The Seahawks returned to Qwest Field in Week 15 for a matchup with the NFC leading Atlanta Falcons.
In the locker room hours before kickoff, safety Lawyer Milloy wraps black tape around his shoe and ankle.
Quarterback Matt Hasselbeck and head coach Pete Carroll confer in the locker room before the game.
Cornerback Marcus Trufant does his pregame stretching as the low winter sun cast his long shadow across the turf.
Even though receiver Deon Butler is lost for the season with a broken leg, the team's equipment staff prepared his locker as usual.
Butler entered the locker room via wheelchair aided by assistant equipment manager Kyle Stillwell. At right is Butler's close friend Aaron Curry.
Defensive leader Lawyer Milloy followed injured defensive end Red Bryant (right) with an impassioned pregame speech to the team moments before taking the field.
Running backs Justin Forsett and Marshawn Lynch make their way through the fog blanketing the tunnel used in pregame introductions.
Tight end Cameron Morrah is upended by Atlanta's Thomas DeCloud during the Seahawks opening scoring drive.
The Seahawks stuff Atlanta quarterback Matt Ryan's sneak attempt on fourth down, but officials ruled for a first down which was upheld after a Seahawks challenge.
Seahawks fans show their displeasure with the ruling on the field after Seattle believed it had stopped the Falcons on fourth down.
Linebacker Will Herring forces a fumble by Atlanta's Jason Snelling, but the Seahawks were unable to recover the loose ball.
Seahawks defensive back Jordan Babineaux provided a highlight with this interception of a Matt Ryan pass.
Babineaux returned the interception 27 yards to set up a field goal by the Seahawks Olindo Mare.
Seahawks linebacker Raheem Brock drives Atlanta quarterback Matt Ryan into the turf.
Seattle's Aaron Curry celebrates a defensive play.
The Sea Gals dressed in festive attire for the game, which is the last home game before the holidays.
Charlie Whitehurst entered the game in the second half and engineered a scoring drive capped by his one-yard touchdown run.
Head coach Pete Carroll speaks to the team in the locker room following the defeat.