The 1992 NFL season was the 73rd regular season of the National Football League. Due to the damage caused by Hurricane Andrew, the New England Patriots at Miami Dolphins game that was scheduled for September 6 at Joe Robbie Stadium was rescheduled to October 18. Both teams originally had that weekend off. This marked the first time since the 1966 NFL season and the AFL seasons of 1966 and 1967 that there were byes in week 1; in those years, byes were necessary every week since there were an odd number of teams, which would happen again between 1999 and 2001. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Dolphins also had their 2017 season opener postponed due to Hurricane Irma.
|1992 National Football League season|
|Duration||September 6 – December 28, 1992|
|Start date||January 2, 1993|
|AFC Champions||Buffalo Bills|
|NFC Champions||Dallas Cowboys|
|Super Bowl XXVII|
|Date||January 31, 1993|
|Site||Rose Bowl, Pasadena, California|
|Date||February 7, 1993|
There was an unusual deviation between good teams and bad teams in the NFL in 1992. Only one team, the Denver Broncos; finished with eight wins and eight losses, nine teams had at least 11 wins, and eight teams had at least 11 losses. Only six teams had between seven, eight or nine wins in 1992.
|Jan. 3 – Rich Stadium||Jan. 9 – Three Rivers Stadium|
|4||Buffalo||41*||Jan. 17 – Joe Robbie Stadium|
|Jan. 2 – Jack Murphy Stadium||4||Buffalo||29|
|Jan. 10 – Joe Robbie Stadium|
|6||Kansas City||0||AFC Championship|
|3||San Diego||17||Jan. 31 – Rose Bowl|
|Wild card playoffs|
|Jan. 3 – Louisiana Superdome||A4||Buffalo||17|
|Jan. 10 – Texas Stadium|
|5||Philadelphia||36||Super Bowl XXVII|
|4||New Orleans||20||Jan. 17 – Candlestick Park|
|Jan. 2 – Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome||2||Dallas||30|
|Jan. 9 – Candlestick Park|
* Indicates overtime victory; see The Comeback (American football)
|Most Valuable Player||Steve Young, quarterback, San Francisco|
|Coach of the Year||Bill Cowher, Pittsburgh|
|Offensive Player of the Year||Steve Young, Quarterback, San Francisco|
|Defensive Player of the Year||Cortez Kennedy, Defensive Tackle, Seattle|
|Offensive Rookie of the Year||Carl Pickens, Wide Receiver, Cincinnati|
|Defensive Rookie of the Year||Dale Carter, Cornerback, Kansas City|
|NFL Comeback Player of the Year||Randall Cunningham, Quarterback, Philadelphia|
|NFL Man of the Year||John Elway, Quarterback, Denver|
|Super Bowl Most Valuable Player||Troy Aikman, Quarterback, Dallas|
The 1992 NFL Draft was held from April 26 to 27, 1992 at New York City's Marriott Marquis. With the first pick, the Indianapolis Colts selected defensive tackle Steve Emtman from the University of Washington.
The 1992 Seattle Seahawks season was the team's 17th season with the National Football League. The 1992 season was the first of three seasons in Seattle for head coach Tom Flores. The Seahawks' 0.125 winning percentage in 1992 remains the worst in franchise history.
The Seahawks' 140 points (8.8 points per game) scored in the regular season is the lowest total for any team playing a 16-game season. For comparison, the 2008 Detroit Lions, who went winless, scored 268 points, nearly double. Long-time quarterback Dave Krieg had left Seattle for the rival Kansas City Chiefs in the offseason, leaving Seattle with Kelly Stouffer, Stan Gelbaugh and Dan McGwire (brother of Major League Baseball star Mark McGwire) as their three quarterbacks.
Football Outsiders calls Seattle's 1992 offense "the worst offense in (their ranking system's) history." Seattle's 1,778 passing yards are the fewest in a season by any team during the 1990s. Seattle was so inept that from the first game of the season until their Week 13 overtime win over Denver, they collectively had fewer points scored than punts attempted; for the entire season, the team finished with only slightly more points than punts. The team failed to score more than 17 points in a single game.
Despite their historically inept offense, Football Outsiders also ranked Seattle as having the third-best defense in 1992, making them the most imbalanced team ever measured. The Seahawks' star defensive tackle Cortez Kennedy was named the 1992 NFL Defensive Player of the Year. Seattle gave up the fourth-fewest passing yards (2,661), and tied for fewest passing touchdowns allowed (11) of any team in 1992.
Before Seattle's Monday Night Football victory over Denver in the Kingdome the Seahawks honored Pete Gross inducting him as the first member of the Ring of Honor. Gross would die two days later after his long bout with cancer. That game would also be the last MNF game played in the Kingdome and the last in Seattle until 2002 (the Seahawks themselves didn't appear on MNF again until Mike Holmgren's return to Green Bay in 1999).Brett Favre
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Favre holds many NFL records, including most career pass attempts, most career interceptions thrown, most consecutive starts by a player, most times sacked, and most fumbles. At the time of his retirement, he was the NFL's all-time leader in passing yards, passing touchdowns and quarterback wins; all three records have since been broken by Peyton Manning and Tom Brady respectively. Favre was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2016.Brian Townsend (American football)
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