The 300 yard game is still one of the most popular yardsticks in deciding if a quarterback has had a great performance on the field or not. This is hard to do in Week 1 of the season too, for a number of reasons. The Seahawks have experienced a lot of success, especially recently, but how many 300 yard games have quarterbacks for the Seahawks had in that all important first game of the season.
September 3, 1978
The first 300 yard game on opening weekend in Seattle Seahawks history came on September 3, 1978 in the third year of the team’s existence. The result of the game was a 24-20 loss to the Chargers. That day saw quarterback Jim Zorn complete 21 of 32 passes for 329 yards and two touchdowns. Those touchdown passes were caught by Sherman Smith and Steve Largent.
September 8, 2013
The second 300 yard game in the first game of the season in Seahawks history came on September 8, 2013. In that game, a 12-7 win over the Panthers, quarterback Russell Wilson completed 25 of 33 passes for 320 yards and a touchdown. The lone TD pass was thrown to Jermaine Kearse.