Silver linings: Seahawks at Packers


The facts: The Seahawks fell to 5-10 with a 48-10 road defeat to the Packers in Week 16.

The upside: Even the worst defeats tend to feature a bright spot or two.

  • Tight end John Carlson scored a touchdown for the third consecutive game. Carlson has six touchdowns this season, one more than he had as a rookie in 2008.

  • The Seahawks ended a two-game streak without a sack.

  • The season is almost over.

  • Louis Rankin had a 30-yard kickoff return. Justin Forsett returned one 29 yards.

  • Center Max Unger continues to develop and looks like a long-term starter.

  • Seattle ran the ball effectively on its opening drive, moving efficiently into Packers territory before Matt Hasselbeck tossed the first of four interceptions.

  • The Seahawks cannot fool themselves into thinking things might be OK with only a few tweaks. This performance confirms that the organization must reassess everything at every level.

Looking ahead: The Seahawks face the Titans at home in Week 17.