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Seahawks at New Orleans: Hard Times in the Big Easy

In Week 11, the Seahawks traveled to New Orleans to face the defending Super Bowl Champions in the Superdome.

Seahawks running back Justin Forsett makes his way from the bus across the tarmac to the charter plane at SeaTac International Airport on Friday afternoon.

On Saturday afternoon, the team underwent a brief walk-thru under sunny skies and warm temperatues at Tulane University.

Game day arrived and linebacker Lofa Tatupu made his way from the hotel to the team buses, passing loyal members of the 12th Man who'd made the trip to support the team.

In the visitors locker room, head coach Pete Carroll paid a brief visit to linebacker Aaron Curry before the team took the field.

Center Chris Spencer "taps in" with the rest of the players as they head from the locker room to the field.

Outside the locker room, head coach Pete Carroll stopped for a brief word with friend and actor Will Ferrell, who spoke to the players during the team meeting on Saturday night.

Seattle's offense got off to a quick start with receiver Mike Williams taking a pass from Matt Hasselbeck 68-yards to set up a field goal.

Linebacker Aaron Curry tried to meet New Orleans running back Chris Ivory at the top of the pile but the Saints scored to take a 7-3 lead.

On the Seahawks sidelines, defensive leader Lawyer Milloy rallied his teammates.

Receiver Ben Obamanu had a big game, tallying five catches for 87 yards including this reception for 42 yards.

Safety Earl Thomas engages former Seahawks running back Julius Jones at the line of scrimmage.

In the locker room at halftime, defensive coordinator Gus Bradley gives instructions to his players.

Cornerback Walter Thurmond makes a pass deflection in the end zone, preventing Saints tight end Jimmy Graham from scoring on a pass from Drew Brees.

Offensive coordinator Jeremy Bates talks through his headset as he paces the sidelines planning Seattle's offense.

Wide receiver Mike Williams hauls in a reception for one of his team-high six catches that netted 109 yards before he left with a foot injury.

Defensive lineman Junior Siavii yells from the sidelines.

New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees eludes the blitz pressure applied by Seattle linebacker Lofa Tatupu.

Linebacker David Hawthorne thwarted a Saints drive with this interception in the red zone.

Despite passing for 366 yards against the defending Super Bowl champs, quarterback Matt Hasselbeck walked off the field on the short end of the 34-19 final score. At left is center Chris Spencer.


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