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.
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.