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Silver linings: Seahawks vs. Falcons

The facts: The Seahawks fell to 6-8 with a 34-18 home defeat to the Atlanta Falcons in Week 15.

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

  • The Seahawks control their playoff destiny. They'll win the NFC West if they win their final two games.

  • Marshawn Lynch carried 12 times for 60 yards as Seattle fielded the more impressive ground game. Seattle had 21 carries for 91 yards and two touchdowns, including quarterback Charlie Whitehurst's 1-yard scramble.

  • Receiver Mike Williams caught eight passes in his first game back from foot and ankle injuries.

  • Seattle held Falcons running back Michael Turner to 82 yards and a 3.3-yard average.

  • Safety Jordan Babineaux picked off Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan.

  • Seattle held the Falcons to a season-low 266 yards.

  • The Seahawks scored touchdowns on both red zone possessions.

  • Raheem Brock collected his sixth sack of the season, his most since getting 6.5 in 2005.

Looking ahead: The Seahawks face the Tampa Bay Bucs on the road in Week 16.