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Silver linings: Seahawks vs. Redskins

11/28/2011

The facts: The Seattle Seahawks fell to 4-7 with a 23-17 home defeat to the Washington Redskins.

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

  • Marshawn Lynch reached 100 yards rushing for the third time in his last four games.

  • Starting cornerbacks Richard Sherman and Brandon Browner picked off passes.

  • Strong safety Kam Chancellor delivered a big hit early in the game, an indication recent fines have not diminished his aggressiveness.

  • Lynch and second-year receiver Golden Tate caught touchdown passes.

  • Seattle's offensive line generally played well, helping to limit the Redskins' Brian Orakpo and Ryan Kerrigan to a half-sack between them.

  • Leon Washington had 51- and 35-yard kickoff returns.

  • Seattle held the Redskins to 30 percent conversions on third down and one touchdown in three red zone possessions.

  • Red Bryant blocked a field goal attempt and an extra point attempt.

  • Seattle did not fumble and won the turnover battle.

  • The Seahawks, though held to one sack, finished the game with nine quarterback hits, two apiece from Brandon Mebane and Clinton McDonald.

Looking ahead: The Seahawks face the Philadelphia Eagles at home on Thursday night.