights film