The Seahawks started the second half of the season at a disappointing 2-6, and faced the visting Baltimore Ravens, holders of a gaudy 6-2 record and first place in the AFC North. However, Seattle never trailed and upset Baltimore, 22-17 on Military Appreciation Day at CenturyLink Field.
Hours before kickoff, safety Earl Thomas sat alone at his locker, studying his playbook before facing the Ravens.
In honor of Military Appreciation Day, the Sea Gals showed off their patriotism during their pregame routine.
A U.S. serviceman carried the American Flag and led the Seahawks out of the tunnel during pregame introductions.
As the teams stood for the Star Spangled Banner, fans throughout the stadium joined to perform a card stunt that thanked America's service veterans.
Cornerback Chris Maragos upends Baltimore's Ladarius Webb on a punt return in the first quarter of a hard-hitting game.
Baltimore's David Reed is hammered on a kickoff return and the ball squirts loose, one of his two fumbles recovered by the Seahawks.
Seahawks receiver Doug Baldwin can't get his hands on a pass from Tarvaris Jackson in the end zone and the Seahawks settled for a field goal.
Seahawks defensive end Chris Clemons is collared as he tries to get to Baltimore quarterback Joe Flacco.
Seahawks defensive backs Brandon Browner and Earl Thomas collide in the end zone and nearly intercept a pass from Flacco.
After scrambling out of the pocket, Tarvaris Jackson lets fly after finding Doug Baldwin open downfield.
Baldwin made the catch and looked for running room and the play netted 50 yards.
Seattle kicker Steven Hauschka signals that the Seahawks have recovered Baltimore's second fumbled return of the first half.
In the locker room at halftime, Gus Bradley gave instructions to his defensive unit.
Seattle's defense held up against Baltimore's 52 pass attempts, and Roy Lewis nearly intercepted this pass intended for the Ravens' Torrey Smith.
The Seahawks insisted on establishing their ground game, and it paid off. Marshawn Lynch breaks through a hole on his way to some of his 109 rushing yards.
All in all, seven Seahawks had receptions, including tight end Anthony McCoy who rambled upfield for a 14-yard gain in the second half.
Rookie cornerback Richard Sherman talks to teammates on the sidelines between series.
Receiver Golden Tate played well after an injuries to Sidney Rice and Doug Baldwin. Tate celebrates after his huge 24-yard reception on third down that helped seal the victory.
On Seattle's final drive, Marshawn Lynch followed his blocks and the Seahawks killed the clock with a 13-play drive.
Seahawks Chairman Paul Allen greets players including Michael Robinson as they returned to the locker room after the victory.
Running back Marshawn Lynch and his fullback Michael Robinson celebrate in the locker room.
Marshawn Lynch, who is normally reserved in the locker room, stepped up and spoke to the team after the game.
Head coach Pete Carroll talks to his players and coaches in the happy locker room after upsetting the Ravens.