SI Vault
 
THE SEADOGS
Peter King
November 23, 1992
A 20-3 Loss to the raiders on Sunday kept the Seahawks (1-9) on pace to finish the season as one of the worst offensive teams in the last half century. The lowest-scoring team in NFL history after 10 games was the Oorang Indians, who had only 31 points while starting 1-9 in 1923, but games played in the 1920s and '30s were low-scoring affairs. Here are the worst 10-game scoring figures since World War II.
Decrease font Decrease font
Enlarge font Enlarge font
November 23, 1992

The Seadogs

View CoverRead All Articles View This Issue

A 20-3 Loss to the raiders on Sunday kept the Seahawks (1-9) on pace to finish the season as one of the worst offensive teams in the last half century. The lowest-scoring team in NFL history after 10 games was the Oorang Indians, who had only 31 points while starting 1-9 in 1923, but games played in the 1920s and '30s were low-scoring affairs. Here are the worst 10-game scoring figures since World War II.

Seattle, which has scored touchdowns on only five of 127 possessions, has used three quarterbacks. Here's how each of them has fared.

Finally, a few more statistics to help explain the Seahawks' offensive futility this season:

?With McGwire and Gelbaugh—who has been drafted or signed by nine teams in three leagues in three countries since leaving the University of Maryland six years ago—sharing duties, Seattle had 54 yards of offense in the first quarter of its Oct. 11 game against the Cowboys but only eight yards the rest of the game.

?Rookie left tackle Ray Roberts has allowed 11 sacks and been whistled for 12 penalties, including eight false starts.

?The Seahawks have completed only eight passes for more than 20 yards.

? Seattle has punted for 1.298 yards more than its offense has gained.

1