The Seahawks returned home to CenturyLink Field for the first time in nearly a month to face the resurgent Cincinnati Bengals.
Hours before kickoff, quarterback Tarvaris Jackson and head coach Pete Carroll conferred on the field. Jackson, hampered by injury, would eventually enter the game in the second quarter.
Cornerbacks Richard Sherman, left, and Brandon Browner got face-to-face right before being introduced as starters.
Cincinnati's Bernard Scott is tackled low by Seattle's Brandon Mebane and hit high by Brandon Browner.
The 12th MAN raised their voices loud enough to force Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton to shout adjustments to teammates at the line of scrimmage.
Charlie Whitehurst started at quarterback for the Seahawks and was sacked on Seattle's opening drive.
Defensive line coach Todd Wash talks with defensive end Red Bryant during a break in the action.
Seattle's Leroy Hill (56) and Earl Thomas (29) pounce on Bengals running back Bernard Scott.
Anthony Hargrove talks strategy with his defensive teammates on the sidelines between plays.
Heath Farwell made his home debut with the Seahawks and showed his special teams prowess with this hard tackle of Bengals returner Brandon Tate.
Seahawks defender Kam Chancellor brings down Cincinnati's Brian Leonard.
Chris Clemons celebrates a tackle with teammate Alan Branch.
Head coach Pete Carroll talks to an official after Cincinnati's Andy Dalton lost the ball near the end zone. The play was ruled an incomplete pass.
Players from both teams try to find the football after a fumble by Seattle's Marshawn Lynch that was eventually recovered by the Bengals.
Tarvaris Jackson entered the game and sparked the Seahawks offense, throwing for a career high 323 yards.
Wide receiver Sidney Rice races upfield after a catch as Russell Okung looks to make a block.
Rookie cornerback Richard Sherman, in his first NFL start, makes an interception on a long pass near the end zone.
Doug Baldwin celebrates with Sherman after the interception. The two were college teammates at Stanford before entering the NFL this season.
Seattle's receivers found space to work in the second half, and Tarvaris Jackson delivered the ball on the mark to Ben Obomanu for 55 yards on this play.
Doug Baldwin caught this pass in traffic along the sideline to keep a drive alive.
Sidney Rice got open near the Seahawks sideline to make this diving catch.
Cincinnati's Brandon Tate splits punter Jon Ryan and linebacker David Vobora on this 56-yard punt return as the Bengals scored 17 fourth quarter points to put the game out of reach.
Tarvaris Jackson was sacked and then threw an interception as Seattle's offense faltered late in the game.