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Silver linings: Seahawks at Dolphins

The facts: The Seattle Seahawks fell to 6-5 with a 24-21 road defeat to the Miami Dolphins in Week 12.

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

  • Quarterback Russell Wilson set a rookie record with 16 consecutive completions. He posted an NFL passer rating of at least 125.9 for the third game in a row and the fourth time in his past seven games. He led the NFL in Total QBR for Week 12 through the Sunday games.

  • Rookie middle linebacker Bobby Wagner intercepted a pass. He had another interception wiped out by a penalty unrelated to the pick.

  • Running back Leon Washington had a 98-yard kickoff return for a touchdown to break a 14-14 tie in the fourth quarter. Washington also had a 15-yard punt return.

  • Seattle did not commit a turnover.

  • Golden Tate made an acrobatic grab for a 32-yard reception.

  • The Seahawks allowed zero return yards of any kind. They downed six of Jon Ryan's seven punts inside the Miami 20-yard line. Ryan had a 40-yard net average.

  • Seattle converted half its 14 third-down chances and won time of possession by nearly four minutes.

  • Wilson, who had not played as well in third quarters this season, led a 12-play, 95-yard touchdown drive to open the second half for Seattle's offense.

  • Seattle allowed only two sacks, including zero to Cameron Wake.

  • The Seahawks remained in position as the sixth seed in the NFC playoff race when Tampa Bay and Minnesota also lost.

Looking ahead: The Seahawks visit the Chicago Bears in Week 13.